Meg Takes Chicago

Today’s Helping Hand

May 3, 2010
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Another adventure at the Art Institute of Chicago.. Too bad I won’t be settled in Chicago in time, sounds amazing!

Borrowed from one of my favorite blogs– Style Admirer. Check it out: http://styleadmirer.com

The SAIC NightWalk 2010

“The Art Institute is one of my favorite places in Chicago, especially since the opening of the Modern Wing. When I heard a new fashion benefit, NightWalk 2010, will be held this Friday in the museum’s magnificent new addition, I knew it was an event not to be missed. This late-night (9pm-12am) fashion party culminates the day-long SThe Art Institute is one of my favorite places in Chicago, especially since the opening of the Modern Wing. When I heard a new fashion benefit, NightWalk 2010, will be held this Friday in the museum’s magnificent new addition, I knew it was an event not to be missed. This late-night (9pm-12am) fashion party culminates the day-long School of the Art Institute of Chicago fashion celebration that starts that same day, with a 2pm fashion show (which quickly sold out) and a 7pm annual gala scholarship benefit, The Walk 2010.”

“NightWalk 2010 presents the top designs from the SAIC runway show as well as 10 new runway designs by Gary Graham, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, 1992 SAIC graduate, and the evening’s Legend of Fashion honoree. The event begins with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar before guests make their way to a standing-room-only “Best of Show” runway presentation of cutting-edge designs by SAIC sophomores, juniors and seniors. Desserts and coffee cap off the evening. Tickets are $100 and support SAIC student scholarships. Come out and support local fashion and design education at a dynamic event featuring breathtaking designs and impressive designers.” — By Meghan Turner

*Thanks Style Admirer!


Posted in art, luxury, Museums, shopping

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..

*images via http://www.tailsinthecity.com


11. Chicago Park District Golf

April 20, 2010
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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!

*image via cpdgolf.com


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!


The Next Set

April 5, 2010
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6. Lou Malnati’s

7. Shedd Aquarium

8. Soldier Field

9. The Art Institute of Chicago

10. The Magnificent Mile

Stay tuned friends!


    Megan Nehls

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

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