“Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool.“
— Esther Williams
Dress – Elie Tahari (similar) || Sandals – SheIn || Tote – c/o White Elephant via Alice & Wonder || Scarf – c/o SIN Sarakbi Nahas || Sunglasses – Gentle Monster || Hat – Asos || Earrings – Asos (similar)
Photos courtesy of Ali of Those White Walls
There are few places in Chicago I find more solace in than the pool at the Peninsula Hotel on Michigan Avenue.
Hubby and I have been coming here religiously for years — the couple’s massage at the Peninsula Spa is unparalleled! Everything from the service, to the serene environment, to all the little luxurious details have made it a place we’ve frequented LONG before I started blogging.
And today I’m FINALLY sharing it with you too!
The Peninsula Pool is a magnificent space — the sort of serene space you seek out when you live in a hustling and bustling city like Chicago when you need peace, R&R, and perhaps a little extra pampering.Located on the 19th floor overlooking Michigan Avenue, it’s the sort of space you can easily spend an entire day at (unlimited pool access is granted to both hotel guests and guests of the spa). Back in June Ali, Caitlin, Olivia and I had a girl’s staycation at the Peninsula to kick off the summer season and naturally the pool was the very FIRST thing on our agenda!
During the summer months you can take advantage of the sun deck right outside of the pool area and it’s a great place to kick back and relax on a sunny day. Especially with one of the Peninsula’s delicious smoothies to sip on!Which would you choose? Personally I have a soft spot for this deceptively delicious green smoothie.Which reminds me a lot of my favorite smoothie bowl to make at home.But even if you just curl up next to the pool with a good book, you’re guaranteed to leave this magical space more peacefully than you came.Forewarning: Once you come here once, you’ll find it impossible to resist coming back!
And it’s a great opportunity to show-off some of your favorite pool-worthy accessories! Remember these great totes Ali and I modeled for Alice & Wonder? They made the PERFECT bag for a long afternoon by the pool!WORDS. TO. LIVE. BY.
A HUGE thank you to the incredible team at the Peninsula for helping facilitate the BEST girls staycation (and our incredibly relaxing afternoon by this stunning pool!).