|Chicago Lakefront at Sunset|
|Salted Heirloom Tomatoes with Balsamic Sorbet|
|Beets and Burratta|
The whole point of our trip was to see the Impression, Fashion, and Modernity Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago (sorry no pictures allowed). While I was abroad I missed a lot of these famous Impressionist paintings because they had been on loan at this exhibit (oh the irony)! The cool part about this exhibit was that it mixed famous paintings with outfits that were actually from the time period, and some were even featured in a few of the paintings. This exhibition will probably never display again, so it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us.
And of course no trip to Chicago would be complete without a visit to Millennium Park. I don't know if we took enough selfies with the bean...
I couldn't leave without having the infamous Chicago deep dish pizza. We chose Giordano's since it was recommended by almost everyone. I think the general consensus amongst my family was that we couldn't live in a city with pizza this good...it would be far too dangerous.
While wandering around we discovered a Sprinkles Cupcake ATM machine where you can get Sprinkles Cupcakes late night....this is possibly more dangerous than the pizza.
|Paris Studio with my cousins from Chicago and New Jersey|
Thank you so much to my cousins from Chicago who so graciously played tour guide for us and showed us the best of the city in a day. I had such an amazing time, Chicago is a city I could definitely see myself living in some day if I can finally conquer my fear of winter...