Country Weekend Getaway

You guys. I just had the best weekend – well – ever.

I realize you’re probably aware of this if you follow me on Instagram because even Ben was judging my numerous posts per day. I was breaking all the Insta-rules.

But anyway.

Ben & I just celebrated our four year anniversary. FOUR YEARS. The day we started dating was election day and it was the day Obama was re-elected to office. How crazy is that?! It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long at all.

We always celebrate by doing something fun – our 1st anniversary we went to the Shedd Aquarium and then decided we were in the mood for fish (kinda messed up) and went out to dinner for seafood. Our 2nd anniversary we spent way too much money at Chicago Cut (but it was totally worth every penny – SO delicious). Last year we went to Chicago Botanic Garden and Piccolo Sogno.

This year, though, we decided to spend our moolah on an experience instead of just a nice dinner.

And I’m SO glad we did.

After doing a little research we found the CUTEST Airbnb just outside of Milwaukee in the Wisconsin countryside. This was our first Airbnb experience and it really couldn’t have been any better. The loft was SO cute and it felt like home as soon as we got there.

Friday night we ate some wings at Wingin’ It in downtown Helenville. Woke up to the most beautiful sunrise Saturday morning and walked around the property while we had coffee. Drove to Oconomowoc (say that 5 times fast) for more coffee at Whelan’s and burgers at Crafty Cow. Napped. Then re-filled our bellies with pasta from Mangiami in downtown Fort Atkinson and ended our night with s’mores, stargazing, a bonfire, and obviously a little more wine.

All in all it couldn’t have been more perfect. And if you’re ever looking for a weekend getaway from Chicago, this is SUCH a nice weekend retreat that’s only 90-miles away.

So tell me… how do you typically spend your anniversary? Have you ever tried Airbnb? Have you ever been to Helenville?! Tell me everything! I will be back soon with a fun new post. I hope you enjoy the pics! Xo.

(P.S. I can’t take off this red beanie – I’m literally obsessed! …if you couldn’t tell. Hehe.)

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4 Comments

  1. ah! the pic of you takin a pic! love you jill, looks like the perfect getaway weekend! I did airbnb in Napa and the place was stupid nice.

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