8 Birthday weekend



Every year since we moved to New York, I've spent my birthday weekend in Chicago. Not on purpose, but just because that's the way it's worked out. Fortunately it's one of our favorite cities in America - set right on the shores of the massive Lake Michigan, slower,  more laid back than New York with great food and an outdoors focussed summer culture. While it felt more like an Australian winter than an American summer, we rugged up and spent one of our afternoons biking along the shores of the lake.


Delicious dinners, brunch with friends, lots of sleeping and some relax time at the day spa - for me, lovely husband C. headed to the gym instead (?!) - rounded out my birthday weekend for this year. 

I am pinching myself, wondering how another year has slipped by so fast… but we've crammed in a lot of fun, making the most of our time here in the US. I don't feel any older, but I do feel wiser, more fulfilled and happier in myself as each year goes by. 

From New York, with love xox 

Ps. Other Chicago trips here, here and here 

8 comments:

Sascha said...

Wow, Chicago looks lovely! Happy birthday (late) and enjoy!

Eliza Jane said...

What fun! I've always wanted to go to Chicago. Happy late birthday!

Sam said...

Hi dear, Hope you had the most amazing and memorable birthday! I wish you many many more and may your year be filled with lots of luck, happiness and success. Chicago looks fantastic.

paisleysummer said...

Happy belated birthday! I loved Chicago the one time I was there.....it really surprised me x

Punctuation Mark said...

Happy happy happy birthday my friend!!! Wishing you a lovely year filed with fun trips!!!

Chocolate Cookies & Candies said...

Happy belated birthday!! I'm in awe of the sheer number of places you've visited in a single year.

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

Happy (very) belated birthday lovely! You look so happy xoxox

Eve.H said...

Chicago sounds and looks really delicious, fun and relaxing. I have also heard there´s the biggest Czech community in the USA. Happy birthday by the way :)
xx Eve.h

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