My Offline Life | July 2012: Gratitude

I’ve peaked, you guys. Seriously. July was an awesome month and I’m not convinced it can be topped.

… Okay, partially true. I am looking forward to a number of things (so many blog-related events in the near-future; I can’t wait to tell you about them!), but July has been a month with much to be grateful for.

How was yours? Here’s a recap on what I wore, where I went and who I saw:

At the beginning of the month, I started a new job. In addition, I did something I never do. I TOOK A VACATION! Did you know it’s actually possible to forget how to do that? At any rate, Vacation and I became very well re-acquainted. Now, I spend all day on Facebook and Twitter work full-time as a Social Media Manager at an awesome agency in Chicago.

Admittedly, a lotta booze was had in July. Highlights include the Art of Design by EFFEN Vodka and a sushi-and-saki brunch with some of my favorite bloggers.

effen art of design, studio paris chicago, paris club chicago, studio paris

{Photo c/o Chicago Magazine}

And in between eating, working and blogging (and, all right, boating), I traveled.

My best friend got engaged and we threw her one hell of a surprise engagement party. By far and away, the look on her face has been the highlight of my entire summer. Congratulations, Katie & Karl!

And lastly, I’m a lucky girl to call this pretty city “home.” Chicago, summer’s a good luck on you. It’s an open door policy here, ladies — you visit, I’ll scope a bar with outdoor seating, and we’ll sit down to have a drink.

Join the Convo:

  • a-mazing photos! can’t wait to visit chi-town, ONE day!!! happy friday 🙂

    a peek of chic

    • You must! 🙂 And that drink offer stands, girl. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Jess

    Looks like you had a great July!!!
    Congrats on the new job.
    I am loving those floral pants you have on with the purple/glittery nail ploish…where from?

  • Love everything about this! Let’s meet up soon & help ensure August is awesome too? I need to hear about this new gig in full detail.

    • You rock! Yes, let’s do it. I can’t wait to catch up! Hope marathon training is going well 🙂

  • Lindsay

    Great photos! July has been good to me as well, but I think August will be ever better!

    • Love your attitude 🙂 So happy to hear you had a great month, Lindsay! Bring it, August. 🙂

  • Lindsey

    This was by far my favorite post as well 🙂

  • LOVIN your post! Looks like you had a blast!

    • Thanks, Theresa! So blessed this past month 🙂 Hope yours was a great one, too!

  • Chicago is SO HIGH on my list of must-visit towns. You make it look really wonderful!

    • That open-door policy stands, girl. I mean it! 🙂 Love having visitors.

  • Awesome month recap! I need to get out more apparently! haha

    • i.e. we need to hang out A-SAP! 🙂 Hope you’re doing great, lady.

  • I’m lucky to call Chicago a home too. I’m quite obsessed with this city – this summer has been nothing but amazing. Then again, every Chicago summer is! It looks like you’re having a blast too. Looking forward to reading more – I’m a newbie reader over here!

  • I still have yet to visit Chicago even though when I was living in MI I was only about 4 hours away. It’s a big fail. But whenever I DO make it there, I’m looking you up!

  • Ellen

    This was SUCH an awesome post, I really enjoyed it. So creative, inspiring and made me want to either drink or go on vacation – both at the same time?

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