i love my friends. period the end.
we are all very lucky to have each other although i do wish we all (9 of us) took a picture together though!
so one of the main reasons for this fabulous trip to chicago was the birth of shna's baby girl amelia (only 5 weeks ago) and the fact that i haven't been to chicago in YEARS.
we all rolled into chicago friday afternoon from all over the country (denver, LA, st. louis and cleveland), and headed right to shna's house where she had quite the spread set up for us at her and her husband's beautiful home. such the hostess. we all caught up, took turns fighting over who was going to hold amelia, drank a lot of wine, watched the amazing michael phelps and of course gossiped.
we tried to take it easy on friday night so around 1am we wrapped up the party and headed to bed. poo poo was nice enough to house myself, mistiburr and tigger, her husband was out of town so she had plenty of room. good times.
saturday during the day while my UD friends all shopped i participated in a fabulous blogger meet up - much to the harassment of my friends who just didn't understand that i was going to meet my friends from the internet. "so they are strangers? are you going to be abducted by the internet?"
they aren't strangers to me i said! guess it's a blog thing.
onto the blogger brunch meet up, i feel like i'm not going to do a recap justice in comparison to this recap and this recap so maybe you should just read theirs!
but i must say thanks to nilsa for being my very kind transportation and to kiss the cook for hosting the glorious brunch. to ang* for being well ang (xo) and to my two new blogger friends elle michelle and rebeccac that were immediately added to my reader. IT WAS SO NICE MEETING ALL OF YOU!
you know that we all clicked when a "quick" brunch turned into almost 5 hours of chit chat and lounging in the garden. we found out that we are all the oldest children and we all work in the marketing industry - whether it be PR, design, writer or accounts. i knew these ladies were just like me! : )
after the brunch i headed back to poo poo's condo to get ready for an evening out on the town.
the girls all met at poo poo's where we drank fresh bellini's, um yum.
after pre-dinner cocktails we walked over to japonais for dinner in the lounge. this place was fabulously delicious and i would go there again and again.
after japonais we went to RINO lounge for bottle service and shots. after we left RINO we hopped around to english, mother's (which scared me) and finally the hange uppe. i'd tell you more of what we did but, um. yeah.
i'd also like to post some more pics of the festivities, but, um. no.
if you're friends with me on facebook i'll upload the rest of the pics to there. this was a perfect weekend with my girlies (we missed you beav, MOB and foxxy!) and i'm thinking you can see why i had a little accident on the plane. oops.