Phew! March flew by faster than the blink of an eye and here we are, one week into April and just one short month away from finals.
While March was all fun in the sun as we took of for our warm vay-cays (or stay-cays) it’s time to buckle down once again and get back into the routine of things by powering through just a few more weeks of craziness before summers calling. While it may seem impossible to get off of spring breaks high, make the most out of these last few weeks at school and take every task, assignment (and dare I say group project) on with confidence and before you know it you’ll be crushing those finals and walking out the door into summers sweet air.
In the meantime, stay focused on your studies and if the library is transforming into more of a prison cell than a quiet study space, it may be time to change up your studying atmosphere. As a coffee-holic myself, I’m a huge advocate for coffee shop hideaways, and with that in mind, here are just a few of my favorite study spaces that are just a quick light-rail, bus ride, walk, or Uber away!
– Glam Doll; Pink walls, fuzzy couches, delicious donuts, creamy coffee and tasteful tunes…. need I say more? Oh wait, one last thing… they’re open till 1 a.m.! Just a mile off campus, this place is a quick walk away and a go-to for relaxed studying with tasty company.
– Spyhouse North Loop; everyone knows Spyhouse for it’s big, industrial Broadway location… but what most don’t know, is that they have several other awesome locations just a short bus ride away. Pick up the 3 and take it to 3rd St. N. where you can hop off, enjoy a quick 5 minute walk and arrive at Spyhouse’s modern North Loop location with white spaces, crisp colors and fresh vibes. A bloggers hub.
– Penny’s; The one, the only, Instagram famous Penny’s coffee. Located on Washington Ave., this open-air beauty is a destination spot for hipsters, businessmen/women, bloggers, and college students alike. With fresh made crepes on hand and freshly brewed Spyhouse coffee on hand, this place makes for an elegant study session. Tid-bit: Get here early! Plan wisely, this is a hot spot. For the best experience, try and get here early in the morning, usually before 10 and you’re safe.
– Urban Bean; Pretty pastries, strong coffee and urbanized decor, the Urban Bean offers a sleek study space for those searching for minimal distractions in a minimalists aesthetic. Located in Uptown, the Urban Bean is a quick bus ride away. Hop on the 2 at the corner of 10th Ave. and 4th St. and tag along for the ride. Tid-bit: The Urban Bean is in such a fun location! Perhaps take a Saturday to do some studying, shopping and eating as you explore the local boutiques, cafes, and restaurants nearby.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your books, snatch your lap-top (and charger!) and head off to one of these study destinations for a relaxed and well focused study sesh. And keep in mind…. T-24 days until summer!