Now I have to be honest, I love this festival but this Diva doesn't do crowds, so I have found myself the perfect view, the wonderful four-star restaurant Spiaggia on the Mag Mile.
No, I don't have dinner. Remember, I'm a Diva on a budget. I sit in the bar area and have an appetizer, tea and dessert, while watching the festival from their Oak Street view; Which is where the parade begins.
You talking about heaven, yes it was. For the foodie and tea lover that I am, it couldn't have been a better night. The only thing that made me want to be in the crowd was the Garret Popcorn float passing by with their wonderful popcorn.
And let's not forget, Spiagga. If you ever have the occasion for a wonderful meal, you will not be disappointed. But ummm, bring $$$$ it's pricey and fit for a Diva; And men, I believe a jacket is a must! Oh, let me not forget, Spiaggia also have a Cafe and it's open for lunch and half the price as the restaurant. I've eaten there a few times and it's just as great!
The bottom line, everyone needs something to make them smile. The Chicago Festival of Lights and Spiaggia is one of my small pleasures!