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The Bean at Millennium Park

“Chicago is The Wrigley Building, Chicago is The Union Stockyard, Chicago is one town that won’t let you down. It’s my kind of town!”
Sing it Frankie baby! Sinatra was onto something when wanderlust blew through the breeze of the trees from the Windy City. It is truly a town like no other. The feeling is familiar and quaint yet the pulse of the city beats through the night until daylight. From New York, London, Los Angeles to Tokyo I’ve never seen a city as friendly and clean. We fell hard for the city and Frank is right, Chicago is calling me home. It’s my kind of town. Here is a Fotojournal of a four day slice of our kind of paradise that led us to moving. We will officially be Chicagoans December 6th!

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Destination Chicago
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Exploring the friendly skies.
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Chicago was indeed windy!
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Chicago skyline.
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Chicago skyline facing Lake Michigan.
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Our stay at The Palmer House.
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Our stay at The Palmer House.
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Our stay at The Palmer House.
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Our stay at The Palmer House.
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Starting the vacation with a Eugene Porter from Revolution Brewing Chicago. It was delicious with a robust chocolaty malted body. ABV 6.8%
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The world famous Peacock Door at The Palmer House
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The world famous Peacock Door at The Palmer House
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Homemade Limoncello was so good at Italian Village Restaurant that I had two different cocktails made from it. One had their specialty Pineapple infused vodka.
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Amazing Shrimp Fettuccine with a White Fish Sauce at Italian Village Restaurant
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There are over 700 sculptures, mosaics and paintings of art indoor and public outdoor art in Chicago. It is truly a gorgeous city,
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Happy Halloween 2013
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The Palmer House
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Touring the French Pastry School and experiencing their amazing top of the line facility was definitely a highlight of our trip.
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La Fournette
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Beignets and Pan au Chocolat at La Fournette
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Beignet, Bon Appetit!
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Why Macarons of course, at La Fournette.
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Omelette crepes!
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The Spice House in Old Town
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Ghirardelli Chocolatier on Magnificent Mile
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Ghirardelli Chocolatier is the only place in the world that makes better Hot Chocolate than me, oh and probably Mrs. Santa Clause too.
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New Robozo is known for their Mole and drool-worthy steak tacos!
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Executive Mai Tais at Coq d’Or in the legendary The Drake Hotel
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White Rum Sour at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants RPM
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From homemade ricotta,to stuffed battered and fried olives, to the short rib cutlet over mushroom risotto we thoroughly enjoyed our scrumptious meals at RPM. I had carbonara but it was devoured before there was a picture opportunity.
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A drizzling eastern Chicago Skyline
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Vapianos is a brand new restaurant with a twist, fast casual made to order Italian.
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Spinach Scampi Linguine at Vapianos
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Million Dollar Quartet at Apollo Theater is now one of my favorite musicals! A true story of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins in the recording studio.
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Pequod Chicago style Pizza. Wow.
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Say Cheese!
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Toni Patisserie & Cafe
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Toni Patisserie
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Ice Skating at Millennium Park
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The autumn trees at Millennium Park, a 40 acre park with free WiFi, collections of architecture, sports fields, and continual exhibits and events.

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The Bean at Millennium Park
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Millennium Park
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Chicago Theater
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Do-Rite Donuts
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Palmer House select bourbon from Woodford Reserve
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The Palmer House classic Manhattan made with select bourbon from Woodford Reserve in the Lobby Bar next to the Lockwood Restaurant.
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Flatbread and Spinach Artichoke Dip at the Palmer House Lobby Bar
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Good night Chicago! Until next time.

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