Yesterday I had a blast! I went to Chicago with a friend of mine to see her apartment which was beautiful and had a modern twist. Loved it! Then we went to Lush and I got a free hand massage when I walked in which was lovely. We went shopping at Water Tower Place and enjoyed chocolates from Ghirardelli that were handed to us as we walked in.
My friend and I were talking about the Chicago Code and just as we stopped, I passed Jenifer Beals! I looked her in the eyes and I thought, Hey, I know her, but it caught me off guard so it took me a minute to realize how I knew her and she's from the Chicago Code. INSANE. So I turned around and yelled,"Jennifer!" I mean, seriously, what was I supposed to say? Anyways, she was so sweet, she turned around, smiled and waved as she went on with her day. She wasn't filiming but just walking around the city. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of her but I felt like it would have been so tacky, it was just her, my friend and I on the street, I didn't want to bother her with such nonsense. If she was doing a signing or something that would be different, but when you're up close and personal, you realize that celebrities are people too.
After the little run-in with Jennifer, we headed over to a restaurant that gave us a free appetizer buffet when we ordered drinks so that a nice-- a low key dinner. After dinner we headed back to my friend's apartment so she could gather some things to take back home with her and then we headed off to a nearby bar and sat and had drinks for awhile. It was really nice. I had a wonderful time.
Every time I'm in the city I feel like it's my other half, my lover, my best friend. I feel so complete when I'm in the city. It's easy to get lost in a city that has no problem swallowing you up, but for me, Chicago will always be home, my true love.
^visit Lush, you'll get a free hand massage
^water tower place
^inside of water tower place, it wasn't that crowded since we went on a wednesday in the middle of the afternoon
^jennifer beals with costar jason clarke. i still can't believe I saw her, she's just so beautiful.
Thursday I went to the city and it was so nice out. I went to the museum and saw some performance art which was amazing. The performers were dancing in front of a stained window piece and it was so magical and peaceful. The dancers looked like they were weight less and floating through the air. It was incredible. Then we ate at this lovely restaurant which was really nice.
Friday I went out for dinner and drinks with a close friend of mine. All in all, it has been a nice 2 days. Here are some pictures. Enjoy!
This weekend I spent some much needed time with friends. Friday night we went out to dinner and did some gambling. It was so much fun because the slot machine was Sex and the City :) Then the following night I went over to a friend's house for some dinner, wine and music. It was a lovely weekend.
Last night I enjoyed a nice dinner with some friends and then after we went to a bar to enjoy some drinks and music. Little did I know that the band was going to be incredibly awesome. Not only did they interact with their fans but they also interacted with me :) We were so close to the band that I had to move back while the lead guitarist did his solo so I wouldn't get whacked in the face with the neck of the guitar. They sung a bunch of covers and also did their own music. When he started to sing Bruno Mars Just the Way You Are, he knelt down on his knees and looked me in the eyes while he sung,
"Oh her eyes, her eyes, Make the stars look like they're not shining Her hair, her hair Falls perfectly without her trying, She's so beautiful And I tell her every day..."
I couldn't help but smile and I swear I was glowing. I almost started crying. He was gorgeous and had a smile and an amazing personality to match. Best night ever, by far.