Summer in Chicago is wonderful with the endless array of activities and events. I wish I could take a sabbatical between Memorial Day and Labor Day every year! This week, I attended three fun events and wanted to share more about them.
A Red Line Runs Through It
Earlier, I'd mentioned here that Adam and I went to Second City for a comedy show last Sunday night. This is what we saw:
I thought the script would focus on Chicago life, using public transit as the base. While there were indeed some scenes aboard the train, the show was an extremely diverse and hilarious collection of skits about life in general. Scenes were both scripted and improvised.
|I was lucky to get this picture of the set when I did. Shortly afterwards, |
the cast vandalized the picture in a way that I shouldn't repost!
Flavor Your Life
On Monday night, Adam and I went to Quartino for a Flavor Your Life master class on tasting and blending extra virgin olive oil. The class was taught by Giovanni Zucchi, who is an olive oil producer and expert from Italy.
|Giovanni Zucchi sharing his olive oil wisdom, adorned by his team.|
We each received four types of olive oil to test. Afterwards, we each got to create a personalized olive oil blend based on our individual preferences. We were told the blending process takes a lot of time, trial, and effort; and indeed it did!
|Left: Our EVOO testing/blending tools|
Middle: Adam immersed in his blending process
Right: My own custom-blended bottle of extra virgin olive oil!
After class, the attendees enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Quartino:
All in all, it was a very educational night filled with delicious eats!
Rise and Shine
Yesterday morning, I attended an early morning workout event called Rise and Shine, which was hosted by LunaBar and A Sweat Life.
The festivities took place on the roof of the Wit Hotel. We were treated to beautiful city views:
|Betina rocking us out|
Here's a snapshot of Maggie, Erica, and me, along with some shots of me attempting to do a couple of yoga-themed shots (as inspired by Wendy):
|Left: Fearless Maggie, Original Erica, and Bold me. =)|
Upper right: "Daring" dancer's pose
Bottom right: "Fearless" tree pose
Linking up with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursdays.