4 days with my best girl

Sunday, October 30, 2011

One of my very best friends was in Chicago last week & we had a fantastic few days together. She flew in Tues night and we spent Wed - Saturday running around Chicago. We ate, shopped, talked, watched movies and enjoyed some girl time. The little one got her first faux fur vest and some adorable outfits. Almost makes me wish I had a baby, but for now I'm good with the pup. He has snow boots, sweaters + multiple coats. He also pees on things from time to time.

Jess and I met up with Taylor, Shari, Lara, Sarah & Audrey for dinner on Friday night. Cannot believe we didn't get a group photo! Dinner + Margaritas followed by dessert prepared by Shari & Lara + a game or two of apples to apples.

My hair grown way too much+ is a mess. Having it cut again on Tuesday!

1. Brunch at bongo room
2. New clutch from Taylor [Jess + I did our nails with Sally Hansen strips. See the skulls?]
3. Jess [+ baby girl] at the top of the navy pier ferris wheel
4. Us at the top of the ferris wheel
5. Shopping in Lincoln Park [Christmas cards at paper source]
6. Brunch at the original pancake house
7. Cupcake at Crumbs
8. Apples to Apples with Taylor, Lesley, Shari + Lara
9. Another shot at Navy Pier

Wednesday - lunch at bandera, shopping on michigan avenue, dinner at scoozi
Thursday - breakfast at bongo room, shopping in lincoln park, dinner at rockit
Friday - brunch at the original pancake house, a little more shopping on michigan ave, dinner at zocalo & game night
Saturday - lunch at protein bar [love the vegan quinoa chili!], navy pier, dinner at my place

I am so glad that Jess was able to take time away from her 2 little guys [and husband -- thanks Chris!] to visit before baby girl arrives. She has 2 little ones and we live 2,000 miles apart but we have never had a problem staying in touch. I don't think a week has gone by where we have not spoken. We seem to grow closer as the years go by. I love that girl like crazy and can't imagine my life without her.

Does your closest friend live nearby? How often do you see each other?


  1. love your coat, and going to have to answer yes and no to your question. Being in college means I live with my best friends, but also have some scattered around the country, best of both worlds! Glad you have a good visit!
    xo emily

  2. so fun meeting you bff :) and what a fun night at zocallo. must do again soon!

  3. What a lovely weekend! Cute pics to document your good times. xo

  4. One of my closest friends lives in the Midwest as well and we try to see each other at least once a year.
    Sounds like you had a great time and I am loving Taylor's nails.

  5. sounds like you had an amazing time with your bestie!!! shes so cute with her baby bump! SO sorry i missed dinner but im glad you ladies had a fun time! xoxo jillian:: enter to win a La Quaintrelle gift card!

  6. Such a fun weekend. Glad I got to see you finally. :)

  7. looks like you had a great visit!! happy halloween!

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  8. is this the friend the gumby you spotted at instagram was for?? cos i am so jealous right now!

    i love this post :) you girls are so cute and glad you had such a great time with your best lady! your coat is fabulous!! where is it from?? and i have never played apples to apples! lol

  9. SUCH a fun weekend! A girlfriend of mine was in Chicago this weekend visiting a friend, and I wanted her to pack me up in her suitcase and bring me along. I really need to get to Chicago to meet all the fabulous bloggers there!

  10. How fun!! I love Navy Pier. My best friend lives 5 minutes away, but I'm moving away next year - don't know what I'll do without her!

  11. what a blast! you guys are so cute--glad you had a lil girl time~