Monday, March 11, 2013

Windy City Weekend

I am back from a bachelorette weekend in the Windy City... and it feels like my brain got swept up with all the rain and gloom in the big city this weekend.

It was a fun and interesting weekend, and I am so exhausted this morning that Mr. RH was up and out the door across town before I even opened my eyes.  Role reversal!

Though the bachelorette party was for my college friends, I actually brought my high school friends along for the ride.  We had an appointment to try on bridesmaids dresses, and we actually all crashed the bachelorette party together.  It was a great weekend.

The bachelorette party involved driving a party bus all around Chicago and generally wreaking havoc on some well-loved tourist spots.

Also, the photos from this weekend are proof that I really should NOT have skipped the spray tan before I left for Chicago, no matter how tired and lazy I was feeling.

The Future Mrs. and I

Homegirl Bridesmaids rocking out on the Party Trolley

Standard Bachelorette Party Fare

Me and Some of my Bridesmaids at "The Bean"

My Girls at Wrigley Field

Just Hugging it Out and Laugh/Crying in a Bar.  NBD.

Other notable things we did this weekend included a fun dinner at Untitled, a prohibition-themed restaurant in Chicago.  The wall of booze and the fun little library ladder used to retrieve them were my favorite parts.

I guilt-tripped my ladies into a breakfast at Yolk.  Had to wait a bit for food but I can't get enough red velvet french toast, although I wish I could get it as a side instead of a main course to avoid the resulting sugar crash.

Found a wall of socks at Nordstrom Rack that had Mr. RH written all over them but I resisted temptation and didn't buy them all. 

And found a nice knockoff-ring for next time my engagement ring needs to go to the shop.  Everybody needs a backup, right?  I left this one at the store, but I'm feeling like that was a poor decision.

Also worth noting - I had my nails painted for the first time since August when we got engaged.  I did them myself cause I feel bad splurging on a manicure... and man I love having my nails painted.  LOVE!

So that's what was happening up in the Windy City this weekend.  I may need a few days to recover from the excitement and the loss of an hour to daylight savings time.

Happy Monday!!

5 Classy Comments:

Candy Rachelle said...

Glad you had a fabu time! LUV the ring!!!

Candy Rachelle

Mrs. Jones said...

Looks like you had a ball! :-)

Kimberly said...

Looks like a fab weekend! You should try the red velvet pancakes at Hoaglin on Mass Ave sometime - they sell them individually and yum, yum!!

mangovino said...

Chicago is ALWAYS fun - especially with a fun group of ladies! Maybe you got some tips on what to do (and NOT do!) for YOUR bachelorette party :)

Crystal @EatDrinkClev

anna said...

Chicago seems AH-MAZING. I want to go! Very jelly - glad you had a fun weekend!

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