Meg Takes Chicago

It’s All Happening..

May 6, 2010
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It’s official.. I got a job and am moving at the end of the month! And I can’t wait to take Chicago 🙂


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The Municipal Flag of Chicago

April 20, 2010
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Just for fun.. And because I always wondered!

The three white stripes

– Top: represents the North side of the city

– Center: represents the West side

– Bottom: represents the South side

The two blue stripes

– Top: represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago Rive

– Bottom: represents the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Great Canal

The four red stars and each point on each star

– First:Fort Dearborn and transportation, labor, commerce, finance, populousnes, salubrity

– Second: The Chicago Fire and religion, education, esthetics, justice, beneficence, civic pride

– Third: The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and France 1693, Great Britain 1763, Virginia 1778, Northwest Territory 1798, Indian Territory 1802, Illinois Statehood 1818

– Fourth: The Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 and World’s Third Largest City, City’s Latin Motto, I WIll Motto, Great Central Market, Wonder City, Convention City


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13. Tails in the City

April 20, 2010
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I’m looking forward to graduation for a number of reasons but what I’m most excited about is my grandma’s gift, my wiener dog, Johnson.. And I cannot wait to go on his first shopping spree at Tails in the City!

Fall walks..

Rainy days..

Feeling a little wild..

Happy Halloween.. Or to scare surfers 🙂

Trick or treating..

Valentine’s Day..

Feeling smart..

Happy hour..

Merry Christmas..

Waiting for Santa..

Finding his feminine (but tough) side..

Sweet dreams..

New Years Eve..

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12. Chicago Sailing

April 20, 2010
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Again, to be clear, I am NOT a seasoned sailor.. In fact, I’ve never even been sailing, but I figured new city new sport. Good thing I can charter a vessel and captain and enjoy Lake Michigan safely.

Looks like a ton of fun to me!

*Thanks Medicine Mon for the great video 🙂

11. Chicago Park District Golf

April 20, 2010

To be clear, I am not a seasoned golfer.. I bought my first set of clubs this past summer and have yet to play a full nine holes. But I do love the game, especially the adorable outfits and the snack cart, obviously 🙂

My boyfriend Jon, however, is an amazing golfer and often doubles as my coach.. Bless his heart, as I can get a bit cranky on the course from time to time (again, until the snack cart rolls around that is).

Well, come June both of us will be relocating to Chicago and I cannot wait to take on a new course, I think.. Driving range at least. Lucky for me, Chicago Park District Golf includes a variety of courses, a driving range, putt putt, a learning course, a golf academy, and lessons all in the heart of the city!

Looks like it’s time for me to update my wardrobe!

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A Few More

April 19, 2010
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11. Chicago Park District Golf

12. Chicago Sailing

13. Tails in the City

10. The Magnificent Mile

April 19, 2010
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I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the love of my life: THE CLASSIC BURBERRY TRENCH

This weekend I spend an hour in Newbury Street’s Burberry with the fantastic John, who understood even more than I how much I truly need this trench. Its classic lines and ridiculously comfortable yet form fitting fabric make my heart melt, literally. Even more, I look beyond chic and actually imagined myself trotting off to work in Chicago next fall or walking with Johnson (my famed wiener dog) along Lake Michigan as the leaves fall around us.

Among the countless other designers I lust for along The Magnificent Mile, Burberry seems to be at the top my list (as of now, that is)…

*images via Burberry

7. Shedd Aquarium

April 16, 2010
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I absolutely LOVE aquariums.. In fact, when I was younger I dreamt of becoming a marine biologist! Of course, I’m glad my PR instincts kicked in but I often imagine how different my life would be if I followed this underwater dream. So clearly, one of my first sights to see once I land in Chicago is the Shedd Aquarium, specifically the beluga whales 🙂 Although I’ve been to the famous aquarium before, it was years ago and I barely remember the excitement.

In order to prepare, a few videos… Enjoy!

Side note: I think I will look into aquarium PR!

*Thank you Shedd Aquarium for providing such a fascinating YouTube channel!

4. Sears/Willis Tower Skydeck

March 30, 2010
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And ironically, from number four on my must see list, you can see four states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin (on a clear day, that is) just by walking around the Skydeck!

Like any other must see there are dozens of fun facts about the Skydeck.. But simply enough, my trip to the Skydeck will take place at sunset on a warm, summer evening.

Yikes! Do you have the courage to step on to The Ledge?!

*image via Google

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3. Navy Pier

March 25, 2010
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Time to take a break from reading to watch… Enjoy!

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    Megan Nehls

    Enthusiastic PR student graduating from BU in May, then taking on Chicago one must see at a time!


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