Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Walk Through Chicago


I recently spent my Labor Day laboring through the streets of Chicago. Except not really. I spent most of my time laboring through large cocktails and tacos and a whole bunch of mac and cheese. I was lucky I was able to actually go on a brief stroll through Lincoln Park in attempts to combat the lard that was settling in my body. 


I stumbled across this charming little street (local Chigoans? No clue...) and found lots of fun inspiration from the charming brownstones that make Chicago so swoon worthy. 


I thought the burst of color on these balconies was a fun hello on a particularly gloomy day.


Who doesn't love a little black window action? Me likes. Especially the arched windows and door.


I'm so jealous of people with big bay windows. Such a cozy area for a warm sitting area. Or a lush banquette would be a delightful option for an afternoon cat nap in the window.


 I would paint her. And she would say, "oh muh guuuh, thaaaaanks!"


This sister and brother combo were pretty adorbs. 


And then I came across this.


And got real personal and all up in their bushes.


Have you seen someone take so many pictures of boxwoods? I just love me a manicured hedge. Raawr.


I mean, who has a chevron boxwood garden?!


These people. With impeccable brownstone taste.

13 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. I am a local Chicagoan but have no idea where these pictures were. My only guess is Burling off of Armitage? Gorgeous pics though. I love this city, so glad you did too!

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  2. I love the personality these homes have. You wouldn't find anything that beautiful where I'm living right now!

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  3. Hi, love your site! Makes me laugh and learn something new. Moving to Chicago in a week, so these images made me excited about all the gorgeous architecture! Look forward to reading more.

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    1. Thanks for reading! So jealous you're moving to Chicago. It's such an incredible city. Good luck with the move!

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  4. a walk thorogh Chiocago is described here. Good post

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  5. Great shots, Chicago has such beautiful architecture!

    Nora
    www.penchantforpretty.com

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  6. I just stumbled upon this post via Pinterest... and I'm so glad I did! Absolutely beautiful photos. I'm proud to call Chicago my home! :)

    xo, Laura
    bright and beautiful

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  7. This is a stunning townhouse! I do the same thing in NYC and my suburbs, saving pictures of beautifully designed homes. This townhouse is the best of the best. Found you on Pinterest, too.

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