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

Brunching on New Years Day


With all of the holiday stress of traveling and planning for 2015 for both locals and those visiting Chicago, one thought that may not have been on your mind is where can you grab a later brunch on New Years …

From Grain to Bar – CH Distillery


“Opened in Chicago’s up-and-coming West Loop neighborhood in August 2013, CH Distillery (564 West Randolph) is the city’s first distillery with a cocktail bar. Celebrating the science of making spirits, the distillery takes its name from carbon and hydrogen, the …

Proper Afternoon Tea at the Langham


With the seasons changing and with the approaching  cold and dreary days in Chicago, instead of desiring a lukewarm cup of hot chocolate or glass of spiced apple cider, the one the thing I crave most is a simple cup …

The Great Chicago Fire Festival


The Great Chicago Fire Festival took place this Saturday October 4th and ignited the downtown riverfront with activity. The daylong event celebrated Chicago’s strength and rebirth following the 1871 Chicago fire. The neighborhoods and citizens of Chicago were also …

Le Colonial in Chicago


If you’re like me with a sensitive stomach, moody digestive system and a gut that shows it’s true size when it meets gluten then you’re at the right place. I often put myself and dinner companions through the trouble of …

Tina & Mark’s VMR Chicago


VMR Showroom

VMR (Vintage, Modern, Resale) is a by-appointment showroom featuring designer clothing and accessories ranging from vintage to current season collections from major design houses. This concept was set up by friends and partners Mr. Mark Gill, a well known Chicago

Don’t Miss the Frida Kahlo Exhibit


It’s been 36 years (1978) since the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago presented world renowned Mexican surrealist artist Frida Kahlo’s first solo museum exhibition in the United States. “Unbound: Contemporary Art After Frida Kahlo,” a show presented by the …