Our picks on where to stay, eat and play when in Chicago. Top visitor and expatriate spots, personally reviewed by us.


The Public Hotel


Nestled in Chicago’s chic Gold Coast neighborhood that exudes old European charm, The Public Stands proudly- hotel that has been around for decades and recently refurbished by Ian Shrager. This stylish hotel maintains it’s reputation & charm with a …


The Kinzie


A great addition to Chicago’s unique boutique hotel boom with modern design that somehow takes you on a historical journey. Previously The Amalfi Hotel, The Kenzie’s  design is inspired by Chicago’s urban life and it’s unique history. It is located …


The James Hotel


The Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue), boasts all International fashion brands, Top retailers such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue and can easily be compared to New York’s Fifth Avenue. A scatter of hotels are on the strip but …

The best Lunch-time facials in Chicago


Clear skin and anti-aging…we’re obsessed! According to Refinery 29, a Google search for “how to clear pores,” yields 21 million results, compared to one for “who really killed JFK,” which turns up a mere 715,000. When it comes to skincare, …

Top Nine Tips for Moving to Chicago


If you’re relocating to Chicago with visions of deep dish pizza in your head, you’re in luck. This corner of the country sports some of the best eats – one of the reasons the city has a level of hometown …

A Peek Down the Wabash Arts Corridor


A big, brown moose lives at the corner of Congress and South Wabash. It’s probably the only one in the city, at least the only one that chews bubblegum. The mural, “Moose Bubblegum Bubble,” is by Jacob Watts, and if

Awesome Art Shows to See This Fall


Treat yourself to an afternoon of art! Whether you decide to take a date or take a coffee to-go, here’s the official Chicago Chic guide to this fall’s must-see shows.

Stages – Graham Foundation

In partnership with the inaugural season …