Waldorf Astoria ChicagoMarch 22, 2011
Wanted to share a few peeks
E l y s i a n H o t e l
in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood.
I escaped here for a few days last week
to relax and review the Elysian's heavenly spa
for an article I'm writing.
My sister was frightened by these enormous
sculptures in the lobby, but I imagined them
as hospitable guardians made of peanut butter fudge.
The staff at the hotel were the finest
I have ever encountered.
The entrance to our incredible digs,
a GOLD COAST SUITE.
The suite was sophisticated, luxe,
spacious (1250 square feet),
full of design inspiration.
More Elysian goodness is here.
We loved having a fire in the impeccably
furnished living room.
The walls were a french grey hue,
and the suite's palette lifted my mood immediately.
We spent time on our private terrace
because it was unseasonably warm
and the view from the 26th floor magnificent.
That would be content posture
on our comfy charcoal velvet sofa.
The VI Spring mattresses made in England
were also to die for.
We did no shopping on Michigan Avenue!
We left the elegance of the Chanel inspired Elysian
only once to satisfy a craving for my favorite pizza:
Apparently you can like work out at the spa...
all photos by me
Okay. Sooooo not my typical "everyday."
My easiest writing assignment thus far.
And there's a twist to the upcoming article...
This writer had never had a massage in her life!
She's a worker bee and had no idea
what she was missing!
It's all over.
I'll share more lovely decor ideas gleaned from
the Elysian later (and perhaps a
few self-timed photos of two middle aged moms
engaged in a battle royale with pillows).
If you are headed to Chicago,
definitely think GOLD.
Think state of the art spa.
Peace to you right where you are.
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