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