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.


  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!

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

  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.

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

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

  5. Great shots, Chicago has such beautiful architecture!


  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

  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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