Alina Sewing and Design

Chicago: a Sneak Preview

We are back from Chicago and I’m completely exhausted. EX-HAU-STED. We had three days and we packed them to the BRIM. It was a great girls trip and I’m excited to share some pictures and stories, but I’ll leave you with a sneak preview for now. So tired. Captions will have to do for now. 🙂

Hotel room

Coffee shops = happiness for us 🙂

Navy Pier

The “Bean”

The Chicago Theatre

The view from the top of Sears Tower

The Ledge on top of Sears Tower…a glass box 103 floors and 1,353 feet above the city (!!)

The “L”


Crown Fountain @ Millennium Park

Magnificent Mile

Chicago at night!

Chicago, you did not disappoint.

IKEA Withdrawals

Do you see that lovely bit of white heaven in the middle of that stack? It haunts me daily.

Oh, IKEA, how I love you. Oh, IKEA, how I loathe the fact that you’re so far away from me…how I miss you. How I wish I lived anywhere near you! Being eight hours away doesn’t do much for this relationship and I must limit trips to see you to every one or two years.

But it’s been long enough! I’m putting my foot down. Enough of these withdrawals.
Consider this the OFFICIAL announcement that my girls, Krissy and Lauren, and I will be taking the Chicago IKEA by storm in March.
Those miles of inspiration rooms, swedish meatballs and hundreds of rows of lovely beautiful things that I can afford (!) won’t know what hit ’em. I already have a wish list started.
Color me giddy…I’m going to IKEA!
P.S. You can also consider this the official I’m-now-taking-orders-of-lovely-things-to-pick-up-for-my-lovely-friends announcement. You’re welcome.


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