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What To Do Over The Long Weekend - Chicago Edition

Labor Day weekend is coming up this week so it's time to make the most of the extra day off! Whether it's a little R&R with a good book or exploring a new part of the city. Here's a list of ideas on how you can spend LDW. You do you girl.

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1. Throw a Killer Dinner Party

Bring out the wine and cheese board. It's time to gather all your friends and spend some quality time catching up. It doesn't have to be fancy but Labor Day is the perfect time to reach out to that friend you've been together with but just haven't found the time.
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Bring out the wine and cheese board. It's time to gather all your friends and spend some quality time catching up. It doesn't have to be fancy but Labor Day is the perfect time to reach out to that friend you've been together with but just haven't found the time.

2. Scope Out a New Bakery/Restaurant

Be the hero of your group text and spend Labor Day at Chicago's newest French bakery! Insta-worthy decor, amazing food and a little je ne sais quoi make Maison Marcel the hottest brunch spot.
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Be the hero of your group text and spend Labor Day at Chicago's newest French bakery! Insta-worthy decor, amazing food and a little je ne sais quoi make Maison Marcel the hottest brunch spot.

3. Find All the Free Activities

Chicago doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg! Musings of a Museum Fanatic has you covered on all the amazing things to see and do in this city that don't cost you anything.
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Chicago doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg! Musings of a Museum Fanatic has you covered on all the amazing things to see and do in this city that don't cost you anything.

4. Whip Up a Brunch for Two

26 and Not Counting shows you how to create the easiest brunch spread and the best ways to enjoy some r&r over the long weekend!
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26 and Not Counting shows you how to create the easiest brunch spread and the best ways to enjoy some r&r over the long weekend!

5. Catch Up On Summer Reading

Have you fallen behind on your summer reading? Spend the extra time catching up on that one book you've been dying to read. And in case you need any suggestions Walton and Rush have some great picks!
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Have you fallen behind on your summer reading? Spend the extra time catching up on that one book you've been dying to read. And in case you need any suggestions Walton and Rush have some great picks!

6. Check Off That Bucketlist

Take advantage of the last week of summer. Use Sincerely, Jennie's seasonal bucket list to try a few new things in the city!
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Take advantage of the last week of summer. Use Sincerely, Jennie's seasonal bucket list to try a few new things in the city!

7. Try Out a New Fitness Class

Always wanted to try yoga? Pilates? Now is as good of time as ever. A lot of fitness classes let you pay per class or try a class at a discounted rate. This makes it easy to test out a few before committing to a whole new fitness routine.
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Always wanted to try yoga? Pilates? Now is as good of time as ever. A lot of fitness classes let you pay per class or try a class at a discounted rate. This makes it easy to test out a few before committing to a whole new fitness routine.

8. Spend Time At Your Favorite Spot

Sometimes it's the little things that matter the most like spending quality time with yourself. Reflect on life at the moment and appreciate all the good things in your life.
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Sometimes it's the little things that matter the most like spending quality time with yourself. Reflect on life at the moment and appreciate all the good things in your life.

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