Hey there, weekend!

There's something about Chicago as it first turns to fall that you truly can't find anywhere else. The city is cool (but not too cool) and breezy. As the weekend rolls around, the days are a little shorter, but everyone seems to have a buzz on life. Staying home is just not an option. Here are some highlights this weekend I can't wait for. 

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1. Apple Fest

Apples are supposedly one of the best fruits for your body, so anything apple related is good for you right? I believe it. On Saturday on the 4700 block of Lincoln Avenue in Ravenswood there will be everything from candy apples to apple cider to apple pizza! Find more info here.

2. Design Harvest Festival

Described as a "mecca for designers and design enthusiasts," this little festival is not one to miss. Be sure to find my friends over at Chicago Vintage Weddings, who will be debuting some of their to-die-for (but really) vintage pieces (think furniture, clothes, jewelery, table decor, and more!) at this flea market style showcase on Saturday! You'll recognize them as the wildly talented ladies behind this garden party. A portion of their proceeds will go towards local animal rescue organizations, and there will even be a few adorable pups running around looking to be adopted (if this isn't reason enough to go). Puppies and vintage? Where do I sign? 

3. Liven Up Your Music Library, Quick

One of fall's most anticipated albums, Alt J's This is All Yours, is here at last. Okay, actually, it doesn't officially drop until Tuesday the 23rd (you can preorder it don't worry), but this catchy yet soulful group of Brits will keep you cozy for months to come I promise. Take a listen to their latest single "Left Hand Free" while you sip your Saturday morning coffee. 

4. Be Peachy

Peaches have always been one of my summer obsessions. Snatch up the last ones of the season and try this super easy "Peach Frozen Yogurt" recipe that my right hand gal, Gabby (more on her later!),  attempted and absolutely loved. It takes all of 5 minutes, and is the perfect foolproof healthy sweet treat. 

5. Get Dosed!

You better believe I'm hitting up the return of one of Chicago's best vendor fests, Dose Market! This one is going to be the most kick-ass Dose you've ever seen, showcasing the finest food + fashion (and tons more) in the city this Sunday in the West Loop. Check out all of the fabulous vendors and preorder tickets here. Will I see you there? 

What are you up to this weekend?