Ice Ice Baby
Hey loves and happy Monday. I am so excited to share this fantastic girls weekend that my friends and I got to experience this past weekend. One, it's always nice to spend some time with the girls. Two, there's nothing like getting away for a bit and exploring. Normally, I am always prone to putting on my adventurer hat and navigating through some unknown terrain. That can always be fun and exciting but there's nothing better than staying close to home and visiting some places that are literally in your back yard. Wisconsin has some great things to offer and Lake Geneva itself was the cutest little town I have ever seen. Not only were the people extremely friendly, smiling to my friends and me, super polite, but they treated us oddly like a distant member of the family everywhere we went.
I was so excited to get to attend the Ice Castles on Saturday. For some reason, Elsa, breaking out into 'Let it Go' rang through my head the entire time. This place was fantastic literally a winter wonderland to behold. My friends and I, of course, got to see first hand this winter phenomenon.
Normally, when you drive rather far you worry about parking but luckily there was easy meter parking not too far from where we needed to go. Chicago can struggle to find parking then having to pay for the meters but we were pleasantly surprised that it was during the off season so we didn't have to pay for parking (was seriously doing a happy dance in my head).
The outside of the Ice castle is amazing but the inside is even more intricate and interesting. I felt like such a little explorer in my safety had and gear for my shoes. Word of advice ladies you can be cute and NOT wear heeled boots. My friends all got the memo but apparently, I didn't. Although I didn't fall (yeah me) I still recommend bringing some snow or rain boots so you can be comfortable. This place is literally an Instagram heaven because there are so many cool places that you can take pictures at. My friends and I couldn't stay still because we were running about trying to take so many interesting photos of this winter wonderland.
It was such a fun girls activity but it could be for families and significant others as well. In fact, after doing some googling I saw that a couple even got engaged there. Get ready for pictures ladies you never know when the BIG moment can happen.
Overall, I really enjoyed this maze of crystal and ice such a beautiful gem that Lake Geneva has to offer. I recommend you all checking it out besides, it's not every day you get to frolic around a real-life ice castle.
Harboring Great Feelings for Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva
After getting some yummy late lunch at Popeyes, no not the chicken chain your thinking, something way different. My friends and I were lucky to have the opportunity to stay at the Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva. One, this place is literally so close to the Ice Castles maybe only a couple minutes away. Two, it is the cutest and friendliest hotel I have ever been in. The receptionist that checked us in was so friendly and I was surprised to find such a sweet welcome letter in our room, along with a bottle of wine, when we entered our room. I was obsessed with the elegant spacious room that we got to stay in. We booked the double bed which was so comfortable. It was like sleeping on clouds. Our room also had a beautiful little deck where we could overlook some of the lake. I appreciated the small things in life that make you feel like you're in a home away from home. Our room had a nice little fridge and what felt like a small kitchen area, my Chicago condo isn't the biggest, but it gets the work done and that's the feelings that I felt while staying here.
If you are looking for a nice little getaway I highly recommend heading down to Lake Geneva and visiting this Ice Castles. It was such a beautiful and fun experience. Now, make it like a staycation and be sure to check out the wonderful Harbor Shores you won't be disappointed. Thanks so much again for reading guys! I hope you all are enjoying the start of your week! Until next time.