Chicago Has My Heart

Y'all.  Last week I traveled to Chicago for my full time job.  I kicked it back into gear with a week full of meetings and training. I wanted to check Chicago off my bucket list but other than a hotdog, I wasn't really sure I would love the city.  I fell in love with this city though.  Chicago is beautiful(for a city).  A green landscaped city with tulips everywhere.  Tall beautiful buildings and architecture for miles and city life without the smog and rude people.  It has baseball, culture, good food and entertainment, and is pretty diverse too.  I am a HUGE FAN of clean cities, baseball, and friendly people which to me = Chicago!!! 

That IPhone 7+ depth effect with the portrait mode though? On point! Thanks and shoutout to my full time job co-worker Justine for taking this shot of me at "The Bean" and nearby the Bean on this side street.   Check out some other fun photos from my trip, I really had a great time, you can see it in my face! 

I jam packed everything critical for my Chicago visit into 4 days. Here's what I did and what I recommend every Chicago traveler put on their must-do list:

  • Visited the Skydeck At the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) at 104 floors high! 
  • Visited the Bean sculpture aka Cloud Gate  
  • Ate at Gibson's Steak House (YUM!) - I had scallops!  
  • I had a Chicago Dog at Portillos  (ok not really I ate like a bite of the actual hot dog itself but none of the toppings or bread...but I ordered a Chicago dog IN CHICAGO.) 
  • Road the "L" which is the Chicago city train 
  • Tried Deep Dish Pizza at Giordano's Pizza  (ate some cheese and sauce mostly) 
  • Enjoyed and admired the artwork at the Art Institute of Chicago (holy cow y'all I saw some Picasso in person, so awesome!) also saw some by one of my favorites, Georgia O'Keefe.  
  • Last but not least?! I WENT TO A CUBS GAME!! Go Cubbies! I'm a fan of all baseball, but that was so cool being at a Cubs game the year after they won the World Series.  What is not to love about baseball? Loud music, cheering, men in tight pants(wait,what?), green grass, mostly sunshine, cold beer, and so much more! 

Those were some of my favorite memories with some amazing people (too many to be named) and they sure do know how to make work fun.  They are like family to me.  I know I was there for my full time job, but seriously y'all it was worth sharing about. Meanwhile the question coming next is obvious, who wants to get married in Chicago? I'll do 50% off if you pay my travel and fees! It could be really awesome and fun!! 

This is a CHICAGO DOG.  See the LIME green relish? I only had half the hotdog meat, didn't eat the toppings sadly.

This is a CHICAGO DOG.  See the LIME green relish? I only had half the hotdog meat, didn't eat the toppings sadly.

Tulips everywhere in the city!

Tulips everywhere in the city!

I was over 100 Floors above the ground AND standing on a glass floor.  My blood pressure was through the roof.

I was over 100 Floors above the ground AND standing on a glass floor.  My blood pressure was through the roof.

The Cubs WON! I got a new hat too. 

The Cubs WON! I got a new hat too. 

XOXO,

Jessica 

P.S. Sweeties I ate Buffalo Chicken Meatballs for lunch today. Only 2.  Then I finished it off later with a protein shake....getting curious about why? I'll share soon! 

That iPhone 7+ Depth Effect though?? It looks like almost DSLR quality, Cray.

That iPhone 7+ Depth Effect though?? It looks like almost DSLR quality, Cray.

I felt like a model the way my co-worker was taking my photo, so of course I was laughing about it.

I felt like a model the way my co-worker was taking my photo, so of course I was laughing about it.

Jessica Lail

It's Your Day Wedding Coordinator, Harrisonburg, VA, USA