MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: APRIL 6 – 12, 2015!
A museum conference takes me to Chicago and with Kiki as my guide anything is possible. Especially burgers with eggs. And deep dish. And bloody mary’s. Food mostly, but also architecture, river cruisin’, museums, art, and more food.

Enjoy!

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Hellish visit to the post office but finally successfully sent out my snacks to Singapore!

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Last day at work before my Chi-town trip!

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New comedy space! Here for Evan’s b-day storytelling show. Zeen did a spot.

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A stop at Canter’s Deli nearby for some matzo ball soup

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Looks like a fake set window

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Tweedy why don’t you love me! Pay attention to me!

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Last shot of the pups to carry with me on my week long journey to Chicago!

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Kiki is downstairs ready to go!

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Trying my first bloody mary too early at the airport’s Gladstones

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Flyin’ Virgin aka club lighting is annoying this early

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*Grumble*

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Flying over a snowy mountain! Gorgeous. Watched 3 episodes of like early 2000s Law & Order SVU. Why have I never seen this before? Obsessed now.

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Landed in Illinois!

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Took the train to downtown and dropped baggage off at the hotel

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My first romp around the city! I was there for a museum conference, but had a few days and afternoons to myself.

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Buildings all stacked

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Some Chicago eye candy

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Took a train to West Loop to get food at Little Goat!

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Overly huge, but very yummy tonkatsu sandwich

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Yummy yummy

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Went to a nearby “secret” bar (not so secret, I found it on yelp) nearby in West Loop. Yummy small plates and great cocktails with a secret vibe.

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Back to the hotel

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Travel tired, but excited and ready for the week face! (But my bangs you guys!)

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Used half of my bubble bar from LUSH

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And did some reading before bed. Ready to get into the museum nerdiness all week.

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First day of the conference! Had a half-day workshop and then was free all afternoon. We walked to the Bean!

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Optical illusions in Millenium Park

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You can see it!

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Cloud Gate!

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We are annoying

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Okay last one!

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JK these are the last ones

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JAY KAY THIS is the last

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Hot Wok, Cool Sushi

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Relaxing for a few

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I split off to attend another evening session and the opening conference party at the Art Institute of Chicago! Such a gorgeous place. This is the modern wing.

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Exploring the Art Institute

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Mmhmm

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Cloudy blue skies outside

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Miro miro

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Officially dark!

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Fancy mirror elevator

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Gorgeous rainy evening

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Conference day 2

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Keynote!

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Crazy ballroom!

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Escaping for a quick lunch

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Back to West Loop area for what was described to me as “the best burger ever”

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Au Cheval!

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Beautiful egg on the cheese burger. Oh man oh man. This was my fav place.

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Thick ass bacon

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MONEY SHOT

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Heading back to downtown

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Art Institute again! The main building

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So lumpy!

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Me doin’ the Ferris Bueller with the Seurat

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Van Gogh detail

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❤ Loved their drawing

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Monet

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So beautiful

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Back for another session with my co-worker!

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More rainy gorgeousness

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Using blue line this time to meet up with Kiki in Logan Square


LOGA



Me crashin’ the party of Kiki’s friendship reunion


Day 3!


After morning sessions went to visit Jane Addams’ Hull-House


Check it out! Jane Addams was a total innovator and social justice badass. She was considered the most dangerous woman alive for her work with women, families, and social work. Her wiki here.


Ida B. Wells’s influence: Eerily similar to today if you replace “lynching” with “unarmed shooting”.




Jane Addams bedroom! She had surgery in her bed right there. Gorgeous wallpaper designed by William Morris’ daughter



So lovely.


Check it out if you’re ever in the area


On my walk back to the conference hotel, stopped at Giordanos



Personal deep dish pizza!


Aka it’s just upside-down pizza (sauce on top, toppings on bottom) but it was soooo cheesy and good


Union Station



Time for another bath!


Love these terrifying mirrors



An evening at the Museum of Science and Industry! SUCH a gorgeous HUGE building.


Mirror maze at the museum!


Mini-bags of “chicago” style popcorn. Cheese and caramel


Chicken on salad at Vapiano’s



Last bath! (Saved all my products to use on this trip haha)



Saturday! Last day of the conference and Kiki got a ticket for us to do the river architecture cruise


Wilco towers! (it’s actually a parking garage)



Brown river, but still so pretty!


These giant modern buildings popped up along the river after the fire destroyed everything.


Kikz




Smiley


Beautiful reflections



Dinner time at this awesome outdoor chicken/fish restaurant called Parsons. Highly recommend!


Hush puppy


Saw the bassist from Wilco there! Small world. Wilco Chicago circle complete.


Journey back


Sunday!


I documented Sunday and Monday in full, so you’ll see those soon


Mmhmm.


Aw Pepe, looks so much like Tweedy. Cousins.


🙂


Sunday afternoon Settlers game


Beautiful couple award




Really desperate for animal attention



Met up with Colee who lives in Chicago now!


Just gooooofin! Look for more in the documented days soon.

Chicago is really awesome. You should visit. 🙂

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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