The historic Water Tower stands tall above Michigan Avenue. Learn the story behind this Living Landmark. In a city of symbols, the one that most emphatically says “Chicago” is the historic Water Tower. One of the few buildings to remain standing after the great Chicago fire, the tower and pumping station are portrayed as representatives of …
Learn the story behind the Driehaus Museum, one of Chicago’s most impressive – and expensive – landmarks. When Samuel and Matilda Nickerson decided to build their new home in 1879 they did not mess around. They chose the hottest neighborhood, the best architect, and the safest and most expensive materials they could find. The Nickersons …
The Palmer House is opulence defined. Its chandeliers and sculptures weigh a ton, literally. Entering the lobby through the travertine double staircase is like being smacked on one cheek with history and on the other with affluence. To state the obvious, it’s gorgeous, and it is the most historic and luxurious hotel lobby in Chicago. …
Learn the story behind Chicago’s vibrant crucible of artists, dreamers, and doers.
Find out why it took over a century and several lawsuits to create this Chicago centerpiece.
How an abandoned building designed by one of Chicago’s preeminent architects found new life.
The Clarke House Museum tells a remarkable story.
Beer Under Glass is annual event at Garfield Park Conservatory, and is the annual kickoff for Illinois Craft Beer Week, one of the “hoppiest” celebrations of the year.
I need to get more massages.
Not want. NEED.
The Draft Room at Kings Dining & Entertainment in Rosemont defies bowling alley food stereotypes.
Perfect places when you’ve found “the one” and want to make it official.
It was a beautiful summer evening in Albany Park. The temperature was just right – not too hot, not too cold – and there was a slight breeze in the air. Best of all, it was Tuesday, which meant it was a perfect night for tacos.