12 September 2010

Renegade! (and the winner)

So, it would be impossible for me to try and describe how amazing this weekend was.  The experience was beyond words so I will mostly share pictures to give you an idea :)
Adam and I met Jenny and Johnny in Chicago Friday afternoon for a weekend of friendship, renegade fun, and hot dogs :)
Here we go (brace yourself for photo overload):

Friday morning Adam and I drove to Chicago
When we arrived, we checked into our amazing hotel room with an even more amazing view. (BTW- I  want to marry Chicago :)  After we checked in, he and I went for a walk in Millennium Park, saw "the Bean," and ate at the cutest outdoor cafe.  Later that evening we met Jenny and Johnny in the hotel where we chatted and ate fancy chocolates for hours....it was amazing :)

Saturday was completely full of Renegade awesomeness all.day.long :)
The boys took a break at a local bar to watch the Michigan game and Jenny and I walked are little feet off.  We shopped, took our picture in the Renegade photo booth, ate macaroons, and a great best friend day :)  After Renegade, the boys stayed to finish the game and Jenny and I went on another little walking tour of downtown Chicago.  For dinner we all met up at the BEST pizza place ever.  looooved it.

Sunday morning (this morning) we woke up early and met some friends for brunch at a really cute place near Wicker Park.  After breakfast, we headed over to Navy Pier for a super quick look.  Navy Pier was gorgeous but the heat had us keep our trip short and we headed back to the hotel for our final good byes :(

On a scale of 1-10, this weekend ranked 1,000 :)  I am soooooo blessed to have such amazing friends in my life.  It is hard to have a best friend who lives on the other side of the country but it makes it soooo much more magical when we get to hang out.  Vintage Johnny is so rad and he and Adam are BFF for life now too.  I love you guys!!  Thanks for a weekend that I will remember forever!

P.S.  Tomorrow, I will post about all of the gorgeous things I picked up at Renegade and post our too cute photobooth pics :) promises!

P.S.S  It is time for me to announce the winner from my giveaway!!
I used random.org :)
which was...

Yay Karisse!!  Email me so I get your print out to you asap!!  I hope you love it :)



  1. I am so jealous! Everywhere I look people are talking about Renegade. It looks like you had a great time! :D
    I heart fall time! Yippee!

  2. Janelly bean, I'm fairly sure we are sunglasses soul mates!!!
    First, the RVA glasses, and now the floral wayfarers. Umm...we should be sunglass bff's forever!!

  3. I was in Chicago this March and your photos make me want to go back so badly! I ate at the same pizza place with my cohort, yum!

    I wish I won, maybe next time ;)

  4. I miss Chicago soo soo much!! The pizza, the bean, the everything!!!! I wish I was there when the Renegade fair was on!! These pictures are great!!! =) Congrats to the winner!

  5. It looks like you had an amazing time! I hope Renegade was a blast, I can't wait to see all of your goodies!

    Ps this "BTW- I want to marry Chicago" made me giggle a whole bunch.

    You're so cute!

    xo. Kyla

  6. Awww..sounds like a lovely weekend. Can't wait to see your face this weekend!!

  7. haha, you want to marry Chicago. ;]
    Looks like you had a BLAST!

  8. umm greatest weekend ever.. ?

  9. oh my- we LOVE Giordano's and looking at your pictures makes my mouth water. that pizza is the shiznit.


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