I drove down to O'Hare on Saturday to pick up Kate after her month in the U.K. We decided to stay overnight and chose the new (as in barely open a week) St. Jane for our accommodations. Formerly the Hard Rock Hotel, St. Jane is in Chicago's beautiful Carbide & Carbon Building and is named for Jane Addams.
Instead of a bible in every room, it was a biography!
The weather was fabulous and it was great to be outside!
We had a light lunch at the Purple Pig (of course) and dinner at Catch 35 (first time). I had those gorgeous scallops and Kate had a mixed grill.
We tried to get to a couple of (way up there) roof-top bars but most were busy with private events until late; we settled for a lower-level roof-topper with exorbitantly priced pre-mixed cocktails (which we didn't know were pre-mixed until they were poured). They looked & tasted pretty good but should have been half the price (and my glass should have been all the way full instead of 2/3, too… what's that all about?). /gripe
I had a great time with my girl!
We got up, had coffee and shared a blueberry muffin, and then head home. We were on the road by 10 and home before 2.
The girls came over for a little while, and everyone else came later for supper. It was a nice evening together!
Katie went to bed fairly early and I wound down with a couple of episodes of Anne with an E (I started on Friday and am bingeing hard — love this show) and my TTL Mystery Shawl.
The photo is from Friday night, having barely begun Clue 2; as of last night, the first of two very enjoyable repeats is finished… and Clue 3 awaits!
I'm looking forward to next weekend already!