New Year – Yes Please

I was a very happy lady to put the year 2012 behind me. Last year was one of the roughest years (so far) in my life. I’m really hoping that 2013 takes some pity on me and my family. We could all use a good year!

My first day of 2013 was spent watching the Huskers get beat in a bowl game. Not the way I really wanted to start the year but we always have next year, right?!?

I woke up in need for coffee so I dragged myself to Carribou and enjoyed a latte and cinnamon coffee cake, delicious!


I indulged in some deep dish pizza from giordanos for lunch. Definitly a heavy lunch but necessary (in my mind) when watching your team get beat the last game of the season :(


I hope everyone is having a great start to 2013!


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Holiday Picture – December 5, 2012 – The W

This “tree” at the W Hotel is easily the strangest tree I’ve seen this year:


Still not sure what it’s made of but it is an original.

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Holiday Picture – December 4, 2012 – Board of Trade

The Board of Trade building is art deco in design which I think is fun. For Christmas they decorate the lobbies with large wreaths and other festive decorations:


Another view:


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Holiday Picture – December 3, 2012 – Rush Marriott

I’ve lived in Chicago for awhile now and I’ve been to pretty much all the places on Michigan Ave., or so I thought. Patrick and I were walking around one night and decided we wanted a cocktail. We ducked into the nearest place which happened to be a Marriott Hotel. When I walked in I was surprised to see a place on Michigan Ave. that sells cocktails that I have not been. Crazy, I know!

The place was decked out with holiday decorations and the first one I saw was this scene:


At first I thought it was cool but than I read the sign next to it:


The entire thing is edible!

I would hate to be the baker of that project.

Happy Holidays!

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Holiday Picture – December 2, 2012 – Hotel Intercontinental

There are many decorated trees in Chicago this time of year. Just when you think you’ve seen the most amazing tree, you walk around the corner and see two more.

You can find one of these amazing trees in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel in downtown Chicago:


I love this time of year!


Where is the most beautifully decorated tree you have seen?

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