On Thursday I headed up to Chicago to visit my sister-in-law for a girls weekend. We don't get together much and it was so much fun catching up and pampering ourselves!
We stayed at the Abbey Resort near Lake Geneva in Wisconsin for two nights before heading back to Chicago. Lake Geneva has a cute little downtown area so we explored that area for a day and got our nails done at the Jasmine Salon.
We also headed out to Staller Estate Winery, which was such a charming winery and reminded me a little of our winery trips in Virginia. The vineyards were surrounded by cornstalks and the tasting room was in a pretty red barn.
It was weird not being able to drink wine at the winery, but I'm pretty sure I ate my weight in bread and cheese. My sister-in-law and her friend who joined us said the wine was really delicious. Thanks ladies, just rub it in!
After doing some shopping at a huge indoor outlet mall we headed back towards Chicago for a quick day of sightseeing. We walked around Millenium Park before heading to North Beach.
|Some water fountain face thing? Mama needed a break at this point, Chicago is HUGE!|
|Have I mentioned I hate photos by myself? #Nerd|
The skyline was gorgeous and I honestly cannot get over how massive the city of Chicago is! I managed to have some Portillo's italian beef and Gino's deep dish pizza. Yum! I wish we had more time to explore and hit up some more of the restaurant recommendations y'all shared... definitely next time!
|Lots of jazz music being played and the scent of weed in the air. Nice.|