Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I Love Chicago!

We are all here, enjoying beautiful Chicago! We've just returned to our hotel after a full day of shopping, sight-seeing, and people-watching. We are so excited to go to Harpo Studios tomorrow morning! Chicago is a truly amazing city - - I had forgotten how wonderful it felt to be shadowed by sky-scrapers, surrounded by traffic, people, fabulous food, wonderful stores, etc.. Although I love where I live, there is something about city life that is just so exciting. I feel very blessed to have had this opportunity to take this little get-away.

We visited the Oprah Store this morning and shopped our brains out. Then, we had some Chicago deep-dish pizza, did lots of walking (eventually ending up at a beach), and then headed to the Signature Lounge at Hancock Tower for a martini. At one point while wandering the city, we ran into Maksim Chmerkovskiy from "Dancing With The Stars". Let me tell you, he is even more beautiful in person, if that is even possible. We are guessing he is in town because his new dance partner, Misty May-Treanor, is in Chicago today, filming the season premier of Oprah. Now we'll be getting ready for a very early departure for Harpo Studios in the morning. I have lots of pictures to share, so stay tuned for that, as well as a give-away!

***Edited to add photo of Maks, photo courtesy of my mom...he was walking pretty fast, people, so all you get is a photo of his bum...which isn't really a bad thing.***


Melissa said...

That's great - you sound like you're really enjoying yourself!! Yay!

Cheryl said...

Wow-the icing on the cake would have been seeing Maks! Sure sounds like a wonderful time for you all. Can't wait to see photos.

Joy said...

AWESOME! Thanks for the update!

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