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November 13, 2015

Travel Diary: Girl's Weekend in Chicago

Happy Friday, friends! I can't believe another weekend is here (although I'm very pleased about it). This time last week I was hanging in Chicago with my friends for a fun girl's weekend. Let's just say my coat finally made it out of the closet for the first time in over a year and I wasn't mad about it!

If you're planning a girl's adventure in Chi Town then here are a few suggestions for eats and fun stops, including the BEST taco place you've ever eaten at: 

Chicago Weekend Travel Guide

eats + drinks 

floriole cafe - the cutest little bakery/brunch spot in Lincoln Park. The food is superb and the two-floor open floor plan is gorgeous. 

velvet taco - you guys, these are the best and most unique tacos EVER. Basically anything you could put into a sandwich (and more) they can put in a taco. My favorite was the Tikka Masala. #todiefor I've been dreaming about these tacos since I left and want to convince them to bring one to LA.

momataro izakaya - below Momataro there is the "Izakaya" portion of the restaurant which has delicious Japanese street food. Definitely get the ramen and the gyozos; they're beyond yum. Also the cocktails are to-die-for. 

cindy's - rooftop bar above the Chicago Athletic Association. It's kind of sceney but the cocktails are superb and the views are insane - literally panoramic views of Millennium Park, the Art Institute, and Lake Michigan.

shopping + fun

nordstrom - okay, I know Nordstrom isn't a new thing but the Michigan Ave. location is EPIC. It has a Louboutin pop-in shop and I may have come home with these

zara - if you're going to be at Nordstrom then pop into the Zara around the corner. I always love to see what different Zara locations have to offer because sometimes it's a whole new world.  

restoration hardware - this isn't any RH it's the MAMA of all RH's (see here + here). Think 5 floors of gorgeous product that all link into a center restaurant flanked with chandeliers and greenery. I mean, I can't. It's nuts! My tip: go put your name in at resto (the wait is long) and then grab a coffee from the coffee bar and explore the 5 floors of beautifulness while you wait. 

Soul Cycle - when in Chicago I always try to take my friend Hallie's  soul cycle class because she's bomb.com. Best. Cardio. Ever!

If you're looking for more fun weekend trips, check out my other travel diaries below:

{New Orleans // Hicksville Trailer Palace + Joshua Tree // Miami // Dallas // Big Sur}

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