Hi friends! I'm kind of getting my act together...I think. My husband had to travel pretty much all of July and Little Miss S and I were lucky enough to tag along on one of his trips. First stop, Chicago.
We were only there for three days and did very touristy stuff. We went on a double decker bus tour, which was actually great to get an overview of the area since we didn't have much time there.
We stayed within walking distance of Navy Pier and took the girl on her first ferris wheel ride. How appropriate since the ferris wheel on Navy Pier was the first ferris wheel ever!
We ate Chicago Style Pizza here, a recommendation from a friend.
It was good, but I think I'll stick to other types of pizza. I'm kind of fond of cheese being on top of the sauce! I had a pretty delicious salad that I liked more than the pizza, it was simple but it had shaved fennel and a lemon vinaigrette dressing that was delish.
My girl took this picture on the double decker bus tour. I'm including it because I'm wearing two of my favorite purchases this summer and also it's one of few pictures where you can tell I'm smiling without showing you my mouth (I'm totally self conscious of my braces and can't wait to get the damn things off!). First, this polka dot chambray shirt. It is so comfortable and cute and can go a million different directions. Since I live in San Diego where the climate is pretty constant, this piece can be worn year round. The fabric drapes beautifully, like linen. Second, my sunglasses. I have a under $100 rule when it comes to glasses. I'm really irresponsible with my sunglasses and after I dropped and ruined a pair of Chanel glasses within a week of owning them, I decided cheap is best for me.
Chicago is a beautiful city that is easily walked.
Ahhh, the medians of Michigan Avenue. I couldn't get enough of them. I could have a post dedicated just to them.
I miss the perennials that grow like crazy in the midwest. Look at that potato vine spilling over the edge there.
When you buy a double decker bus ticket it's good for three days. With that ticket you are also allowed to hop on trolleys that will take you into smaller neighborhoods as well.
We hoped on a trolley and headed to Lincoln Park and stopped off at the zoo.
Admission to the zoo was free. Imagine that! It was so lush. The San Diego zoo is lush, but the LP Zoo was a different kind of lush.
They kept the lions inside, which was interesting. While my girl was looking at the lions I couldn't stop looking at the curved herringbone ceiling.
They had an adorable farm section at the zoo too. It was my favorite part.
I wish they would have allowed me to take pictures inside this gallery. It was incredible.
On our last night we ate dinner 96 floors up, in the Hancock Building. There was a wall of windows in the women's restroom. This was the view.
I have a couple other posts teed up for you, one about experimenting with Cece Caldwell's paint and another about our trip to Minneapolis.