Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located near the Chicago O’Hare Airport, invited me to shop their luxury outlet stores during our time in Chicago, and it was an incredible experience. The mall was gorgeous, and every single store in the mall is an outlet location, which means they offer deeply discounted items, some stores up to 85% off, that are only a season or two behind retail stores.
In this series, part of will be in vlog format on my YouTube channel, I’ll be taking you along on a press trip, answering your most frequently asked questions, sharing my daily routine and schedules when I’m at home and when I’m traveling, showing you how I stay on track and keep everything organized, and just generally sharing more of my daily schedule with you!
In this first edition of this, I thought I’d start with what about 30% of my work days look like, when I’m working from home, editing, creating content, and just living my little life with my husband here in Michigan.
Read the full blog post here to learn what to bring to AIRE, where the other locations are around the world, and find more information about the beautiful baths, in this blog post. Safe Travels! xAnnie Fairfax Follow Me for More: @AnnieFairfax See More by Annie Fairfax Amusement Parks | Castles | Festivals | Fine Dining |…
Consistently voted the very best Chinese food in all of Chicago, Shanghai Terrace Chicago melds fine dining with delicious, traditional Cantonese dishes in a beautiful city terrace atmosphere. Set upon the rooftop of the Peninsula Hotel, overlooking Willis Tower, and much of Chicago’s beautiful skyline, this indoor or outdoor dining experience is a beautiful glimpse into Chinese decor and sensibilities.
AIRE Ancient Baths works to connect many aspects from different bathing cultures around the world, like Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, and beyond in a modern, sophisticated manner by integrating some of their most beguiling rituals, like cold plunge baths, heated or body-temperature baths, salt water baths perfect for floating in, and waterfall bathing. By combining these various bathing experiences, nearly a dozen different bathing areas, with two large steam rooms, and the option to include additional scrubs, wine soaks, massages, or other body treatments, means you will leave AIRE feeling refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated, just as we did.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, home of Fisk & Co. Restaurant and beautiful views of the Chicago River, was one of our homes for several days during our recent visit to the Windy City. We absolutely loved our stay in our spacious room, which was much bigger than most other hotel rooms in the city, because it immediately made us feel right at home.
Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is one of our favorite gardens in the nation. They have a gorgeous multi-room greenhouse, expansive outdoor gardens, and dozens of fascinating sculptures both indoors and out. Michigan’s most beautiful public garden is currently undergoing a large expansion to add even more green spaces and educational areas to the already sprawling garden complex. Explore the different sections of Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and see why we have been members for the past 5 years.
My Cincinnati Travel Guide will tell you all of the best places to eat, explore, take the perfect Instagram photos, and where to stay with suggestions about what to do while enjoying The Queen City. In the past decade, the city of Cincinnati has experienced explosive growth and much of the city’s gorgeous architecture and public spaces have been revitalized or completely overhauled, making it a beautiful midwest destination for those who love art, fine dining, the great outdoors, museums and gardens, live entertainment and performances, and so much more.
I absolutely love blue and white for summer. As the warm weather winds down, I find myself reaching for these classic pieces more and more often. Pieces that can be worn in multiple ways work well when transitioning to fall like this gorgeous white ruffle blouse, this rain jacket, and these cozy jeans. Check out the post below, and click on the white squares for more information about each item.
Beatnik on the River in Chicago, offers guests an elegant yet understated dining experience, either indoors in one of their expansive dining rooms, or outdoors with a view of the Chicago River. Guests can enjoy interesting Mediterranean dishes from Morocco and Egypt to Italy and Spain here, in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by dozens of throw pillows, rustic, wax splattered candelabras, and lots of luscious plants. Explore this eclectic restaurants experimental style and fascinating dishes with me.
I am absolutely obsessed with unique handbags, and this zodiac handbag, which was hand beaded on a metal frame by the woman owned company Mary Frances, is absolutely stunning, and is one of my favorite handbags. Read on to see why I love this zodiac handbag, the company that made it, and funky bags in…