Here is a little picture tour of my weekend in Chicago.
I absolutely love the city and feel so at home every time I’m there.
First, here are some shots I took out the plane window.

And the reason I took that little plane ride…this sweet cupcake.
I arrived on Friday afternoon and my brother in law served us an amazing turkey dinner.
After the spoils, we headed to the town square for the cities tree lighting ceremony.
It honestly felt like a movie set- so idealistic and charming.
I was only there for one full day so we packed a lot of visiting into too short a trip.
Though we spent a lot of the weekend catching up (and shopping,) one of the highlights of my trip was a visit to the Chicago Botanical Gardens.
I’m not really a garden person but this place was absolutely breathtaking.

My sister and her family actually live in Lake Forest, a suburb of Chicago and it is one of the prettiest places I have been to in quite some time.
My trip was short but I loved every second of it.
Being an aunt is such a special thing and I hope my little niece knows how very much her auntie loves her.
xo Adele
In other news….
I’ll be kicking off some holiday cheer tomorrow…Dec.1st is my official start date for all things Christmas.
  • Lovin That!
    Posted at 16:30h, 30 November Reply

    Looks like a lovely trip! My 2 year has the same coat as your niece…so sweet. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Leah
    Posted at 16:38h, 30 November Reply

    Oh my goodness! All these pictures are gorgeous! So glad you had a great time!


  • Andrea
    Posted at 16:42h, 30 November Reply

    Looks like you had a great time! Your sister’s daughter is such a cutie!

  • coolkids
    Posted at 17:14h, 30 November Reply

    I live in Chicago!!!!! Lake Forest is a picture pefect little town. Of course I agee that chicago is a great place.:)

  • things that sparkle
    Posted at 17:35h, 30 November Reply

    The Botanic Gardens are in Glencoe, the town that I grew up in! Chicago really is the best city ever. So glad you had fun! xo

  • {av}
    Posted at 17:46h, 30 November Reply

    What a great trip you had! I just love Chicago…thanks for taking me on a little trip πŸ™‚ xo

  • Pinecone
    Posted at 18:21h, 30 November Reply

    Oh my goodness…gorg photos! I love Chicago too…haven’t been in awhile…but, I got a little taste!

  • shari @ little blue deer
    Posted at 18:21h, 30 November Reply

    How darling is Adele?? I love Chicago, it is one of my all-time favorite towns! And Lake Forest is just lovely, so jealous of your fabulous trip! XX!

  • Kelly@TearingUpHouses
    Posted at 18:53h, 30 November Reply

    Great photos!

    I was born in Oak Park and spent all of my childhood summers back there. Love that town.


  • Hannah
    Posted at 19:12h, 30 November Reply

    Oh, she’s totally darling! I love Chicago, I’m hoping to make it there next year on my big US road trip! I haven’t been in fifteen years!

  • Design Blooms
    Posted at 19:54h, 30 November Reply

    Being an aunt is a wonderful thing! Thanks for you comments and support-the mean SO much!

  • Marianne - Style For Living
    Posted at 22:03h, 30 November Reply

    The photos you took from the plane are AMAZING! Being an aunt is the best! What a great trip.

  • Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely
    Posted at 22:23h, 30 November Reply

    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! Little Adele is too cute! I am coming to the US next year and considering going to Chicago as I have heard its amazing; your post is definitely swaying me…

  • Lissa @ After Adornment
    Posted at 23:49h, 30 November Reply

    Sounds like a great time was had by all! Love the sky pictures from the plane….I have always wanted to do that but am always asleep πŸ™‚

  • Sara Mueller
    Posted at 00:33h, 01 December Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for the tip on the fabric. You are the best!

  • Ann
    Posted at 00:36h, 01 December Reply

    Thanks for sharing the lovely images…

    Adele looks so adorable:)

  • Zabrinah
    Posted at 03:38h, 01 December Reply

    I really love her little hat and especially her coat! Adele is so precious!!!!!!!

    Those pictures from the plane are really amazing, by the way.


    Best wishes,


  • Julie Holloway
    Posted at 06:51h, 01 December Reply

    so glad you had fun! Love the flowers (look at how many followers you have!)

  • A Flair for Vintage Decor
    Posted at 07:46h, 01 December Reply

    How fun!! Love visiting family and new places! Take care, Caroline

  • Wendy
    Posted at 07:55h, 01 December Reply

    those sky pictures would look awesome blown up x large, framed and hung anywhere in your house πŸ™‚

  • sgnack
    Posted at 09:04h, 01 December Reply

    Oh yay! We’ve been blogged about!! πŸ™‚ So glad you came for a visit…loved every minute of it.

    Thanks to everyone for the comments on Adele. We think she’s cute too! πŸ™‚

  • Bromeliad
    Posted at 10:36h, 01 December Reply

    Love your sky photos. And The Cupcake is too cute.

  • christine, just bella
    Posted at 10:53h, 01 December Reply

    Looks like a great trip! Those photos from the plane are fabulous (and so is your cutey niece!).

  • lark + linen
    Posted at 12:36h, 01 December Reply

    your sky pictures are incredible! Oh how I love Chicago.

  • The Now
    Posted at 21:39h, 01 December Reply

    Christine… your trip looks like it was incredible, thanks for sharing your lovely pics! Adele is such a darling girl!! xoxo Annie

  • la la Lovely
    Posted at 12:54h, 02 December Reply

    Looks like you had a great time… what a little cutie, you’re niece is. I think Chicago is the best city…. I’m a little biased though as I’ve grown up not too far from there.

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