Archive for December 2011

Have you had afternoon tea at the Drake?

Have you had afternoon tea at the Drake?
I feel like I’ve experienced a good portion of Chicago, but there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do: afternoon tea at the Drake Hotel. I’ve actually never even been in the hotel. Shameful. Well, I’m making it my goal to do the holiday tea at the Drake before the season is over. I was... Read more »

Movie projected on the side of the Aon Building tonight!!!

Movie projected on the side of the Aon Building tonight!!!
Now this is cool. Tonight you can watch Andy Warhol’s film “Empire” on the Aon Building. Yes, on it. The Art Institute is kicking off its new conceptual art and photography series with a pretty epic media stunt. Tonight, from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. you can watch Warhol’s 8-hour silent black and white film as... Read more »

Chicago's very own 136-year-old apothecary

Chicago's very own 136-year-old apothecary
I’m feeling a little holiday-ed out right now, so I thought I’d switch it up and tell you about one of my favorite hidden gems: Before there was GNC or CVS there was Merz Apothecary. The store maintains that old-world flair so successfully that you forget you’re in Lincoln Square. I’ve been visiting this store... Read more »
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The Walnut Room; a must this holiday season

The Walnut Room; a must this holiday season
One of my favorite holiday memories as a kid was the day my parents took my sisters and me downtown to ‘Skate on State’ and then to lunch under the Christmas tree at the Walnut Room. The restaurant is the ultimate in Chicago traditions. It combines old school with modern celebrations, and I think it... Read more »

I'm meeting Ron Jeremy tonight. How about you?

I'm meeting Ron Jeremy tonight. How about you?
So excited it’s Friday and even more excited for tonight. What am I doing tonight, you ask? Meeting Ron Jeremy at the Hustler store. I’m going to buy a raunchy copy of the magazine and have him sign it. And I just found out that the first 20 people in line get a gift bag. What’s in... Read more »