“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”--Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Windy City

I had a beyond fabulous time in Chicago.  The bf is from a Chicago suburb, so we got in a day early and stayed with his parents before taking the train downtown.

Of course we had to stop by Dunkin Donuts for coffee for the train.

We stayed at Hotel Palomar, and it was perfect.  Its a boutique hotel, and they were even able to let us go up to our room at 10:30 in the morning when we first got there.  I was tres impressed. ;)  The pool was gorgeous and overlooked the city.

After checking in, we were off for our first meal--lunch at Quartino's.  We have actually been to Quartino's before for a late-night pizza and drinks, but the lunch was even better. 

We spent the afternoon walking around, enjoying the architecture, and of course, a little bit of shopping. ;)

These blush champagne flutes from Crate & Barrel may need to be ordered soon, and that couch is absolutely perfect.

We were surprised once we got back to the hotel with champagne for our anniversary!

We met up with my bestie and her bf, and after drinks and appetizers at Sable (and more than a couple songs to dance to in our room), we were off to Kingston Mines for live music.

 The rest of the weekend included dinner at a fabulous BBQ restaurant, Chicago Q, much more shopping (including this fabulous new jacket), and of course, time with my bestie!

 Do you have any fun trips planned?  Any Chicago spots I'll have to add to my list for next time?


  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! Now I want to go to The Windy City. I'm going to Europe and NYC next month.

  2. fun, fun! i was thinking about you! the hotel sounds great -- i'm thinking of staying at the sofitel when i go in april. i always took friends to the kingston mines when they came to town to visit -- fun place! and i love, love, LOVE strolling down michigan and oak st for a little shopping....

  3. D - Sounds like such a fun weekend! I'm glad you had a blast :) Let's get together sometime next week...pretty please?! <3 N

  4. i love quartino's! and the crate and barrel on michigan is absurd--so big!

    next time you're in definitely hit up osteria via stato, pop's for champagne (Great drinks/cheese) public house is a fun new bar...there are a ton of places! next time you're going to come in just holler and i'll let you know depending on what you want to do/see/try!

  5. AHHH! I've never been to Chicago and I'm dying to go so I'm green with envy! :)
    Looks like it was fabulous. Oh...and those blush champagne flutes are a MUST for my collection. There's nothing this girl loves more than pink and champagne!

  6. gorgeous hotel!!

    also -- you need the champagne flutes. order them through ebates - you'll get cash back when you shop! it's a no brainer :)