I mentioned last week that I was in Chicago for work. It was my first time and I absolutely fell in love with the city. Despite the cold temperatures, the gorgeous architecture, cleanliness, abundance of delicious food and fabulous shopping won me over. While I was working most of the time, I did manage to take in the city. Below are some of the highlights of the trip. Sorry about the poor photo quality. I only had my iPhone with me!
I posted this on Instagram (@SummerWind41490) but have to tell you that RPM Italian (Giuliana and Bill Rancic's restaurant) was incredible. It was Italian food with an updated twist. Everything I tasted was delicious, plus the atmosphere was chic and metropolitan.
I loved the tall buildings. I am a true city girl at heart. It kind of helped that our view was of Michigan Avenue. We had a clear shot of the gorgeous Burberry store.. a fabulous site to wake up to in the morning.
Thursday night, I had some free time so I high-tailed it to the Magnificent Mile (which was so conveniently located right outside of our hotel door) and shopped, shopped, shopped. I spied these gorgeous pink/green silk loafers at Brooks Brothers. I'm thinking they would look fabulous with white pants come summer.
I loved how the trees lining Michigan Avenue were all lit up... it made shopping all the more magical ;).
No Chicago trip is complete without a stop at Ralph Lauren. I immediately called my mom and told her that I think that the store is what Heaven looks like. It was immaculate.
Isn't it perfect? I was all set to move in.
We also noshed at Cantina Laredo. Mexican and Chic. Yes, there is such a thing! It was delicious! Another restaurant where we had fabulous Italian fare was Riccardo's. Seriously, Chicago, A+ on your food and shopping.
Also not pictured.. the Zara. It was HUGE. I could have spent days in just that store! What are your favorite things about Chicago? I've been doing a ton of research because I plan to return for a weekend in the summer and visit all of the things I didn't get a chance to see... like the bean... Well, I saw it from taxis, at least! Have a fabulous day!