Chicago

At the last minute, my sister Dayna and I decided to fly to Chicago for my brother's birthday. His girlfriend was planning a surprise party for him and we wanted to be a part of it.

So after a very turbulent 1.5 hour flight, we arrived. It was gloomy and rainy and cold, although those who live there insisted that the weather was nice.

 View from the apartment balcony

View from the apartment balcony

We stayed at my brother's girlfriend's apartment in Wicker Park. It was so cute and the area is so pretty and trendy. So many restaurants within walking distance. We ate and ate and ate.

We got there on a Thursday and because the surprise party wasn't until Friday, we had a lot of time to explore. We went thrifting on North Milwaukee Ave, which has so many second-hand and consignment stores.

 One of the thrift stores. This one specialized in 80s and 90s wear.

One of the thrift stores. This one specialized in 80s and 90s wear.

Then we went to Second Time Around, which is my favorite consignment store. There are locations in several states, mainly in the Northeast. This location wasn't that great though lol

 View from an Uber

View from an Uber

Friday came. The surprise party was fun. I'm not good at staying out late so I peaced out in record time lol But all in all it was a good trip!