In Chicago we rented Divvy bikes and visited the Lake Michigan side. I adored getting another look on the city. It felt more of a local. I had made us sandwiches. We stopped whenever something interesting came up. Playing it all by ear. A pop into the botanical gardens crowned the fun filled day.
The biking day called for a relaxed chic outfit. So I went plaid. Layering seemed the perfect match with the windy city. Time with the Sweets. A new to me big city to roam about. A coffee stop. Relaxing here and there. That was what life needed. Batteries were loaded and sweet little memories made.
Back to Chicago… Here’s to the Bean! It’s really worth it venturing out to the Millennium Park and checking out the giant legume. There was a relaxed atmosphere. Folks just chilling and enjoying the spring day. I felt chirpy in my pink leggings. Spring days need that color boost.
We enjoyed seeing many colorful murals. Chicago is very much affected by the over the ground subway network flowing thru the city. We toured around the Loop Area and saw some interesting coffee shops. We also tasted Chicago’s famous Garrett’s American cheese-caramel corn pop corn mix.
Chicago made my mood pink. It boosted me in my desire to go on living and experiencing. I gave me a blast of fashion, city culture and encounters with new people. I walked a ton, drank a few sips and laughed endlessly.
Chillin’ times are so important. I learned to love me some red wine during my Parisian years. After a long day working or visiting out and about, I need some down time. I put ny feet up and just indulge. Recently I’ve fallen in love with a Netflix series Love. I just love Gus’ funky personality. It all happens in L.A. There’s hardy partying and love-looking.
Life’s been good recently. The sun is out more and more. I take longer walks and drink my coffee on the terrace. There’s nowhere else I need to be right now. Just here and now… Looking forward to what Quebec City has to offer in the upcoming weeks. I have an English speakers meet up organized for tomorrow. I’m also hosting a girls’ Glamour Night – my thrice a year tradition now – the following Friday.
Here’s to Chicago! Together with our funky group of Frenchies. The hubs and his work buddies. It’s interesting visiting the USA with French folks. You see our country from another perspective. The pictured moments took place during our first evening, fresh off the airport. We wanted to touch base with the Windy City by catching some lake breeze a hop away from our Airbnb rental.
Naturally my indulgence wouldn’t have been perfect without some Starbucks liquid TLC. I love those first evenings at a new travel destination. You are just so boosted. Everything is yet to come. Exciting adventures ahead.
I had been to Chicago twice before – but a long time ago. The city left me with a pleasant impression. There are definitely things to experience – comedy shows, park walks, renting Divvy bikes and some shopping, too. The most memorable event for me was the Architecture Tour on a river boat. The sun treated us to a gorgeous Saturday morning. We gave Chicago our undivided attention that its beauty duly deserved.
More Chicago moments to come…
I’m more known for my glamour-loving, sparkle-subjugated take on style. But, I do admit that being somewhat of a fashion victim, I usually end up caving in to a fad or two. I try to do that in moderation. I also strive on thinking how to integrate those latest hype Forever 21 pieces into my overall wardrobe in the long haul. I hate accumulating stuff, in general, so everything that enters my condo has a precise role and purpose.
Plaid shirts have been around long enough now to catch my attention, too. This one is from the aforementioned retail chain. I love me some regular doses of Forevah most likely because their name speaks to the core of my being. I have no intention on getting beyond the legal drinking age. Back to plaids though. I have a penchant for country music – don’t ask, so unexpected huh – and so dressing up cowgirl style kicks my style butt just the right way. The bygone weekend the hubs and I DIYed my pair of jeans, as well. Boy, was that fun.
Spring is pumping in my veins. Yesterday I walked over 3 hours, from a coffee meet with a new friend to a quick sub bite before a play – polished off with a nightly walk in the city back home. My legs want to go. I have no choice but to ride along. Yeehaw!
Spring is finding its way over here. But, spring looks very different in Canada. Yesterday was a beautiful, glistening day. I took advantage of my break in between clients, and ventured out for a long walk. I enjoyed pulling out my scarf, ear muffs and gloves. Peeling off layers is like rediscovering your body anew.
Today it’s snowing. The sky is overcast. From the look of it, it could be January as well as mid March. But I’ll take the weather as it comes. I won’t try to change anything. I’ll just open my arms and mind in acceptation. That’s the best way to go about it. I’d be ready to rock peep toe booties but it’ll have to wait. Just a little longer. I can create other pleasures. I’ll take another long stroll ending at my regular Starbucks. Taking refuge there with other snow enduring peeps gives us all a feeling of togetherness.
This look is my mid March Canadian mood. Ready for travels – New York and such – yet still finding a hiding place in black. Black is good. It’s chic and a sure value. The leather slacks give me the wanted edge.