St. Patricks Day in Chicago

Friday, March 14, 2014


I'm having one of those I heart Chicago days. I had to meet a client downtown this morning and the sun was shining, the temps were above forty, and there was a certain lightness in the air. It just felt good to be outside for the first time after a very very long winter.

And as I crossed the street at Clark and Washington I noticed the fountains were filled with bright green water.


This means two things. Water is back in the fountains again! Yay, spring is really here! And two, St. Patrick's Day weekend has graced us once again. Let the shenanigans begin. Chances are you've spent a St. Pats in Chicago before, I feel like everyone has. But if you haven't, I highly recommend doing so at least once in your life. The city goes all out with parades, pub crawls, and of course there's the dying of the river.


Chicago pretty much goes into party mode. And from what I've heard, this party starts tomorrow morning. Chris and I have great intentions of getting up early to head to a friend's house who lives by the river to start the Saturday with a bang. But we shall see... Getting up early to drink always sounds better than it actually is. I'd be okay with easing into the day, as well. I'm not twenty-two anymore, I need to have my coffee and eggs before I do anything.

One thing is for certain however, green pants will be worn tomorrow. And most likely this exact same necklace.


Tomorrow is the one day of year Harlow gets to drink a bowl of green beer (a small bowl, I'm not that white trash) and he absolutely loves it. Does anyone else's dog go nuts over beer? Or is Harlow the only booze hound?

Anyway guys, that's all I've got for today. Follow along with all of the St. Patricks Day fun on instagram this weekend @taylorgracewolfe.


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32 comments:

  1. Floyd loves it too! He had Bowser Beer (which I'm pretty sure is just a $5 bottle of beef broth) on NYE and lapped it right up.

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  2. I love Chicago and can't imagine how fun it would be to celebrate St. Pattys day there!
    Amanda|Meet @ the Barre

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  3. Does Harlow's nose turn green when he's drinking his green beer? That must be adorable & I will definitely watch for a picture :) Have a lovely green weekend and enjoy the "spring" weather! ;)

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  4. Harlow, you drunk! But seriously, maybe I'll beg someone to take a trip into the city with me this weekend. I really want to see the green river!

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  5. I've actually never made it to Chicago. Sounds like a fun time to visit!

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  6. Have fun!! ;)

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Chicago looks gorgeous! Im dying to visit!

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  8. My fiance had a dog with his old roommate and they would let her finish bottles of beer if she was good. She became such a snob too- always had to be a good beer with lots of hops. She was a weird one.

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  9. Hawkeye comes running when she hears the beer tab pop open. She will not do it for pop. She knows which is the beer sound! And she definitely will not drink fake dog beer. She's a booze hound for sure.

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  10. I love how festive the city gets! Although the people can get pretty flippin' annoying haha. And omg the weather!! LOVING it!!

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  11. The green river is so cool! I'm going to the parade in South Boston on Sunday and I'm really excited, it's my first time!

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  12. The river is green!!!! That is insane and awesome. Chicago doesn't play around for St. Patrick's Day.

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  13. Have fun!!!! You look so cute in that photo!

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  14. My mom's dog looooooved beer. But she died. LOL- noooot because of the beer!!! Just in general and I only mentioned it because I thought it was inappropriately funny. You get it.. you're a comedian................. right?

    I love that Chicago lives it the hell up for St. Paddy's Day! How cool. I didn't know they dyed the water green, that's really fun..!

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  15. Looks like so much fun! Having spent a St. Patricks Day in Ireland I know for a fact that us Canadians and Americans celebrate it waaaay harder!

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  16. I love green Chicago. So jealous. Sigh.

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  17. I had no idea how all out Chicago went that sounds like a blast!

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  18. Fine, Chicago does at pat's better. But we do have Ludacris performing in the street tomorrow, so there's that.

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  19. I've always wanted to do St. Patty's in Chicago. It looks like a complete blast. Enjoy!!!

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  20. I hate to ask a dumb question.. but the river really gets turned green? That's quite the feat!
    Sounds like Chicago is a blast for St. Patty's Day! Have fun!!

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  21. There really is nothing like it! Yes, the river is actually green... and it basically stays somewhat green all year :) Have fun!!

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  22. And now im DEF adding Chicago to my list of places to visit! Anywhere that turns an entire river green is somewhere i need to be

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  23. St. Patties. Chicago 2012. Wrigleyville. 84 degrees. Best day ever!

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  24. wow, had no idea they turned the river green - so crazy! have a fun st. patty's day!

    xo. jenn @ hello, rigby!

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  25. I grew up in Chicago but moved away at 10 so Ive never been there for St. Patrick's Day - I bet it's so much fun!!

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  26. The dying of the river looks so cool, definitely something to see in the future!

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  27. I want to eat a Chicago-style pizza sometime. I hear it is some of the best!

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  28. My dog loves beer too! We usually give it to him when he has an upset stomach it really works!

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  29. I have wanted to visit Chicago for sooo long. Let me come and stay with you! Haha.

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  30. My Vizla is true to her name. Vino. She looooooves wine. And an alcohol. If you're holding a wine glass or beer bottle, she sits in front of you, huffing and puffing, moaning and groaning, and whining for some. (And this or may not be because I share with her...often)

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  31. I was just in Chicago over st pattys day but unfortunately it was for a funeral and on the south side so I never made it downtown :( I am still pretty bummed about it. Next year I will just have to go back!

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