Chicago in a Day

As we approach the celebration of America’s independence, I am reminded that I need to really make it a priority to explore more places across the United States.  From the terrain, people, climate, and beyond, this is truly a unique and diverse country. Throughout my twenties, I spent more time traveling to far away places, and I began my initiative to explore America by taking the time to appreciate the little things during my last work trip.


With only a few hours to explore ahead of a day filled with meetings, I decided to get my first real glimpse of the city looking down from Willis Tower.  With a bunch of different checklists and other stresses circulating in my head, it was nice to take a deep breath and discover the beauty of a new city.


I highly recommend going in the evening, as watching the sun set over Chicago was an incredibly peaceful experience. So peaceful, perhaps, that a decided to do a little impromptu  yoga prompting some bizarre stares and a few smiles from some visiting monks…yes, I managed to bond with touring monks.

Bloggers have a tendency to post super chic traveling pictures with their sky-high heels and full blown makeup and hair.  I’m all about comfort with a little ridiculousness.  When security came over to me, I thought they were going to admonish me for the yoga, but they instead asked where I found my “crazy parka”. So, I thought I should share my outfit details.

Shoes–>Anya Hindmarch



Crazy Parka–>Alice & Olivia

After watching the sun set, I wondered aimlessly (10 miles according my my trusted iWatch), and discovered a bunch of randomness.  The perfect cure for stress, I must say.

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For my fellow Americans, I hope you all have a wonderful July 4 holiday ahead.  If you’re not visiting from the States, I hope you take some time during the summer to explore new places and ideas. I would love to hear all about it!

“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” –Roman Payne









Eye see you Chicago.

16 thoughts on “Chicago in a Day

  1. nanciec13 says:

    Chicago is a fascinating city. I always pegged it as the Midwest’s big Apple, but after spending time in both places (with children who live in each city) I find Chicago is Midwest through and through. Be sure to visit some of the neighborhoods around Wrigley Field and you’ll get a very different flavor from the downtown. the magnificent mile, is of course, rather stunning too!

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    • admirablylegal says:

      It truly is a fascinating city! Unfortunately I was only able to visit for a split second, but I’m already looking forward to my next visit. It sounds like there’s so much to explore. I’ll definitely keep your suggestions in mind!!

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  2. desgod says:

    Love this! I too need to prioritize traveling America! So many great states and cities with great people!

    PS your parka is so cute!


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