Last Friday after work, I headed to Southport (a little area in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood) to check out Southport Grocery. Except, I simply assumed it would be open until like 8 or 9pm, when in reality, it closes at 4pm on Fridays (um, why?). So, my whole reason for the trip was shot, but I wandered around the area for a bit and decided I kinda love it. It’s a cute little neighborhood with good shops and a fun atmosphere. And my time there wasn’t totally wasted, as I found a bunch of stuff to photograph. Behold:
I couldn’t find a good angle to photograph this from, so it’s hard to read, but this window was inspiring: “This is not your practice life. This is all there is.”
Anthro always has the best window displays. And inside the store, I fell in love with a $170 dress that was not destined to be mine due to two little words: unpaid internship.
Paper Source was also a major source of inspiration:
Every shop had at least a few pretty flower pots in front of it:
Anthony’s Italian Ice. This little gem gets its own blog post later. Get excited.
I went inside a candy store and bought no candy, but I did take a picture of colorful M&Ms. Priorities.
The window display at Free People was fantastic:
And I find this to be true:
Southport Corridor, I like you a lot. And I will return.