That’s that Chicago…

If you know the rest of those lyrics, have a quick jam session with me while you read this post.
The song is “Pop Style” by Drake.

Let me be real with you for a second. I only went to Chicago to “run into” Chance the Rapper. Chance, if you’re reading this, you’re the best. Wonu, Liz & Leye, if you guys are reading this, I hope you understand.😄

I’ve been wanting to visit Chicago for about 2 years now. I have and have had family and friends live in/ around the city for years so this year I decided to buy a ticket. All I could think about when I got on the plane was deep dish pizza and Chance the Rapper.

Honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect. I just wanted to eat good food, hang with friends/ family and roam around the city with hopes of seeing (you guessed it) Chance. But I was pleasantly surprised by the city’s aesthetic. At least, the parts of it that I got to see.

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Lake Michigan

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Processed with VSCO with s3 presetFor my first day, I met up with my friends Leye and Wonu at an apartment in Lincoln Park. After a slew of hugs, brought on by the fact that we had not seen ourselves in a while, we got in an Uber to head to the Art Institute.Processed with VSCO with b5 preset
One of my favorite places to visit in any city is an art museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago is right up there with some of the best ones I’ve been to. My favorite exhibit was definitely “The Invisible Man” by Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison.Processed with VSCO with b1 presetIMG_5679

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We got a combo pass to visit both the art institute and the sky deck. (I recommend doing this as you’ll get fast pass privileges at the sky deck)

After the art institute, we crossed the street to Millennium Park. The sun was out in its full glory making everything look lush and beautiful. It was quite hot & humid, but the scenery more than made up for it.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Cloud gate or the “Bean” as it’s nicknamed, stood stunningly in the middle of the square.

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Processed with VSCO with f2 presetThe highlight of my day was watching two grown men run around in Pokemon costumes. I caught the running duo (Pikachu and Ash) on camera. Cheers to my friend Wonu for spotting them. In that scorching hot sun, I was way too focused on my ice cream bar.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset

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Oreo bar was necessary in the heat + it was cheaper than water!

Processed with VSCO with n2 preset Processed with VSCO with c2 presetAll that walking worked up a huge appetite so we headed to the Chicago famous Giordano’s for some well deserved deep dish pizza. Sadly, that hunger was not satisfied quickly as we had to wait an hour for the pizza. Processed with VSCO with a4 preset
When it finally came out though, it was worth some of the wait. Haha.Processed with VSCO with a6 preset

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I would definitely recommend that you head to Giordano’s on an empty stomach despite the wait time because that deep dish pizza will fill you up!! It’s so thick, it’s like eating lasagna. But it’s absolutely delicious. Shout out to my friend Leye for THAT recommendation. He’s a legend.

With full stomachs, we found our way into a Lyft and headed home. A glass of wine and a couple episodes of shameless later, my eyes drooped closed.

Have any of you tried deep dish pizza in Chicago? Been to the Bean or the Art Institute? Let me know about your experiences in the comments below!

Until next Friday guys, thanks for reading.

Photos shot on iPhone 6S Plus & Olympus OM-D E-M10 with a 14-42mm IIRK lens

same footprints, different sands



  1. I love your blog! Thank you for letting us wanderlust and see the world through your lenses. Hopefully we can be travel buddies sometime!
    Ps, really lovely pictures..!

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  2. Tiesé says:

    Aww thanks a lot girl!. I would definitely not mind that.


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