An Art conference in Chicago pulls in lots of visitors.
VIPs can count on being met at the airport.
In spite of a small accident (the taxi was side-swiped), we arrived in time for the complimentary Happy Hour at the Hotel Monaco Chicago.
After inspecting the accommodation
and establishing the Chain of Command
we proceeded to dinner at Belly Q
where the Red Lotus Cocktail proved unique and delicious.
A truly auspicious first day!