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the windy city : lost in love & chicago

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the windy city : lost in love & chicago

While it may be true that shall never tire of Paris or the south of France, always ready for new adventures and sometimes fun to go somewhere completely different, and on the last long weekend of the summer: The Windy City . . .

the windy city : lost in love & chicago
the windy city : lost in love & chicago

. . . despite there being not much use outside the hotel lobby for gold strappy heels, sequined jackets, and silk and linen dresses — all of the things in my carrying cases — there were, happily, fresh lake breezes and miles of beaches, afternoon boat rides and expansive parks, marble fountains, and art and architecture . . .

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

cloud gate, outdoor sculpture by british artist anish kapoor

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

endless summer, navy pier

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

toasted coconut & strawberry marshmallows

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

dusk

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

frank gehry-designed jay pritzker pavilion in millennium park

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

cocktails + view from the ninety-sixth floor

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

the modern wing of the art institute of chicago, designed by pritzker prize–winning architect renzo piano, whose work includes the centre georges pompidou in paris; the art institute’s impressionist & postimpressionist collection is considered the most important outside of france

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

buckingham fountain, made of pink marble and modeled by edward bennett after the latona basin at versailles

the windy city : lost in love & chicago
 

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

afternoon on the water

the windy city : lost in love & chicago

{and afterall:} pink cotton candy, afternoons along the beach and on the water, a late-summer picnic, sipping champagne in the courtyard of the art institute by moonlight — and especially — all the time in the world together on the last long weekend of the summer . . .

{images: 6, 12, 13 – this is glamorous; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14 – p for this is glamorous; 10 – via renzo piano}