chicago :: two

wrigley field!!!!

we got off the subway at addison with no tickets in hand. my boyfriend schmoozed with a few scalpers (shhh!) to get us some pretty fabulous tickets.

we made friends with the people around us (all of whom were chicagoans and major cub fans) and indulged in some ballpark beers and snacks!

i was so intrigued by the bleacher seats on top of the private businesses outside of the stadium that literally had amazing views of the game!

we were lucky enough to have front row seats to the cubs band! for a bit of history about wrigley field, check out this description on flickr.

this is the original scoreboard, which is largely still in tact - built in 1937.

you can't experience a true american baseball game without hearing, "take me out to the ball game!" during the stretch of the 7th inning.

a little lovin' in front of wrigley field...and in front of the statue of ernie banks, the first cub to retire his number. all in all it was a great day at wrigley.

counting the days until i can get back there...


chicago :: one

this was the first picture i took once we got off the subway and into the heart of the city. a few days later we would be on that same boat (pictured below) taking in all of the amazing architecture of the windy city.

but our first stop, after dropping off our luggage at the condo we rented on n. dearborn street, was to lou malnati's to indulge in some chicago-style deep dish pizza. according to the urban spoon and a few chicagoans, lou's is one of the top pizza places in the city.

i'll admit, however, that i wasn't too impressed with the thick crust. in my mind, nothing can top a pizza from modern or pepe's in new haven, connecticut.

chicago at our feet!

next we headed over to the willis tower, formerly the sears tower, to check out the view from 103 stories up in the sky! those are our feet on "The Ledge" a 4.3 foot glass box that extends beyond the skydeck.

look at that beautiful skyline!! we were blessed with gorgeous weather throughout our entire stay.

next stop...wrigley field!

i love chicago!

a recent trip to chicago with my boyfriend is what made me fall in love with this city. we went for a few days in july. neither one of us had ever been there before so it was so fun to explore the city together. we took more than 500 pictures and several hours of video footage, some of which i will share here over the next few days.

so check back for a series of posts about the art, the music, the food, and all of the sites that we saw in my new favorite city, chicago!

:: this collage was my boyfriend's creation ::


my home away from home.

i've been spending quite a lot of time over the past several months doing yoga. it has brought some much needed peace into my life as well as some much needed flexibility!

i have never been more in touch with my own body than ever before thanks to the excellent instructors there!

i'm looking forward to participating in the global mala project that yoga on whitney is participating in come this september. you can learn more about the effort at globalmala.org.