Chicago + Ludington Recap

I'm back in the DYT after my big Chicago/Michigan adventure! I thought I would do a quick recap post of what I've been up to for the last seven days.
Two of my aunts and my cousins live in Chicago so our whole family made the trip out to chi-town to spend some time together and see the city. The first thing we did when we arrived on Friday evening was order some classic Chicago style pizza and hang out with our family in the hotel!

On Saturday morning, we grabbed some breakfast then went to Millennium Park. We saw the bean and played on the huge playground with our little cousins. Most of our day consisted of visiting the Shedd Aquarium, which I loved!

After a little bit of shopping, we had a big family dinner at Balena. The food was AMAZING. Get the lemon & kale pasta!

My last excursion in the city was to Stan's Donuts. Not only is the building adorable, I had the lemon pistachio donut and it was to-die-for.

After breakfast we headed out to the suburbs for a cookout and pool party at my cousins' house. Then, it was time for us to hit the road to Michigan.

My grandparents have had a cottage in Ludington, Michigan for the past ten years, so it's basically a second home to me.

It's such a peaceful place, I swear time slows down. I loved being able to lay out in my hammock in the backyard.
The weather was perfect so we were able to spend a ton of time on the water. I basically lived in this shirt from Miss Lucy's, and I didn't get burnt!

We also climbed sand dunes, went tubing, watched the sunset, and ate way too much ice cream! To me, it's the perfect vacation. The tiny town of Ludington has my heart <3


I absolutely raced home from Michigan because my parents had a little puppy waiting for us at home. (I posted this on Instagram) I'm head-over-heels in love with him...

More to come!

Stay Sunny,


  1. Looks like a fun trip! I have never heard of Stan's Donuts before, but I will definitely be checking it out when I am in the city next!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  2. Sounds like such a fun trip! I've never been to Chicago but looks so fun!


  3. Hi Meg!
    What a great trip! The ice cream looks delicious. I was wondering what camera you use to take all your blog photos. Thanks so much!


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