GNO: Holiday Traditions at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago

Each year I love to kick off the holidays with my girlfriends and enjoy a night of drinks, dining, and the amazing chocolate bar at The Peninsula Hotel. This year was my 4th year and it’s a tradition that I enjoy hosting very much. The Peninsula Hotel is one of my most favorite hotels in Chicago and it’s especially beautiful during the holidays. I really love the holidays and I really love chocolate so it’s a great way to celebrate with my girls. The holiday decorations are so beautiful here and I think one of the best places to snap a…

A Girl’s Guide to 10 of the Best Hotel Bars and Lobbies in Chicago

Since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with hotels. I still think staying in different hotels (even having a staycation in my own city) is so much fun and I love everything that goes into making a hotel stay so wonderful. I’ve been watching this show on Netflix called Amazing Hotels which explores some of the most extravagant hotels in the world and everything that goes on behind to scenes to give their guests the best experience possible. I think it’s so interesting. My husband and I have always enjoyed going to hotels in the city for an evening…

A Girl’s Guide to a Staycation in Chicago (Summer Edition)

Summertime is a great time to be in Chicago and it’s one of the best cities in the world, so why not plan a little staycation in your own city. If you haven’t explored many places downtown and you live in the city or close by then this girl’s guide is perfect for you. If you have never been to Chicago but want to explore Chicago in a not so touristy way then this guide is also for you. I’ve also included links to some of my other girl’s guide within this post so you can add to your staycation if…

A Girl’s Guide to Spending a Relaxing Weekend at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago

I’m going to be completely honest with you guys as I write this post. I have never actually stayed at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago but it is one of my absolute favorite hotels in the city and I have done so many fun and memorable things here. The Peninsula actually really means a lot to me. Which, if you are interested in why, keep reading… However, one day for when I do have the chance to stay at this hotel, I decided to put together a fun weekend guide of how to spend the whole weekend relaxing at the…

A Girl’s Guide to Afternoon Tea in Chicago

Whether you are Looking for High Tea or Afternoon Tea in Chicago… If you are wanting to plan a special occasion for your girlfriends, your mom, family in town, or you just want to find a cozy place for tea, Chicago has many really beautiful places to enjoy afternoon tea. Some of the best hotels in the city host amazing afternoon teas or high teas that will give you the full traditional English tea experience. During the holiday, these same hotels will have a special holiday tea as well. Many of these afternoon tea services have the option to also add champagne, which is…