Spring has officially sprung in Lakeview East! As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend, refresh, and do some spring cleaning. 

Start your day with cinnamon roll French toast from The Chicago Diner or grab a cup from Dark Matter Coffee. If you’re looking to change up your caffeine routine, try a black milk tea from Tea Ninja or any number of teas from The Coffee & Tea Exchange. 

Bring some new colors and plant vibes into your home with something fresh from Plant Stand Collective. Now is the perfect chance to move some furniture around and even make yourself a little book nook with some fresh plants. Don’t worry, it’s easier than it sounds with help from local Lakeview East businesses! Just find a nice, cozy spot, fill it with some greenery, and pick up a new read from Unabridged Bookstore or Chicago Comics. Did you know April 24 is World Book Day and National Take a Chance Day? Why not try something new!  

Still figuring out how to make a change? Ama La Vida can help you reach your career, life, health and leadership goals. Want to learn something new? Dance on Broadway can teach you some new moves no matter your age or experience. Need to focus on yourself for a minute? Little Barn Apothecary has an abundance of oils, incense, and more to help you and your home be well. 

If we’re talking about renewal, it’s important to deal with all those things we put off during the winter: car repairs, home renovation, even getting your bike in working order. Spring cleaning is a hassle, but it doesn’t need to be. With help from Lakeview East experts like SSS Auto RepairAreté Renovators, and Johnny Sprockets it’s a whole lot easier. Spring is so much lovelier when you don’t have to worry about your rickety old bike chain or an old, drippy sinkIt might even be time to drop off some clothes that have been packed away for the winter to Barry-Regent Dry Cleaners. 

Don’t forget, your pets need a little refresh too! Winter is hard on their skin, fur, and scales. Take some time to set them up for success this spring. Whether it’s a trip to Lakeview East favorite Wigglyville to get cleaned up, a new toy from Bark by the Park Dog + Cat Boutique, or a walk with A Dog’s Best Friend while you tacklthose household chores, make some time for your furry friends. 

Toast the end of a productive weekend with a cocktail at Swift & Sons Tavern, Uncommon Ground, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper ClubSheffield’s Beer and Wine Garden, or Sidetrack and say cheers to all that spring will bring.