Sew Thrifty!

Come on in to my combination crafting / thrifting blog! Bring your knitting needles and a cup of tea - it's time to compare Craft Projects and Thrift Store Finds! THRIFTY IS NIFTY!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

MUST-SEES IN CHICAGO....in honor of The Shopping Sherpa's Most Excellent Adventure!!

Well, we can see the countdown on Sherp's blog - 52 days 16 hours and 54 minutes ...... soon our Little Sherpa will be on her way to the Windy City! Hmmmm, what can she do while there? Here are a few of Sew Thrifty's favorite things to do in Chicago:

THORNE ROOMS @ The Art Institute of Chicago http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/thorne/index.php
68 of the most detailed 1:12 rooms you have ever seen! We got to visit them while I was in Jr High School, on a field trip - Most Excellent!

POPS FOR CHAMPAGNE - Champagne Bar + Live Jazz http://www.popsforchampagne.com/
Over 100 champagnes to choose from! Mmmm, nummy!

PICNIC UNDER THE STARS AT RAVINIA FESTIVAL - http://www.ravinia.org/
Lounge on the Lawn, with an elegant picnic, lovely wine, and the CSO...ahhhhhh, heaven!

CHICAGO CUBS BASEBALL AT WRIGLEY FIELD - http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/chc/ballpark/index.jsp
Pick a hot sunny day, and go sit with The Bleacher Bums....drink copious amounts of icy cold beer and cheer for the home team....when I lived there, we sang "Take me out to the ball game.." with Harry Caray (pronounced Harry Kerry) at intermission! What fun!

BLUE CHICAGO - the absolute BEST Blues Bar in Chicago! http://bluechicago.com/
I took my Brother ( The Salmon Arm Skinny = blog ) there once, and once we managed to make our way close to the stage, he saw a very old black man sipping a drink, and offered to buy him another....that man turned out to be the one and only "Sunnyland Slim", and he sang a song for my Bro later in the evening!

The WILD HARE & SINGING ARMADILLO FROG SANCTUARY Reggae Bar - http://www.wildharereggae.com/
Right beside Wrigley Field - an awesome place to go after the game!

Shopping at WATER TOWER PLACE - http://www.shopwatertower.com/html/
sooo many things to buy...so little money..lament lament!




Cheezborger and Coke at: the BILLY GOAT TAVERN...made famous from Saturday Night Live's John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Loraine Newman. http://www.billygoattavern.com/home.html

A visit to the DEAD ZOO, also known as THE FIELD MUSEUM - http://www.fieldmuseum.org/

Antiquing - at the CHICAGO ANTIQUE MARKET - http://www.chicagoantiquemarket.com/home.asp

THRIFTING!!! A listing of some downtown-north thrift stores: http://www.abstractpublishing.com/resale/downtown.html

3 Comments:

At 12:06 AM, Blogger The Shopping Sherpa said...

How did you know this weekend was the weekend to firm up the itinerary (well, write it if truth be told). Lots of cool ideas here including some I didn't know about.

(Do you do private tours??)

 
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