A Squared: PRIDE Weekend Recap

Sunday, June 24, 2012

PRIDE Weekend Recap


Hello everyone!

I'm sitting here writing this a little sunburned and a lot exhausted and that usually means that it was a really good weekend.  I also know it was a good weekend when I was having too much fun to document it in photos.  I've got a handful of photos to share with you though.

Hope you had a great summer weekend too!


On Saturday we went shopping and this time it was all for Alex, for a change.  We were busy getting him ready to go black tie for an upcoming wedding and it was more of a challenge than expected.  I took this picture when he came out of a fitting room saying he looked like a vampire.  Nice.


We had a few treats this weekend too.  On Saturday night we went out to celebrate a few friends who have recently graduated from grad school.  It was a perfect summer night for drinks in the beer garden and the only picture I took was of this delightful Boston Cream cupcake.  My friend Kit from over at the Kit(tchen) threw the party for her fiance and the Boston Cream cupcakes felt totally appropriate since we're both Chicago girls by way of New England.


I also wanted to introduce you to my new summer obsession: Edy's All Fruit Pomegranate popsicles.  Just trust me and try them.  Amazing.

And after living in Chicago for almost 4 years, I finally made it to my first Gay Pride Parade on Sunday!  I'm a little ashamed to say that I have never been, but I was out of town for a wedding last year and then before that I was working on Sundays (although only 2 blocks away from the parade route).  So, I figured it was about time I went and my bff Alexis-- a northside resident and parade veteran-- showed me the ropes.  It was a long day (which is probably why I am so tired tonight), but it was a ton of fun and for sure a memorable experience.  I think something like 800,000 people were in attendance.  Here are a few highlights:


Lola, Alexis, and me in Lakeview watching the Pride parade.


The Windy City Cowboys linedancing down Broadway to the music of Shania Twain.

 

Gay veterans of the US armed services-- thank you for serving our country!


Jamie Laurita of the Real Housewives of New Jersey.



 Chipotle's float.  It says "Homo Estas?"  Amazing.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! It was great seeing you this weekend! Sorry the black tie requirement is a bit of a pain. Charles originally wanted top hat and tails though!

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    1. It was only a pain because Alex is abnormally thin so his size is hard to find... black tie or otherwise. :) He's actually looking very forward to dressing up for your big day!

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