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Windy City Recap

I had a blast exploring Chicago this weekend with my girlfriends! We went for the St. Patrick's Day festivities, and stayed for the Italian food, and WOW is there a ton of good food.

Our first stop when we arrived on Saturday was the rooftop at LondonHouse. This chic restaurant/bar offers incredible views of the river which is famously dyed green for St. Patty's Day weekend. I would highly recommend this spot for a few rooftop drinks (although this Florida girl would've enjoyed it more in the summer).

Saturday night we made reservations at Siena Tavern which is owned by Fabio Viviani for all of you Top Chef fans out there. We loved the vibe and the food!

We started Sunday off right with brunch and plenty of mimosas at Fig & Olive in the Gold Coast luxury shopping district. If you want to feel like Carrie Bradshaw for the day this is the spot. Between the wall of windows and elevated living room atmosphere, we could have stayed there sipping drinks all day.

After brunch, we decided to tackle some sight-seeing (my personal favorite thing to do in any city besides eat haha!). After SO MANY pictures at Cloud Gate aka "The Bean", we took a trip up 103 floors to the Skydeck at Willis Tower. I have to admit, while this was an amazing experience I wish someone would have warned me that they only give you 60 seconds in the glass observation box. As terrible as it sounds, I felt so pressured to capture a good picture that I missed out on the views. Still, I think it's a must-see when you visit and I'm glad that we took advantage of the opportunity!

Sunday evening, we opted for an Italian dinner at RPM. If you like pasta + pizza, you have to give this place a try (sorry I didn't get pics of this one!). Afterwards, we took a swing at Chicago nightlife and visited another rooftop bar at The Godfrey Hotel where we made some friends from California, and then made our way to Tao Chicago.

After a long night, we couldn't go home without a Chicago "Dog", so we stopped at Portillo's for a hotdog and cheese fries (don't judge!).

On our last day in the city, we brunched (again) at The Hampton Social which was one of my favorite spots. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is prime for boosting your Instagram feed - peep the Rosé All Day sign below!

We also wandered a bit outside of the city to see Wrigley Field and conquer some shopping. I promise I'm anything but a huge baseball fan, but I loved Wrigley and had some of the most memorable moments here.

I hope you all get the chance to make it to Chicago if you haven't already! It's a beautiful city with so much to offer. And please comment with anything you loved about Chi-Town, because I already can't wait to go back!


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