trip to the zoo

last sunday, chester and i joined our friends for a trip to brookfield zoo. i can't even remember the last time i was at the zoo, and we had a perfect fall day for it. 

my favorites were probably the snow panthers, a mother and her little one, pictured above. ^

hope you all have a great weekend! my friend from college is getting married tomorrow, and get this.... it's a halloween themed wedding! be sure to follow me on instagram for some great photos.

lucy rose at schuba's tavern

lucy rose played an amazing show at schuba's tavern last night! chester and i were right up in front by the stage, and it was such an incredible experience. we were even lucky enough to chat with her a bit afterwards :D she is super sweet, and i cannot wait to see her again.

one of my favorite songs off her latest album is "gamble". she originally wasn't going to play it (i could actually see the set list and was bummed when it wasn't on there), but a girl in the crowd pleaded with lucy to play it, and she did! she sang it by herself, and was a little emotional towards the end, but it was so incredibly beautiful. if you haven't heard it yet, be sure to watch this version below.

hope you all are having a good week! it's almost friday :)


hello! i just wanted to share some photos of what i've been up to lately. pretty much a lot of beer events...

goose island's urban block party. way more organized (and fun) than their 25th anniversary party. many tasty BCS's were consumed.

goose island's oktoberfest. unfortunately i didn't take many photos at the event, but it was really fun! got to try some rare barrel aged stouts and i really liked bourbon county brand barley wine.

the whole family enjoying the new glarus oktoberfest in WI. the new glarus brewery has to be one of my favorites. there's a huge garden area where you can walk around, sample beer, and eat some awesome pizza. and the festival in downtown new glarus was pretty cool! we got some great souvenir glasses (pictured above). it was really nice for chester & i to spend the weekend with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend.

although the guys weren't super excited to stop anywhere on the way back to chicago, sarah and i thought it was necessary to swing by edwards apple orchard. sarah and i have been going to edwards every fall since we can remember, and it's always a good time. the place gets packed every single weekend, but we were able to swing by the store for some apples and the famous apple cider donuts (!!!), and get a few photos in pretty quick before they closed.

october is looking to be pretty busy, although we currently don't have any beer events to attend.... waaahhh. lol. but i'm super excited for all of the fall things! and halloween! damn, i just love halloween. haha.

hope you all are having a great week so far!