Showing posts with label Chicago. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chicago. Show all posts


Space junk Omni theater Chicago

Narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, Space Junk is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet’s satellites, space launches and potentially even our spacewalking astronauts. Foremost expert Don Kessler, the “Father of Space Junk,” guides us through the challenges we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery. Experience mind-boggling collisions, both natural and man-made, and soar from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits 22,000 miles above Earth.


Chicago exhibit Inside Out Animals

Link below pictures

Our Friday 4-12-13 activity, also saw the Chicago bean on same day

Explore the intricate biology and physiology of some of the world’s most spectacular creatures in ANIMAL INSIDE OUT, a Body Worlds Production, making its U.S. premiere at MSI.
This exhibit, from anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens—creator of the trailblazing Body Worlds exhibitions—showcases amazing animal specimens preserved through the process of plastination, which replaces the body's fluids with plastics to incredibly detailed effect.
From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, you'll see the inner workings of some of the world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution of animals and the natural world. Highlights of ANIMAL INSIDE OUT include peering up at a giraffe, the rare chance to see a giant squid and its huge eyes made for the dark ocean depths, and peeking inside a rabbit’s brain.
ANIMAL INSIDE OUT allows you to compare the anatomical systems of the animal kingdom in great detail. Discover how skeletal and tissue foundations vary across species. Uncover the networks necessary to animal life in the circuitry of the nervous system, and the organs of breathing and digestion. Explore animal evolution and reproduction, and wildlife conservation and preservation. It's a chance to see animals in a whole new way.

Below are images borrowed from photography in the exhibit is prohibited (appalling rude to ban cameras) this almost kept me from going, I personally feel it is stingy and mean to not allow me to take a photo of my paid for memory.


Sunday flying home

We took the train from down town Chicago to midway airport
Flying home to San Antonio tx USA


Wet day in Chicago spring 2013

View 14 stories from hotel on magnificent mile Chicago

Dream come true 2013

My souvenir from our magnificent mile Chicago IL trip
Flag ship store
6 floors
Only Burberry store in US with cosmetic store, newly remodeled stores will be opening cosmetic counters

Day 3 Chicago closet

Re-mix dress
Knee boots
Cable knit grey tights
Sheer white button up with gold dots
Trench coat
Pearl stud earrings
Gold bangle
Today we travel by subway and tomorrow we visit
"Miracle mile"
Today is Thursday April 11, 2013


Day 2, dinner activities

Luxury bowling and dinning pub

From website
Kings Boston is a 24,000-square-foot entertainment facility featuring 16 ten-pin bowling lanes, three premium bars and a full-service restaurant, and the private Royal Room featuring 6 Brunswick Gold Crown Tables, 4 retro oak SKEE BALL tables, and a regulation shuffleboard table. Our bars offer classic, yet innovative cocktails, while our restaurant serves an impressive array of American favorites and delicious comfort food.

The venue accommodates 500 guests and features 30+ big-screen, high-definition televisions and projector screens with audio system, making it the perfect place to catch all the local and national sports action. With its retro-inspired vibe and state-of-the-art equipment, Kings offers a modern option for those seeking a hotspot that hearkens back to an era when good times ruled. That era is back at Kings!

Outdoors was misting rain and just above freezing, this is me outside of Kings

I recommend the food in quality and portion size as well as generous drinks including alcohol content in mixed drinks, I tried several mixes and one wine

We didn't care for the "tin roof merlot" red, it had a yeasty vinegar after taste but I did find the color nice

This is the private room/bar for our event, our waiter "Chad" is an armature boxer, (already had a couple of fights televised this year, 2013) He was charming, and approachable

Private bowling lanes, it has been years (uhum almost 10 years) since I last bowled. I bowled with a medium orange ball, 8 lbs. I barely broke a 100 score. We all were entertained by the graphics on the score board after each turn

Bowling clothes

Black polo
Teal long sleeve Tee
Gold wide hoop earrings
Fossil watch
Small hand bag (room card, kate spade lipstick crayon in POP, phone/wallet combo, mason Pearson hair comb)
Flats/nude socks
Black headband


His and Hers

Our monster size hard cases, after traveling with a hard case, I love my bright green hard case! Fully packed only weighed 32 pounds

Dinning day 1, Chicago Hofbrauhaus

One word Stingy
Stingy portions, even the iced tea glass was juice size, would not recommend, especially for a family, our group was (women) were insulted by the waitress' costumes

These asparagus spears were extra charge all because I wouldn't eat the starch potato and they were smaller around than a #2 pencil, super FAIL


Chicago wish list Kenzo part 3, 2013

FlowerbyKenzo Travel Spray
ITEM # 1157668
0.34 oz Eau de Parfum Spray

Has one of my favorite notes "Parma violet" which on my pH stays true to scent

Originally launched in 2000, this scent marked Kenzo's invention of the poppy fragrance. At once soft and floral, notes of violet, vanilla, and rose flourish with sly giddiness. It's a contemporary perfume for urban women who look to nature for inspiration and renewal.

Uniquely packaged in a bottle embossed with a poppy, both the scent and the flacon have become contemporary classics. As Kenzo's commitment to nature continues to evolve, so has this iconic bottle: FlowerbyKenzo is now refillable. An easy-to-use refill pouch ensures that each bottle can last forever. Flower by Kenzo. A flower in the city.

Wild Hawthorne, Bulgarian Rose, Parma Violet, Cassia, Hedione, Cyclosal, Opoponax, White Musk, Vanilla.
Powdery. Floral. Contemporary.

Sephora purchase in Chicago

Favorite strawberry lip balm
Flower Kenzo spray refillable
Travel mirror
Pencil sharpener
Too faced primed, poreless, & perfection with travel brush
100 points Stilla, in peony 0.07 oz or 2.2 grams

Sephora. On magnificent mile

Closet, day 2 in Chicago

Day Clothes
Fit and flair dress with pockets

Accessories not shown
Black headband
Dangle earrings
Black tights
Wool socks

Chicago wish list Tarte part 1, 2013

Intro: I admit I love cosmetics, not skin care but COLOR! Cosmetics are my artist palette; therefore, I purchase one luxury cosmetic from places I travel (vacation)

When I see the product I remember what trip it was purchased from (awesome)

Aqualillies for Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette
ITEM # 1514918

What it contains

- 0.14 oz Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Champagne
- 0.13 oz Amazonian Clay Mineral Powder Bronzer in Park Ave Princess
- 0.23 oz Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Captivating
- 6 x 0.04 oz Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow in Hammock, Bikini, Barefoot, Parasol, Sun Deck, Poolside

Chicago wish list Burberry part 2, 2013