TRAVEL DIARY: CHICAGO 2021

8.09.2021

 

Happy Monday everyone! We just visited Chicago this past week and Keven and I were asking ourselves why it took us so long to visit. We absolutely LOVED it there! As ya'll know we are huge city people and Chicago is now one of our favorite cities. It was so beautiful, very clean and just great vibes. I couldn't believe how beautiful the water was. We were there for a day in a half so we saw as much as we could. Chicago is a very walkable city. We walked everywhere and took an Uber twice since the deep dish pizza place we wanted to try was just a little too far out of the city. We stayed in the financial district which was fine but next time I would stay somewhere more centralized. I loved everything we saw in Chicago but I think my favorite part was the Navy Pier. 



Places we saw

Navy Pier- What a beautiful area in Chicago! Loved the city skyline as well as Lake Michigan. 

Chicago Riverwalk- If you like a scenic route the riverwalk is a must. Next time I would love to cruise the riverwalk in a boat.

Millennium Park & The Bean- Great park and such a cool a cool sculpture! 

The Chicago Theatre- Iconic sign, must see! Beautiful during the day and night.

The Chicago Art Institute- Sad we didn't get to go inside and check it out due to timing but definitely next time!

Magnificent Mile- If you want to shop or even window shop definitely check it out.


Places we ate at

Portillo's- We had to try a Chicago style hotdog. We were pretty skeptical because of the toppings but surprisingly it was actually really good!

Pequod's Pizza- We really liked their deep dish. The caramelized crust was great and the sauce had flavor. It wasn't ginormous, it was perfect for two people. 

Au Cheval- Such a popular burger joint and we had a few friends that recommended this place. It was an hour wait but totally worth it- burger was so delish! I highly recommend trying this place out. The only thing is you cannot make a reservation. You have to go to the restaurant and get in line to put your name on the list then wait until your table is ready.

Wildberry Pancakes and Cafe- If you're a pancake lover come here!! The signature berry bliss pancakes are probably the best pancakes I've ever had in my life. They were thin but fluffy and the vanilla anglaise, blackberry coulis, berry mascarpone, & fresh berries is what made it so delish!!

Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken- They are know for their donuts and chicken sandwiches.

Venteux Brasserie, Cafe & Oyster Bar- We came here for some yummy french pastries.

Garrett Popcorn- If you're a popcorn lover this is a must! It's bougie popcorn but totally worth it. We got the cheddar and caramel mix and OMG, yum!




                                       

We are already wanting to go back! Hopefully next year we can visit again and get to see things we weren't able to see and of course try out other yummy food places. Have you been to Chicago? If so what was your favorite part or a place you recommend to eat? Would love to hear! 

Have a great week xo

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58 comments:

  1. These photos make me feel as if I'm actually there! I would love to visit one day! That pink dress is super cute!

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  2. So sunny and fun city! I'd love to visit it!
    Cool photos!
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    S
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  3. So fun! I've always wanted to visit!

    Shauna

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  4. It's such a fun city for sure Nina. We haven't been in years, but there's always so much to do and see.
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    Jodie
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    1. Absolutely! I already want to go back and explore some more.

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  5. I love Chicago, what a great trip and it looks like you had perfect weather, too! Your floral dress is gorgeous. =)

    I hope you are having a great week so far!

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  6. It looks like such a great trip! you got some really nice photos and that floral dress you wore is adorable! What a cute piece for summer :)

    Hope your week is off to a good start :)

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    1. Thanks Mica! I absolutely love this dress, it was so comfy!

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  7. So glad you visited my hometown! Best city in the world. :) Looks like you had perfect weather. Love your dress too!

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  8. It is the best city, i love all your photos!!

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  9. Oh how exciting to get to travel here, I went to Chicago once on a work trip I use to work for the publishers of Michigan Avenue magazine but I was only there for 2 days wished I could have stayed longer. It was so funny but the photo editor and i were like we recognizing all these places. LOVE your photos! Your trip looked amazing!

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    1. Oh how cool! Chicago is seriously such a nice city. Hope you get to visit again!

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  10. I really hope I can make it to Chicago this summer!!

    Jennifer
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  11. I would absolutely love to visit Chicago.
    I love the buildings views and the lake view is amazing.
    And I would love to try theses pop corns. They sound delicious !
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    Margot
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  12. Chicago really is such a fun city- this post is making me want to go back!

    -Ashley
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  13. This looks like such a great trip, I've always wanted to go to Chicago but haven't been yet. I love your dress too! It looks so cute and summery x

    Sophie
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    1. Thanks Sophie! I've been living in dresses this summer. Hope you get to visit Chicago one day.

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  14. I live in St. Louis, so Chicago isn't super far... but, we haven't been there since 2017! We really need to go back soon. I love their deep dish pizza!

    Carrie
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  15. That water is so beautiful! Love all these photos, Chicago is on my to-visit list for sure x

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    1. I'm so glad we went. Hope you get to check it off your list soon!

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  16. This looks like such an amazing trip! I have never been to Chicago, but your photos really make me want to visit! (And those pancakes look amazing!)
    Julia x
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    1. Oh you would love it Julia. Hope you get to visit one day.

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  17. This travel diary is wonderful. And it makes me want to visit there as well. Just love your photos. http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2021/08/chanels-take-on-modernism-6-bags-im.html

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  18. Very beautiful pictures and you are so pretty!
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  19. Favorite city. I lived there for 4 years a while back. Went back in 2019 for my best friend's wedding. Such a fun city to explore!

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  20. Absolutely loved Chicago when I visited a few years ago! Beautiful pics! xx

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  21. I've always wanted to visit Chicago! Looks beautiful there!

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  22. So fun to see the city through your eyes! It looks like a wonderful trip!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  23. Thanks Kathrine! OMG one of my fav cities now :)

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  24. Thanks Kathrine! OMG one of my fav cities now :)

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  25. Thanks Kathrine! OMG one of my fav cities now :)

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  26. Thank you hun! Hope you get to visit one day.

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  27. Thank you hun! Hope you get to visit one day.

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  28. Aww I'm so glad you enjoyed Chicago! And I'm so happy you actually went to Pequods for deep dish - it's where us locals like to go!

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    1. We loved it! So glad we went there and now knowing thats where locals go is even better :)

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