Making the time to spend with your best friend is just as important as spending time with your significant other or your parents. In some instances, it’s even more important. However, it’s safe to say that life happens and goes by way too fast — finding the time to spend with ANYone other than your cat on your couch with a pint of double fudge ice cream is really hard to do. In fact, adulting is really hard to do and you really need your BFF now more than ever.


The team at Celebrity Skin understands how much your girl squad means to you. Even more so, we know how important it is to lock in routine best friend dates on the regular. If you can’t stand to sit through another Chicago Cubs baseball game and you’ve exhausted alternating between each others’ apartments to spend time together, then keep reading!


We put together a list of our favorite things to do in Chicago and the only thing that will make it better is your bestie’s company. It’s time to get ahold of your girl and take our suggestions with you on your next adventure!


Pamper Yourselves

It should be mandatory that every girls’ day requires at least one stop at a beauty studio like Celebrity Skin. Our beauty studio in Chicago and our second location in Wilmette is exactly what you girls need to start your best friend date. Our services are a step above the others and we aim to provide every guest with the best beauty services in Illinois. From eyelash extensions, facial peels, airbrush tanning, and professional waxing, Celebrity Skin is a great way to spend time with your best gal pal. Not to mention, booking an appointment at the beginning of the day will allow for more activities during the day.


Brunch? Yes, Please.

Five words that leave no room for debate: avocado toast and bottomless mimosas.

Now that you’ve been airbrushed to perfection and your lashes are looking flawless, obviously it’s time for brunch. If you’re tired of the same ol’ brunch stops (impossible, we know) then give The Brunch Room a try. They’re located inside the Godfrey Hotel, so you already know it is going to be a bruncher’s dream come true. This striking luxury boutique-inspired eatery truly knows its way to girls’ heart because The Brunch Room serves brunch seven days a week, all day.


Shop ’Til You Drop

If you need to walk off the delicious food from brunch then head over to Water Tower Place. There is no better time to shop than when you’re spending time with your best friend. After all, your best friend makes a good case with valid points, making it much easier to justify the need for that Michael Kors tote.


Cruise The Day Away

When was the last time you set sail on a river cruise along the Chicago skyline? But does it really matter? An evening cocktail cruise with Chicago Line Cruises is the best way to end your best friend date. A river cruise is approximately a 90-minute long history lesson or the perfect setting for live music and your favorite martini. If you ask us, the second option seems like the better option, but if spending time on a boat reliving your high school history class is what you and your friends call a good time, then you can find us on the Jazz Cocktail Cruise.


Cheers To Everlasting Friendship

If that didn’t sound tacky and borderline like a cheesy statement, then you understand how much your friendship means to you — because there is nothing you’d love more than to clink glasses with your favorite girl. One of our favorite spots that is the perfect combination of classy, sophisticated, and a really cool place to hang out is The Violet Hour. This cocktail bar features a rotating cocktail list with pre-prohibition style libations that are sure to impress and satisfy for hours. The dim lighting and immaculate interior design is enough to make you want to move right in, but unfortunately, they won’t let you. They do have an impressive happy hour, which sounds like the perfect excuse to meet up with your BFF.


The truth is, whatever you and your favorite person end up doing will be the best time ever. But should you find yourself looking for beauty services in Chicago, visit Celebrity Skin!