December 27, 2011

Christmas In Chicago Finale

I know I have spread these posts out about my fabulous trip to Chicago, but I just can't get enough of looking back through all of the photos of the fun things we did and saw!   So here are some of the places I shopped, along with favorite photos for you to see what a wonderful and vibrant city this is!


{The iconic Chicago theater sign}

So I promise I will get back to postings about makeup and such (the bread and butter of this site!) after I share these last few pics of our trip with you.  This city is a must visit if you are looking for fun, excitement, nice people, and the cleanest big city I've ever come across!!  Oh, and if it looks like you see me in the same coat, hat, and scarf in almost every picture, it's because I packed light (gasp!!) and decided to just wear the same outwear everyday.  Looking back, I wish I had switched it up and packed another coat, but what can you do.  I was being practical;-)


 {Our first stop, Gino's East for legendary deep dish pizza.  It did not disappoint.}


 {This was hands down the BEST pizza I've ever eaten.  I was miserable afterwards because of how rich and enormous our pie was, but it was worth the misery;-)}



 {Under the "bean" at Millenium Park.  Not sure of the significance of this thing, but it was cool.}



{My best Marilyn Monroe pose}


 {Our boutique style hotel, The James Hotel, which was an awesome location to anything and everything we could have wanted to see and do!  These old school suitcases greeted us in the lobby.}





{We got upgraded to a suite-yippee!! Loved the minimalistic interior, because it was a break from my chaotic and cluttered home back in Georgia!}



 {The magnifying mirror in our bathroom was a huge bonus.  I could have spent hours doing my makeup and plucking my brows in that thing...and I did;-)}



{Our first night to dinner at Sushi Samba.  A lighter fare was much needed after eat deep dish pizza!
I've gotten lots of compliments on my bright blue pants, which you can find similar ones here.  Mine were from TJMaxx though- lots cheaper!!}


 {This was at the top of my husband's list of must places to visit- Wrigley Field.}


 {Looking up towards the 95th floor of the John Hancock building where we were headed for a cocktail.  I must admit, I was honestly nervous.}


 {Once we got to the top, the view of the city was ah-mazing to say the least.  You could see for miles, and miles, and miles...}


 {Acting goofy at the ChristKindl Market in Chicago.  It was a German outdoor Christmas market where you can shop for unique gifts and drink German beer at the same time!!}



{Met up with our friends Colleen and Andy, who are local and recently engaged!!, at the market.  
They were our ultimate tour guides and filled us in on everything Chicago related. You can tell by the jackets that they knew more about how to dress for extreme cold as compared to mine and Scott's wimpy jackets!!}


{A little bit of history we had to walk in and see.
The famous Drake Hotel constructed in 1920}

{The entrance walking up to the lobby in the Drake with some fabulous Christmas decor!}

Alas, all good things had to come to an end and we had to head back home.  We had such a wonderful time and will definitely be going back soon I hope!  But as much as I love getting away, I also love getting back home to my children.



{Right before we took off on our flight to Chicago, I found a lonely pacifier stuck in the bottom of the purse I was carrying, which reminded me of my little ones back home! I was sad and we hadn't even left Atlanta yet!!}


Maybe next time I visit Chicago, I will make a point to visit in warmer weather so that I won't get stuck wearing the same outerwear in all of my photos to remember my trip by;-)

8 comments:

LaneyGB said...

Love the pics! Please tell me where you got the fab brown boots you have on in front of wrigley field! Love!!

Bonnie McNeil said...

The burbs of Chicago are great, too. Bring the kiddos with and come visit in the summer!

Deanna said...

So glad you loved Chicago, it is beautiful in the winter, minus the cold and snow! At least there wasn't snow this time, it gets crazy out here!

Marisa said...

lol @ LaneyGB I was thinking the excat same thing!!! LOVE those boots!!!

JennySue said...

@LaneyGB & @ Marisa - those are 3 year old Ralph Lauren boots the hubby bought me for Christmas. Love them too- I always get compliments on them despite how worn they look!
@Bonnie- I'm sure the burbs are great too- I've heard Chicago is even better in the summer!!
@Deanna- oh we were hearing from all the locals about how lucky we got with no major snow to run around in. it was seriously perfect

Hilary Nicole said...

That pizza is wonderful! I cannot wait to go back to Chi-town. Have a wonderful NYE!

XX Hilary
http://thehippinista.blogspot.com/

Kim's Vanity said...

You look gorgeous! Would love to visit Chicago, it must have been beautiful during the holiday season. Happy New Year, Jenny!

JennySue said...

@Hilary - yes, I'm having really good pizza withdrawels now;-) Happy NYE to you too!
@Kim- thanks so much for the compliment- and yes, you should make it to Chicago if you get a chance, it's amazing!