Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Temporary Windbags Part II

Day 2:

It was a rather gloomy day in Chicago this day as compared to the day before. But we still tried to make the best of it. It was very eventful with lots of places to visit but the cold rain we had didn't stop us from touring the city. We started out morning with another tour called the Untouchable (gangster) Tour. Sounds silly doesn't it? But my boyfriend wanted to go to this so I booked it for us. This tour took us to the places gangsters back then used to hang out, shootings that happened such as Al Capone and other famous gangsters from the past. This tour was interesting only when they showed us places that had real death incidents and shootings. For the most part, we were on a ganster bus and had to listen to them talk rather than get off the bus to actually let us see for our own eyes.

Our gangster tour guide

After this tour, they dropped us off at this huge 2 story building McDonalds with an escalator inside. Boyfriend and I were so intrigued that I had to take a picture inside.

Then we left and walked for some Chicago Style Hot Dogs at Portillos. I read great reviews on this place from yelp. The reviewers definitely didn't let us down. It was deeeelishious!

more beautiful flowers

After our hot dogs, we took a cab to Millenium Park to see the Bean that I've been anticipating on seeing.

I spotted a celebrity, Vern Yip, from HGTV

After stirring up the nerves, I got a picture with him (but it's on my boyfriend's camera) so I'll have to share with you later. He had a lot of makeup packed on.

We walked to the Art Institute of Chicago.

a very interesting art from Picasso made of cardboard. haha

stairs of light

After spending many hours in the museum we walked out and it was pouring rain. But we had to stop at the fountain. I was so fascinated to see the water coming out. haha I didn't capture of the wall doing it but I did capture it on video that I'll have to share later as well.

Peacoat: MK // Sandals: Chinese Laundry // Scarf: gifted // Cardigan: Forever 21 // Belt: Zara // White Tank: H&M // Bag: MK
grabbing a cup of coffee to keep us warm

stopped by for a snack

ordered the Strawberry cupcake (can't go wrong with strawberry, it was good), Then a cinammon carrot cupcake (super good) Not too dry or sweet. Just perfect.

Then we continued with our journal to Magnifent Mile in the rain...

After getting soaked and my toes were numb, we left back to the hotel to get ready for dinner and a show my boyfriend bought tickets for.

We originally had reservations for David Burke's Steakhouse but we were running late and we had a show to catch so instead I cancelled our reservations and made one for Ipo (another restaurant downstairs of the W hotel) The food was good except the service could've been better.

I finally got a chance to wear my new earrings I bought off

Show to the Blue Man Group. It was my first time and my boyfriend knew I would've enjoyed it. I thought it was the most awesome show ever. I definitely recommend anyone to go watch them. My sister is actually visiting Chicago this weekend and I made her buy tickets to this show.

back of my outfit

Romper: saks // Heels: Jessica Simpson // Sweater: Forever 21 // Earrings: Jewelmint // Clutch: H&M

Part III to be continued....

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