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Au courant blazers created by Marie Whitney—the wife of Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein—are go-anywhere closet staples beloved for their tailored... Read More

What could be better than spending a Friday evening exploring the eclectic galleries of the Chicago Art District? How about socializing with the artists... Read More

With views of the city from the top of the John Hancock Center, the observatory is 1,000 feet up in the air and features Tilt, a viewing platform that... Read More

Ducking into this expansive basement shop feels like discovering a secret chamber of the Hogwarts vaeiety. Five rooms—complete with cozy reading nooks... Read More

Ducking into this indie, bibliophile paradise is like being transported to a secret chamber in a Medieval castle. New releases and classics are... Read More

The non-academic sister store to the Seminary Co-op, 57th Street Books is located underground in an unassuming red-brick building in Hyde Park. Inside,... Read More

Known for statements like “less is more” and “God is in the details,” the minimalist residential buildings at 860 and 880 LSD are exemplary industrial... Read More

The ultimate shopping experience, 900 North Michigan boasts six floors of more than 70 luxury retailers, comprised of both national brands and boutiques... Read More

Kids visit Mrs. Lincoln’s Attic for dress-up and period-reminiscent play. Read More

This bright, exotic looking “stabile” stands in stark contrast to the Bauhaus style office buildings in its midst. And, that was the plan. Though it... Read More

Tucked behind modest gates is this secret garden, a Prairie-style masterpiece that was designed in 1939 for the people of  the “megalopolis” to... Read More

Located in a very popular shopping area along North Michigan Avenue, Alternatives not only stays ahead of current trends, but has been know to inspire... Read More

A space dedicated to more than 90 merchants and their wares, Andersonville Galleria is a truly distinct destination in the city. This neighborhood... Read More

Whether you are hoping to hit the “Big 3” (Rome, Florence and Venice) with tots in tow, sample phenomenal wines in the alluring region of... Read More

For more than 40 years, this upscale River North spot has been quenching Chicagoans’ thirst for jazz. And, they do so more than once a day. Its famous ... Read More

Known for soigne editorial work, ad campaigns, and a celebrity clientele, Anthony Cristiano is Chicago’s shear genius. His hair salon at the Trump Hotel... Read More

Style-savvy men frequent this Bucktown clothing boutique to find the latest fashions from both established and emerging designers. Owned by sisters Amy... Read More

If your vacation fantasy includes getting glammed-up without the stress of coordinating multiple appointments all over town, Lincoln Park’s beauty... Read More

Housed in the 1904 Santa Fe Building designed by Daniel Burnham, the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s ArchiCenter features temporary exhibits as... Read More

Checking out the city’s dreamy architecture (Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Civic Opera House) from a mobile perch in the Chicago River is a must-do.... Read More

The AIC is home to more than 300,000 artworks from the far reaches of the globe. Within the collection are works by noted artists such as Monet, O’Keefe... Read More

The airy, bright atmosphere of Greektown’s Atropolis is a welcome respite from the concrete of the city. Modeled after European cafés and... Read More

In operation since 1916, the Arts Club of Chicago hosts three public art exhibits each year in its gallery space on East Ontario Street. The building,... Read More

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