Helloooo! Happy St Patrick’s day guys!
Have you been enjoying my St Patty’s outfits this week? Are you wearing green today?
I don’t know if you guys saw my Instastories over the weekend but I had a great opportunity to experience St Patrick’s Day the Chicago way. This is a very big holiday in the city and I was very lucky to be invited by the Country Financial team to celebrate it to the fullest.
I had to wake up super early to be in Navy Pier by 8. It was so cold, but it was very sunny and that helped a lot with the freezing temps. I met the BF there and immediately hopped in the Country Financial boat where they were waiting us with our tickets, green Ray Bans, a selfie stick and a scarf. Cutest gift bag ever seriously!
On the boat we started drinking (no judging, it was St Patty’s!) Guinness and Bloody Mary’s and traditional Scottish music. I’ve never had the chance to experience anything like this before and we were just getting started to get ready to dye the Chicago River green.
The party was ON inside this boat lol and after 5 minutes most of us forgot how cold it was. As soon as we entered the main canal and saw the streets and bridges full of people it was impossible not not feel their energy! Everyone was just waving and screaming while our boat, along with a few others, started dyeing the Chicago River green.
It was so much fun to see, but you had to be really careful not to get this liquid on you and your stuff because of the wind. Just take a look a few of the photos and find the green spots, I got green all over me, and also on my phone and camera lol.
Isn’t it amazing? Seriously, such a cool thing to see.
After the river was all green it was time for the parade to start. We were lucky enough to have front row seats at the beginning of the parade so we had a great view of everything. At this point, the weather was much nicer since we were not on the water anymore. I loved it! I was amazed by everything and especially the view of the Chicago skyline on the back.
It was great to learn how Country Financial is one of the sponsors of this very special day in Chicago. Check out their services and website for more info. It’s always great to know who supports the community you live in.
After the parade was over, like at around 1 pm, they had a little lunch organized at the famous Steakhouse Smith & Wollensky. The bottom area of the restaurant was closed for us and they were serving yummy appetizers, beer and wine. After a little while they brought out some steak, salads and sweet treats. Sorry for not taking enough food photos but honestly, I mostly had red wine and cheesecake, so I took a photo of that… and of the amazing view of the green river and some of my favorite buildings in the city.
Well guys, hope you enjoyed this post! Happy St Patty’s Day!!
If you don’t live in Chicago, I strongly encourage you to plan a visit during this time of the year. So much fun! Party starts at 7 am and ends whenever you want it to end.
Don’t forget to check out Country Financial and their services. They offer from insurance to investment and financial advice. Trust me, this is something you want to take care of ASAP.
As always thank you so much for reading and have a great weekend ahead!
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