It’s been a month since my last blog post! Oh god that’s so bad, but it should give you some indication as to how insanely busy I have been. I’m back from an incredible two weeks in Chicago, one of my favourite cities in the world. I lived in Chicago for a summer a few years back, but this time I had the opportunity to go back in the winter. It’s like a completely different city in the snow!
I literally have over 500 photos from when I was away so I’ve picked a few highlights to show you guys. It was tricky to get outfit shots because it was freezing so I was very wrapped up. Think minus 38 degrees with windchill! Also, I was in Chicago with work so lots of the outfits mid week were all work wear. Boring! I did however buy some new clothes which I will do a blog post about soon. The Madewell obsession is legit!
How awesome is the Cupcake ATM?! I got the nicest salted caramel cupcake from there. So tasty. We went to this restaurant called Bar Toma on our first weekend where you could get tasters of all their craft beers. I’m a huge craft beer fan so that was so much fun for me. Plus they did amazing pizza too. How can you not be happy with pizza and beer?!
Midweek I was training with work, which was tough going. But we met some really incredible people from all over the world. One night we went to a bar and travelled there on yellow school buses! It was really bizarre. A lot of fun though. The main thing for me was how cold it was all the time. I would look so sunny and lovely outside but then you’d step out for two minutes and come back inside like a block of ice!
Our second weekend in Chicago was so much fun! The friday night we went to Seasons 52 and had delicious cocktails and dessert tasters. I got a peanut butter mousse with a brownie base. I was literally in heaven! Where has peanut butter mousse been all my life? We then headed to Three Dots and a Dash where they do incredible cocktails in tiki glasses. We danced there for hours!
The following night was Valentines Day. We got up early in the morning to go to an Irish bar called Fado to watch the Ireland rugby match, that was seriously tense! We then did a bit of shopping before we went up to the 95th floor of the John Hancock building which has the most incredible view. The sun was starting to go down and everything looked amazing. We had booked to go to Public House for dinner and drinks. It’s one of my favourite bars I had been to before when I was in Chicago. There was about 50 of us there and it was a lot of fun! We headed out to Paris nightclub after and had the best time.
The next morning was all about a good breakfast and walking around the city.You can’t go to Chicago and not see the Bean after all! That was without a doubt the coldest day that we had in Chicago. There was flurries of snow and it kind of felt like we were being hit with ice when the wind blew! But on the upside, look how pretty everything looked! Seriously it was like walking through a postcard. It’s such a beautiful city in the snow.
The following week we just made sure to enjoy as much of our time there as possible. After two weeks of buffet style food, every meal in a restaurant was greeted with a huge amount of enthusiasm! Especially when there’s guac and cocktails involved! I had such an amazing time away with so many amazing people. There were so many occasions when I just thought about how lucky I was to be in one of my favourite cities with such a great group of people. No complaints here!
So I promise to not be so crappy with posting! I think the last while have been extreme circumstances so I should be back to normal posting from now on. I hope you’re all having a fantastic weekend!