WEEKEND IN CHICAGO!

Hello everyone, 



Fourteen years later and I'm back in the city I once used to call home... CHICAGO! The kind of city which quickly made me believe in better and bigger things. That's why it will always have a special place in my heart!!!
💗 Even more special was the fact that my sister and I got to attend my best friend's wedding (we went to junior high school together). Truly, the most FUN wedding I've ever been to. Abby, if you're reading this... lots of besos y abrazos from us and we can't wait to see you in Vegas in the near future!!!


This weekend trip couldn't have gone any better! There I was, able to visit new monuments like the Millennium Park, while remembering old places, smells and streets. It felt both so different and in many ways the same as before. One of the first things that shocked me was how green it was and that people actually walked around their suburb. This is something you would rarely see in Las Vegas. 


So, with the three days we had, we walked hours and hours through Downtown sightseeing...in the wind, rain and sunshine (you can feel almost all four seasons in one day, only in Chicago).😜 






      
If you've never been to Chicago and want a few suggestions of places to visit/see on your first visit to the windy city, here are my recommendations: 

1. The Skydeck-Willies Tower: View the whole city from 103 floor. Breathtaking scenery you won't ever forget with panoramic views left and right, up and down. Admission is $25 per person. We got to do this on the last day, a few hours before heading to the airport to catch our plane back home. 

2. The Cloud Gate- Mostly known as The Bean: The city is known for this popular sculpture where it's the number one tourist attraction. Expect lots of people and fun mirror reflections for cool shots. With no sleep, that's where we headed right away... the minute we landed. Also, while there, be sure to try the Chicago style hot-dogs. So good! I still remember the way they tasted!

3. The Chicago Riverwalk: You can walk the trail of this river and have a good time to really enjoy the sky high buildings and the busy streets of Chi-Town. You can even book a boat tour ( something we are planning for next time we visit). 

4. Crown Fountain: Only a walking distance away from The Bean is this mosaic face instillation of two 50 foot tall LED screens that show different people blow water from their mouths making a fountain. They represent the various cultures that make up this city. 

5. Navy Pier: A must-see landmark of  Lake Michigan. When I lived in this city that's where I experienced the most magical fireworks for the celebration of July 4th. So big and vibrant, my kid eyes were ready to burst from happiness. 

6. Lake Shore Dr: The coast of Chicago is something else. If you follow Lake Shore Dr., you will experience beautiful views of the Belmont Harbor, the Chicago Yacht Club, Lincoln Park where you can visit the Lincoln Zoo for free, and so much more. There are parks, beaches, ponds, lagoons, harbors. It reminds me of the Pacific Hwy in California. One street that takes you all along the coast. You can bike, run, or walk on Lake Shore Dr and enjoy some spectacular views and adventures. 









What do you think... isn't Chicago an incredible city? I love it and can't wait to visit again, hopefully a lot sooner than fourteen years. haha!

Now I've got a new destination in mind...got to start planning it, which is why it's time to end this post. Talk to you soon!


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Comments

  1. Wow, Chicago sounds amazing!!!!
    I'd love to visit it one day (I've even got some relatives there), and definitely i'm gonna keepin mind your tips!
    amazing photos, hun, you always look super cool!
    XO
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  2. My godfather lives in Chicago!
    I would love to visit soon.<3

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  3. Thank you so much sweetie!! I'm so happy that you liked my "Shy leopard" outfit :) We can never say never, hehe ;) Happy weekend! Kss

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  4. I really enjoyed following along via your IG Stories. It was like I was right there with you!
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    1. Thanks for letting me know Darlene. Can't wait to do more travelling.

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  5. Wow! Great photos! Chicago looks like an amazing city. Love your outfits too! Very stylish and cool! ;) XXX

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  6. Discover Chicago and be on top of things. Discover the riches in Chicago.
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  7. I was in Chicago is beautiful there. beautylilly87.blogspot.com

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  8. Wow Chicago looks so nice! I've never been but I'd love to go soon.

    lots of love, Miri
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  9. Chicago is so beautiful...

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  10. Need to visit Chicago!

    Federica
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  11. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  12. As it's so far from me, I've never been to these place, but I've heard so many good things about it. And judging from your post is so worth to visit it.
    Really love your style btw <3

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  13. Chicago must be amazing, I really want to meet one day!
    I loved the photos and also your look. Beautiful! :)

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  14. Ooh, yay! I'm excited for you and especially as I've never visited and explored Chicago before! Your outfits for the visit were perfect; I swear you suit every single hat you put on your head haha! :)

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  15. I want visit USA and Chicago too... it is beautiful city.


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  16. I would love to visit Chicago some day. So great you had fun there....and I didn't know you used to live there. That's so cool. Thanks for travelling tips. Love your outfits.

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    1. I hope you get to visit soon! Yeah, I lived there for 4 years.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. I love America and Chicago is in my bucket list Glad to see you exploring the city no matter what and thanks for the tour babe xoxo Cris
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  18. It is a beautiful place. i love your outfit too. Kisses!

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  19. Chicago is such an amazing city! I have been there once and totally loved it.

    xx Simone
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  20. Wow, I would love to go to Chicago one day. I think it's a really beautiful city, definitely worth visiting, as you wrote. Stunning pictures!
    Kisses
    Mona Bednarska

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  21. How cool to return to the city. I went to Chicago for two days once for work. I really liked it. And love the leopard print top!

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  22. Beautiful photos, definitely a wonderful destination!!

    Yiota
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  23. Such great photos! It looks like you had a lot of fun there and got to see a lot! I've never been to Chicago! Congrats to your friend on getting married! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :)

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  24. I love this photos, this place is wonderful.

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  25. Chicago is so gorgeous ♥
    xoxo,
    Patrycja
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  26. Replies
    1. You would love it. I highly recommend visiting.

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  27. Que lugar encantador
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  28. when it comes to the USA, the only city I wanted to see there was New York.
    That's how it was until I found this post-convinced me to visit Chicago 😀
    greetings
    Lili

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  29. Thank you for an interesting story!
    Have a great new week!
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  30. That seems like such a fun city to visit! I've put it on my travel bucket list already :)

    xo Noor
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    1. It really is! Way to go... I would have done the same.

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  31. Oh very nice photos
    Cute post
    xx

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  32. Chicago looks so amazing! I'm glad you had an amazing time and took a lot of great photos!

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  33. I still have to see Chicago, I would definitely go to the Skydeck Tower and The Bean.

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  34. big, crowd and modern city...
    Enjoy your time in Chicago....

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  35. I really hope I will get a chance to visit US, especially places like NY, Chicago or San Francisco. It is a great post, thank you for all your advice :))

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  36. Chicago looks so amazing... Very beautiful pictures!
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  37. Two years ago, I was in Chicago for the first time and I deeply felt in love. This place is so beautiful, I haven´t expected that. For sure, I will go there again. Especially the Millennium Park is such a special place, I´m absolutely with you. Have a lovely new week, and thanks for sharing these beautiful travel pics dear. Love, x S.Mirli
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  38. Love your pics and your outfits look so chic.
    It is always a good feeling when visit/go back to a place
    you've once called home,

    Ann
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  39. Wow, you look super beautiful.
    Wonderful photos and interesting post dear!

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  40. Great post.Thank you for sharing! :)
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  41. This brought back a lot of memories, Radi. I was born in Chicago and spent my summers there until I was 15. Since then, I've only been back once and I do miss it so much at times. I didn't recognize the names of some of the buildings you mentioned - I'm sure they've gone through several hands since I was there (40+ years ago). I remember lunch in the John Hancock building (I think the 95th floor) - in the clouds! I remember being 12 and experiencing my first bowl of bouillabaisse at the beautiful Palmer House hotel. That lake was my beach when I was growing up (though we went to the Indiana dunes rather than the beaches in Chicago). I don't think people realize just how huge the Great Lakes are. You can't stand on the beach of this lake and see anything but horizon and water. The boat ride on the river is definitely a must-do. If you've never been through the locks, you need to experience it. Thanks for bringing back so many memories! Your photos are awesome and I love your fashion sense!

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  42. Andare a Chicago per me è un grande sogno :-) scatti bellissimi

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  43. Chicago is an amazing city, and the weather is look like São Paulo/Brazil... here we have the four seasons in a day too!
    Nice pics! I love it!

    Xoxo,

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  44. i'd like to visit Chicago one day! it looks like a nice City!

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  45. Chicago is one of my favorite US cities. We visited a few years ago and hit up all the spots you mentioned. I have to make sure not go during the summer next time because it gets so hot.

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  46. I hooe I get to see the bean in person sometime!! Hope you had the best time in Chicago!

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  47. Hello, I've just discovered your blog. I followed you. I would be very glad if you come to me.

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    1. Hi! Oh awesome!!! I will definitely check out your blog.
      Thank U!

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  48. I love Chicago! I love your style ! <3 You look very beautiful :)
    xoxo

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  49. WOW 14 years later? You must have seen so many changes then! xo
    Anastasia
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  50. Hi Radi
    I dont know if I like to live in a big city!!
    Its good to be back where we were happy!!
    Love the animal print with the red beret!!
    xoxo

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  51. Chicago is my dream!
    The outfit is so beautiful <3
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  52. Oh I really love this city! Amazing pics and cool look, Radi!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  53. It is so cool that you got to be back in Chicago! I've been through Chicago once but haven't really explored the city. I love that there is so much to do! I need to check these places out next time I go!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  54. Great post dear! Photos are amazing !

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  55. Wow, it must have been an amazing trip. I hope that one day I will be able to visit all these place in Chicago! :)
    PS: beautiful photos!

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  56. I would like to visit Chicago. Amazing photos!

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  57. Chicago is definitely an amazing city! Glad to hear you had an amazing time!

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  58. I hope I can know Chicago one day. And beautiful outfits!

    Beijos/Kisses.

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  59. Would love to visit Chicago someday, the pictures look great and you look fab i your outfits hun!


    xoxo
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  60. Wow what a beautiful looking city! Loved reading through your post :)

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  61. Toronto has the same weather as Chicago:D Great pics. Would love to visit someday for sure.

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  62. Such great photos and hope you had fun! I'm a bit bias, but obviously love Chicago too since I live here ;-)
    ~Samantha
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  63. Chicago is such a fun city- and so gorgeous! Glad you had an amazing time!

    -Ashley
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  64. I have always wanted to visit Chicago! looks like such a cool city!
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  65. I have wanted to go to Chicago, need to visit soon!
    xx- Nina

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  66. Amazing pics!

    ♥xoxo

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  67. Great photos and beautiful place.

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  68. Beautiful photos!
    Chicago looks so nice.
    Kisses!

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  69. I've never been to Chicago, but it's definitely on my list. Thanks for sharing all the destinations. I'll be sure to come back to your list when I go.

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  70. great style!
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  71. Your outfits in Chicago were so good!!

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  72. These are all great Chicago-tips! I love this city, it is so vibrant and fun. But even more than that - I love your red beret xx

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  73. I love the look dear :)
    Xoxo
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  74. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that the only time I even briefly came close to Chicago was when I made a connecting airline flight at O'Hare International Airport :/
    It looks like a fabulous city to visit. If I ever do visit there I would definitely like to see all six of the places you recommend! Your photographs from there are wonderful. I love all of the photos of you in front of The Cloud Gate!
    You looked fabulous in all of the outfits you were photographed wearing in Chicago.

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  75. Adorei a postagem, que look lindo amei a boina já quero uma igual.
    Beijinhos

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  76. Love all of your pictures, glad you had a lovely weekend! I would love to go to Chicago one day!

    Chloe xx
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  77. The city is so pretty! I would love to visit it one day too.

    XO

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  78. I've never been to Chicago, but it's definitely on my list. Thanks for sharing all the destinations.
    XX

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  79. Que lugar maravilhoso.
    Ótimas fotos!
    Beijos.
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  80. Ah Chicago looks so fun! I still haven't visited.

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  81. So many beautiful pictures! I hope I can visit Chicago one day so I can use your suggestions on places to go :)

    xoxo,
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  82. Dear Radi!
    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and great tips! I have never been to Chicago before - always only LA and Miami but it seem like there is so much new to see and I definately want to go there too now!
    xoxo Eva
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  83. amazing pics looks so much fun
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  84. I wish I will visit Chicago soon! love the photos :)
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  85. Thank you for sharing Chicago information!
    I haven't been there, but I feel exciting city!!

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  86. Chicago looks amazing! I'd love to visit someday. Thanks for sharing your experience, your photos are beautiful and I really love your outfits too! <3 xx

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  87. looking good there girl! chicago it lots of fun.

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  88. Chicago looks so cool and you took so many great photos. You look fantastic Radi dear! and huge congratulations to your best friend. I am sure that she is such an amazing and beautiful person just like you. <3

    love lots,
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  89. I visited Chicago with my best girls about 10 years ago and we really loved it, but haven't been since. I'd love to go again, as we had such a great time!

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  90. Hello :)
    My big dream is visit Chicago!
    I`m a big fan of Cubs, Bulls e Bears anda i believe that someday i`ll realize it.

    I love this post!
    Kisses

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    1. Hi!
      That's one very achievable dream... hope it happens soon!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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