Photos courtesy of Anna of NoirFriday
How crazy is it that it’s already December?? 2015 is BY FAR the fastest year I can remember! It feels like just yesterday I was whipping up a Shamrock Shake for spring…
But I can’t be sad because December is my absolute favorite time of year. The holidays bring an extra dose of luxe shimmer everywhere! And despite the fact that most of the trees have lost their leaves, greenery is all around hanging from balconies, doorways, and windows. It really is the most magical time of year!
5 Things I Just Can’t Wait to Do This Holiday Season:
1. Go for Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Peninsula (it’s a tradition I’ve observed for the last four years and the one I look forward to most).
2. Seeing the Joffrey Ballet perform the Nutcracker for the first time since I was a young child. It’s been far too long since I enjoyed this Chicago tradition and I can’t wait to go with my family the weekend before Christmas.
4. See the Zoo Lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo. AHHHHHH-Mazing to see and completely FREE to the public. Just be sure to cozy up with a large thermos of coffee or mulled wine beforehand.
5. Add to my growing ornament collection (I am completely obsessed, after all!).