Over the weekend Mike and I returned to our roots and had a blast! We checked into the Double Tree around 6 on Thursday, I was immediately impressed with the magenta wall in the lobby and modern decor. As soon as we got to our room we both hit the bed..hahah. The Double Tree is owned by the Hilton chain and have sweet dreams beds. AMAZING! As I laid there I seriously thought Mike was going to have to pry me off, but as luck would have it we were hungry and our friends Trish and Julie were on their way down!
Mike ran out to get some dinner to bring back to the room. I was super happy when he returned with Pockets! For about 5 years I lived a block from a Pockets, O how I miss it everyday! I had the Berry Blue Salad, a yummy combo of spring mix, cucumbers, edamame, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and blue cheese. DELICIOUS!
Next up Trish and Julie came to our room. We spent some time catching up and sipped on a bottle of champagne. It was FABULOUS!
Around 10PM we collected our Neo coupons(no cover before 11) and headed off for some drinks and dancing. I'm pretty bummed that I neglected to take any pictures all weekend but I did find an oldy buy goody on the web. This picture has lived on the internet since one infamous night, 10.26.2002 to be exact.
Those were the days, and they still are. Neo will always be my #1 haunt. I have already made a few people pledge to celebrate my 50th Bday there, in about 20 years!
We had a blast dancing to the great 80's music the dj was playing.
Mike and I got back to the hotel, ate some McDonalds french fries and PASSED OUT!
Friday I stopped into my dentist, no cavities! Then we headed over to Flat Top and pigged out. Mike and I both ate 2 bowls of make your own stir fry. It was awesome!
After we drove up to Evanston where I received a cut and color and then hit Trader Joes to get some goodies for a little party at Julies. When we got to Julies she had been to Whole Foods and bought some amazing cheese. We prepared everything and the peeps started arriving. It was great to hang and catch up with my bffs while drinking some yummy wine and EATING!
The next morning Trish, Julie, Mike and I headed over to the Coffee Studio in Andersonville. I have decided, officially, they have the BEST coffee on the planet. I ordered a latte and it did not let me down.
Mike and I hit Trader Joes one more time, to stock up on some goodies and then grabbed a couple flatbreads from Dunkin Donuts! I love these flatbreads and they are not bad for you either!
The weekend was a blast. We got to see our fav peeps, eat, drink and enjoy a little getaway!! Don't worry Chicago, we'll be back soon!