Michael’s Birthday Weekend Recap

Hi All! Somehow it is Sunday night already, but luckily I have an action-packed weekend to share with you!  I spent the last 2 nights in Chicago celebrating my boyfriend, Michael’s, 25th birthday with a few of our friends that live in the city.


Friday morning we awoke bright and early and began our usual weekend routine with a walk to Bella, our favorite coffee shop in Milwaukee.  Red Eye for him, non-fat latte for me, per usual.  We then packed up the car and headed to Chicago!

We got settled into our hotel room at the Hyatt on Michigan and Wacker.  I was very impressed with not only the size and cleanliness of the room, but the service was exceptional as well.  If you are ever in the Chicago area, I highly recommend staying here.  

We then headed out to grab drinks and apps (deep fried pickles and fries, of course!) at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub before meeting up with our friends for dinner.

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After a few drinks, we headed to Ranalli’s, a Badger bar, for dinner with some of our fellow Badgers!

Pizza+ Beer = Yes

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Rumpleminz birthday shots!
Rumpleminz birthday shots!

The night continued with more laughs, drinks, and dancing.  Around 2am, Michael and I returned to our hotel room and fell asleep immediately!


Saturday morning Michael and I woke up and grabbed Brunch with our friend Dave.  (I was so hungry, there were no pictures taken to document this!)  I got a cobb salad with balsamic vinaigrette and it was everything I wanted to get back on track with lots of veggies after a crazy and late night!  After brunch, it was straight to Lavazza for my morning latte!  Some things are just necessary in life, latte’s on the weekend is one of them for me.  Please don’t judge.

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We spent the rest of the day walking around the city.  We did make a point to stop at Magnolia Bakery for some Birthday Treats in the afternoon.  Vanilla cupcake and apple crumb cake.  Delicious!

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We got back to the hotel around 3pm and napped for awhile before our friends, Max and Alexa came over for drinks before dinner.  When Michael answered the door, they were standing there with a cake and birthday candle on it.  What great friends!

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After a few glasses of wine for the girls and beer for the boys, we headed over to our friend Bob’s condo to hang out for awhile.  What a view!

Chicago Skyline!
Chicago Skyline!

We spent the rest of the night at a club dancing the night away!

The whole group!
The whole gang!

Sunday morning we woke up just in time to check out.  We walked to our car and made the drive back to Milwaukee.  The rest of Sunday was spent relaxing on the couch and prepping food for the week.

Overall, it was a great weekend, filled with great friends, food, and drinks.  What more could you ask for?

I’m out for tonight- time for some couch and TV time with my man!

Happy 25th Birthday, Michael!  I hope it was exactly what you wanted, you deserve it! Love you!