Anyone who’s been to Chicago is certainly familiar with Michigan Avenue, or The Magnificent Mile as it’s also called, but few visitors have probably explored beyond the city limits. So today I packed up and headed east to the community of Oak Brook located half an hour outside of Chicago. What for? Shopping of course!
The Oakbrook Center is a fabulous open-air mall with some great shopping and restaurants, as well as being conveniently located near the new Le Méridien Chicago hotel. Since I was a kid, my family and I have always driven to Dallas for mini shopping vacations, and Oak Brook really reminded me of those wonderful trips. One of my favorite childhood memories from those trips was shopping at Neiman Marcus, so when I discovered that Le Méridien Chicago offered a Neiman Marcus shopping package I was already sold.
The deal includes a $1,000 Neiman Marcus Gift card, complimentary Beauty Insider Appointment (a complimentary cosmetics session personalized for you), a gift bag with samples and goodies to take with you, complimentary luncheon for two at the new NM café, a Neiman Marcus personal shopper to serve as your private stylist, and Le Méridien Executive Club access.
After a late arrival, I woke up early the next morning to start my day of indulgence at Neiman Marcus. During my makeup lesson with Bobbi Brown I found a new concealer which completely transformed my skin, and some tips on applying it properly. My appointment was followed by lunch at NM café (helloooo popovers), and then I spent the rest of the day exploring all the stores lining the shopping center. With the hotel being conveniently within walking distance of the mall, it was easy to drop my bags off in my room and go back for more!
Planning a girl’s trip? This package would be perfect for you. I must give a big thank you to Le Méridien and Neiman Marcus for such a fabulous stay. I hope to be back soon!
Outfit details /// WAYF Long Boho Dress (this amazing boho dress under $80!) /// Nordstorm floppy wool hat (only $38) /// rag & bone Newbury boots (these Sole Society are under $100 and so similar) /// Chloe Drew bag /// Ray-Ban mirrored aviators