August was probably the best month of 2014 so far - I went to the US for ten days, going to Chicago for the first time, where we saw some great live music, ate some massive deep dish pizzas, stayed at the fabulous Public hotel, went on a river boat tour, marvelled at the incredible architecture, went to the top of Willis Tower and did as many of the sights as we could before travelling to Indianapolis for a friend's wedding, came back to London then I was maid of honour at my BFF's wedding in Sussex over the lovely bank holiday weekend. Wedding season! The weather was lovely both sides of the Atlantic (apart from a few days of white skies and light showers) and summer flew by...
Public Hotel in Chicago 3. street art in downtown Indy 4. Maid of Honour flower-arranging duties 5. cruising along the Lakefront Trail in Chicago 6. wedding party red cups 7. the awesome Architecture River Tour in Chicago 8. Aqua London's Vitamin D menu; zesty cocktails, citrus oysters, the freshest sashimi for dinner 9. acrylic sculpture by Alyson Shotz at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis
1. 410 metres high glass floor at the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere 2. pretty pink christmas kalanchoe 3. touring the micro-breweries on the Bermondsey Beer Mile 4. new Henri Bendel gold and rose gold bracelets and blue J Crew merino knit 5. my BFF Rachel and Joel's wedding 6. the Great British Summer... 7. bridesmaid shoe shopping at Debenhams 8. Staying dry from summer showers in my black Petit Bateau raincoat 9. frozen margaritas, frisbee and 80s classics on Lake Michigan
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