“She is always a novelty; for she is never the same Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time.”-Mark Twain
The eerie chill welcomes me as I step out of the large aircraft. With my mother’s navy coat from the 1980’s in one hand and my Tinkerbell luggage in the other, I bundle up and prepare myself for the notorious windy city.
The freezing air sends chills throughout my spine and reminds me of the last time I was in this beautiful place.Being a Miami girl in the city of Chicago is tough. Spring Break with my toes in sand? No, I was spring breakin’ in 40 degree weather with toasters, coffee makers and vacuums.. Oh my!
Growing up, March was always known as “Chicago Month”. For over 30 years, my dad and grandfather have been attending the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. They’d always come back with goodies that excited my sisters and me way too much.
But finally, after waiting 20 long years, I got my own badge and ticket to the show.
The moment I walked into McCormick Place (Chicago’s ENORMOUS convention center) I was in awe. Who would have thought appliances could be so.. beautiful? The colors, the packaging and the actual products were amazing. I loved seeing all the up and coming technologies.
Though I’m not very useful in the kitchen (sorry Mark), I wanted it all. I mean who can say no to pastel colored tea pots and charming coffee makers?
My mom couldn’t believe how excited I got over simple details like packaging and typography. I guess that’s what happens when you’re a marketing and advertising major.
Hope you enjoyed my Chicago Travel Diary.
Have a wonderful day and happy first day of April!
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