Uninterrupted conversation? Who knew that existed? Family time is swell, but sometimes it’s nice to line up a sitter to spend time in a kid-free zone. Whether you swap stories over a meal or bond while touring some of the city’s most architecturally significant buildings, we’ve rounded up low-key, sitter-worthy ideas for adult fun. Enjoy the sound of silence!

Schedule a bit of pampering before date night

Date nights can be rare event, trying to sneak them in between work commitments, sports practices, homework schedules and your kid's nonstop social calendar can be tricky, so why not go all out? A newcomer to the Southport Corridor, Blo Blow Dry Bar, is making it convenient and reasonable to spend a little time on you. Book an appointment online, select one of 7 signature blow out styles and let the stylist blow you away with your transformation while you sit and . . . do absolutely nothing. From the classic High Society Bun and sea-inspired Go Fish braid to the fun and flirty Holly Would curls, Blo will quickly become your mane go-to for a night with your main squeeze. 

One fact we love about Blo Southport, the first Blo franchise in Chicago, is it's mom-owned. Owner, Tanya, is no stranger to the struggles of finding the all-important "me" time as she had three babies in one year, including twin girls. Can you even imagine?

Blo Blow Dry Bar, 3821 N. Southport Ave., Lakeview. Online: blomedry.com

photo: courtesy of Blo Blow Dry Bar Southport

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— Maria Chambers