Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sweet Home Chicago!

We had the opportunity to spend this past weekend in a very nice hotel right on the Magnificent Mile! Not only the excitement of that, but the city is alive with the pre-Christmas bustle and Mickey Mouse coming to light the trees along Michigan Avenue with much fanfare at the Light Festival Parade...which we saw and experienced firsthand with our immediate family! After a delicious meal at Bice, we walked over to State Street to see the windows in the place formerly known as Marshall Field's (don't get me started on this one!) and saw the Mary Poppins windows, then took the escalator all the way up to the Walnut Room to see the huge tree there designed by Vera Wang. Happy holidays to one and all!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the whole...Marshall Fields/Macy's thing...For us MN folks it went from Dayton's to Marshall Fields to Macy's in three years. Oy!

Mary Poppins was fun though, I'm glad they are keeping some traditions!

The Lindahl News said...

Hi again, "Simplicity"! You have been through a lot of changes with this store in Minneapolis. Here in Chicago, there was recently a boycott in front of the Marshall Field's clock on State Street...did you hear about it? People dressed up in time-past outfits with signs to bring Marshall Field's back! Unfortunately, this just won't be happening. It really would have been smart for the Macy's people to just keep the name of Field's: business seems to be hurting most in the Chicago area where Field's was like a part of everyone's family history. As for me, I will go there only to buy Frangos as my part of the protest!
Hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Isn't it fun to think of you and Anne in Sweden four Thanksgivings ago and that's when she started looking at Jed in a new way???

Anonymous said...

Hi Mrs. Lindahl...I hadn't heard about the boycott...that's crazy!!! I think business is going well here for Macy's but it's still hard to see all the changes. Even seeing Mary Poppins this year was different than the past.

And yes it's so crazyto think that it was just 4 Turkey Days ago that we were in Sweden. Ahh how time flies!

Enjoy the holiday season!!!!