I love going to Chicago during Christmas time. The cool air, the city's architecture, sparkly lights and tons of people - that's my kind of relaxation. LOVE it!
We stayed at Chicago-Mart Plaza (Riverview) hotel (http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/chicago/chipl/hoteldetail) where the views were simply amazing.
Disclaimer... iPhone photos only ;-)
After a little refreshment, we decided to brace the crowds, because for a change, the weather was very pleasant. We even ended up carrying our coats in mid-December!
The obligatory trip to Macy's. I think next year, I will bring my older daughter on this trip. We will gaze into the store's window displays, and have lunch at the Walnut Room and of course, do some shopping. ☺
Did I mention that I love Chicago's architecture... Here's a random building's atrium. Isn't it beautiful?
A Christmas tree and Menorah in the same room ☺
In just a couple of hours, my little eye spied three brides. This one was brave enough to cross many lanes of traffic just to get this favorite Chicago shot... I really hope, I will have a chance to photograph a downtown Chicago wedding during December. Imagine all that sparkle! ♥
Here is a 'must have' shot with my hubby.
The next day, we got a little bit of sun that created yet another kind of sparkle.
It's amazing how a 24-hour trip can lift my spirits. Hope you have something that can lift your spirits too.