Guest post :: Jillian of Cornflake Dreams


when i moved to chicago four years ago i was fortunate enough to get a job working in the marketing department at an architecture firm in the heart of downtown. the position quickly opened my eyes to the overwhelming amount of beautiful architecture in the city. 

Chicago is FULL of gorgeous buildings with their own rich histories. The Wrigley BuildingThe SpertusThe John Hancock Center, aquaThe Carbine & Carbon building (hard rock hotel), and The Rookery are a few of my favorites.



Architecture Aside---Chicago has stolen my heart with the abundance of green space. i adore summer trips to the beach and navy pier, concerts in downtown millennium park, and neighborhood farmers markets. the city in the summer with all of it's diversity and history really is second to none (i had to throw in chicago's fancy new tourist slogan). 



thank you to meagan for inviting me to guest post. the city of the big shoulders will miss you but now you can play tourist when you visit! stop by cornflake dreams anytime for even more fashion, design and travel inspiration from a chicago girl. 

if you have visited chicago what are your favorite things about the city? 
xo, 
jillian

*a small disclaimer to keep meagan from getting upset she is moving} remember:: chicago has seemingly endless winters (even blizzards!), michigan avenue pedestrian traffic that will give you walker-rage. and crazy drivers who love their horn... remember the good. and look forward to your new beautiful home!

14 comments:

marissa at the boot July 13, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

that was awesome~ (especially the disclaimer, haha!) great job jillian and meagan i hope the move is going well!

Liz July 13, 2011 at 8:47 AM  

Fabulous Chicago roundup, Jillian! And, also a perfect reminder as to why Meaghan should NOT miss Chicago :)

Stephanie July 13, 2011 at 9:32 AM  

I heart Chicago. I only wish the boyfriend didn't have to work while we were there last week. There's so much more I want to show him!!

Hope the move is going well :)

natasha {schue love} July 13, 2011 at 10:27 AM  

Such a fun post!! Love Jillian and her blog...and how considerate she is about you moving away! :) Chicago is one of my favorite cities though...beautiful things to see and do there!

Stefany July 13, 2011 at 10:54 AM  

Aw your disclaimer is so cutee haha. Chicago does look beautiful though. I can't wait to visit one day. :)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts July 13, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

For sure the art gallery is my favorite part of Chi Town.

la petite coquine July 13, 2011 at 2:14 PM  

The post is gorgeous, but the disclaimer totally cracked me up-hysterical!

Vintage is for Lovers July 13, 2011 at 2:48 PM  

what a great post!!! thanks Jillian! Your collages are the best! xo Samantha

LR July 13, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

Walker-rage...haha, love that term. I'm totally using that. I experienced it yesterday!!

Jen July 13, 2011 at 3:38 PM  

Chicago is the best place in the WOOOORLD...in the summer ;)

mapleandvine July 13, 2011 at 6:48 PM  

love this post. the photos are great. my sister lived in chicago and it was so fun to visit her.

Bud and Leo July 13, 2011 at 8:03 PM  

I LOVE Chicago! I bet the farmers markets are amazing!

classiq July 15, 2011 at 11:07 AM  

What a gorgeous post and such beautiful photos. :)
Ada

Holly July 15, 2011 at 11:09 AM  

I love Chicago A LOT!

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