Reviewing April 2022

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, May 02, 2022
What an incredible month! April was filled with quality time with both friends and family, celebrations, and spontaneous evenings out. As luck would have it, my sister came to Chicago for work, so I was able to spend time with her, eating our way through Chicago Restaurant Week, staying up too late chatting and laughing at TikTok videos, and working out. I also saw my family during a trip to New York City, complete with a Yankees game and half-marathon, and traveled to Nashville to celebrate a wedding. Read on for a glimpse into my month of April.

 Catching up on Lavender Elizabeth's April
 
MY FAVORITE APRIL MOMENTS
 
Sunday Dinners
My friends and I started having "family" dinners over the weekends that we were all in town. We would grocery shop and cook together, and then enjoy the evening chatting and playing games. It's been such a fun way to spend time together, try new foods, and utilizing our friends' backyard. ;) I can't wait to maintain this weekend tradition as we continue through the summer.
 
Betty & Sam's Chinese Tea Ceremony
In the middle of the month, we traveled to Nashville to celebrate Betty & Sam's Chinese Tea Ceremony. It was such an incredible day! We were immersed in Betty's culture, learning about the different traditions that mean so much to her family. After the ceremony, we played games, took far too many shots, and spent time celebrating the couple. Next up - their American wedding!
 
Family NYC Trip
My whole family traveled to New York City to cheer on my sister as she completed her first half marathon! She'd been training for months, so it was amazing to see her cross that finish line. I flew in early to finally work from my company's new headquarters and meet some of my team in person! Then, prior to Bethany's race, we attended a Yankees game, ate lunch on the water, and took our parents on a tour of the office.
 
APRIL MONTH IN PHOTOS
 
APRIL 1: FRIDAY NIGHT AT LONDON HOUSE

APRIL 2: PREP FOR DANA'S BACHELORETTE PARTY

APRIL 3: OUR SUNDAY DINNER SPREAD

APRIL 4: COLECTIVO COFFEE DATE WITH DANA

APRIL 5: CITY SUNSET FEAT. 21SEEDS TEQUILA

APRIL 6: JOINED MY SISTER AT A WORK EVENT

APRIL 7: CHICAGO RESTAURANT WEEK AT WILLOW ROOM

APRIL 8: SISTER WORK-OUT SESSION

APRIL 9: BRUNCH WITH BETHANY AT CIRA

APRIL 10: SUNDAY DINNER FEAT. HAND-STIRRED MILKSHAKES

APRIL 11: INSTAGRAM REEL TUTORIAL WITH WORK

APRIL 12: DAD'S CHICAGO WORK TRIP MEANT A DADDY-DAUGHTER DINNER OUT

APRIL 13: A FOGGY DAY IN THE CITY

APRIL 14: A VERY WINDY SPRING PHOTOSHOOT

APRIL 15: CHINESE TEA CEREMONY PREP

APRIL 16: BETTY AND SAM'S CHINESE TEA CEREMONY

APRIL 17: ROAD TRIP FROM NASHVILLE BACK TO CHICAGO

APRIL 20: EVENING FLIGHT TO NEW YORK CITY

APRIL 21: VISITED MY COMPANY'S NEW HEADQUARTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME

APRIL 22: YANKEES GAME WITH MY FAMILY

APRIL 23: LUNCH WITH A VIEW AT GIGINO

APRIL 24: CELEBRATED MY SISTER FINISHING HER FIRST HALF MARATHON

APRIL 26: FOXTROT MARKET COFFEE DATE WITH DANA

APRIL 28: POST-WORK-OUT DINNER FROM SWEETGREEN

APRIL 29: BOUGHT LAST-MINUTE TICKETS TO SEE JOHN MAYER

APRIL 30: FANCY COCKTAILS AND CARDS WITH FRIENDS

Excited for what's to come throughout the month of May!