Despite gentrification and an influx of transplants across the entire city, these communities still have that “je nais se quois” that makes each distinctive in its own right.
Chicago offers spaces for single mingling disguised as laid-back taverns and hotel bars as well as the venerable dance club and dive bar.
Although the Chicago Park District offers six courses in town, serious golfers have to travel just a little to satisfy their addiction.
Call it the “Game of Thrones” factor, but braids are hot. Veteran stylist Amy Corvillion, owner of All About You in Crystal Lake, offers three easy braided hairstyles that will keep you cool, in both senses of the word, and looking hot.
With so many hotel choices in Chicago, you may as well choose one that knows just how welcome a complimentary breakfast can be to guests whether in town on business or pleasure.
Grab the girls and head to one of these Chicago spots that offer deals for customers of the female persuasion.
You don’t have to be a world traveler to score handmade pieces, just head to any of these Chicago shops that stock an ever-changing array of crafted-by-hand extras that help you shine.
Backyard, deck and patio grills will be smokin’ along will these Chicago spots for pre- and post-fireworks celebrations around the city on Independence Day, 2014.
The wavy lines in your vision may be from the temps but these frozen concoctions will pull them taut so you can revel in all the sweetness of summer in Chicago.
Instead of spending top dollar to buy a tuxedo. guys can just rent one from one of these Chicago shops.
If you want a memorable gift for good friends or a family member getting hitched, mosey around these shops for the unusual or usable that will increase the happy couple’s endorphins on that special day.
A thoughtful gift from one of these Chicago shops will show dad just how much you appreciate him this Father’s Day.
Assuming every local and out-of-towner is familiar with the venerated Art Institute of Chicago and its treasures, here are a handful of other choice spots to eat your art out.
Dine at one of these BYOB Chicago eateries that offer memorable vittles and the knowledge that you’re oh-so-smart for doing so.
All you need do is throw back some cold beer and enjoy the games at these stellar stops for FIFA World Cup 2014.
You have to admit that flipping shrimp into a chef’s pocket, making a volcano out of stacked onion rings and cracking eggs in mid air is entertaining. And on top of that, the food is generally quite good in these classic and updated teppanyaki restaurants.
These can’t-miss Chicago shops stock frocks from the whimsical to the sophisticated in vivid warm weather colors to muted, soft appellations that deserve the name “sundress.”
Who needs the gym when you’ve got sizzling music tearing up the club courtesy of DJs with wicked skills and a dance floor wide open for your buck-up bronco or Beyonce body rolls?
The sad, undercooked pancakes and burnt toast may have been heartfelt when you handed it to her at age 10, but it’s time to “wow” mother with your incredible culinary skills.
Check out the fab, unique items for Mother’s Day at these fine Chicago shops.