Less Than Two Days!

I can not BELIEVE that in less than two days, a large portion of the my blogging community will be descending upon my city! I. AM. SO. JACKED. UP!

I know you are like me, and you've read tons of posts about what to bring, what to wear, being nervous...I gotta say, I'm winging it. This I say, completely realizing that I am at a packing advantage in that, I don't have to do it:P The fact of the matter is, no matter where you go, you can usually get by with cute jeans and a sassy top...

Are you guys nervous? I'm not. I have no problem walking into a room where I know no one, or at least know no one's faces. Perhaps that comes from trading on a floor for fifteen years. I became extremely comfortable, in difficult situations involving a room full of angry trader men. To me, it's hard to find a situation worse than that;P

What can I tell you about my city???

-Whether you are flying into O'hare, or Midway, take the train into the city. It's quick, cheap and easy. Blue line for O'hare, Orange line for Midway. It costs $2.25, and you can buy a card at the station (they don't take cash). Easy peasy;)

-Giordano's and Gino's East are both gosh darn good pizza:P

-The Sheridan 151 is the bus line that will take you up and down Michigan Ave. It costs $2.25 and the driver takes cash, but has no change.

-If you are shopping Michigan Ave, don't bother going into any store that you have in your hometown mall (ie. Victoria's Secret, Gap, Banana Republic, Macy's...) We have the highest sales tax in the nation. Just shop the stores you don't have at home. I recommend the shoe dept. at Nordstrom's (walking distance from The Sheraton) and Bloomingdale's.

-I haven't been in the club scene for a while...but if you find yourselves wanting a late night club, I'd hit The Lodge on Division (spent many a drunken morning belting out Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, followed by Summer Lovin') I also have a soft spot for PJ Clarke's on State;)

-If you must wear heels, toss a pair of comfy flats in your purse. Chicago is a walking city, you'll be so glad you did:)

What else? Any questions??? I can't wait! (DM me some phone numbers @napwarden)

21 comments

  1. wait. we're supposed to leave the hotel?

    Since you're gonna be suctioned to my side ;-) heh, I have no need ;-)

    but dude, where can I get Diet Dr Peppers?

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  2. Did you say something about hot, trader men? Oh, maybe I got that wrong.

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  3. I partied at The Lodge with Babe Winkleman one St. Patrick's Day in the 90s... Good memories indeed! I feel compelled to tell people that the American Girl store has moved to Water Tower Place. Also, there's a Sephora on Michigan Ave. if you're missing one in your city.

    Can't wait to stalk you and do some dancing to Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, I can't wait!!! I tried to DM you, but couldn't, so dm me and I will send you my info!
    @prairiemama

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  5. Blah! This post made me so depressed that I am not going to Blogher - especially the shopping part! ;) I agree, jeans a cute top and you're good to go! I would love to meet you! I'm so going next year. If I can work up the courage to leave my boys for more than 24 hours. Or, I could just come for one night, meet all the awesome ladies I want to meet, eat, drink and leave! ;) Have fun, can't wait to read about it all - who you meet, what parties you go to, etc. :)

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  6. I could not be more jealous. I love Chicago (hubby's home town) but the timing of this didn't work out for me (i.e. broker than broke at the moment.) But next time BlogHer hits the West Coast, I expect to see your gorgeous face out here.

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  7. Have a fabulous time. Can't wait to hear all about it.

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  8. I cannot wait to meet you!!! And I am super jealous that you can skip the packing dilemmas I'm currently dealing with!

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  9. Great advice to them not to wear heels!! I love walking up and down Michigan Ave. And... walking to the art museum and the pier.

    I need to come back. Maybe, at the end of summer!!!

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  10. Thank you so much. This was a great help!

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  11. I am having so much angst about what to wear! I bought oodles of clothes and yet I have nothing to wear. How is that possible? I can't wait to meet you!!

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  12. *whimper whimper sob*

    i won't be there. waaaaaaaaaahhhh!!

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  13. You're going to have so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

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  14. Have a great time, I wish Blogher was in my city! Wish I was there to hang out or sleep on your couch, LOL!

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  15. Hope to see you there on Sat, if I can find my way. If I take the Orange line, then what? Yikes can someone be there to hold my hand?

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  16. Aww! I hope you all have a wonderful time. I've never been to Chicago, but I bet it's gonna be a lotta fun. Enjoy BlogHer and maybe I'll join you guys next year!

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  17. Hello.. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I came over to visit you (virtually).. and to my pleasant suprise, discovered Chicago here :) So, there is a blogger's get-together there..? I was in Chicago last summer and absolutely loved it.. I am in India now, but I do hope to be back again. Have a great weekend!

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  18. LOL - we tried to go to Gino's East - the line was out of control.

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