Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This should be a wonderful weekend especially since I spent tons of time yesterday trying to find a hotel downtown that wasn't a complete fortune, LOL!! I think there are 3+ conventions happening this weekend so there are not a lot of rooms left in the city. But the travel agent in me prevailed and found us a fabulous hotel right in the middle of the Magnificent Mile perfect for everything that we have planned to do. Ben was very impressed! LOL!!! The hotel that we both love the Palmer House was available but the pool is closed so....no dice on this trip. Hopefully next time. I will post more about our trip when I get back. Keeping our fingers & toes crossed that the weather holds out for us!
Looking forward to hopefully seeing Ben's old roommate & college fraternity buddy as well as some family that lives in Chicagoland and of course checking out some the great boutiques in Bucktown as well as a few other neighborhoods. I can't wait to get over to Rush and check out what new restaurants that have popped up since I was there last......I have a couple of fav's that I love to visit.
I know, it's not down south where its already warm but it is Chicago. Can't tell I love this city can you? I would live there in a heartbeat, honestly! I lived there for about 3 months in a downtown apartment while I was training with a great company that I worked for some time back and really fell for the city in a big way. I just don't get over there as often as I would like, although maybe that will change in the future!
this Southern girl is ready for some major sunshine!!!!
Soon we will have beach fires, sailing the day away, drives through the Michigan wine country, cherry blossoms ( Traverse City is the Cherry Capital of the World), eating cherries by the pound, looking for the Northern Lights as well as enjoying the sparkling stars that light up the sky at night.......
can't tell that I am dreaming of summer can you?
Well, at least in the meantime I got on the beach with the sand in my toes to take some new shots of some of my current favorite jewelry! This is one of my fav's! Black & White with twisted sterling silver........You can wear this with anything!!! Fabulous yet classic.
Love this one of a kind faceted moonstone & Swarovski crystal necklace. The moonstone has such variations and is just stunning in person!
This necklace is from our June Beach Collection. It is called Sanibel! Love the Simplicity of the necklace with the freshwater pearls & Swarovski crystal.........
The sun is setting on our weekend UpNorth.......we always wish we could stay here forever and not go back to our normal lives.....but what a blessing & treat to be able to get away from it all and get energized again......
I will live you with this parting necklace for the day.......it reminds me of the beautiful waters at the cottage. So soft and serene.......yet strong and powerful.
Have a sparkling day!