Friday, October 7, 2011

Chicago trip - Day 2

Friday, we got up bright and early and headed out for some shopping browsing on Michigan Ave. There were many beautiful things, but at almost 10% sales tax and with us trying to save money, I didn’t go crazy. I did get some makeup goodies, but that’s about it. We also took a walk down by Lake Shore Drive because the waves on Lake Michigan were roaring. I even saw a story about it on the local news that morning that some bikers and joggers were wiped out by the waves crashing up over the roads and onto the streets. It was quite a sight to be seen and it looked more like an ocean than a lake.


Huge waves down by Lake Shore Drive

We then visited the Hershey store to warm up with a hot chocolate and then headed to Saks. The incredibly sweet salesgirl starting trying a new blush on me and that turned into her applying mascara, liner…the works. She made me look nice though and I certainly appreciated it since I was on vacation.

Me outside the Hershey store!

For lunch, we went to Su Casa because we were craving Mexican. It’s really the only place we went the entire time that wasn’t on our list and were pleasantly surprised by the good service and inexpensive prices, especially for a restaurant in the heart of downtown. My margarita was downright delicious!

Us at Su Casa

From lunch we headed to Barney’s and then to the Hermes store. I’ve been wanting to try a sample of their Ambre Narguile perfume for a very long time and the girl in the store was more than willing to give me one and offer me another scent of my choosing (I got the Iris Ukiyoe). Both smell fantastic and the Ambre Narguile is a perfect scent for fall, though I’d never pay for my own bottle of this (I believe it’s $195 a bottle!).

From shopping we headed back to The Allerton to collect our bags and cabbed it over to our new hotel right in the heart of the theatre district. We got settled in, took a nap and then I finally got to go to Sprinkles to try my first cupcake from them. It was worth the wait and absolutely delish! We headed back to the hotel to await the arrival of our good friends Amy & Chad. We caught up for a bit and then headed out to dinner at Chicago Pizza Oven Grinder & Co. I really wanted to go to this place because I saw it on the Travel channel as being #1 of the Top 10 Cheesiest Eats in the county for their Pizza Pot Pie. It was really good and a hit with Geof too. I wouldn’t say it’s the best thing I’ve ever had, but it was definitely worth the visit. From dinner, we headed to Miller’s Pub because it was close to our hotel. It was an interesting place and we saw a guy in a suit that looked like he’d been there since happy hour fall flat on the floor off of his bar stool. Yikes.


Us with Chad & Amy at Chicago Pizza Oven Grinder & Co.

Pizza Pot Pie

I just have one more Chicago post and then it will be back to business as usual!


Lindsey said...

Fun!!!! And oh my goodness, that pizza pot pie looks incredible!

PinkSass said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh the pizza pot pie! How good was it? Preston and I saw it on a TV show once and we are determined to get it!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I haven't been to Chicago in years...I think it's time to go back. I love the idea of a pizza pot pie. Pizza is one of my favorite foods! TGIF

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

I love just driving down Lake Shore Drive...I need to go again. You've seen more of Chicago than I have and I've been there tons of times, how pathetic! lol

Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said...

p.s. that came out wrong, I meant I was pathetic for not having seen as much of Chi town and I've been there enough I should have...the way I worded it above was rude :-(

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Not gonna lie, I want to lick my screen right now. That pizza looks SO good!! YUM!

I love that ring in the first pic - of course I love everything you are wearing because you are super stylish - but that ring is amazing!

So happy you were able to make a vacation out of the premiere. You deserved it :)

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

Pizza Pot pie??? OMG.. looks delish.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

That pizza looks like heaven! I love the Hershey store! xo

t said...

Nice outfit!

Carly said...

You have officially made me want to go to Chicago STAT...I had a trip planned about a year ago...had to cancel due to a family emergency and never rebooked...I NEED to..I have heard the shopping is incredible.
LOVE your OOTD- that Missoni sweater is FABULOUS girl.

Carly said...

oh and can we talk about the pizza pot pie...OMG

Miss K said...

what a great trip! that pizza pot pie look delish!

Dana said...

The pizza pot pie looks rich