I’ve spoilt myself with holidays this year. Austin, Tokyo, and now Chicago!

Starting the trip, the right way

I made some wonderful friends when I stayed in an Airbnb in Austin (it’s one of the additional benefits to staying with locals) and we all decided to meet up again for this year’s Lollapalooza. What better excuse to visit somewhere new.

Music in the Windy City

Sunshine, city and a lake so big it’s like being by a gentle sea.

By the lake

It’s a pretty good location to enjoy a festival. Catching a bit of Churches, discovering some new bands, such as The Last Internationale and rocking out with a lot of Eminem + a guest appearance of Rheanna. What’s not to love!

And of course, plenty of opportunity for some festival fashion, as well as showing off my new tattoos.

Feeling '20s'
Headband from Wallmart

Hawaiian Vibe
Crop top from Topshop

Ready to dance
Necklaces from J.Crew & thanks to Blowtique for my last minute appointment to glam me up.

Wandering the city

Chicago is a great city. It’s easy to explore, get about and there’s lots to visit. I got a Citypass and in two days ran around and managed to use all the tickets. Uber was quick, easy and cheap to use but walking around the city is a joy.

Reflections Dipping my toes in Lake Michigan Movie set Butterflies

At 2pm everyday the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum release new butterflies into the haven at

Oh Chicago 1043ft up Best whisky in town

Check out Untitled Supper Club and ask Robert at the bar for one of their famous Old Fashioneds.

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