Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States, and as much as it is a sprawling city, it still feels very much like a small town to me. I spent a week in the windy city, working, exploring, drinking, and having a good time. Summertime in Chicago is all about that lake life and being outdoors. I don’t think I could handle those brutal Chicago winters, but I’ll come visit in the springs and summer.

August is a slow month when it comes to the fashion industry. Everyone is on vacation and then gearing up for busy fall season. But I love my Chicago agency, Modelogic Midwest. Everyone on the team there is great and they work hard for their clients. I was able to stir up a little bit of work in Chicago. Not quite as busy as I would have liked, but I hope to get back to the windy city again soon for work.

Extra down time meant more time for exploring the city. The weather was gorgeous and I found myself just wondering around taking everything in. Every town has it’s own pulse to it and I love experiencing all the different things it has to offer. I was able to see some old friends on this trip and make some amazing new ones as well. I spent an evening on Lake Michigan watching fireworks over the water and gorgeous rooftop nights overlooking the city. Thank you to everyone to made it a memorable trip. It’s off to Toronto this week.