Itâ€™s almost summer!!
You can tell Iâ€™m only mildly excitedâ€¦
Summer is the season of the outdoors. As amazing as our apartments are, summer isnâ€™t the season to spend all of your free time inside.
Living in Chicago, I feel like I have a moral obligation to take advantage of each and every summer day. Not only does this take a strain on my wallet and health (totally worth it; we save up all year for this season), but it also takes a strain on my brain. Okay, maybe Iâ€™m slightly over exaggerating, but I live in a city with thousands of restaurants and hundreds of events daily. I absolutely love this excitement, but it gets hard to narrow down my options to decide where to go, what to do, what to eatâ€¦
(For the record, I was born & raised in Ohio, so I definitely know there are worse things than tooÂ many options.)
I recently came across an app called Sosh (pronounced like the first syllable in â€˜socialâ€™) which has become the solution for my plan-making. Sosh started in San Francisco two years ago, and has expanded to many of the cities Equity calls home: Â New York, Seattle, and Washington DC. Boston and LA are set to be released soon! (Note:Â It’s only available for iPhones right now)
The app will let you browse and bookmark event and restaurant options based on your personal preferences. It also takes into account the day of the week, time of day and your location to make its recommendations.
Here are some screenshots from the app:
You start by selecting your favorite neighborhoods
Easy peasy!Â Select where you like to hang, and forget about the places you’d rather not go.
Next, selectÂ all of the topics/ types of events you’re interested in
I had a hard time not choosing everything on this list… I mean who isnâ€™t interested in brunch?!
Now, you get to start browsing & bookmarking!
You can look through specific events, browse for ideas or explore & bookmark for the future.
The app is really easy to use, Â and great if youâ€™re looking to explore your city this summer.
Does anyone else enjoy Sosh as much as I do?