Hey all! Chicago was amazing! It was so much fun to spend 3 days with my closest friends in such a great city. We had all been there before, so we didn't do much sightseeing. Instead, we shopped, walked, ate, dressed up, drank fancy drinks, and shared many many laughs. I am still recovering from the little sleep I got this weekend!!
We got into Chicago around noon on Friday, took the train downtown where we met up with our friend Meghan who had flown out the day before. Her dad works in Chicago, so he graciously let us stay in his apartment. We had a late lunch and then headed down to the move theater for SATC! Meghan had already bought our tickets, but we still had to wait in line for over an hour just to get into the theater. The movie was amazing, I loved every minute of it. By the time, the movie was over, it was dinner time. We went to Dick's Last Resort, a chain of restaurants that specialize in rude service. The server also makes hats for everyone that say inappropriate things about you. For example, the bride-to-be's hat said: Getting married cause I'm knocked up. The food wasn't that great, but the atmosphere was fun and we had a lot of laughs. After dinner we went back to the apartment to change and freshen up and went back out for drinks.
Saturday morning, four of us woke up early and hit the apartment gym for some cardio. Once everyone was showered and ready to go it was lunch time, so we decided to have some famous deep dish Chicago pizza at Pizano's. We ordered Mark's Special: tomatoes, garlic and basil. Oh my gosh, this pizza was delicious. I could taste the pool of oil and grease in my mouth. I was stuffed after one slice. But went back for a little more ;) After lunch we walked off the food (ha I wish!) by going to Millennium Park, and shopping along Michigan Ave. We didn't get back to the apartment until 6:30! We made cocktails and got ready for dinner. We had dinner reservations at 7:45 at the Italian Village. It was a cute and romantic restaurant, with very good food. I ordered the Caprese salad because that's what I was craving, but I had bites of everyone else's food. And then I ate most of a chocolate mousse type dessert. After dinner, we went back to the apartment for some more fun before going to Wrigleyville. We went to Barley Corn, where the line was a block long. However, the 7 of us got in right away since we were a bachelorette party. It was an extremely fun night. We danced the night away, until the lights came on at 3 am. We all drank too much. I even took shots, something that I haven't done in years! Oh well, the next morning I remembered why I prefer to only have 1 or 2 drinks.
Sunday was spent recovering, cleaning up the apartment and packing. We headed to the airport around 2, all sad to be coming home. Overall, a great weekend that I will always remember!