Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Over the weekend, my friend Jill and I took a girls'trip to Chicago!  We had so much fun!  Jill had never really explored Chicago before, so I was her official tour guide.

We arrived to Chicago on Friday and were welcomed with blue skies and a beautiful day.

The Wrigley Building, which is my favorite building in Chicago

The Corn Cobb Towers and the shiny Trump Tower

Our first mission was to stop for lunch and a glass of wine.  We found a darling spot with outdoor seating called Howls & the Hood and quickly began enjoying some Rose wine.

Jill lovin' the kid-free weekend

\Me lovin' the wine at noon

We spent the remainder of Friday afternoon shopping, wandering, around, stopping at Starbucks, you know the things girls do when they are together with no husbands or kids. One place that we had to hit up was Magnolia Bakery.  They have the best brownies I have ever had, and if you know me, you know I have had my fair share.

Happiness in a display case

We walked along the River Walk to find a restaurant for dinner

After our tasty Italian dinner.  We were, of course, mistaken for sisters a few times.

We were so close to Navy Pier that I told Jill we should just walk the few blocks over so that we could see it at night time with the Chicago skyline lit up, because in my opinion, it is the best view.

Jill and me at Navy Pier

Chicago Skyline

On Saturday morning I got up and went for a run around the city.  It was the first time I had ever run around the city without running in the marathon.  

After my run, we got ready for the day and made our way to Millennium Park and over to the lake front.

Millennium Park

For lunch, we had Lou Malnati's pizza, which is my favorite Chicago style pizza.  

Pure deliciousness!

After we stuffed ourselves with pizza, we made our way to the Hancock Building to go up to the Signature Lounge for the view and a few cocktails.

P.S. the view from the ladies bathroom is the best!

Enjoying our cocktails

We ended the day with another trip to Magnolia Bakery and then out for sushi and wine.  It was a great girls' getaway!

Celebrating 10 years of friendship!

Thanks for a fun weekend Jill!

1 comment:

Heather said...

Looks like you girls had a great time!!