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Chicago with Turning Leaf Wine

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Chicago9 Chicago1Chicago8Chicago2 Chicago5Chicago6Chicago4Chicago7Chicago10-Last week I had the opportunity to attend BlogHer 2013 with Turning Leaf Wine  in the gorgeous city of Chicago. It was my first time attending BlogHer and touring Chi-town so I was extremely excited to go. I went on behalf of Turning Leaf, which was great because I was able to hang out in the Leaf Lounge sampling wine and chattin’ it up with fellow bloggers! It was a blast and I absolutely adored meeting so many new people and being in a creative environment. I also loved being there with Turning Leaf. They have a new brand of lightly fizzy wines called Refresh. I’m obsessed with the Red Moscato because it reminds me of a light sangria and for $8 a bottle, you can’t go wrong! You can buy all of them and serve a “wine flight” like we did at BlogHer! It was fun! A blog post on how I like to drink and serve it will be up soon. Even with the craziness of the conference, I was able to sneak away to try a few places I’ve been dying to go to in Chicago. I wasn’t able to do everything on my list (or the 7 page list my sister gave me!) because of time, but I did make a morning run to Do-Rite Donut (which was INCREDIBLE), Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters, The Little Goat, The Bean and I took a cab down to an area called Wicker Park for a little shopping. When I was there I stopped by a coffee shop that served me a 7-grain latté! I’ve never heard of 7-grain liquid, but it was actually pretty tasty. A good alternative to milk and soy. We also did the touristy thing and went to Navy Pier for a ferris wheel ride at night… seeing the lights of the city glisten on the lake was magical. What a stunning and energetic city Chicago is. I was very impressed and would love to return soon with my family!

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2 responses to Chicago with Turning Leaf Wine

  1. jill amabile
    August 1, 2013

    Looks like an exciting and fun filled trip…love Turning Leaf wine.

  2. August 1, 2013

    So fun!! Now I need a donut…

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