Inside the Insta-Worthy Kiddie Pool for Adults in the City

Minnidip courts the urban hipster in search of fun for grown-ups


Emily Vaca was blazing a career path in the ad agency world when she gave it all up for swimming pools.

A DePaul graduate in art and design, the Chicago-based Vaca was 15 years into a career of creating advertising, marketing and package-design work for big-name brands including Nike, Kraft and Anheuser-Busch. She could easily have continued that career track, too, had it not been for a rooftop party in 2013.

Vaca had always cherished the childhood memory of splashing around in a galvanized metal tub in her St.

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