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Photography: Melanie Kane Photography

It’s no surprise that Chicago is our favorite city in the Midwest… Oh Chicago, we love that you’re only a hop, skip and a jump away from Detroit. You’re our favorite weekend getaway and no matter how long we stay, it’s never enough. As much as we love the Windy City all year round, Chicago really comes alive in the spring and summer. It’s amazing and vibrant and there is so much to do. Our favorites are to take long walks exploring the city and dine at restaurants with outdoor patios like Summer House, Parsons, Somerset and the Dawson… it’s chill and easy and so relaxing to just enjoy a bite together with our little lambs.  When Nick and I were dating we would bike along Lake Michigan and go on Architectural Boat Tours but now that we have little ones we love to go to the Lincoln Park Zoo and Green City Market. I can’t wait for the cuties to be a little older so we could take them to see the Cubs at Wrigley Field, rent bikes to ride around and even go see movies in Millennium Park.

We have been to the city a million times and love to explore new places to dine and stay. We always hear about the special brunch at The Peninsula during Mother’s Day and couldn’t wait to experience it with our little ones this year. The fabulous brunch along with the magic show for the children were absolute perfection and will keep us coming back for more year after year. The hotel was transformed into the most stunning flower market for Mother’s Day complete with fresh blooms in every corner and just when you thought it couldn’t get anymore beautiful, The Peninsula turns around and sweeps you off your feet. Not only is the hotel in the best location- right along the swanky shops on Michigan Avenue, but the luxurious hotel is one of only four 5-star hotels in Chicago and I can instantly see why.  From the minute we walked through the revolving doors to when we returned after dinner to find the sweetest Camp Peninsula set up with “s’mores” and personalized treats for the kiddies, we felt like special guests. The experience begins when you pull up to the Guardian Lion statues which are a symbol of good luck in the Chinese culture and is phenomenal and memorable from start to finish. The hotel is an urban oasis and if you have the chance to stay the night, enjoy the spa or indulge in one of their delicious restaurants- do it!

What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago during the spring? We would love to hear your favorites in the comments below and add them to our list!

All photography captured by the fabulous Melanie Kane; sweet, patient, kind and an eye for elegance.
This post brought to you by The Peninsula Chicago.


  1. Amazing post!! Awesome photos and great article!! Looks like you had an enjoyable stay, the Windy City is a blast!! Keep up the great work!!!

  2. Wow such an amazing hotel!! The Peninsula is truly a must stay when visiting Chicago! U feel like a king and queen 👑 when u are there !

  3. OMG looks amazing and such a beautiful family. All of these photos need to be blown up and framed. I am def staying there next time!

  4. I love this!!!!! 32 years young and if you can believe it, I’ve never been to Chicago!!! And I live so close (Michigan). Embarrassing, I know. But after reading this I am BEYOND inspired to go. Like now. Must book a weekend getaway there before the weather turns!!! Love this!! Can’t wait for your next post!! 🙂

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