Last week, I mentioned that my husband Adam and I were taking a brief trip to Chicago to celebrate our first wedding anniversary a bit early (it's today, btw!). We left on Thursday and arrived back in Philadelphia last night, so it was a quick couple of days.
I'll highlight more of our trip this week, but I wanted to begin by spotlighting our hotel in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood called the Hotel Lincoln. It was a fun, quirky place that I found myself wanting to photograph and share with you all.
Sneak a peek, won't you?
The lobby of any hotel provides guests with a first impression of their overall stay, and the lobby of the Hotel Lincoln had a smart, curated look to it that I immediately appreciated.
There was an eye-catching gallery wall that greeted guests as they entered and drew attention to a second-floor study and computer area.
Just look at those light fixtures! And the patterned carpeting!
It sure beat the hum-drum aesthetics in most hotels.
And our room--though on the small side--continued the attention to bold, vintage-inspired details.
Walls were covered in a cozy grasscloth and a bevy of fabrics (including tweed, cut velvet, and chevron wool carpeting) were modernly masculine. Our headboard was an interesting touch: it was a screenprint of an abstract portrait of Abe Lincoln on a large canvas curtain.
(all images via Meet Me in Philadelphia)
The Hotel Lincoln was pretty great all around. As someone who nearly obsesses over all things decor, I really appreciated staying in a boutique hotel that expressed a modern, hip identity...even if I was reminded of this "Portlandia" skit more than once:
And, on a related note, today is my first wedding anniversary!
I cannot believe it's already been a year since I became a wife to my best friend.
The vows we shared were personal, heartfelt, and continue to guide our commitment to each other daily.
Adam, I love you with my whole heart and I feel so lucky to be your wife.
Happy Monday, all!