Wednesday, March 6, 2013

chicago is magical

I've been putting the term 'wanderlust' to good use lately, but hey, that's what life's all about! After spending last weekend in Toronto, I made another last minute decision on Thursday night to book a flight to Chicago to meet  up with one of my good friends from California for a weekend of fun in the windy city. I flew out after work Friday night and we crammed as much adventure as we could into 48 hours!! 
 The Chicago Theater marquee greeted me after stepping off the L from Midway.
As soon as I got in on Friday, we headed out to check out some bars.The second place we went, Double A, had these delicious martinis!
Saturday morning, I woke up to this view of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan from our room at Swissotel Chicago.
We walked from our hotel to Millenium Park in the frigid cold to check out the Bean! 
The views of the city reflected in it were incredible.
 The view from underneath it was pretty cool too!
From there, we headed over to The Art Institute of Chicago to check out their new Picasso exhibit.
 It was awesome being able to view that large of a collection of his work at once. He was definitely an interesting person and that showed in his work and how he interpreted what he was painting. We wandered around the other exhibits and saw some other great pieces as well.
We headed to Little Goat for lunch after that. I had the biggest cup of chamomile tea to warm up from walking in the freezing cold.
Thought about ordering the "Fat Elvis Waffles", but I went for the veggie burger instead.
On Saturday night I saw The Book of Mormon!! It was fabulous! I wasn't sure what to expect other than it had rave reviews and is nearly impossible to get a ticket to, but it blew me away. It was hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing! After the play we ate at Bill & Giuliana Rancic's restaurant, RPM Italian, and it was delicious.
On Saturday, Navy Pier was the first stop.
The view of Lake Michigan covered in snow was beautiful.
The view of the skyline from the end of the pier was pretty awesome as well.
Next stop was TOPSHOP!! I was so excited since I missed the LA store opening by a week, but I was disappointed by how small the store was and the lack of selection in my size.
Found this gem in Magnolia Bakery. Pretty much spot on since I couldn't eat one of their delicious looking cupcakes because they were made with dairy. 
Their tile floors were very pretty though.
Ceiling at one of the public library buildings in Chicago.
Pretty architecture!
Loved this mosaic on the wall.
Last shot of Chicago, on the plane going home.

Now, where to this weekend... 
just kidding.

 My bank account needs a break :)

1 comment:

  1. What an absolutely AMAZING week! I LOVE Chicago and you captured it perfectly!! Hope you have a great week ahead of you!