Thursday, May 19, 2011

chicago: go green

For several reasons, Chicago is my favorite big city.
I've been fortunate to find myself there 2 or 3 times a year, with the last time being this past October. Read here.
Window seat at Hotel Monaco

After dinner drinks with co-workers and our client

Giordano's delivery is a must!

Yellow tulips are my fav! These ones, seeking out the light, seem to be telling a story...

Hot Doug's - 1 of Anthony Bourdain's 13 Places To Eat Before You Die

"The Dog with All the Trimmings: Nuff Said" is what I ordered. It was the most amazing Chicago-style hot dog I've ever had in my life with mustard, relish, tomatoes and a pickle all for $1.75!

I love me The Bean!

Millenium Park

So long Chicago... until next time............


  1. first I have to say I love how you dress. So so so cute!

    I can't believe I have never been to Chicago... but I'm drooling over that pizza so maybe I need to change that.

    totally jealous of all the cool places you get to go


  2. love the brown boots in the pic by the window...

    and those hot dogs just made me seriously hungry... :)

    new follower btw...

  3. Next time you need to try out The Weiner Circle. Great hot dogs, and has been featured on (I believe) Food Network. I've heard great things about Hot Doug's too. I am going to have to check it out. :)

  4. You seriously have the most fun!

  5. Thanks for sharing! I've never been to Chicago, but now I'm wanting to venture there!

  6. Fun! I've never been but would love to visit sometime! Cute pictures!

  7. never been to Chicago, but I'm going this fall!! woohoo!!! You will have to tell me (besides this post) the best things to do there.

    also, HOW do you stay skinny. I need an answer here. I mean, what with the cocktails and food and hot dogs, HOW DO YOU STAY SKINNY?


  8. love Chicago. I worked there for a law firm...wonderful time. just read your comment about Arnold...agree! and just saw you have another blog "an authentic me" - love the name

    lovely greetings from Germany


  9. LOVE Chicago! Definitely gotta have the famous pizza while there. Lou Malnati's is my fav for-sure!

  10. Chicago...I have neevr been but have been wanting to go for a while now! Love the pics. And yeah that hot dog looks SO good right about now....I would so tear one of those bad boys up!! New follower just wanted to say hi!!

  11. Hopefully next time your there I will finally be living there. Right now I seem to be up there every 2 weeks for meetings work, so that's a step closer. :)

  12. I've never been to Chicago, but now I want to go and have a hot doug!

  13. HI-
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