chicago snapshots

Thursday, May 08, 2014


Two weekends ago, Tyler and I headed to Chicago for a weekend get away. We wanted to go somewhere for a long weekend for a fun trip for the two of us. We were between Nashville and Chicago and ended up deciding on Chicago. We chose Chicago because we would not have to worry about a rental car. There was also a marathon taking place in Nashville the same weekend, so almost every hotel was sold out! Tyler had not been to Chicago since he was younger. I went with my mom for a shopping trip about three years ago but had not been back since.

We arrived in Chicago early on Saturday morning so we had the whole day ahead of us. First stop was Navy Pier. It was fun to see but not a whole for us to do there. There was quite a bit of construction going on while we there. It's a Chicago Landmark so it is definitely worth the visit, though!  We had nice weather, so the walk was nice and it was neat to see. After, we went to The Signature Lounge which is a bar 96 floors up in the Hancock Building. It has 360 degree views of Chicago. We were able to get a seat right by the window. We ended up staying for a couple hours just talking and enjoying the view. The pomegranate mojito is delicious and I highly recommend it if you stop there!

views of the chicago sky line

pictures at the navy pier in chicago

That evening, we went out to dinner at Hub 51. We ordered a couple different things, but we loved the sushi! After dinner we went out to a couple bars. We were able to see one of my good friends from high school, Abbey, while we were in town! She took us to a great bar called Bub City. It is a country bar so the atmosphere is really fun!  Order the Back Porch Tea to drink when you go there : ). 


Sunday was more exploring. We went to Millennium Park and shopped on the mile! That evening we went out to dinner at Big Bowl. Tyler and I both agree this is the best meal we ate while in Chicago! We ordered stir fry for dinner and cheesecake for dessert.... so yummy! Afterwards we went to see Divergent. Tyler and I almost never go to movies so this was very out of the ordinary for us! (Now that I have seen the movie I can finally read the second book, haha.) 

pictures at the bean in chicago
pictures at the bean in chicago

We had a late afternoon flight back to Kansas City on Monday. We slept in, shopped some more, and went out to lunch! We had such a fun weekend just exploring a new city together. 

chicago theater

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  1. nice pics!

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    xx

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  2. That looks so fun! My Hubs and I are going to hop a train up there next month for a weekend. it's only 4 hours from Cincinnati. Let me know if you ever head to the Queen City though Darcy and I'll show you around!
    -Ash
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  3. What a great little get away! Sometimes that is just what you need. Were headed there this fall!

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  4. how I wish I would have a long weekend with my beau too! <3


    Love,
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  5. Nice pics!!!!
    Marina
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  6. Darcy, I'm so happy you had such a lovely weekend... such beautiful memories for you both. ♡

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  7. I bet you guys had a blast and looking great at it.
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  8. That looks like a lot of fun! Love the photos!!
    -Beth
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  9. Looks like you had a great time in Chicago. It's one of my favorite cities. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Looks like an amazing weekend getaway! I'm jealous! :) Looks like you guys had awesome weather too!

    <3, Pamela
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  11. I've never been to Chicago but have heard nothing but WONDERFUL things about the city! Glad you had a great time. XO

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  12. Yay!! I've been waiting for this post!! Looks like you had so much fun! I've never been to Chicago before! I want to go so bad!

    <3 Shannon
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  13. It looks like you had such a lovely time.
    Beautetude

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  14. cute! Love the pics- I've never been!! xoxo

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  15. Sooo cool- I've never been to Chicago (can you believe it? It's so close!) but I really want to go sometime soon. What a fun weekend!

    -Ashley
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  16. Looks like such a fun trip! I'm thinking blogger meet up in Chicago? ;)

    xo Kylie

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  17. Great trip and place dear :D

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  18. Aww! Nice snapshots. :) Looks lovely!

    x Angela
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  19. Great pics! I've never been to Chicago and I hope to go there one day!
    Kisses
    Oriana

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  20. I recommend going to the Second City in Chicago, it's a sketch comedy and improv theater (where people like TIna Fey got their start). It's so much fun!
    -Alex
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  21. Such a fun weekend! I LOVE Bub City - next time you have to eat there too, so good! - and Big Bowl might honestly be my favorite restaurant ever. Every time we have new visitors I take them to Big Bowl :) My vote is for the next weekend trip to be in Charleston! That is where my husband and I are spending our first anniversary in July, we've never been either!

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  22. Looks like you had a fun time.

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  23. Thx for the comment in my blog, now I´following your :)´
    Amazing photos and you have a great day.
    kiss
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  24. This looks like such a fun little getaway! I grew up in Michigan so I've gone to Chicago my entire life but my husband has never been so I can't wait to take him one day!

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  25. I love this! One of my best friends just moved back to Chicago and I cannot wait to go visit! xo

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  26. So cool that you saw Divergent while in Chicago! Now that you have seen the movie you can read my movie review of it! hahahaahahhaha And I want to visit Chicago so badly! So I am glad you had a good time!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
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  27. you guys had an awesome time! good for you! i've only been to Chicago on really quick excursions. i would shop on Michigan Avenue. There's so much to do there.
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  28. aww looks like such a fun time!! matt loves chicago and i only went once, in college for a quick conference so i didn't get to see that much.

    definitely want to visit it again!

    xo mk
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  29. Chicago is definitely on my list of cities to visit, but next up is San Francisco (in August, woohoo). Thanks for sharing! Hope all is well.

    If you can, join me tomorrow for the first ever School Of Life linkup. Big or small, life has so many lessons for us. I've teamed up with some great girls and we hope to school each other a bit :)

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  30. Hey there!!! So I was just looking around your blog and of course had to check out your vacations page....totally surprised when I saw your picture of you and Abbey. She's my cousin! Haha such a small world. Can't wait to read more of your blog :)

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