Megalophobia in Chicago

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By • Apr 28th, 2011 • Category: Resorts and Spas

Heights don’t bother me one bit, but I’ve always been extremely freaked out by really huge things. After a quick Google, I found out the term is megalophobia. I’m definitely on the mild end of the megalophobic spectrum, but this is probably the reason I have never been to the Grand Canyon.

Examples of structures that set megalophobics into anxiety-filled downward spirals: cruise ships, giant squid, superdomes, large statues, blue whales, stadiums, roller coasters, dams, the Statue of Liberty, Epcot, Palm Springs windmills…

Oh yeah, and clock towers.

I almost had a heart attack in the Trump Tower bar looking at the Wrigley building. Lord help me if I ever see the Burj Khalifa.

That said, the rest of my recent vacay to Chicago was awesome. Let me walk you through it.

I stayed at The Wit in the center of the Chicago loop for five nights. Check out this awesome lobby.

That man just chills there with his guitar. For realsies!

It was a fabulous place to stay- so close to everything, with a fantastic restaurant, rooftop bar and spa all attached. Not to mention the nicest doormen ever and super-mod rooms. Two thumbs up.

The first morning we had free, we stood in line for doughnuts at this place called The Doughnut Vault, which was recently on TV somewhere.

Taste you next time.

They serve do-dos from 9:30 a.m. until they run out. We stood for 20 minutes and didn’t move an inch in line, so we bolted. Funny though, I ran into one of my two friends from Chicago when I was there. Those must be some glorious doughnuts.

The ridiculous line.

Later that day, we went to Pops for Champagne, the cutest Champagne bar ever, for a little lot of day drinking. It got sloppy, not going to lie. I busted a glass. It was worth it, though.

I want to live here.

Because I don’t own close-toe shoes besides Nikes and it started pouring, I got a pair of Hunter Boots next. I know we live in the desert, but if you are ever in need of rain boots, these are top-notch.

Staple footwear for Chicagoans.

On Easter, we went to Park Grill Chicago and had mimosas and brunch. Lemon Poppyseed pancakes were a winning choice and the setting was glorious.

We hopped the train to Wrigleyville and visited Wrigley Field for the Cubs game. It was super chilly out, but fantastic seats. I proceeded to celebrate the holy holiday with a huge bread bowl of nacho cheese, soft pretzels, tater tots, beer, skee-ball, batting cages, five-hour energy and a tour through a head shop. What am I, 19 years old? I guess in Wrigleyville everyone acts that way.

View from the bottom.

The final night, we met a friend at Sunda, a newish Asian restaurant in River North. I had seen a hilarious review of it on Check Please! when I was in the hotel, and had to go. It was total and complete fresh deliciousness and a superchic setting!

“Sunda-licious” -Manase Latu

We ended our trip with cocktails at Sixteen in the Trump Tower, a fantastic bar on the sixteenth floor, where I re-discovered my aforementioned megalophobia.

Check it:

TJ had a drink that tasted like band-aids

Also worth your perusal, check out this condo model in the Trump Tower- they start in the low $800’s.

Tell me that view doesn’t freak you out.

Off to go Wiki the list of the tallest buildings and structures in the world.

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