As we wrap up 2019 and plan for a new year and new decade in 2020, I wanted to make sure that I compiled the top 12 posts from The Haute Seeker this year. The year has been truly incredible and it is such a blessing to reflect on all of the amazing content that has been created this year. Check out the stories, reviews, and events that Fellow Seekers, such as yourself, could not get over in 2019. Check out the full list below!
#1 23 Cool Place to Hangout this Winter in Chicago
Chicago has some of the cool places to people watch, work, and explore. This list complies with cool hangouts and hidden gems that are in various parts of the city. They are perfect for venturing to, especially during Chicago’s coldest months.
#2 The Ultimate Chicago Summer Festival Guide 2019
The words, “Summertime Chi” are some of the sweetest to hear and experience. This blog post featured over 50 plus free events, food festivals, concerts, and so much more, making it the ultimate guide for everything that took place over the warmest, inviting, and busy time of the year in Chicago.
#3 16 of the Most Unique Chicago Museums to Visit
Chicago is home to one of the best-ranked museums in the world and also some of the most unique. Find different art and cultural experience If you are taking a trip to Chicago or looking for fun things to do, check out this list of 16 of the most unique and often overlooked museums in Chicago.
#4 Mix it Up: How to Wear Leopard and Camo Together
This post was one of my most searched posts of the year. The world was looking for fun was to match the camouflage pattern with cheetah print and vice versa. Needles to say, the combination earned rave reviews in 2019.
#5 13 Unique and Romantic Date Ideas to Try in Chicago
Whether you are dating yourself or someone else—these date ideas are fantastic to try in Chicago. Don’t wait for the weather to break! These date ideas are great to try and experience throughout the year.
#6 The Statement Tee: Don’t Tread on Me
I created this fashion post a few years ago and saw it gain tremendous growth this year, earning a #7 spot on my list with absolutely no promotion. The post took off the early part of this year when women’s issues and rights became a high profile topic of discussion. The t-shirt was a symbolic and relevant topic of conversation that I was so grateful to be apart of this year.
#7 14 Cool(and Cheap) Things to do on a Weekday in Chicago
I love going out during the week! I think that gives you something to look forward to and make the work week go by that much faster. This list was a big hit this year because it complies with mostly free or cheap things to do in Chicago.
#8 How to Celebrate Women’s History Month in Chicago
Women continue to make incredible strides, and it is so important to celebrate them every step of the way. This year, I shared over 15 events that celebrated women’s history month by highlighting shopping, arts, and culture events that took place in Chicago.
#9 24 Black History Month Celebrations in Chicago
Celebrating black culture and heritage during February is a long-standing tradition. It is my joy to make it easy to celebrate Black History Month by sharing events and things to do that uplift African-Americans and glorifies our history and accomplishments in Chicago.
#10 Haute Happy Hours: Chicago Food and Drink Specials June 2019
For years Fellow Seekers have been asking me about cool places for happy hour or happy hour specials in Chicago. This summer, I finally gave in and created monthly lists of Chicagoland happy hour specials. I am now creating monthly happy hour guides, and cannot wait to create more in 2020. If you have a lead for a happy hour special in Chicago, feel free to email me at email@example.com
#11 25 Stunning Looks to Copy this Festival Season in Chicago
Brightly colored shades, mid-drift baring tops, glitter—just a few words to describe a stunning festival outfit. This blog post was compiled using some very fashionable profiles from Instagram, which I paired together with some of Chicago’s best festivals.
#12 8 Different Self Care Activities to Try
In 2019, it was so vital for me to practice self-care. While trendy, it is an idea that celebrates wellness and allows you to focus on well—you! These were eight different activities that I tried throughout the year that yielded some incredible results and personal breakthroughs.
Honorable Mentions of 2019 (these were just as good)
The following made the Top 20 list – deserving honorable mentions for holding it down at the 13-17 spots
- The Best Chicago Events: What to See and Do in 2019
- 32 of the Best Things to Do this Fall in Chicago
- Haute Happy Hours: Chicago Food and Drink Specials July 2019
- Art Imitating This Black Life: A Review of Charles White’s Retrospective
- Five Different Ways to Wear One Jumpsuit from Summer to Fall
Wrapping Up 2019
There it is, readers, The Haute Seeker’s top 12 blog posts of 2019. These posts were the most read, most searched, and most the most shared content out of the year—how awesome is that!
Did your favorite post cut? Be sure to let me know by commenting below!