I think that was the best weekend ever. Hubby and I have been wanting to spend some serious quality time together. After two years of not celebrating our anniversary, it was high time for something good.
So, what do you do? I really wanted to make a weekend of it... I reserved a room downtown at the Silversmith Hotel. The hotel was highly recommended by the local actress/waitresses at our local pizza place we frequent. Even got the "family" discount which is completely awesome.
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. It is definitely a hidden gem of Chicago. The room was spacious with high vaulted ceilings. The staff was pleasant and I loved that security was also very tight...your room key also activated the elevators. very cool.
Don't mind this somber look...he never smiles.
We had reservations at Susi Wabi and that was quite delightful. A little smoked salmon, little tuna, yummmm!
I was introduced to this place by some fellow co-workers and have been meaning to share it with hubby. The place is small, so make reservations if you can. I think the only thing that irritated me was paying $2.25 for a pop, but in all fairness it wasn't the only place charging high prices for drinks. At breakfast we paid $2.50 for a cup of coffee.
The main entertainment was scoring Wicked tickets at the Oriental Theater.
If you haven't seen it... Go right now, get some tickets. I would have waited for our real anniversary date, but when you've got the time and money...just do it. The place was packed. Not one empty seat. I've never been inside the Oriental Theater and it is an amazing site to see. Our seats were 6 rows back from the stage and you could see everything. The performance was awesome, amazing, it was totally wicked. I loved each character and when it was over, I was left wanting more. I wanted to stand up and say do that again...hit rewind and repeat.
I was all worried about what I was going to wear that night. Not so much because we were going to the theater, but Chicago's weather is screwy from morning to night. I didn't want to be uncomfortable hot or too cold. I ended up not doing the coat check...good thing too. It was freezing in the theater and I truly needed my winter coat for my legs.
There were so many types of clothing styles to see. From really stylish and posh to a man wearing cargo shorts. Hubby and I went middle of the road with dressy casual.
After the performance we went back towards the restaurant in search of a spot for coffee and pie. Everything closes downtown after 11pm unless you want to bar hop, so we raided 7-11 for coffee and apple fritters. We truly had a marvelous weekend and have had some talks and plans for another trip next year.
So, I know the big question that you want answered... yes, I did knit. Here is my status report on Serendipity socks.
Practically to the toe. I see a FO in the near future.