Smitten Travels: Hotel Lincoln – Chicago

hotel lincoln ChicagoOver the holidays Rupe and I went back to Michigan but we also fit in a little trip to Chicago. We happened to stumble across the Hotel Lincoln on and decided to stay there for a couple nights for a vacation from our vacation. Come to find out it is a Joie de Vivre hotel which is based out of San Francisco and is the same company responsible for the colorful Saguaro hotel in Palm Springs among many other unique California places to rest your head.

From the minute we walked in the lobby I knew this was my kind of place. It’s the kind of inviting lobby that makes you want to sit around and hang out for a while. My favorite part was the mix of patterns, colors, and textures. I snapped these photos of a few that were just in the lobby alone!

Get a peek into the lobby and read more after the jump.


my style: winter layers

sarah sherman samuel style wintersarah sherman samuel style winter 02sarah sherman samuel bracelet young franksarah sherman samuel style winter 03sarah sherman samuel clare viviersarah sherman samuel style wintersarah sherman samuel style winter chicagoIt was nice to break out some of my winter wear for our days walking around Chicago over the holidays. The city was extra purty in the snow.

Boots by Elizabeth and James // Coated Leggings by Kova & T – find similar here & here // Sweater from Madewell – find similar here // Shirt by Jcrew // Faux Fur Coat by Guess – find similar herehere, or here // Brass Cuff by Young Frankk // Bag by Clare Vivier

from the weekend: chicago

12.30.12 weekend chicagoWe spent the last weekend of the year wandering through Chicago, taking long walks until our toes went numb, visiting a few old favorite restaurants and trying out a some new ones. Every time I go to Chicago I fall in love all over again with the old brownstone houses and the architecture in the city. It was nice to stay in a different area then I have before and take the few calm days together between Christmas and New Years to relax and do some of the things that I love most… eat, shop, and explore. :)

Images from my iPhone via Instagram (I’m @sarahshermansamuel)