A low key and beautiful day wandering about Chicago! Lunch with friends at Bittersweet and then a leisurely stroll through Garfield Park Conservatory. The hydrangeas are unbelievable--three or four shades of pink and six of blue! All for free!
A quick stop at Ricci's on Superior for their wonderful nuts roasted on the premises. The family has been at this location for 90 years--a funny little storefront in the middle of the gallery district. You cannot beat the quality or the price, and they will ship UPS if you just give them a call. My favorites include walnut and pecan pieces for baking and salads, pine nuts, and anything coated in chocolate!