Holiday Sparkle

_AH38470 “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
— Hamilton Wright Mabie_AH39318_AH38416_AH38502_AH38783_AH38468_AH38608_AH38618_AH38350_AH38822_AH39336_AH39243_AH39274_AH39290_AH38465SHOP THE LOOK:

Top – Alice and Olivia ‘Ana’ (in orange|| Skirt – Lulu’s (similar: 1 / 2 / 3|| Pumps – LK Bennett (under $100|| Jewelry – J. Crew (similar bangles: 1 / 2 / 3|| Lips – Burberry Beauty Kisses Gloss in ‘No. 109 Military Red’ || Nails – Smith & Cult in ‘Shattered Souls’ (bought at Arch Apothecary)

Photos courtesy of Anna of NoirFriday 

When the holiday season arrives in Chicago, it arrives with a substantial BANG of twinkling lights, velvet ribbons, boughs of holly, and jolly carols blasting from stores everywhere. Chicago ceases to be the Midwest city I call home and instead cleverly transforms into a stunning wonderland of holiday spirit.

It’s undoubtedly my favorite time of year to be in Chicago.

And no spot is more festive than the Peninsula Hotel’s Sky Rink! Located on Shanghai Terrace’s stunning patio, this chalet-inspired rink is unlike any other.

Where else can you ice skate four-stories above Michigan Avenue (and the actually Tiffany & Co. store) surrounded by stunning skyscrapers, dozens of twinkling Christmas trees, and every kind of decoration you can possible imagine? Trick question — you won’t find this anywhere else! Especially because it just so happens to be the ONLY Peninsula ice rink in the WORLD.

It’s such a unique and beautiful Chicago tradition and yet I’m always so surprised how few people know about it. It really is a hidden gem of seasonal cheer! Suggested donations for skating are $15 per adult and $10 per child with all of the money going to two Chicago children’s charities — so what are you waiting for? Grab your cozy mittens and start a new holiday tradition this year skating among the skyscrapers!
_AH38666Many thanks to the Peninsula for allowing us to shoot and share their gorgeous rink!

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