While visiting my boyfriend's hometown of Kalamazoo, MI, we headed over to Chicago (where he went to college) for one day/night. With only 24 hours to spend, we packed in as much as possible. First, we started with brunch at the Bongo Room then squeezed in some incredible vintage shopping in Wicker Park. We then hopped on an architectural boat tour so that I could get an overall feel for the city. Unfortunately, the rain kept us inside for the second half of the cruise. Always be prepared for Chicago's unpredictable weather. At this point we worked up an appetite for Chicago's infamous deep dish pizza. We headed to Chicago's home favorite, Lou Malnati's, and the pizza met all of my expectations. SO GOOD. As if we didn't have enough food, we stopped at Garrett for some popcorn. The cheese/caramel, and kettle corn...AMAZING. We then checked into the beautiful James Hotel in the Magnificent Mile district. The lobby is decorated with cool vintage suitcases, and walls with colorful murals. Their beds were so comfortable that I struggled with being productive, or to lay starfish in bed the rest of the day. Yes, that comfortable. For dinner we noshed on fried chicken, nachos, and fries at Little Goat. We ended our day with a nightcap overlooking the spectacular skyline at the top of the John Hancock Center. Our last day we went to the top of the Willis Tower (Sears Tower). If you're brave enough, you can stand in the glass box, and look down 110 stories. You really get a sense of how massive, and beautiful the city is. Wish we could've stayed longer to do, and see more. But, don't think we didn't leave without eating Maxwell Street Polishes ...and more popcorn.
Just because you're sightseeing doesn't mean you can't stay stylish (I'm still seeing fanny packs). My obsession with the romper continues which was a good choice during a humid day in Chicago. I wore a hat to manage my crazy, it-won't-stop-expanding hair, and wore a light jacket. I like to be prepared for the air conditioning that can be arctic in some establishments. Lastly, comfortable flats for all the walking. Make sure you wear a pair you've broken in!
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