Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Chicago Bound

Sorry for my absence over the past few days. I've been getting ready for a little weekend trip to Chicago with my husband who will be attending a continuing education course (don't know if I've ever mentioned it but my beloved is a dentist).  It will be so nice to get away for a few days. I love my children dearly, but I need a little mommy break.
I'm so excited, I hardly know what to do. We leave tomorrow, and I still need to pack. We'll be staying here . . .
The James Hotel. I don't know much about it. Can't even remember how I stumbled upon it. It looks much more modern than my style, but different is good. I don't care. I spy a bar!

I know I will be going here . . . 

And guess what I found when I went to their site . . . 
That's right, a warehouse sale while I'm in town. How fortuitous! Do you think I could fit a new sofa in my carry-on? I might need a bigger bag.

I will also be hitting this hard on Friday while Matt's in his class . . . 

I know we will be eating here . . . 

among other places. I haven't been to Chicago since high school when I was visiting colleges with my mom. We didn't exactly get to hit the city so I'm looking forward to experiencing all it has to offer. I'm a little stressed about what to wear because it will be pretty cold on Friday, and I'm sure I'll be hoofing it all the way. So, if you have any insider tips on shopping, sights, restaurants, etc., please let me know.


I'll be back with details on Monday!

Sources: Elle Decor, The James Hotel, Nightwood Restaurant, The Magnificent Mile

7 comments:

SHERRY HART said...

I love Chicago!!! Have fun. I forgot that your husband was a dentist. Yikes...he would hate to have me as a patient!

Icchic said...

Chicago is my FAVORITE American city. We had almost no plans and just wandered around everywhere. ENJOY!!

bluehydrangea said...

So jealous!! I have never been and have heard such great things about Chicago!! Say hello to Oprah for me!!

Kim said...

OH, how fun! The hotel looks gorgeous. And, I'd love to hit up a warehouse sale, but might be so disappointed if I couldn't bring home a fabulous deal!

The Zhush said...

Have never been to Chicago...but I hope to go one day...and I think I would do many things the exact same....hope you have a great time!

Julie Holloway said...

Can't wait to hear about it! So glad you could get away. (jealous)

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

it's always fun to stay in a hotel opposite of your typical style, have fun!