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A Weekend in Chicago


My sisters and I decided to make a quick turn around trip to Chicago just to enjoy some time together and the delicious food of Chicago.

Our first night in town we went out to the Sound Bar. After a couple of hours dancing, we decided to get a bite to eat at a 24 hour diner called the Golden Nugget Pancake House. We tried a little bit of everything and it was all good. The chicken fried steak, the pancakes, the burger, everything! 10 out of 10 would recommend.

The next morning we made a CVS run to grab water and snacks for the room. Nearby was a Stan’s Donuts, so we popped in for a couple of fritters and coffee to take back to our hotel. We stayed at the LondonHouse, a Curio by Hilton hotel located on the Magnificent Mile. The hotel is super stylish and our room had a beautiful view of the city.

Once we were dressed for the day, we headed up to the 22nd floor to take in the view from the rooftop. The hotel is a short walk to Millennium Park, where the famous bean is located. We snapped a few pictures there and then walked over to Willis Tower. Sadly, the wait to visit the Sky Deck was two hours so we didn’t go up. Hopefully, I’ll make it up the next time I’m in Chicago. By this time we were hungry and decided to hit up some BBQ place in the southern part of Chicago.

That night we went out again for a few hours and then called it a night. We were exhausted the next day, so we just wandered the city a little. We had lunch at Giordano’s, known for their deep dish pizza, and then went to a pop-up shop thing before catching our flight back to Phoenix.

Being in Chicago reminded me of London. Don’t get me wrong they are two very different places, but I miss the feel of a big city. London was home for a year and a half and I’d love to live there again someday, but until that day comes I’ll get my fill of the city life with little trips to Chicago and other metropolises.

Inside my weekend in chicago:

Have you ever been to Chicago? What’s your favorite part?




  • Annie

    Looks like such a fun weekend! That deep dish pizza looks so delish

  • Jennifer

    What a wonderful weekend. I have not been to Chicago in a year and your post makes me want to go back! Love Giordano’s for both the pizza, and the look on peoples faces when their pizza arrives! Thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle

    Chicago is at the top of places in LA to visit. I think it looks like such a fun city — vastly different from LA (where I live) and NYC (which I feel like everyone goes to.)

    Lovely post! x


  • Gibbs

    I would libe to spend time in Chicago, drove around it once. Hear nothing but good things about the windy city!

  • Tiffany

    I love your outfit! Chicago is indeed a great place. I have always wanted to travel there. Hopefully soon!


  • Raina

    We were just talking about a Chicago trip soon! Thanks for the ideas on some places to stop!

  • Maninder

    Your pictures look amazing! I am planning to visit Chicago this summer, definitely want to check out the donut place. What kind of camera do you use?

    • Timpani

      Thank you! I actually used my iPhone 7 Plus. I’m still lookin for a camera.


  • Scott Gilliland

    My girlfriend and I are planning a bit trip to America and Chicago is one of the key cities we want to hit. Great to get a bit of a foodie idea of where to go! Thanks!

    • Timpani

      Glad I could provide some suggestions for you guys! Chicago is a foodie’s dream, I hope you guys enjoy your time there

  • Michelle

    I love your photos and outfit! Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Chicago is one of my bucket list when visiting North America. Thanks for the recommendations!

  • Bee

    I’m currently reading a book about the history and architecture of Chicago and your post such a wonderful companion read. Really great post and would love to visit sometime!

  • Holly Lasha

    Looks like a wonderful trip. I love Chicago!!

  • poofbeegoneblog

    I went this year (in January) for the 1st time. It was also my 1st snow. I stayed in the Loop and it will always hold a special place in my heart. You guys look stunning!!!

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