: Mike Cohen's Blog
: 2014 Adventures Part 13: Movin on Up
To a dee-luxe apartment in the sky-high-high. Anyone born after 1990 might not know what this means.
Anyway, the very next week I had a shoot back in Chicago. Problem was, it was the week of some big packaging conference with 100,000+ attendees. Chicago has about 108,000 rooms, so we were numbers 108,001 and 108,002.
I could have gotten a room at the Palmer House or another swanky place for upwards of $500/night.
So I turned to a website I had visited but never used, AirBnB. Kind of like Uber for apartments. Even on this site I had a tough time finding availability, but eventually secured two nights in a two bedroom two bath condo on the 23rd floor of a building overlooking the Chicago River, two blocks from the Willis Tower.
It turned out to be much better than a swanky hotel, as it had a modern fully equipped kitchen and nice amenities. Oddly, one of the available amenities were lighted mirrors on the ceilings. I didn't ask what sort of guests might need these!
Oh well, it was a safe and clean place to stay for two nights, a quick cab ride from the hospital campus.
I then went on to book apartments for vacations in 2015 - more on these later.
With this shoot done, it was back to the plant for a week of post and then back to my most frequently visited city in Part 14...
Thanks for reading.