FRIDAY FEATURES: Chicago Photo Journal

FRIDAY FEATURES: Chicago Photo Journal

I love Chicago. This week, I was lucky enough to have a quick, overnight trip there for some training for work and I tried taking some photos to document my short adventure. 

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 Carry on necessities: at least two puzzle books, a book for reading, pens/pencils in a fun pencil pouch, and gum.  

Carry on necessities: at least two puzzle books, a book for reading, pens/pencils in a fun pencil pouch, and gum.  

 A dedicated pocket for snacks.  

A dedicated pocket for snacks.  

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At the Minneapolis/Saint Paul airport, there's a "Food Truck Alley." So fun!

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 Lake Michigan looks so tropical! 

Lake Michigan looks so tropical! 

 Ahh, the traffic.  

Ahh, the traffic.  

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My home for the evening.  

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 I loved the leather hardware on this cabinet!

I loved the leather hardware on this cabinet!

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 ...and more leather details. The leather-wrapped handrails in the lobby were fabulous

...and more leather details. The leather-wrapped handrails in the lobby were fabulous

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We dined at the hotel that evening. Turns out The James Chicago has lovely rooms, great food, and amazing light fixtures.

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 I'll admit, I was way too hungry to remember to take photos of my dinner. After inhailing a delicious roasted corn bisque and filet mignon, I could finally focus on this super fun take on the classic sundae. 

I'll admit, I was way too hungry to remember to take photos of my dinner. After inhailing a delicious roasted corn bisque and filet mignon, I could finally focus on this super fun take on the classic sundae. 

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After dinner, my friend and I ventured out on the town, trying to squeeze as much Chicago into our trip as our 24 hours would allow.  A nice walk and fun drink=success. 

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 I even like the scaffolding in Chicago! 

I even like the scaffolding in Chicago! 

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 What a great name!

What a great name!

 After the training, we had about two hours before heading to the airport. That meant exploring downtown and checking out our favorite boutiques.  

After the training, we had about two hours before heading to the airport. That meant exploring downtown and checking out our favorite boutiques.  

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 Aaaaand, back to the airport.  

Aaaaand, back to the airport.  

 Not our most luxurious meal of the trip, but you really can't go wrong with some pizza, salad, and good company.  

Not our most luxurious meal of the trip, but you really can't go wrong with some pizza, salad, and good company.  

 Fact: a little bit of Stella (with olives, of course) is the perfect pre-flight beverage. 

Fact: a little bit of Stella (with olives, of course) is the perfect pre-flight beverage. 

Believe it or not, that's just a fraction of the photos I took on this whirlwind trip. Hope you've enjoyed them! Check out our Pinterest board for fun travel necessities as well as a slew of other fun fashion musts for clothing and accessories!


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