I had a chance to visit and work from our new office in Chicago in the John Hancock building this week. Talk about a great view of the city and the lake. The building also has a gym, restaurants, the infamous Signature Room and a grocery store on the 44th floor. Here’s a quick snap from my grocery run over lunch:

john hancock building view

Since we haven’t sold our condo just yet, I stayed at our ‘second home’ instead of a hotel. It was great to see everyone from work and my friends, too. We made it a point to have after-work drinks to catch-up. First stop on Tuesday was Lush, a quiet little wine & liquor boutique and tasting bar on Chicago Ave.. It’s right in my old neighborhood West Town/River West. Check out their cool wine glass chandeliers:

chandelier glasses

The following day we ventured out to Drumbar, a rooftop bar in the Raffaello hotel on the 18th floor. Highly recommended for after-shopping drinks in the city.


Following that, we decided to fill up on some Italian at Bar Toma. Chef Tony Mantuano stopped by our table to say hello to a friend of mine and subsequently sent over an amazing prosciutto Bomba (yes, it’s huge, but so delicious!)

bar toma bomba

Hard to say goodbye to the city (again), but I’ll be back soon. I am in desperate need of some fall shopping… so I better start saving now!

Jen Signature