Weekend in Chicago – Day 2Posted: August 18, 2013
This year we stayed at the Hotel Sax, right on Dearborn and mere blocks from Michigan Avenue. Primo centrality.
The lobby is crisp and clean – I love the front desks with all the glass ornaments.
Our room wasn’t quite as big as last year – remember the massive bathroom? I loved that, but the Sax worked out just fine (except their hallways were about -30 degrees).
Friday morning my mom and I strolled along Wacker Drive toward the Willis Tower. Our guide on the architecture cruise told us about a beautiful lobby in a neighboring building, so we were on a quest to find it.
Here we are:
It was pretty impressive! We grabbed coffee and some sweets and sat out in their pretty courtyard. We were there until almost noon! Long, lovely coffee break.
From one end of downtown to another….we took the Riverwalk from State Street all the way down to the marina. We were kicking ourselves for not bringing a pedometer – I would love to know how much we walked on this trip!
Navy Pier across the canal:
Back at the Sax….while our room was cleaned, Mom and I slipped down to the lounge for a few friendly games of YAHTZEE! With wine, of course. Good call, Mamma, you brought one of my favorite games along.
Then it was GLAM time! Ready for the show:
Outside the Harris Theater:
Our seats were killer!
The fashion show was super fun, I loved the music. Muse, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Led Zeppelin (HELLO)….I wish they made a Glamorama soundtrack. Dad, could you look into that please? 😉 The members of Cirque du Soleil contorted their bodies in ways I simply cannot imagine.
Then Sheryl Crow came on stage to round out the evening….
Those pants are fab, no?
We checked out the after-party, similar set up to last year’s:
Beautiful city by night:
Oh. We stopped at CVS on the walk back to the hotel for a little midnight snack, Dad’s treat. My feet were aching, I deserved this. Mom and I split it, I swear:
I had sweet coffee ice cream dreams, which every dream should be. 😉