Hello from a gorgeous and unbelievably warm Chicago...in March! We could not have asked for a better winter to break us into this whole northern/midwest/snow thing! We have seriously been blessed. I think the Lord wanted us to really like it here and give it a shot--Now we are getting a great spring and summer in to sell us on it, and then winter #2 won't be so bad!!! :) At least that's what we are hoping for!
We are having a blast and loving getting involved in all this city has to offer. We have been to some fabulous restaurants--RL (Ralph Lauren's restaurant) is quickly becoming one of our favorites for lunch, but only when we have fancy guests in town. We also recently took advantage of restaurant week, where 4 and 5 star restaurants offer a prix fixe menu for a much lower price and we ate at the chef's table at Table 52. Table 52 is SO SO SO delicious and is owned by Art Smith, who was Oprah's chef! It is an absolute delight for a southerner in the city!!
One of the coolest new bars in the city is the Pump Room. They recently did a complete renovation of the bar and hotel and it is AH-MAZING. It oozes character and history--is those walls could talk!!! I mean, Frank Sinatra hung out here back in the day! It was the PLACE to be and is a must see. They have fabulous cocktails and champagne (pinkies up!) and there is some definite eye candy to boot, if you know what we mean! :)
As newcomers to this fabulous city, we are still learning our way around and still have loads of bars, pubs, restaurants, and SHOPS to visit! In the meantime, we figured we needed a little city chic photoshoot to give us a little more urban feel! Why not, right?! So, we thought we would share some funny out takes from the sessions. We laughed a lot and as most of you know, we don't ever take ourselves too seriously. The good ones will soon be on our site, but for now...ENJOY!
Nico and Lala