Monday, December 19, 2011

don't miss this post!

hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! we spent saturday night up in lake geneva, wisconsin and then yesterday afternoon i decided to head over to michigan avenue. surprisingly, michigan avenue was not packed!

here's the tree inside 900 n. michigan. don't you just love the floors of bloomingdales in the background!
here's a view of michigan ave. i thought for sure the sunday before christmas that the stores would be packed! nope!
having lived in chicago for about 13 years, i still enjoy looking up at all the skyscrapers. especially the john hancock, which holds a place in my heart. after all, the signature room on the 95th is where my husband proposed to me.
oh, in case you haven't heard filene's basement is going out of business. i decided to venture up the escalator for one last trip.
i wonder what will go in place of filene's? hmmmm!

oh well, back to lake geneva. it was a so nice to get away. we stayed at the geneva inn, which is right on geneva lake. here are some photos from our visit:
the geneva inn did a fabulous job decorating the outside.

here's a view from the lakeside looking back up at the inn:
and of course a view of geneva lake:
while wondering the shops i came across a few cute items. of course i fell in love with this nautical themed tree. so cute!
here's a close up of a few of the ornaments, so cute!
how about this beautiful topiary...LOVE!
this bucket was really cute too! perfect to keep in the foyer during the holidays to hold misc. gloves, scarves, earmuffs, etc.
needless to say, it was a fabulous weekend!

also, if you happen to be in the lake geneva area at all during the holiday, you MUST drive through the grand geneva resort & spa. they have a spectacular lighting display, def. worth checking out!


  1. Your weekend looked so pretty and Christmas-ey!! 6 more days, yay!

  2. My friend who lived in Chicago used to spend Thanksgiving at lake Geneva every year. It looks like such a cute place!

    I always find myself in awe of the skyscrapers too. They take my breath away!

  3. Looks like a fabulous weekend. That bucket in your last picture is just adorable!

  4. Wow. Gorgeous! Looks like a great place for wintery getaway!

    Love you blog, so glad I found you...stop by my blog. I'm hosting a giveaway with 2 more lined up! xx

  5. loved our visit to Chicago! everyone we met was so nice and helpful! :) have a great week!

  6. How gorgeous! I love the nautical tree!

  7. What fun!! I love Lake Geneva. Such a cute place. I am loving the nautical tree & ornaments. Merry Christmas.

  8. Loving the pictures and how cute is that bucket in the last picture!! xo

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