Monday, June 15, 2009

I heart CHICAGO!

I met my parents in Chicago to stretch my birthday out a little longer...
THURSDAY IN THE CITY
dinner @ obamas fav restaurant (we missed oprah by a day), hotel felix needs a refrigerator & a bath tub, I wonder what walter's doing??, margaret cho sleeping awkwardly on the plane, leave your id @ home=don't get a prius, laker flag for my dad, ride sharing sucks when you're with wicker park girl, state & division, airport troubles, buckingham fountain, draw bridges, pringles are better, airport luck, phonograph lover, american airline wings are now stickers, multiple slum dog marathons, need to find & buy disposable contacts - forgot a toiletries bag, pilot pierre, mariah carey "can't live without you" over & over

FRIDAY IN THE CITY
breakfast at Tempo (omelet switch up), CUBS vs. TWINS, being flagged down by the homeless guy who used to make $80 a month in wrigleyville, hotel felix is a darling place, whole foods adventure (octopus, blueberry pie, creme brule, orange recycled plates, greek yogurt, water galore, yummy candle), almost fainting in strange cargo, wrigley field tutorial from my dad, milton bradley's blunders, peanuts on the street, pay it forward karma, sun rises in the east & sets in the west, red line, no one ever falls onto the tracks, elbow 3 tap, hot dogs w tomatoes, the loop, due's deep dish pizza and lack of newspaper accessibility




SATURDAY IN THE CITY
Art Institute of Chicago, my new recycled international newspaper vase, hold off on the new iPhone, pivoting knee, plan Tulsa trip for end of July...
My FAVORITE painting...




 Lunch at Billy Goat Tavern & shopping on Michigan Ave & Rush, Oak & State - snl skit, no French fries! Chips! No pepsi!, fancy holey jeans from anthro, cutest (24) s/s pots, walking in the rain, buying polka dot umbrellas @ drugstore, marc jacobs mouse bag (mom loved), ink stain swap out, annoyingly hard to use hotel keycards for the elevator, discussing my dads upcoming knee surgery, the nordstrom mgr is the nicest ever



Dinner at Gibsons Steak House and out on the town, too much meat, the best bread & salads ever! , navy pier fireworks, naked bike riders

My new Marc Jacobs bag - a birthday present from Jane & Steve!!!
Drinks with Hillary (yes, she was in Chicago too!!!) and her crew @ The Whisky...
slick, roadhouse, where does oprah live?, Purebred puppy problems, how cute is Chicago?, Love the strap options on marc Jacobs, funny people watching, sutton place hotel, el train cause it's elevated, Walter the guy, goddaughters dancing on counters...

SUNDAY SIGHTSEEING!
Millennium park, the bean, Picasso sculpture that looks like woman on one side, flag day daughters of the american revolution, walking for 5 hours, statue series, lunching in the park, water show, mango salso full of hair, teary farewell to my parents at starbucks, kayaking can be scary!, sears tower, john hancock observatory...







This is the building where they filmed Adventures in Babysitting!







6 comments:

summer said...

One of my favorite cities! I am BEYOND jealous!!! Looks like a great time!!!

Tim said...

I had so much fun with you!!! you are hot

sarah said...

I want your Mark Jacobs bag! You and Tim are CUTE together. We LOVE Chicago too...looks like a ton of fun!!

Lulu said...

Looks like a hell of a time! I will be there for a minute on Saturday, good to have you guys back! LOVE the new bag gensters!!

Danielle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE. Looks like an amazing city! I recognized places from Oprah and Ferris Bueller's Day off! Very cute Walter care package and I dig your rocker chic/boyfriend jean/edgy look! Glad you ad a great time...makes me want to go!!

Brooke and Peter said...

fun fun fun fun fun fun fun! can i travel with your family?