Chicago was definitely VERY cold for us, but we still really enjoyed it. (The place, not the cold. lol.) And again, just to clarify, the outfit posts I posted while in Chicago were NOT what I was wearing while there. Believe me, I get cold so easily, that I would NOT wear a dress with sandals in 40 degree weather, let alone 65 degree weather. Everything I post on here is usually always taken the week prior. Anyway! Cody had a lot of business trips towards the end of last year, and since his company reimburses him for any expenses, he decided to get a credit card where he could earn rewards points through any Hilton owned hotel. So because of that, 3 of the nights we were there, we didn’t even have to pay for them! We stayed at 3 different hotels, and the one we did pay for wasn’t Hilton owned, but was also one of our favorites that we stayed at.. Which was The Langham. So first we were at The Conrad for the first day (didn’t get pictures of it,) The Langham on the second, and The Waldorf Astoria for the third and fourth.
The night before, I snuck out of the room without Cody noticing, to call The Langham and ask if they could have a cupcake in the room for when we got there.
We ended up having a minor issue in our room that maintenance couldn’t fix, so they upgraded us to their club suite!
And soon after moving our stuff there, a gift was brought up for Cody for his Birthday as an apology. lol! Seriously, everyone there was SO nice, and we didn’t even care that we had to move our stuff to a different room, but regardless, th hotel staff went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience.
Then we went out to do the touristy stuff
We were pretty tired this day, so we decided to get take out and eat it in our room while we watched Scandal.
On the third day, we headed over to The Waldorf Astoria for our last two nights. As I said earlier, this one was part of Cody’s rewards, so we didn’t pay a penny. They even upgraded us to a suit for no reason! lol. (I would say we got pretty lucky this trip.)
I didn’t get many pictures on our last full day because it was raining, and much colder, so my hands were in my pockets pretty much the whole time. We also used the last day to shop around. I did love the deep dish pizza, but one of my absolute favorite places we ate at was Shake Shack. I am literally craving it right now an it’s 2:30 in the morning.
Conversation we had the most:
“Where are you guys from?”
“Omg how is the weather over there?!” or “California?! What in the world are you doing in Chicago?!”
Not even joking, we heard this about 20 times. lol. All in all, we had a great time. Despite the weather, we loved the city. It reminded me of a nicer and much cleaner version of New York. :) But I must say, I am definitely happy to be home in todays 90 degree weather!