We recently found ourselves with a rare free sunny afternoon, and so we decided to check something off of the list of activities that we’ve been wanting to do for far too long: wander around Oak Park and marvel at some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early masterpieces.
If there’s one thing that my boyfriend and I share after watching hours of Curb Appeal and Power Broker, it’s an appreciation for the Prairie, Arts & Crafts, and Craftsman styles of architecture. Oak Park is the perfect place to get your fill of all of these and more. If you’re in the area and you find yourself with a few hours to kill this weekend, consider strolling along these forested, sun-dappled neighborhood streets. For a $5 donation, you’ll get an easy-to-follow area map and a glimpse at some amazing design details. Oh, and also an intense yearning to read Loving Frank—consider it moved to the top of my list now.