Our first ever trip with my college girlfriends and our mini mes. We stayed in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and were treated to spring temps during our long weekend in Chicago.
Hads and I arrived a day early to spend the morning at American Girl Doll’s flagship store on Michigan Avenue. She’d been anticipating meeting Julie since around Christmas and the day did not disappoint. We arrived just after opening so we practically had the store to ourselves. Overwhelmed, she didn’t know which direction to go first. She’s been diligently saving her pennies the past few months and had her list in hand.
And of course, as with all our trips, we made it a point to hit some good restaurants.
Hadley experienced her first taste of Chicago-style pizza at Lou Manati’s.
Mandatory brunch at Nookies. Chicago has hundreds of B.Y.O.B. restaurants which I think is such a novel idea. Cheers to two rounds of mimosas for under $10. Would love for the trend to catch on in Portland.
We spent a long sunny afternoon at Maggie Daley Park in the heart of downtown. Hadley’s fav? Sliding down a slide with her back airborne the entire ride. Must return in the winter months to experience the Ice Ribbon.
It was so sweet to see our daughters bond and play together…
Rooftop dance party on the last night…