I don’t know what it is that is so darn magical about big cities to me. Bright lights, crazy tall buildings, a buzz of excitement always hanging in the air. I live just a couple miles from one darling of such locations, but had the privilege of exploring another over the weekend. It was just a grown-up all-by-myself hour-long flight away. Thankfully I met a Chicagoan while getting my boarding pass. Think it would have taken me an additional 2 hours to get to the hotel had she not been by my side. So the all-by-myself thing kind of waited til the trip home. Either way, I was proud! Usually I like to sluff off the responsibilities of finding the gate and such to my hubby or my sister, or whoever my traveling compadre may be.

Yours truly was invited by Verizon wireless to be part of a small group of Midwest Fashion Bloggers to participate in the Style Voices program. Verizon was so generous, and I’m SO grateful to them for this fabulous weekend. It was one heck of a jam-packed couple of days. And in the best possible ways! We stayed in the art deco inspired, glam bam Hard Rock hotel, enjoyed VIP front row seats to the SAIC fashion show, and dined delectably at Mercat a La Planxa. And the best part of it all?

We came home with a Samsung Galaxy Camera. This is no ordinary photo-snapper. It has all the perks of the latest DSLR cameras, but also with the major advantage of being connected to the internet. So you can upload straight from the camera to Instagram, Facebook, your blog, etc… It has oodles of features that I can’t wait to share with you over the next few months. 

*disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Style Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product 


I met some super fun bloggers (including sandy, andrea, rachelzhenya, sarah, lauren, sarah & so many more lovelies!), caught up with a couple old & gold friends, did some relaxed sight-seeing, macaron-tasting, and of course a bit of shopping! Until next time, Windy City.

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  1. Great pictures of your fabulous trip. Thanks for sharing.

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Pastel Hues'. I would love to read what you think.


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