Sunshine and Smiles

Sunshine and Smiles

Friday, January 11, 2013


Last week, I had the opportunity to go to Chicago for work. I hadn't ever been and it was at the TOP of my list, so I had to go! What an enchanting little city! I loved all the architecture so much. The brick, the buildings, the history- I couldn't get enough. Just walking around in the freezing cold, (which it turns out, I really enjoyed!) stopping in warm coffee shops, cute boutiques, and eating at restaurants that all had fireplaces made for a pretty special week!  I feel as though I was able to see a lot of neighborhoods, and since my boss grew up in Chicago, she took me to all the spots off the beaten path. My favorite neighborhood is called Wicker Park. It is east of downtown Chicago and is absolutely adorable with all of it's shops, restaurants, and bars on every corner. I can't wait to get back to the city with Dan. We want to try to go in the Summer so we can catch a Cubs game, take a boat ride along the river, and enjoy walks along the lake. Some pics from my trip:
Such a sweet romantic little restaurant!

Old Town 

View from the Shedd Aquarium across the lake

Old Esquire Theater- Gold Coast

We took a scenic drive along Lake Shore Drive- Northwestern University

Wicker Park

This is Sophia. She loves shopping. I have taught her well.

All smiles in the city!

Bundled up!

We had some great weather. 

Great little shop with delicious sandwiches and all my favorite wines for sale!

Wandering around Old Town. Wells St.

Baha'i Temple in Evanstan

Spice shop in Old Town

Sophia and me at lunch-Northside

A beautiful view across the lake!

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