Travel chicago by iphone Travel December 10, 2011 By jenna 65 fluffy butterscotch cookies with brown butter icing Southwestern Sweet Potato Breakfast Skillet You Might Also Like At the Bluebird Cafe September 19, 2010 Surprise Trip to Carmel with Mom July 19, 2012 Our Honeymoon: The Riviera June 23, 2013 65 Comments Reply chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 10, 2011 at 5:47 am You definitely had to come in on the coldest weekend we’ve had in about a year, didn’t you? Hope you’re staying warm!! Reply Blog is the New Black December 10, 2011 at 5:48 am LOVE Chiacgo. And you are gorgeous! Reply Paige(The Last Doughnut) December 10, 2011 at 5:54 am I love this post! Makes me feel like I was there!!! Reply Jesse December 10, 2011 at 6:07 am you went to the Purple Pig!!?? My jealousy is raging. Stay warm!! Reply Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous December 10, 2011 at 6:12 am I love Chicago this time of year, so pretty! Reply Amanda December 10, 2011 at 6:20 am I think that first picture says it all. You look cold! haha I visited Chicago for Christmas a couple of years ago. Despite the cold, I loved it! I found it to be so clean compared to other cities. Reply mrsblocko December 10, 2011 at 6:25 am The coldest weekend in a year? C’mon that’s exaggerating a bit. Now, coldest weekend this season so far, YES! At least you were bundled up proper like! Looks like you guys had a blast! Reply Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 10, 2011 at 6:35 am I grew up in MN, then lived in Chicago, and my hubs is from Chicago and these Brrrrr! pictures are why we live in San Diego now. Stay warm…and it looks like you had a ball! Great city…but chillllly! Reply Fancy December 10, 2011 at 6:42 am You are here?! Post more details about what you guys did, I should love to see where you went! Hope you are having fun 🙂 Reply Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 10, 2011 at 6:43 am That meal at the Purple Pig looked amazing through instagram. I want those beets! Never been to Chicago, but I desperately want to go. It’s the one “big” city I’ve somehow not managed to travel to. Hope you get some good pizza! Reply Mellie December 10, 2011 at 6:49 am So jealous. Reply Jenny December 10, 2011 at 6:54 am I want to go to the Purple Pig now! I love your jacket as well-I have the same one:) Reply Michelle December 10, 2011 at 7:13 am awww! I miss my city 🙂 love the glimpse through the iphone! Reply Jen December 10, 2011 at 7:23 am I love your jacket! Do you sometimes think about moving to a big city Jenna? Seems like you’d fit in. Reply Sharon December 10, 2011 at 8:24 am oooh…I shiver just looking at these pictures. I’ve only been to Chicago once, in March, and it was coollldd…..I guess I’ve been in California too long. Even though I was born in New Jersey, I can’t take the cold weather. Looks like you are having a blast though! Reply Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am It looks so cold!!! But also like some good eats! Reply Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am Loving that ferris wheel photo—it’s gorgeous! Looks like you’re having a great time. 🙂 Reply Ashley December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am Have fun, be safe. I hate driving around Chicago! It’s terrifying. Reply Nellie Knox December 10, 2011 at 8:31 am Jenna! You are in Chi-town?! You need to go to Native Foods Cafe!! It is the best veg/vegan restart in the entire city! I will be at the Wicker Park location tonight. You should definitely stop by! Reply Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) December 10, 2011 at 8:37 am Pictures are worth a thousand words. 🙂 Looks like you’re having a great time!! Reply Jessica December 10, 2011 at 8:38 am Oh my goodness!!!! You are making me SOOOO homesick. Have fun in Chi-town! Reply Deanna B. December 10, 2011 at 9:37 am I love Chicage. Its such an amazing city. Every time I leave I want to go back right. I have yet to try an Italian Beef…next time! Reply Army Amy* December 10, 2011 at 10:05 am The hood in your coat looks so snuggly!* Reply Elisabeth December 10, 2011 at 10:10 am Love the photos, especially the first one! Your coat is so cute and cozy looking 😉 Reply Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 10, 2011 at 10:27 am You make my city look so fantastic!! Jealous that you went to the Purple Pig! I’ve always wanted to go there!! Reply Dee December 10, 2011 at 10:34 am Aww, cute pics! Looks like you guys are having a blast! Reply Sara December 10, 2011 at 10:46 am I want to go to Chicago…one day. Love your hood! Reply Vicki December 10, 2011 at 11:37 am While you’re freezing your parts off in the Windy City, I’m home cozied up in my grampa’s old flannel shirt baking a batch of your Chewy Peppermint Mocha cookies. They are lookin’ DEEvine! I’ll share them at church tomorrow. Maybe. If they’re lucky. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Reply jenna December 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm sounds yummy! cozy grandpa shirts and warm cookies go hand in hand 🙂 enjoy! Reply Ashlee December 10, 2011 at 11:51 am So jealous you went to the Purple Pig! I live in WI and always try to stop when I’m down there. Interested to hear what you thought and what else you had! Reply Kate December 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm Love the Purple Pig! Did you try the pig’s feet? Reply kristin December 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm Yay! You are in my hometown!! Welcome!!!! Reply Jenn December 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm Where did you find the adorable north face! The most I can find around here are the fleeces! Reply jenna December 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm I found that jacket at the north face store—it’s the warmest thing I own! Reply Jenn December 11, 2011 at 4:16 am Thanks! What’s the syle name? I’m goon to vale and need something stat! Thanks again! Reply Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles December 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm Bbbrrrrr! Stay warm and come home to sunny California soon! Reply Lida December 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm haven’t yet been to the purple pig. how was it? Reply Emily December 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm Oh man, I’m jellin’. Never been to Chicago. Someday soon, though, I promise! Reply Luv What You Do December 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm Love your pics of Chicago! What a cold weekend to visit! Reply kyla December 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm Majorly homesick right now. Chicago is especially beautiful around Christmas time! Reply Jenn December 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm Hey Jenna- unrelated to this post, but you said you use olay eye cream… Do you put your moisturizer on top of the eye cream or let the eye cream stand alone? Reply Jenn December 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm Oh! And have you found anything better than almay concealer? Thanks! Reply amy walters, aDESIGNdock December 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm Love the photos!!! Some day I’m going there. Til then, this will do the trick 😉 Reply Liz December 10, 2011 at 8:26 pm Ahh, Chicago, one of my favorite cities. My brother-in-law and his wife live in a high rise on the lake, just a short distance from the water tower, pictured. I also must say… the first trip my now-husband and I took together back in January 2008 (when we’d been dating 3 weeks!) was to Chicago, from New England. And that weekend, it was the coldest it had been in 2 years. I think that cold really brought us together! We stayed in the hotel room a lot more…. Reply Lola December 10, 2011 at 8:49 pm OMG OMG you are in Chicago?!?! 🙂 cool!!!!! let me know if you want a tour guide haha Reply Jessica @ The Process of Healing December 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm You look so cute in your fur! Reply Ally @ A Girl In Her Kitchen December 11, 2011 at 7:23 am Yay! I am so happy that you are in my town! And, the Purple Pig is amazing!! Stay warm! 🙂 Reply Emily @ Life on Food December 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm Oh it looks cold! Stay warm. I love Chicago. Are you going to make it to Frontera Grill? Try hard; its delicious! Reply Sarah (I Dream of Beets) December 11, 2011 at 2:14 pm Cute pictures! You make the Midwest look fashionable. I’m from Milwaukee and lived in Chicago, so I appreciate the glimpse back home:) Reply Lindsey Gray December 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm I LOVE the Purple Pig! I was just in Chi-town earlier last week! I miss it already… Reply Katie @ Livehalffull December 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm Have fun!!! I love the lights downtown right now and I hope you did too! Reply Carley December 11, 2011 at 9:18 pm Yippee for the midwest! Awesome food. great people. BUT FREEZING COLD in the winter. Hope it’s fun! Reply Tasha December 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm Chicago is still a city that I need to check out – the food looks amazing, enjoy! I’m really looking forward to some extensive restaurant reviews. Reply Madison December 12, 2011 at 5:13 am Love your coat— I own it as well. 🙂 Seriously, the hood is so warm and toasty. Worth every penny. Reply Amanda at the red table December 12, 2011 at 5:30 am The Purple Pig!!! Isn’t it wonderful? I did a review of it in October and then went and made their whipped feta with cucumbers that was featured in the Nov. Food & Wine. SO good! Reply Megan December 12, 2011 at 7:11 am ahhh! The PURPLE PIG! Be still my pig-loving heart. Reply Michelle December 12, 2011 at 7:20 am Lovin’ on the Northface! Reply Shari @ The Daily Dish December 12, 2011 at 7:43 am Great photos! Hope you had an awesome time in Chicago. You are brave venturing here this time of year. 🙂 Reply Shareece December 12, 2011 at 8:49 am The Purple Pig is one of my favorite places in Chicago! Excellent place. Reply Courtney December 12, 2011 at 9:00 am Love the pictures! What camera app do you use? Reply jenna December 12, 2011 at 9:08 am Instagram! Reply Annie December 12, 2011 at 9:20 am Did you LOVE my city? And the food? Best time of year to come, too! Hope it was fab! Reply Tina December 13, 2011 at 12:51 am You look so great! Cool pics as per usual 🙂 Reply Emily C April 23, 2012 at 9:35 am O. M. G. I totally don’t want to seem like a creeper, considering this post is about 5 months old.. but The Purple Pig is my absolute FAVORITE restaurant of ALL time! and that beet and goat cheese salad with pistachios.. words simply cannot describe its cheesy goodness. TO DIE FOR. <3 Reply Jenn October 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm Love the jacket! Love looking back at this post ( going to Chicago in a few weeks) is this jacket blue or black? Does it buckle around waist? Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.