Chicago was awesome to say the least. It was my first time really seeing the city and I was blown away. (Get it, the Windy City? Blown away? hahahaha...ok, I'll stop now.) But really, any place that is famous for hot dogs, pizza, and Oprah is A-OK with me.
One of the things that's impressive about Chicago is the architecture. I absolutely fell in love with the Tribune Tower. Why don't we build buildings like that anymore?
My friends Meredith, Katerina, and I took an architectural boat tour of Chicago. Now that's how you see a city. The tour even took us out on Lake Michigan for a full view of Chi-town.
Of course, we also saw other Chicago favs, including Wrigley Field, Marshall Fields, and Millennium Park. Ok, I have to admit I went a little crazy in Millenium Park...why? Mainly because of this thing:
Cloud Gate, or "the Bean" as I like to call it, is this huge reflective bean-shaped art installation in the middle of the park. The possibilities for wacky picture taking are endless...
There was also the Crown Fountain. This fountain was amazing. It had two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of a shallow reflecting pool. And it projected faces of people from Chicago. About every ten minutes the faces formed on "O" with their mouths and water spurts out. Cool, right?
And of course, my trip to Chicago was not complete until I attended the Renegade Craft Fair. It was so inspiring to see the wares of independent artists. Maybe someday I could be a booth-worthy crafter. But in the meantime I can settle for shopping. I picked up a couple of fab things...
You can take a peek inside my shopping bag here and here.
I think Chicago was definitely my kind of town and I will definitely be back.