A Weekend in Chicago

Lovelies, we need to talk about Chicago. I visited for the first time earlier in the month for personal/work and I L-O-V-E-D this gorgeous midwestern city. I was going for work during the week, so my boyfriend decided to join me the weekend before for a fun getaway/birthday celebration. Plus, we got to spend all weekend with one of my dearest friends, which was just the icing on the cake!

We packed a lot into the weekend and it was well worth it. To start out – we knocked out all of the major tourist attractions. We did Willis Tower, an architectural boat tour, Navy Pier and Millennium Park. All of them were super cliche, but I would redo all of them in a heartbeat!







But we didn’t just stick to the well-known spots. Having a best friend in the city meant that we also got to live like locals. We laughed the night away at The Improvised Shakespeare Company, explored the Gold Coast and hung with the hippest of cool cats in Wicker Park.




And of course, we ate our little hearts out. Everything was mighty tasty, but some of my favorites were Chicago Q, Miss Ricky’s, RPM Italian, The Gage, Girl and The Goat and Big Star. And if those restaurants were any indication – there are so many other local gems left to unearth. Obviously I need to go again!




IMG_3376I can’t say enough wonderful things about Chicago. I had an amazing time and want to go back as soon as possible. It’s even been added to my “I’d move there” list. Who knows where the wind will take me!

Have you been to Chicago before? What is your favorite part of the city?

Photos: beautyXposé; Disclosure   

  • Couture Boudoir|Chicago Photog

    This looks like it was so much fun! I’m glad you had a great time. Great post!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    How fun! I’ve never been to Chicago unless you count being stuck in the airport!

  • Bailey_AlltheWords

    Looks like you had an amazing time! I’ve never been to Chicago, but it’s on my list.

  • Shipra Taneja

    Chicago is such a great city! We used to live nearby and it was awesome because we could visit EVERY weekend!! <3

  • Honeygirlk

    I love Chicago… and absolutely love your photos!

  • Phyrra

    I love Chicago and that night shot is gorgeous.

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I’ve been dying to go to Chicago so your pics are making me anxious! LOL My cousin finally graduated med school and was placed in Chicago so I have plans to go in the Fall. Fingers crossed!

  • beautybymissl

    So cool! I’ve never been to Chicago (ok I haven’t even made it to the US yet), but I have to visit it some day!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Thanks for “taking us” to Chicago. Great photos and tour summary

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    What a fun post with fabulous pictures! I used to go to Chicago a lot on business, but I haven’t been there in almost two years now 🙁 I miss it. My faves are The Art Institute, shopping on Michigan Avenue, a lovely French bistro whose name I can’t remember, and of course, Garrett’s popcorn. Hope you get to go back again and I hope I do too

  • Lola Seicento

    Amazing pictures, and what a fabulous trip!

  • Heather

    Never been to Chicago before, but it looks like you had a lot of fun!