Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Farewell to Chicago (and Hope to See You Again!)

Oh Chicago! My memories of you make me smile. I think you are my favorite city.

Highlights from VKL 2015? The Palmer House Hilton is definitely one. Hands down the most beautiful hotel I have ever been in.

Detail of the lobby ceiling, Palmer House Hilton.
Another highlight? All of the amazing people I met, some for the first time (Hi Carole!) and some returning friends. I have to give a special mention to Janelle, Chastity, and Kimberly. I met them all for the first time last year and caught up with them again this year. They are some of the sweetest, most lovely ladies I have ever known. Thank you all for the confidence you give me to do what I do. I will see you again!

This year, we were determined to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. Wow. It was worth it. To see the work of Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Pollack, O'Keefe, Degas, Seurat, and so many more great masters in person was awe inspiring. I could spend a month there, exploring all of the exhibits. Monet's Haystacks series was a definite favorite, as you can see below.

Me in awe of Monet's Haystack.
So farewell Chicago for another year. It was a wonderful time and I can't wait to return!