Playing Tourist in Chicago

rachel barkules chicago


rachel barkules, john barkules


playing in leaves

chicago fall

lake michigan


chicago bean

chicago bean


chicago fire truck

chicago fire dept

chicago fire dept

Poncho: Anthropologie (old), similar here, here, obsessed, love this cashmere poncho
Tee: Splendid, save
Jeans: J Brand (almost sold out), similar here
Booties: Sam Edelman (on sale)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Avery Tote, similar here, here
Lip: Dior Addict Extreme ‘Incognito’ – seriously favorite lipstick ever!!

I have lived in a suburb about 40 minutes north of Chicago for 9 years and there are still so many things in Chicago I have never seen or done.  Some times I forget to go out and explore my own city.  So on Sunday my family and I went out to be tourists in Chicago.  We first stopped at Buckingham Fountain.  The fountain was already turned off for the season, but it was still beautiful.  We walked around the park next to the fountain, then walked along Lake Michigan.  Next we headed over to the bean.  My kids thought it was so cool.  At that point we were all really hungry so we got an early dinner.  I had some of the best Italian food in my life!  So delicious!  I’m still thinking about it!  On our way to the restaurant we walked past the Chicago Fire Dept.  They invited us in to sit in the fire engines.  Caleb was in heaven sitting in the “big huge fire truck”.  Of course we had to stop at Nordstrom on Michigan Ave for a little shopping before we headed home.  We had perfect weather and the trees are all so beautiful right now.  It was a perfect day!


4 thoughts on “Playing Tourist in Chicago

  1. Hey Rachel! I would love to know what restaurant you ate at! I’m going to Chicago in December, and LOVE italian food! :)

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