Roadtrip: Chicago


Back in December, man friend and I packed up a few essentials (eye masks + wine) and embarked on a little road trip to Chicago. Christmastime in Chicago is one of the most magical places and now that I live a few hours away. I’m thinking about making it an annual tradition.

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I’m working on a post recapping our weekend (yes, I know I’m 4 months behind) and sharing where we ate, the coffee shops I stumbled upon, and the incredible stay we had at The Kimpton Gray. This place was unreal; from the room decor to the rooftop bar and restaurant. There’s also a Starbucks in the building and the customer service was exceptional – and I mean absolutely exceptional. More on that later…



I’m bringing this up now because I’m headed back this coming weekend for a girls’ trip and looking for all the recommendations I can get. Brunch spots, coffee houses, nail salons, boutique shopping, places with great views (looking at you, Cindy’s Rooftop), places with great cheese fries… You name it, I’m interested. I took to the streets instastories yesterday for your recommendations so I’ll leave that list below. I’d love to include any other spots that are on your list – share them in the comments on this blog post or comment on this Instagram post from yesterday. I’ll be sure to share everything in a blog post and promise it won’t take 4 months this time…

• Cindy’s Rooftop

• Tied House

• The Gage

• Streeterville Beatrix

• Gather

• Summer House

• Wild Berry

• Mable’s Table*

• Atwood

• Somerset

• Au Cheval*

* multiple recommendations

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