The Lazyjack Press team was super excited to participate in Chicago Collective this season. We were a little nervous about getting there, given the winter we've had, but we arrived without a hitch!
Upon arriving in freezing Chicago, Patrick and I headed to dinner at Ralph Lauren, which was great! I definitely recommend the bananas foster
The next day, we worked hard to transform our empty booth into a masterpieceBut all work and no play makes a boring clothing brand! I was lucky enough to have two of my sorority sisters, Kristin and Whitney in Chicago, as my friend Meredith (we go back to tennis camp as kids!) So we had brunch, did a little shopping, and made a quick stop at the Art Institute to check out "American Gothic." We even made time for some real Chicago hot dogs and yes, they're totally live up to the hype!
Delicious dinner at the Drake, and then finished the night off at the Pump Room.
Sunday marked show time! The Merchandise Mart was so much nicer than the Javits and we loved meeting new people.
Sunday night was also Meredith's birthday dinner at Pelago, which was also delish.
We got stranded Tuesday night, which I was secretly excited about because that meant Jeff and I could spend an extra night with Whitney enjoying Chi-Town!
All in all, Chicago was a great time. Great food, drinks, culture, and shopping! I definitely want to go back in warmer weather when we don't have to work. I will make one recommendation though in case you're ever in the Windy City: The Drum Bar at the Rafaello Hotel (esp the Big Bad Wolf cocktail). Just go, and thank us later