nataliepavela The Chicago Botanic Garden is a dreamy place. I checked multiple items off my bucket list today: the 20 mile bike ride up there from the city, followed by a picnic and exploring the grounds for 3 hours. It was more beautiful and expansive than I could have ever imagined. With 26 gardens in total, the Japanese garden was one of our favorites. I also loved this gorgeous entryway. We stopped by Homer's Ice Cream in Winnetka on the ride back downtown; a well-deserved treat after a few hours in the saddle. I'm so lucky to have experienced this perfect day with my partner in adventures. This is what I call making the most out of a day off work! 1h

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nataliepavela I have a new favorite flower: the torch lily. 3h

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nataliepavela pretending I'm Linnea in Monet's Garden. I love water lilies. 6h

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nataliepavela Given an afternoon off, 9 times out of 10 you can find me hammocking on the boulevard. Today's agenda calls for finishing up a good read for book club, accompanied by a cold bottle of @virtuecider to make the heat more bearable. 1d

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nataliepavela After a day of hiking and then napping in the hammock, it's finally taco time! I'm going to school @chazfortune in some gin rummy after dinner. (When you're camping, a toilet paper roll will suffice as a vase for lavender). #letscamp 3d
  •   paytingtonandco Love this!!!! 3d
  •   alexeckhout Even when camping, your organization and adorable photography game is on point 3d

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nataliepavela Really good camping vibes this weekend. #letscamp 3d

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nataliepavela for you, @linacaro, on this lovely #funkychairfriday 6d

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nataliepavela @southsocialandhome & @ubriaca throw a damn fine party. I mean, if a party includes tequila punch, fried chicken, and donuts, we're all winners, right? Here's a tiny glimpse of the amazing rooftop space post-party. Loved seeing @linacaro @fallfred @emilyinternet @clarestudwell tonight! #summerspritzer #sshevents 6d

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nataliepavela my man joined us at the lake last night, just in time for sunset (and meeting a slew of relatives)! 7d

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nataliepavela a few days of r&r at the beach does a girl good. Grateful for this mid-week retreat with my family. 1w

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nataliepavela this way to the beach 1w

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nataliepavela So grateful for time together and the best catch up session with my beautiful cousin tonight. I love your bones @jennyc319 1w
  •   denisepmckenna So pretty you two. 1w
  •   jennyc319 I love your face!!! 1w
  •   dpavelasmith Wish I could've been there but glad you two had time together 1w
  •   happyheidijean Missing you and your family sweet Jenny! So glad you got to see both A & N today!! Amazing that worked out : ) 1w
  •   nanapavela So happy NaNa is to see that you got some time together! 6d

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nataliepavela Breakfast at @bangbangpie, a visit to @greenhouseloft, a trip out to Geneva to @penrosebrewing followed by some QT with @happyheidijean. A beautiful evening called for a short walk through my favorite neighborhood park to kill some time before I get to reunite with @jennyc319 later tonight! The best of Mondays. 1w

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nataliepavela Some weekend mornings are for breakfast in bed. And living around the corner from @cellardoorprovisions makes it that much better. Picked up a morning bun to enjoy at home. The flakiest, the very best! 2w

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nataliepavela Yesterday @chazfortune prepped five racks of ribs with a dry rub. This morning we smoked them. Tomorrow we eat (accompanied by homemade blueberry pie). Meals with Charlie are the best. 2w
  •   paytingtonandco Yum!!! Care to share the blueberry pie?! 2w
  •   akalyna Great to spend time with you yesterday @nataliepavela!! Ribs look like they will be fantastic. Have fun with the family tomorrow. 2w

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nataliepavela Yoga in the gorgeous @thaliahallchicago space followed by a punch making class and afternoon party at @punchhousechicago is my kind of Saturday. Join me & @andreapavela for a fun afternoon with @yogapluschi. Details at yogapluschicago.com/events 2w
  •   chicagoprofashional Boo! I would LOVE this one but unfortunately I'm going to another class that day and I'm guessing a childbirth class may outweigh booze making class. ;-) 2w
  •   markitphoto Ooo! 2w

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nataliepavela Two of the best right here. That Regan clan, they're the good ones. Thanks @suitsupply_chi & @garnishandglam for hosting us this evening! I can now confidently say I know how to tie a tie. @kregan53 was a natural and tied the best one of the evening (displayed here on @mt_regan). 2w

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nataliepavela Such a wonderful evening spent soaking up tips from Johanna, Julie, Vana, and Olivia on Etsy shop ownership, e-commerce and more. Grateful to work with the creative @forthchicago ladies who made this event a reality (we couldn't have done it without you @penrosebrewing + @designcloudchicago!). And so many curious + engaged guests, it's exciting to be a part of the dialogue. #etsypaneltalk #forthchicago #penrosebrewing #designcloudchicago 2w

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nataliepavela this is what a single scoop looks like in Door County #happyindependenceday #doorcounty #fatelvis 3w

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