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)