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Sunday, May 13, 2012


What seems like many many moons ago I was sitting in one of those super boring lectures at orientation on the campus of NDSU. Luckily I wasn't the only one who chose the far back row to sit in because it was there that I met my first college friend, Justine

Now I could go on and tell you all about my amazing friend and all the wonderful times we had in college but I just wanted to give a little info on how we met. What this post is really about is the fact that Justine is getting married (in 26 days, YEA) and for her bachelorette party she had the wonderful idea of going to Chicago.

I was beyond excited to get the invitation and fortunate I could fit it into my schedule! So April 27th I was off to celebrate with one of my favorite people and a great group of girls.

I've never been to Chicago and couldn't wait to see and do everything. Our hotel was right in the heart of downtown literally right across the street from Millennium Park, perfect location! 

We spent the first day walking around Chicago taking in the sites and hanging out in the Jacuzzi. We ironically had supper at The Gage (Gage is her fiance's name) then we ended the night with drinks at the John Hancock Tower, overlooking Chicago {Amazing View}, and dancing at Sub 51. 

Saturday was more of the same but of course we added shopping to the list of things to-do! And who goes to Chicago without getting some deep dish pizza and an ice cold beer?! Yum is all I can say to that! 
After shopping and pizza we did some more soaking in the Jacuzzi and got ready for our big night on the town. 
We ate supper at our hotel restaurant, Filini, then Justine opened gifts, we had some drinks are were off to our VIP service. One of the girls in our group has a friend who lives in Chicago and she was Awesome enough to get us a table at the nightclub Priv√©t. If you just looked at the website and thought 'wow that looks amazing' you would be absolutely correct, we all had an amazing time there!! 
The night didn't end there because in Chicago they like to stay up all hours of the night, seriously bars don't close until 4-5am! I was one of the five ladies who decided that if you are in Chicago you have to do it up right so it was 4am when we got back to the Raddison Blu. 

Sunday none of us were feeling very hot, it is safe to say Chicago got the best of us Saturday night! We went to soak up the Champagne and Grey Goose at PJ Clarkes and sadly after that we all had to go our separate ways. 

Those three days were amazing and I can't wait for the next time I can get to the Windy City! 

Congrats again to my wonderful college friend ... I can't wait for your wedding!

Hanging out by The Bean

Justine and I

The whole crew at Filini

At Privet
- Laura Beth

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