almost one whole year ago, i created my first chicago guide: THE LOLLY PROJECT EDITION. it featured the ever-amazing wicker park - one of my favorite parts of the city. (who am i kidding, every part of the city is my favorite part of the city.) it was a quick, impromptu day trip and an adventure that i'll always remember. we shopped, waked around, and ate the best donuts ever (thanks stan's!)

earlier this year, i heard about stan's donut's new location in lakeview, and i knew i had to check it out. while i was at it, i thought i'd create another guide! i grabbed my sister, her friend, and the camera and we got to it.

FRUVE JUICERY was first up on our list. i'd never had a legit acaí bowl before (only homemade ones) and all three of us were really excited to try it out! we all approved. they were super filling and so delicious!

STAN'S DONUTS lakeview location was just around the corner from fruve, so it fit right in as our second stop. i will NEVER stop loving stan's; i'll never get tired of eating their delicious creations. if you're ever in chicago, stan's is a must, and any local chicagoan can vouch!

my favorites have to be the old-fashioned lemon pistachio or the peanut butter pocket. serious heart eyes.

after stan's, we took a little drive along lake shore and got some serious summer beach vibes in search of the lost girl vintage truck. check out their instagram... so cute! (sadly we missed them)

during our search, we stumbled upon FOURSIDED. it's seriously the cutest little store i've ever been in. there's a million little trinkets, pins, cards, patches, etc along the walls. there's almost no open space on the shelves or the walls, it's sort of like a gorgeous, beautiful, organized chaos!

no, you're cute, foursided!

just look at those windows! packed to the brim with beautiful planters, candles, books, art pieces, you name it.

as it neared closer to dinner, we decided to grab some fries and apps at STELLA'S DINER, which is probably the cutest little place ever, by the way! plus, the staff is so incredibly friendly! there were about six different groups that walked in while we were there, and each was greeted like they were family.

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we may or may not have ordered some of their shakes, too. i'll let you decide what happened.

SPOILER ALERT! we ordered them.

after we finished our mini dinner, we headed back home with our bellies and adventurous hearts full. i highly recommend all of these places, as well as those documented in my first chicago guide to anyone! whether you're on vacation, a local, or just passing through - you won't be let down!