The Windy City

Hi loves,
finally I am showing you the last post of my amazing road trip and it is about the windy city Chicago. This time I also want to show you my outfit as well as give you some tips for cool free-time activities.  So I hope you

will enjoy reading this post.

                                                                        The City

Chicago is a pretty big city but if you choose a hotel in downtown it will be easy to walk everywhere. We stayed at the Radisson Blu and I would recommend this hotel to all of you since it was beautiful, the people there were very friendly and helpful and it was right in the middle of the downtown area. From there we walked to the Millennium Park where you can get an sneak peek of Chicago’s great architecture. At this park there is the Cloud Gate which actually looks like a huge, shiny Jelly Bean and when you are lucky like I was you can watch a free orchestra concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion, the center of the park. Afterwards we went to the Pier from where you have a beautiful look at the skyline of the windy city.

Finally arriving in Chicago
View at Chicago’s architecture
Orchestra playing at Jay Pritzker Pavilion
The famous Cloud Gate
At the Pier
Beautiful view from the Pier
View from the hotel room
Skyline

                                                                           Sports

The Chicago Cubs Baseball team are as famous as the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees. If you get the chance, go to a game, the atmosphere is amazing even though I had a little trouble sometimes to understand the Baseball rules. In the end it actually doesn’t matter if you understand the rules because you can just have a great time with you friends drinking beer, chatting and eating hot dogs. A visit at the Wrigley Field is definitely worth it. We got our tickets very spontaneously and were very happy with them.
Wrigley Field
Chicago Cubs – LA Dodgers
                                                                   

 The Outfit

Although it was a cloudy day in Chicago, the air was still humid so I decided to wear the Michael Kors dress I bought at the outlet in California. As you can probably imagine, I couldn’t wait wearing the denim dress. I combined it with an airy Anthropologie blouse and beige J.Crew Slippers. I felt totally comfortable in this outfit for the whole day, went sightseeing and to the Baseball game you can see on the pictures. So loves, even if you are exploring a new city, it doesn’t mean you have to wear pants and sport shoes. With this outfit I would like to show you that it also works with a dress 🙂
This was the last post from my road trip and I have to say it was an amazing time and I don’t want to miss any minute of it. If you ever get the chance to do a road trip through the South of the United States, I hope my tips can help you a little bit :-*
Trying to have the background blurred, really like this actually
Denim Dress MICHAEL KORS
Blouse ANTHROPOLOGIE
Necklace TIFFANY & CO.
Slippers J.CREW
Purse H&M

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Colorful New Orleans





Hey loves,

this will be my second last post about the road trip I had, but I was really looking forward to this post. I was totally excited to see New Orleans and I have to say it didn’t disappoint me at all.

Although I want to show you my breezy New Orleans outfit, I also wanna share with you some tips where to go in case you will visit this awesome city in the future. So I will tell you in this blog post about the locations to stay and where to go; Restaurants, Bars, my outfit and expose the mysterious voodoo of this city.

                                                          Where to stay and where to go

My tips for you is that you should definitely stay in the French Quarter. This is where the party is going on all day and night, and where you can find some of the best restaurants, bars and so much more. We stayed at the Hotel Monteleone which was just a two minute walk away from the packed Bourbon Street. It is totally worth it to take a good hotel for one or two nights. If you are lucky you can find a good offer online for a higher priced hotel. Hotel Monteleone is nestled in the center of the New Orleans party scene and offers a beautiful and historical view of this city’s aesthetics.
Beautiful Hotel Monteleone where we stayed at

Jazz Band playing

                                                               

 Restaurants and Bars


As I found out, New Orleans is known for its good food, especially Cajun spices and fresh oysters. That means you can find an oyster bar at every corner. We went to the Royal House which is also an oyster bar and ordered some grilled crustaceans as an appetizer. I had eaten oysters a couple of times before but I have never tasted a magnitude of savory shellfish as this place has to offer. Especially when you have never tasted oysters it is nice to start with grilled oysters since they taste a little different and much better. It was such a cute place, that I convinced everyone to go there for lunch again the next morning. 🙂
The typical New Orleans cocktail is a Hurricane (the best I have ever had also at the Royal House, so guys it is totally worth it) so if you are there, definitely try one when you like cocktails just as I do.
After you are full from dinner you can head to Bourbon Street because at about 10 p.m. the streets get really packed even on a Wednesday night. To get an overview we just walked up and down Bourbon Street because it there was so much to enjoy on this little strip. All the bars had to offer good live music (most of it was Jazz of course) and you can also take your drinks outside and walk along the street, just ask for a plastic cup ;). There will be definitely a fun party night ahead of you.
I also want to give you another tip concerning food. On the edge of the French Quarter and close to the water there is Café du Monde. They sell sweet pieces of dough called Beignets that are fried and covered with powder sugar. I know, it is sweet and had probably a whole laaahhht of calories but they tasted just delicious and they are perfect for a little dessert.

Delicious grilled Oysters at the Royal House 
Café du Monde is famous for its Beignets








Voodoo

Yes, I’m not kidding I really wrote Voodoo. As you may know New Orleans is known for its Voodoo places as well as fortune tellers who are telling you the future(or at least trying). To me this is one of the reasons why it makes the city so interesting. It definitely has a mysterious flair which is really cool to experience.

Voodoo shops

                                                                         

Outfit

Finally I’m talking about the outfit I was wearing in New Orleans. You can’t imagine how humid it was. In the beginning this humidity was like a slap in your face especially when you are not used to it. In the evening and during the night it stays very warm but it is so much more comfortable. So you need something which is breezy and has a fortunate fabric in case you sweat (which wouldn’t be a surprise in New Orleans). I decided to wear my white dress by Zara and Tommy Hilfiger Sandals. This dress has a great fabric so you really don’t see if you are a little sweaty and it is breezy and feeling flirtatious. I just loved wearing it in New Orleans!

I hope my tips could help you a little bit and I can’t wait to tell you about Chicago on the next post.
Take care :-*

Dress ZARA
Purse H&M
Sunglasses RAY-BAN
Necklace TIFFANY & CO.
Sandals TOMMY HILFIGER

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Road Trip Series #2 – Grand Canyon

On our way to Dallas, where we only had a layover since there was a tropical storm going on, we stopped at the Grand Canyon. I can tell you guys that this Canyon could take your breath for a couple of minutes so try to get enough oxygen beforehand 😉

Unfortunately we didn’t have much time because the drive to Denver took about 16 hours in total. We didn’t take any hiking trails but if you have the time to go there and are in the mood for a little bit of hiking, there are definitely enough trails. I knew I wouldn’t hike the canyon, this is why I was wearing  my Tommy Hilfiger sandals although my feet still got a little dirty by climbing a few rocks. It is not as warm as you expect it to be but the sun is very strong so I am recommending a hat to protect your skin. I’ve had the skirt with flowers by Vero Moda for a long time but I love wearing it since it is so airy and not too short for a little climbing through the canyon. Since the hat has already lived a long life, I got you here a straw alternative by H&M which you could possibly like. In addition I chose a plain white Ralph Lauren T-Shirt, which I bought at an outlet in California.
Although it doesn’t fit right now, I have to tell you about this outlet very quickly. A few miles after Bakersfield on the way to Las Vegas I saw an outlet called “Tejon Outlets” which offered Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, J.Crew and many other shops. If you ever have the chance to go there, bring some time with you which I unfortunately didn’t have. Also if you have a valid university ID from the States, you can ask for an additional discount in some shops.
Though it was a short visit, seeing the Grand Canyon was an incredible experience and maybe a bit surreal. The first time I looked at the pictures we took I thought the Canyon is photoshopped. But no, it is all real and totally worth seeing it.
Our journey hasn’t finished yet, and there will be a couple more posts coming. I will show you other locations with different outfits and also some really good tips for the cities New Orleans and Chicago.

See you then loves!

T-Shirt RALPH LAUREN
Skirt VERO MODA
Sandals TOMMY HILFIGER
Sunglasses RAY-BAN

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