Having tea at the Drake
Chicago from our hotel room
This past weekend two friends and I took a trip to Chicago to visit as many tea locations as we could in 48 hours. The 4 hour drive went by quickly as we chatted and listened to S.'s ABBA CD. At one point I mentioned how it felt a little like the movie, "Thelma and Louise," leaving everything behind for a couple of days to have a good time with friends. Since we were 3, we called ourselves, Thelma, Louise and Bobbie Jo. Of course, Louise, Bobbie Jo and I managed to stay out of trouble, unlike the real Thelma and Louise.
It was an incredible weekend! It was the most fun that I've had in a long time. Our hotel was in a great location (thank you A.!), right in the middle of the famous Magnificent Mile! It's amazing how many things we were able to do in the short amount of time that we were there. Below is a list of some of the places we visited. I will write more details in future posts so please check back.
- Afternoon Tea at the Drake
- Afternoon Tea at Celtic Knot Public House
- Tea Gschwendner
- Argo Tea
- A trip to Evanston that included a tour of Northwestern
- Julius Meinl (Austrian tea/coffee house and restaurant)
- The Baha'i temple
- Swirlz Cupcakes