Friday, November 9

a bit of chicago

Friends, if it didn't get so freezing cold in Chicago, I think I'd be just dying to live there. Between the picturesque brick buildings, the perfect fall leaves and the incredible food, I was in heaven.





As one of my best friends and an epic tour guide, AJ (second from the left) took us to the top of the Trump Tower for a beer, Portillos for quintessential Chicago noms, Chicago Bagel Authority for probably the best bagel ever (over 80 bagel sandwiches on their menu!), Farmhouse for our special dinner out and of course a walk around Bucktown/Wicker Park... my dream neighborhood. Chicago, I love you and I will return (when it's a bit warmer).

14 comments:

alongobucco said...

Chicago is definitely a city I've ALWAYS wanted to visit, but I don't think I could handle it during the winter. Maybe a trip is necessary in the spring!

Alyssa
The Glossy Life

Maggie said...

I'm from Chicago and portillos is a definite favorite of me and my boyfriend :) I'm heading into the city with all my girlfriends tomorrow and we are going to hit up sprinkles cupcakes!!! =)

Amanda Holland said...

So pretty!! Also - love that AJ's necklace matches yours!! Presh! :)

Jess | the Jess Journals said...

I've never visited Chicago but for some reason lately I keep hearing about it! Maybe I'll make a trip out next year :)

jackiek said...

gorgeous! I really want to visit Chicago, since i've never been!

Shannon said...

Great pictures! Oh how I love Chicago.
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Amy K said...

I have always wanted to visit Chicago. It looks like you had fun! You have a great blog. Would you like to follow each other?

Much Love,
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katelupo said...

I'm SO glad she took you to Chicago Bagel Authority!
That is my absolute fav place (i always get "the ritz")

CeCe said...

I'd love to visit Chicago. Those fries look so good! I want to try deep dish Pizza if I ever go. And yes, I'd definitely be freezing if I went this time of year...and living there in the snow...i don't know. Some friends just moved there from San Diego a couple months ago-they are probably in shock right about now!

Sarah Mc. said...

I've been through Chicago but I didn't stop and stay a while. I've always felt I should have! One of my dear friends lived just north of there... I'm with you. After hearing stories of frozen boogers and such, I've decided it's too cold a place for me. Ha!

Corrin said...

My hometown! I absolutely love and miss Chicago, and if it weren't for the snow I'd be living downtown again in a heartbeat.

Harley said...

thats my home! wicker park is epicccccccc. i live in roscoe villiage which is just north :)

Lacey in the City said...

I went to Portillo's with a local on one of my last trips to Chicago also - it was so tasty but man my tummy hurt afterward!!

Sofia Bergkvist said...

I have lived in Chicago for a couple of months now and I simply looooove it! :) Thanks for a great blog!

xx

Sofia
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