I love my neighborhood. A mile south and I'm in Chinatown. A mile west and I'm in Pilsen (which has some of the best vintage stores and Mexican restaurants in the city). A mile east and I'm right on Lake Michigan. It's no wonder why I'm such a freak about not wanting to ever live in the suburbs. Everything is literally within arms reach and I've only discovered half of what I have around me.
outfit details | shirt - vintage | pants - f21 | boots - report c/o nordstrom rack | sunglasses - ray-bay | necklace - nordstrom | purse - liz mole|
Last week, I noticed that there was a lot of buzz about the new work done to the Ping Tom Memorial Park. It's walking distance from where we live and I had no idea that it even existed. After seeing some pictures on Sloopin, it peaked my curiosity and I decided to venture out in search of this park.
Nestled right on the edge of Chinatown is this amazing park with breath taking scenery. The entry way is hidden from the main street and is tucked right in the middle of a residential area. From the entrance, it's a little un-assuming, but once you walk past the railroad tracks you can't help but be in awe of this huge pagoda that welcomes you. Walking through the park you get a great feel of Chinatown's influence, but it never out shadows the one thing this park offers that many don't in the city - an un-obstructed view of the skyline. I walked around the park soaking in the great weather and tried to really appreciate the moment. This park is quickly becoming one of my favorite things about my neighborhood and I can't wait to go back again when I need to decompress.
|Have you discovered something new in your neighborhood recently that makes you enjoy it that much more?|