Yesterday was all about having the Monday blues. Today, I share my Chicago experience with you all. What a blast. My boyfriend and I had such a great time. Like I said, I love Chicago. Everything about it – the architecture, the people, the energy. It’s much different than Houston and LA, which is why I love how unique it is. If only Chi-town could have better weather though. Seems like every time I’m there the sun decides to hide. When we first arrived the sun showed for a whopping 20 minutes but I still managed to get in a great outfit shot.
Even though the sun was hiding half of the time, we still made the most of the weekend. First stop: The Little Goat, a rustic kind of spot that actually had goat on the menu. I ordered some delicious “Frites” (aka french fries) with a burger. Sooo good. Christy finally got to meet my guy after hearing about him for months. It was due time!
Next we all went to The Centennial Park to check out the one and only Bean (the real name is “Cloud Gate). We took some really cute shots. I think it’s impossible to get a picture of just you and the Bean because there are hundreds of people flocking the sculpture at all times. I say we should have some designated hours where everyone forms a line and gets to have a moment with the Bean. But then again that means waiting in a line..not my favorite thing to do. So for now I’ll share the Bean with total strangers. Haha.
It was a requirement to take Christy to visit my favorite Chicago boutique, Vintage Charm. You all will remember I did a big blow out event with them earlier this year. Now they’ve expanded to a second location in Bucktown. It’s absolutely adorable. If you live in the area or are visiting, you must stop by there. It’s a charming, unique, very friendly little stop.
After our love affair with Vintage Charm, sightseeing The Bean, and having a few drinks in the city later, we parted ways with Christy. Cue the evening festivities. Dinner reservations were at 8:30 – the night was just getting started. We ended up meeting up with my boyfriend’s friends, and then a couple other people I knew in the city. Boy what a night. Keep reading.
Of course, since the boys were around we inevitably spent most of the weekend watching football, or talking about it. My friend Stephanie and I got a chance to get away on Sunday for a little girl time shopping.
But about Saturday night. It was quite the entertainment. We decided to eat at Joes Seafood. It was very fancy and served all kinds of crab, shrimp, and fish entrees. I needed that after a day of football and greasy food. The entertainment didn’t disappoint either. We saw a group of about 10 people with masks on playing cards. Then, the table behind us had a full-on hooker and had to be escorted out of the restaurant. I swear I saw either Cheech or Chong roaming about with his wife who may or may not have looked like Cousin It from the Addams family with her glasses over her hair. Needless to say, the 5 of us spent the night laughing hysterically. Thankfully our waitress was amazing throughout all this commotion. She was very professional with a slight bit of charm despite the craziness around us. I highly recommend this place and I challenge you to have a better time than I did.
A big thank you to our friends Garth and Stephanie for being such great hosts. And Christy, thank you for the hair products. I’m pretty sure I won’t have to buy shampoo and conditioner for 5 years now. Love you all.2