Last week, I explored my soon to be zip code, Chicago, with my lovely parents. On the way there we stopped in Louisville and Indianapolis. Two great cities with inspiring urban design projects. If you are ever road tripping that direction I highly recommend checking out the huge flea market in Louisville and the Mass Ave Arts district in Indianapolis, which boasts a fun array of restraints and bars (deceivingly, not many galleries though).
Once we reached the Chicago, we spent the week apartment hunting, the differences in lifestyle and culture screaming at me at every turn. Change is terrifying but also brings new inspiration and comfort zones to jump out of. Luckily, my parents are not as new to the adult world as I am and helped me find an adorable place!
When not measuring walls to help mental map the layout of the candidate place, we went to some great antiques stores and I located my new favorite Mexican restaurant. I can not remember the name but I know the walk from the winning apartment. I also fulfilled a life long dream of standing in front of a real Frank Lloyd Wright house! The tour of homes is still on the bucket list for next spring.
This road trip is better spoken about through pictures, so here are a few gems.
Little corner Mexican restaurant I will see you and your delicious salsa soon! Also please comment with any suggestion of things to do, see, eat in the Windy City! I will add them to my bucket list.