I heart Chicago

I Love Chicago 8x10 Art Print - Illinois City State Heart
{Print available on Etsy}

Happy Friday my dears!  As you read this, I'm jetsetting on over to Paris!  And while I am so excited & grateful to spend a weekend away in the City of Lights, really the only place I want to travel to is  home.  You all know by now that I'm moving back to the US at the end of this year, and I am beyond thrilled. 

After {an extended} holiday, the plan is to return to Chicago!  I miss that city everyday...it's the perfect combination of big city glamour, calming beaches, and sweet Midwestern people.  I lived in the South Loop for 6 years before moving here to the Middle East and I can't wait to live there again! 

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All you Chicago gals, please share your favorites with me! 
Where are you loving for brunch? Yolk was my favorite back in the day. 
What about other new restaurants & lounges or things to do?
If you're a Chicago blogger & we haven't been in touch yet,
please do send me an email...hopefully I'll get to meet some of you soon!

Chicago L (EL) Map Poster - 16x24
{Map of the El available on Etsy}

The thing I am *most* looking forward to checking out immediately upon my return to the city:

{the Marilyn statue on Michigan Ave down the road from my condo}

And to the rest of you darlings, what are your favorites in your own city?
I'm always traveling so you never know when I'll be in your neck of the woods!

Here's to all the places we call home,

I'm flying back late Monday night but I have just a little something
scheduled for you lovies that day.
Then I hope to share bits from my trip later next week!
Hope your weekend is fabulous, wherever you are in the world

Come find me on Instagram {liliandmae}
so you can see my photos while I'm in Paris!


Viviana said...

I'll be in Chicago in February so we will have to meet up! :) xo

natasha {schue love} said...

Hope you have a fabulous time in Paris!! I want to go there so badly! :)

Sarah Roads said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip. Have a ball!

Callie said...

Have a lovely trip and I cannot wait to see all the amazing pictures you capture. I am sure the style and fashion will be amazing: Paris in the fall! Sending love the States!

Callie @ Unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

Goody said...

i was just at yolk for breakfast friday morning, it remains a good bet...i devoured their california omelette.

a fav brunch spot is nana's in bridgeport. besides the fact that it's namesake is adorable, i love the eats.

as you already know, the restaurant scene has just completed exploded.

a couple i love...

i love mana, vegetarian with explosive tastes

native foods...crazy creative

looking forward to meeting you upon your return...

Ashleigh said...

Looking forward to having you back! Have fun in Paris!

Mae said...

thanks everyone! I'm so happy to be back! Viviana, yes! yes! we must meet up when you're in Chicago! And Goody, thanks so much for the recommendations! I'm looking forward to meeting you once I get back to the city!