Chicago over 7 years ago by Liz Adams

20 Things I’ll Miss About Living in Chicago

Liz Adams of Sequins & Stripes is a Chicago fashion and lifestyle blogger.

Outfit details:
Nightcap Clothing Dress (also here), Steve Madden Heels

Today is our last full day in Chicago and I am making sure that we stop at all of our favorite places before we officially move to the suburbs on Wednesday. I posted last night about how this move has all of a sudden brought on so many emotions for me (probably due in part to pregnancy hormones). It has been 9 years since I moved downtown with my best friends and I don’t want to believe all that has changed since then. Here are 20 things that I’ll miss about living in the city…

  1. Walking outside and immediately feeling like you’re not alone. There are constantly people out and about and I love that.
  2. The best restaurants and any type of food you could want at your fingertips. Takeout in the suburbs will never compare!
  3. Walks along the lakeshore with Dave, Charlie and Webster.
  4. The cutest coffee shops that make working fun and inspiring.
  5. The creative industry! I am constantly inspired by the women I’ve meet through blogging. Not only my readers but other entrepreneurs, bloggers, store owners, dreamers, photographers, designers – everyone. When you work in an environment that can sometimes feel lonely, these people inspire me every day. 
  6. Skyline views along Lake Shore Drive.
  7. The beach, watching the sailboats sail by and soaking up the sun. 
  8. The energy. 
  9. Afternoons at the dog park.
  10. Meeting new friends/moms at events around the city.
  11. All of the friends I’ve made and my girlfriends that still live downtown!
  12. The active lifestyle! Everyone is always out and about in this city either trying a new workout class, running along the lake, training for a race, doing a workout class in the park – it always inspires me to be active.
  13. All of the fun activities to do with kids! Music class, parks, gym class, play groups, etc.
  14. The sunrise on Lake Michigan.
  15. The Green City Farmers Market.
  16. Walking everywhere! 
  17. Hearing the city outside of our windows at night.
  18. Impromptu days/nights with our best friends.
  19. Chasing Charlie around North Pond and having him yell “byeeeee” to the ducks and turtles.
  20. Thinking that I’m still 23 years old, bragging about old apartments and reminiscing about all that I’ve done in this amazing city.

Although I am so sad to leave this special place, we are so excited for this next chapter! We have so much to look forward to and words can’t describe how excited Dave and I are to give Charlie his own home (near friends and family, with a yard and a basement and 2 blocks from school!). It will definitely be a transition but one we are ready for!

Thanks for your continued support, we can’t wait to share more details about our home very soon!