Sunday, January 27, 2008

Wonderfully WICKED!

It's a WICKED Saturday!
Early in the morning!

Very early!

I've been up since 5:30 am!
so excited!

leaving at 7:15 am
to the airport!

we arrived in Chicago about 10:15

we had some time before lunch

so we stopped and had a cup of Joe
at our favorite coffee spot!

11:00 am

We had lunch at the famous

The Italian Village!


so charming. it is over 80
years old! Al Capone used to be a regular!

The Food was incredible!

Appetizer: "Beef Carpaccio"
Lunch: "Lasagne al forno"


Dessert: Spumoni & coffee:

It was all so delish!!!

we rolled out of there!


Off to the show!

The Ford theatre was stunning!!!

adorable, so funny & goofy!
enchanting, witty & brave!

It was AMAZING!!!!!

i didn't want to leave!
i wanted to stay and get
tickets for the 8:00pm show.
We will definitely be
returning to see this again,
with the kids!


My FAV new musical!

Off to the airport!

returned home about 8:30!

The Wicked LOOT!

It was a Magical day!

One of the best gifts & surprises

my hubby has ever given me!

It was truly





Tara said...

How exciting for you! Great pics, I feel like I was on every leg of your journey! Thanks!

Alison Gibbs said...

Jessi what a fabulous time you had.
Thanks for sharing your day with us.

Lori said...

Jessi, it sounds like you had a wonderful time...thanks for taking me with you via all of your amazing pics!!!

mendytexas said...

I am so exited for you my friend! I feel like I was there too! The entire experience must have been magical. Do a scrapbook on the whole thing! :)mendy

bluemuf said...

What a great day you had. I just loved the musical. We saw it in Toronto last year and I would like to see it again.


carissa... brown eyed fox said...


yeah me... to have found your blog!
How fUn!


Jennifer Hayslip said...

Im soooo GLAD you had a FABULOUS time! AWESOME pics sweetie! You just look soooo HAPPY & EXCITED! Omigosh! The theater is drop dead gorgeous! Im sure it felt so magical sitting in such a grande theater watching the show. Thanks for sharing your special day with us. Im thrilled that you had a BALL!!!! XOXO

adrienne leigh said...

I LOVE Wicked... I'm from Chicago: the Ford is amazing, the city is spectacular & it looks like you had a great time! Great pictures- makes me miss home!

Stevie said...

So awesome!!! Love the pictures, tfs!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

oooh! I am sooo glad you had tons of fun!! how exciting!! lucky you!!!
fabulous post! xoxo Britt :-)

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...
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Jessi Nagy said...

oops! miss britt's comment posted twice by accident.
love ya brit

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I am truly glad you had such a wonderful time. You were so sweet to share it with us. Everything looked so wonderful...Smiles to you..Mary

HippieDog said...

How Fun!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure with us :)

Kim Caldwell said...

What a whirlwind time you and your hubby had! Everything looked spectacular. So glad to see your sweet smile!! Looks like you had the time of a lifetime. . .

Hugs, Kim

Linda Jo said...

You have such an exciting life, girl! I saw Wicked last year here in Houston.... it was wonderful! I'm glad you got to see it ... and in awesome!

Monica said...

Looks like a fabulous day. That theatre is so GORGEOUS!
Great pics thanks for bringing us all along :)
I will now be craving lasagna until I get it,!

Jeanne said...

Hey girl, I see you were in my neck of the woods! What a great trip your hubby planned. I just love the Italian Village ~ it is such a charming restaurant! And wasn't Wicked wonderful? We saw it last year and I loved every minute of it. So glad you were able to take this trip!!!

Unknown said...

Wow! Amazing pics. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

What a fun time. Love your pictures. Lunch looked super good. That theatre is spectacular. Wow.

Amy said...

I got goosebumps looking at all the photos of your post! So much fun, for sure. The meal looked delish,and the show and theater looked awesome. I am so glad you had such a great time. What a fabulous present. Thanks for sharing your gift with us! Amy

Lilli in Vancouver said...

What an adventure! You're always going to remember this :)

I esp love the pix of the theater!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Jessi, what a wonderful surprise!!

It looks completely magical, thanks so much for taking us with you. The lunch..yummy, that theatre...sigh, divine!

xo Lidy

the said...

That makes me want to go! Thanks for sharing your wonderful time, Im sure you deserved the great gift from your hubby !
The pics are wonderful :)

Sugar Bear said...

I knew you were going to love it! Looks like you had so much fun.

Dee Light said...

Wicked is the best!!! But to see it in such a fantastic theatre, I can only imagine.

Fun Blog!

Tiff said...

Looks like fun Jess! Hope you had a great sounds like you did!

Anonymous said...

Oh how fantastic!!! I love all of your photos, I could almost feel like I was there, and there food, wow, yumm!! Thanks for sharing, what a cool thing to go do, and you are adorable!


Valita said...

As a major Wizard of Oz fan I am so jealous! I am so glad you had such a great time! What an awesome gift! Love all of the pics!

Book Trailer Blog said...

That looks like the best time - I sooo want to do this!

Anonymous said...

WOW, you lucky girl! I really wanted to get tickets to Wicked when we are in NY in March, but it wasn't playing the days we are there!

Fun times!

Bristol said...

Jessi- Very cool. Love all the pictures, Chicago is so fun. The show looked great~

Anonymous said...

Jessi- I agree!!! THE BEST musical I have seen. Looks like you had a blast, you wicked girl!!!!

Betty said...

oh!! How exciting! I am dying to see Elphaba in person. I loved her character in the book.

jen duncan said...

OH you lucky lucky girl! What a fabulous time you had. THANK YOU so much for all the pics! It was the next best thing to being there~

Nabeel said...

i went to the village restaurant too .. a work lunch it was. The upper restaurant is much better than the lower one .. the lower one has crappy service .. but nice picture all over. Glad you liked the town.