A Day in Chicago

I recently visited a friend in Chicago and had a great time experiencing what the city has to offer!

One of our first stops was to The Bean, which is a beautiful and interactive sculpture piece located in Millennium Park. It was a fun start to our day and a super unique photo op spot. Half Acre is a microbrewery that also made the list that day. Talk about a low key and high energy to stop for a cold one! The beer was fun to sample, as was the food. To round off our time we made our way down to Wrigleyville. Regardless of who you root for, if you haven’t been to Wrigley field you have to go! I had been there before so knew what to expect, though The Cubs played that day and it was the game that got them in to The World Series, so the energy was unreal.

This doesn’t even scratch the surface of things to do in Chicago, but it’s a good start. Tell me… what is your favorite thing to do in The Windy City?

Art in Bloom – Milwaukee, WI

This weekend I went to Art in Bloom in Milwaukee with my mom and it was amazing! (I am an art appreciator and she has a small business in floral arranging, so it was a perfect match.) If you are unfamiliar, the event works like this… The museum picks about 40-50 art pieces to showcase. The pieces are randomly assigned to floral designers, who must use the piece for inspiration to create a floral arrangement. The arrangements are showcased for a few days and at the end a panel votes on a number of categories.

Guided tours were offered through the museum, as the pieces  are scattered around and matched up together. The tour-guide provided tidbits of information about the pieces and artists, which gave an extra added meaning to the experience. My favorite is below…

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If you ever get the chance to go to this event, I hope you take advantage of it! It’s my understanding that it happens at art museums across the nation, so be sure to check out the area nearest to you, XOXO.