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  • 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!!

  • Blog is the New Black
    December 10, 2011 at 5:48 am

    LOVE Chiacgo.

    And you are gorgeous!

  • Paige(The Last Doughnut)
    December 10, 2011 at 5:54 am

    I love this post! Makes me feel like I was there!!!

  • Jesse
    December 10, 2011 at 6:07 am

    you went to the Purple Pig!!?? My jealousy is raging. Stay warm!!

  • Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous
    December 10, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I love Chicago this time of year, so pretty!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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 🙂

  • 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!

  • Mellie
    December 10, 2011 at 6:49 am

    So jealous.

  • 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:)

  • Michelle
    December 10, 2011 at 7:13 am

    awww! I miss my city 🙂 love the glimpse through the iphone!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

    It looks so cold!!! But also like some good eats!

  • 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. 🙂

  • Ashley
    December 10, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Have fun, be safe. I hate driving around Chicago! It’s terrifying.

  • 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!

  • 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!!

  • Jessica
    December 10, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Oh my goodness!!!! You are making me SOOOO homesick. Have fun in Chi-town!

  • 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!

  • Army Amy*
    December 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

    The hood in your coat looks so snuggly!*

  • Elisabeth
    December 10, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Love the photos, especially the first one! Your coat is so cute and cozy looking 😉

  • 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!!

  • Dee
    December 10, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Aww, cute pics! Looks like you guys are having a blast!

  • Sara
    December 10, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I want to go to Chicago…one day. Love your hood!

  • 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!

    • jenna
      December 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      sounds yummy! cozy grandpa shirts and warm cookies go hand in hand 🙂 enjoy!

  • 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!

  • Kate
    December 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Love the Purple Pig! Did you try the pig’s feet?

  • kristin
    December 10, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Yay! You are in my hometown!! Welcome!!!!

  • 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!

    • jenna
      December 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm

      I found that jacket at the north face store—it’s the warmest thing I own!

      • 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!

  • Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles
    December 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Bbbrrrrr! Stay warm and come home to sunny California soon!

  • Lida
    December 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    haven’t yet been to the purple pig. how was it?

  • Emily
    December 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Oh man, I’m jellin’. Never been to Chicago. Someday soon, though, I promise!

  • Luv What You Do
    December 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Love your pics of Chicago!
    What a cold weekend to visit!

  • kyla
    December 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Majorly homesick right now. Chicago is especially beautiful around Christmas time!

  • 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?

    • Jenn
      December 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Oh! And have you found anything better than almay concealer? Thanks!

  • 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 😉

  • 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….

  • 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

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    December 10, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    You look so cute in your fur!

  • 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! 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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:)

  • 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…

  • Katie @ Livehalffull
    December 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Have fun!!! I love the lights downtown right now and I hope you did too!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Megan
    December 12, 2011 at 7:11 am

    ahhh! The PURPLE PIG! Be still my pig-loving heart.

  • Michelle
    December 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Lovin’ on the Northface!

  • 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. 🙂

  • Shareece
    December 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    The Purple Pig is one of my favorite places in Chicago! Excellent place.

  • Courtney
    December 12, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Love the pictures! What camera app do you use?

    • jenna
      December 12, 2011 at 9:08 am


  • 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!

  • Tina
    December 13, 2011 at 12:51 am

    You look so great! Cool pics as per usual 🙂

  • 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

  • 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?