Where to Stay for Independence Day

Are you visiting Chicago for the 4th of July? Here are the best hotels that will optimize your stay, and your view of the Navy Pier fireworks show. Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk Located in River North, this riverfront hotel gives you a clear view from the comfort of your room. Enjoy the lake, river, and… Read more »

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Wear Chicago With Pride!

Chicago artist Paul Brourman reveals his newest collection, “Chicago Looks Good On You,” in collaboration with Pinstripes.  Pinstripes is a dining, bowling and bocce experience with locations in nine states. The Chicago-based company celebrates its hometown roots with the installation of Brourman’s paintings in the exterior windows of its Chicago River East location.  These paintings… Read more »

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Calling All Music Fans: Prince Immersive Experience

Chicago’s turning purple with the city’s latest “Prince: The Immersive Experience” — an interactive music experience following the artist’s life on the Magnificent Mile. Step into iconic images such as Prince’s Purple Rain album cover and the bathtub scene from “When Doves Cry,” or head into his Paisley Park Studio A workspace, where he mixed… Read more »

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Celebrate International Yoga Day in Chicago!

Let’s flow, Chicago! This Tuesday, June 21, marks both the first day of summer and International Yoga Day. Celebrate the art of yoga with fellow yogis of all experience levels at these events across Chicago.  1. Chicago Botanic Garden’s Summer Solstice Yoga Celebration Become one with nature amidst luscious greenery along the Chicago Botanic Garden’s… Read more »

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Erick Williams giving acceptance speech

Chicago’s Erick Williams Wins James Beard Award

The James Beard Awards concluded Monday, June 13. The awards celebrate leaders in the culinary and food media industries.  Over 20 winners were awarded across various categories regarding best restaurants, bars, chefs, food media, and more. Chicago’s own Erick Williams was awarded Best Chef in the Great Lakes region. Williams is the owner of Virtue… Read more »

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Life’s a Beach!

Our editor and concierges weigh in on their favorite beaches and beach bars. Bring on that long, hot summer! DOWNTOWN Oak Street Beach It comes as no surprise that Oak Street Beach is very popular with concierges, locals and visitors alike.  “The views are beautiful and it is so easy to get to,” says Terri… Read more »

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Happy Hour!

It’s Happy Hour, ladies and gentlemen! We selected five of our favorite spots to enjoy the best time of the day. TRIVOLI TAVERN Every day, 4:30-5:30 pm Located in the West Loop in what could very well be the coziest alley in the world, Trivoli Tavern is considered one of the best happy hour spots… Read more »

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