Thursday, September 6, 2012

2nd Anniversary Celebration

It is hard for me to believe that it has already been 2 years since Joe and I were married! What a beautiful day it was with pink and brown being our colors, our sweet family and friends that surrounded us on that day and to my dear husband for your unconditional love and support.

Joey is really good at spoiling me. For our anniversary this year he had plans in place for some time. All I was told until the day before our getaway was that my mom would be taking care of Harper and that he had lots of stuff planned for us in "THE CITY" translation heading into Chicago!!! Just the idea of spending the day in Chicago was perfection whatever the specific plans were was the icing on the cake!!!

Saturday morning we got up Harper and CoCo took us to the train station in Naperville and she even had screwdrivers(orange juice and vodka, yes they let you drink on the train) made up for us. We kissed them both goodbye and started our journey into the city.
                                                                    (train ride photo)

When we arrived and stepped out of the train station. It was a beautiful day in the city. The sun was shining it wasn't to warm and it was buzzing!
The first place we headed to was the bean in Millennium Park.

After taking our picture in front of the bean we headed down to the lunch area called Central Park Grill. I decided to have a classic Chicago lunch of a Chicago hot dog. It was so great sitting outside for lunch.
After lunch the journey continued down Michigan Ave to bar 679 in the Omni Hotel. It has a great view of Michigan Ave and Joe and I love it there.
Joe loved how they served his beer in this glass I need to find these somewhere!
After 679 we headed down to the Michael Jordan Steakhouse. Believe it or not it was gorgeous. Joey was in Heaven and wanted to kiss the floor when he walked in. The drinks were so fun too.
Joey's Pick:
 Erin's Pick
Both were delicious and the food looked good too! Our next destination was Pops Champagne. It is a beautiful bar that features a vast array of Champagne. We decided to go with a Cranberry Champagne that we both loved. I could drink Champagne everyday!
After Pops, we wanted to go to Trump Tower because we had heard they had a beautiful outdoor bar that had a great view. The rumors did not disappoint.

After the Trump Tower it was time to head for dinner which I was beyond excited for. Joey had made reservations at RPM. It is a new Italian restaurant that Bill and Guiliana Ranic opened in Chicago and it has gotten amazing reviews. We had an amazing dishes and we both can't wait to go back.

The drink I am drinking above is Bill Ranic's speciality it is limencello sherbert and champagne! Delicious!
After our dinner we had a short amount of time before the conclusion of our trip so we headed to
Part 2 is coming tomorrow! Check back in!


Fran Maus said...

I love that you spent the day bar-hopping for your anniversary! Sounds like fun!

O.squared. said...

Love it! Can't wait for part 2 of course!