Hi, Chi

Hi guys! Hope you’ve had an awesome day :)

I made it to Chicago late this afternoon after being delayed a lil,

chicago

(Hi, Chi!)

And took the L train with these two lovely bloggies :D

l buddies

I have to admit, it was a little rough dragging my 50 lb suitcase, Livewell bag, purse and camera all over Chicago, but was so stoked when we made it to the hotel.

Check out how creeptastic it is!

hotel

There are ghosts everywhere.

For dinner, I had a beautiful feast with beautiful friends :)
dinner

We dined at Karyn’s on Green, which is a purely vegan restaurant using fresh, organic ingredients.

We were greeted with wheaty bread, which is always a good sign ;)

bread

+ EARTH BALANCE and chives

butter

I rarely use butter in restaurants because it tastes plastic-y… this was soft, herbed and lovely. I slathered it on the wheaty bread with a goofy smile on my face :)

For apps, we ordered some stuff to share:

The beets

beet

Mushrooms

mushroom

(mushroom, mushroom!)

and hummus with raw crackers.

hummus

For my entree, I rolled with the arugula salad with goji berries, fennel and orange

salad (2)

+ some Riesling :D

wine

Mad faces:

ange

Heh heh.

I’m gonna call it a night- I’m staying with Gena since I was afraid of the ghosts at the other hotel:)

gena

Love her <3

See ya tomorrow with more Summit shenanigans!

xoxo,

Gina

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Comments

  1. So sad I’m not there! :)

    Glad you’re having fun and meeting so many great bloggie friends! The arugula and goji berry salad sounds pretttttty spectacular girlie!

  2. yum, the resto looks awesome… I keep saying this but I *SO* wish I was there with everyone!! :)

    looking forward to more recaps :)

  3. Loved meeting you Gina. Seriously! Stay clear of ghosts.

  4. Ghosts? no thank you, I would never get to sleep.

    Have fun!

  5. Omg please tell me your ghost stories!!

  6. WELCOME TO CHICAGO! It’s going to be SO HOT and humid and there will be airplanes EVERYWHERE, maybe it’ll make you not miss the pilot? Enjoy your time here!

  7. I must say it is so fun seeing lots of the bloggers I follow in each other pictures!

  8. Eeek, ghosts!! That’s so funny that you went to stay with Gena haha. I probably would too. I don’t do ghosts.

  9. Ha ha, I think that’s the hotel I stayed at when I was in Chicago, too– and my husband and I were BOTH scared of ghosts!!!! ;)

  10. Flight delays suck….but your hair looked great!!

  11. LOVE the recap but am definitely missing being there! Things are getting better on our end though..which is definitely the most important thing :) You look lovely!

  12. You know I have a problem when I sneak a peak at the blogs my wife follows and I find myself saying, “Hey! Do Gina and Angela know each other? I’m pretty sure that’s Angela in that picture!”

  13. So great to see you! The last comment about staying with Gena is hilarious! Gotta love historic Chicago ;) I can’t wait to hang more today/tonight. You look gorgeous!

  14. Dana in KC says:

    All my favorite food bloggers in one photo! Looks like so much fun.

  15. Those mushrooms and beets look delightful. Don’t you love cities and all the restaurant options you can find? Can’t wait to hear more!

  16. what’s the story behind that hotel? :)

  17. Dinner looks yum. Have fun today!

  18. Oh God that food….yum.

  19. It looks like the weekend is off to a good start! I love Gena’s shirt!! :)

  20. I stayed in a place in North Carolina last weekend that was haunted for sure. Normally that stuff doesn’t bug me but I was up most of the night trying to talk “it” into leaving us alone. Of course, the boy was snoozing happily…

    Looks like a great trip so far, otherwise. Have fun!

  21. That hotel looks awesome! How fun to be roommates with Gena!

    Looks like a great time so far, have fun!

  22. That restaurant looks awesome!! I’ve always wanted to go to one but don’t know if I would like the food.

  23. Ghosts really? Do tell! At least you had an alternate option!

  24. I’m glad you made it safe!

    The restaurant looks amazing! I wish I could go to a place where I knew most everything would be ok with my body.

  25. It’s so crazy to see all my favorite bloggers together! I’m glad you guys are having a blast :)

  26. aw, looks like so much fun!! your dinner looks fab!!

  27. Even tho veggies make me cry, that dinner sounds really good!

  28. Oh no, that hotel does look creepy. I’m glad you had someone to stay with :)

  29. That’s too funny that you’re staying with Gena! I don’t like to stay alone in hotels either, ghosts or no ghosts. ;)

  30. The food looks so fresh and amazing!

  31. Um, I don’t understand what’s so creepy about that hotel. It’s what the historic parts of Chicago look like. Not everything has to look like the suburbs.

    • Fitnessista says:

      have you been to this hotel before?? the hallways are scary… EVERYONE has been saying they have the creeps from it. i’m all about historic, but this is quite different

    • Actually it is super duper creepy here- it is considered the most haunted place in Chicago! Just google it… you will read some crazzzzy stories!

  32. Glad you made it safely and having a great time. Wish we could be there, it would be fun to hang out! Love the mad faces, too cute!!

  33. I am so jealz of your dining companions and of course, a vegan restaurant in the land of meat and taters…awesome!! I can say that b/c I am from Chicago and when I lived there, vegan was still a 4 letter word but I think it’s improving, obvi, by looks of the resto!

  34. Sister that picture of me with no makeup on and a sweat stache is redonkulous. Had fun riding with you on the EL, watching women breastfeed and talk about kicking each other’s asses, or someone else’s. Who knows. Had a blast though!

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