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

First Annual Paella Cook-Off Chicago

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Many cultures have their rice-based speciality; the Italians have risotto, the Chinese have fried rice, the South East Asians have biryani, and the Spanish have Paella.

Paella, a dish we Spaniards often crave on a Sunday afternoon (just

CHIC MAN X TOPMAN FESTIVAL STYLES

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Summer festival season is upon us, so we’ve teamed up with TOPMAN for Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival! If music festivals are as important a part of your summer as iced coffees and late night bonfires, you’ll know that each one …

Space519

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When looking for a boutique that’s got the perfect mix between contemporary and timeless chic, Space519 is the place to go. Their collection is always bang on trend, usually one step ahead of the rest. Each item curated in the …

Where to Catch the Footy Fever

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Every four years, the FIFA World Cup returns to TV and computer screens across the nations in order to dub the best soccer team in the world. Because of the uncommon-hype that accompanies this arrival, local taverns and neighborhood bars …

Tanta – A Peruvian Melting Pot

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Tanta, a relatively new restaurant in River North takes you through a journey of the complex flavors of Peru. An eclectic cuisine, with influences from the Incas as well as Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish immigrants, it is sure

Foraging in the ‘City’ at Elizabeth

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I have been following Elizabeth, a relatively new restaurant, since it opened in 2012. The concept of the restaurant intrigued me with its communal seating and three complex menus named Owl, Deer and Diamond. These menus had different lengths, themes …

GQ + Woodford Reserve Derby Event

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The Kentucky Derby isn’t all about the horses, it’s also about the great drinks, friends, and fashion. In Chicago this year, there was one place to be for Derby Day and it was the  I | O Urban Roofscape at …

The Alinea Experience

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Grant Achatz’s Alinea

The individualist Grant Achatz, a leader in molecular gastronomy is known for his preparation and deconstruction of classic flavors. He started a promising career working with masterminds such as Charlie Trotter, Ferran Adria & Thomas Keller and

A day in Pilsen

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Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Shirt: J Crew

Pants: Club Monaco

Scarf: Onassis

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

I recently had the opportunity to explore the Pilsen neighborhood in the Lower West Side of Chicago and boy was it an adventure! Home to …

TRU

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I have read a lot of reviews for Michelin starred restaurants in Chicago so I thought I’d start with TRU. By the sounds of it, I seemed like a perfect place for special occasions- not only for it’s food but …