1.5 Houseguests.


In case you missed it, Jess & Jude came to visit last week! Yes, she traveled 2000 miles by plane with a 2 month old baby.

It all started on Saturday afternoon when I hopped on a train to O’Hare to meet them at the airport. Unfortunately for us, there was a minor glitch in that plan. The glitch? They flew into Midway. And I didn’t realize that until I got off the train at O’Hare. At least I know how to get to O’Hare, since I may be heading back there in a few weeks {hint, hint}. But where am I going? Well…that’s a surprise. A big surprise. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.

Life lesson. Must. Check. Flight. Info.

We quickly recovered from the craziness of Jess’ arrival, and headed out to meet Gussy for dinner at Giordano’s {for pizza}. Over the next few days we ordered dinner from Irazu, had breakfast at Yolk & Orange and lunch at Bourgeois Pig & Hannah’s Bretzel {my favorite sandwich shop}.

Navy Pier.

We visited Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Park, Navy Pier, the Randolph Street Market, and of course…The Bean.

Randolph Street Market.

The trip flew by and after some cool & windy weather, it ended with the perfect day. Jude was in a fantastic mood, the weather was amazing, and entire day was lovely. I even treated myself to a soy pumpkin spice latte & later on that day…a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone. HUGE splurge for me since I never eat ice cream. I’m like a 5 year old when I hang out with Jess. I always get a special treat. It’s our thing.

Fun Aunt Danielle {that’s my official title} takes her little nephew to see the bean!

Love this pic of Jess & Jude!

Hey, Jude. Chinchilly may be my nail polish color this fall & winter. I’m obsessed.


I walked down Michigan ave in a sequined skirt with one of my best friends while eating an ice cream cone on a perfect fall day in Chicago. Life doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks for coming all the way out to Chicago, Jess! It was so great having you here.

Right after they left, I got a text from my friend Christine asking me to meet her & a friend at Hub 51 for drinks. We each enjoyed a margarita & then walked over to Rick Bayless’ restaurant, XOCO for dinner.

After all those treats, you can bet that I skipped ordering a churro. But I hear they’re pretty fantastic.

  • kay*(from india.with love)

    so nice of one of your besties to travel all that way with a new born! that's true friendship πŸ™‚

    i'm so glad you're enjoying chicago so much – i can feel your excitement and enthusiasm jump of the page with each post! & your skirt is fabulous! i love gold & sequins…so really…it's kinda perfect!

  • Danielle Moss

    It is…isn't it? She's a great friend! And I really am SO happy here.

    I cannot wait for all your India posts!!!

  • Jess

    This so greatβ€”thank you!!! The airport mix-up was the most Danielle moment EVER…so glad I got to be a part of that story πŸ˜‰ Had a great time! Next time you'll get to title your post "1 Houseguest"β€”I am SO coming alone on my next trip πŸ™‚

    Love the new profile pic, btw!

  • this free bird

    Jude is a little doll and his mom is a one brave (and loyal) woman traveling 2000 miles with an infant. He is super cute!!

    I just can't get over how fabulous that sequined skirt looks on you! It was made for you…I can verify because I tried it on and it looked like a freaking sack on me!


  • MyLittlePhotographs

    I tried a churro once when we first moved here. Everyone said I had to try one at least once… it was Okkaayyy. I wasn't that impressed.

    also, what a cutiepie that little guy is. Melts my heart.

  • Connie

    I LOVE reading about your new life in Chicago!! I was lucky enough to go twice over Summer. My Hubby's family is from there and we really love the city!! We talk about moving there after he gets out of the Marine Corps but I'm not sure I could hack those Winters!! I'm a Southern girl and snow & ice (we mostly got ice) equals a really scary Winter (for me)! Btw, I have the same shot of the ferris wheel at Navy Pier πŸ™‚ I love that place, well, the whole city!!

  • Lauren

    What a fun time! This makes me want to come visit you SO bad!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Taylor

    SOOO glad you had such a good time!!! Still can't belive you had such an airport mix up!!! hehe

    I love how your sequin skirt is so day time!!! Jealous!

    Can't wait for Saturday my love!


  • {Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

    So glad you had an amazing time with Jess and Jude. Kinda funny that you ended up at the wrong airport. Fun memories for later!!! πŸ™‚ And yes, that nail polish color is amazing. I tried something like that earlier and it just doesn't go with my skin tone. πŸ™ Oh well.

    Happy Wednesday girl. And happy October.

  • Amanda @ Bits & Pieces

    LOVE Bourgeois Pig! My friend took us there for lunch a few years ago while visiting. Such an adorable little place.

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