I hope that you all had a lovely long weekend! We had out of town guests arrive late on Thursday night and stay through Monday morning. Since it was their first time in Chicago, we braved Friday's heat and humidity and headed down to Millennium Park to snap a few photos at the Bean, see Michigan Avenue and walk State Street. We then ventured to the West Loop to check out the French Market and escape the sun for a little while. A few macaroons later, we were headed back home. We dined at Paris Club that night, and then went out for some late night fun. Saturday's beach plans were dampened by the rain, but we had a great time at Hop Leaf in Andersonville later that evening. On Sunday, we went sailing on another friend's boat, and then exposed our guests to Pequod's deep dish pizza. Yum. The insanely long line at the Hancock building prevented us from sipping a cocktail while checking out the views that night, but we made a stop for fro-yo on the way back to Lincoln Park, which perked all of us up. The guests left on Monday morning, and the Mr. and I headed out to Whole Foods in Lincoln Park. Since the weather was crisp and sunny and perfectly fall-like, we walked. It was our first time there, and we loved it -- we lunched and shopped, then headed home. An icky, congested cold has set in since then, so I sniffled while the Mr. made a huge pot of gravy (sauce for those of us who aren't Italian!) Today we're all back to work, even if that includes a side of tissues and tea. It was such a nice holiday weekend, and a great un-official end to the summer season.