WEEKEND WITH KIMPTON GRAY
Last weekend I was so lucky to spend the weekend as a guest of Kimpton Gray in Chicago. I was there with my favourite besties and it was the perfect location for fun and relaxation. I haven’t been to Chicago in several years, so when the opportunity came to visit during the winter time I jumped on it. The Kimpton Gray is the perfect getaway for you and your significant other or a group of your besties. The hotel is in a historic building with a modern trendy twist (IG worthy!) located in a prime location. We were minutes from amazing restaurants, the famous Chicago Bean, and so many other activities. ✨
Our weekend was spent relaxing in our cozy hotel room with stunning city views ordering deep dish pizza (a must in Chicago), being tourists in the Windy City, and of course capturing every moment. 💕 I am a sucker for IG-worthy anything and this hotel had it all! From the beautiful exterior that gave me major upper east side Gossip Girl vibes, to the massive double marble staircase and the hip roof top restaurant.
I have been so fortunate to have met these girls on Instagram and I think it is so cool that we have stayed in touch. The best kind of friendships are the ones that you don’t have to see each other every day but feels like it was just yesterday that you last saw each other. We got an early start every morning and tried to dodge the rain to get as much outdoor time before the drops started falling with a Starbucks in hand (the hotel has a Starbucks in it o m g). We got SO lucky to miss the rain whenever we were out being tourists. We also planned to be busy early in the day so that we could spend our afternoons in the hotel enjoying all the amenities. It was a perfect balance of effort and ease!
One of my favourite experiences was going to the Sky Deck first thing in the morning. Get this- we had it all to ourselves! Being bloggers, we are always trying to get the shot and the fact that we didn’t have to wait in any lines and then take some great pictures (and lets face it- not having to feel guilty for re-doing the shot 200 times was amazing!! 🙌🏼 ). Even though it was a bit overcast, I think that's what made the experience feel so surreal. I had the thought that I was able to be in the clouds and pretend I could float in them, just like I dreamed of doing when I was a kid. We worked up quite the appetite after that and planned to have lunch at the Bar at Hotel Zachary. Restaurant goals 100%. Sipping on cute cocktails and snacking on charcuterie platters (fave!), living our best. Thanks for great afternoon Hotel Zachary.
One last must do stop in Chicago is the Hampton Social cafe. Super yummy food and known for their Frosé (slushee Rosé!). We’ve heard raves about the avocado grilled cheese and I kid you not definitely the best grilled cheese I have ever had.
Wether you’re planning to have a busy weekend in Chicago with Kimpton Gray being your home base from which to come and go, or a weekend full of luxurious relaxation spent inside the hotel, this is the place for you!
We were so sad to leave the Kimpton Gray hotel. The location, food, costumer service, everything was more than we could of dreamed of! Thank you so much for having us, cannot wait to visit again! 💛
Lovers you girls!
xx cheers! 🥂