November 2014

Found 6 blog entries for November 2014.

People who have never been to Chicago in the winter wonder how and why Chicagoans deal with the snow, ice, and biting wind year after year.  But people who live here know that the winter is a special time when the city comes alive with holiday cheer.  From the breathtaking lights on the Mag Mile to caroling at Millennium Park, this is how we deck the halls in the Windy City.

11/8/14- 1/11/15 Holiday Displays at Macy’s on State Street

For over 100 years, Macy’s On State Street (111 N. State St, http://l.macys.com/chicago-il?cm_mmc=macys_places-_-Chicago-_-n-_-215) has been a time honored part of the holidays in Chicago. Marvel at the festive window displays (themed, “The Journey of a Christmas Wish” this year), then head inside for a look at the

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Gold Coast Real Estate on Lake Shore DriveWhen it comes to downtown Chicago real estate, the Gold Coast is among the most highly sought after destinations for home buyers. But what is it about this part of downtown Chicago that makes home buyers so crazy? Is it all the boutique shopping that fills out Oak Street? What about the one-of-a-kind historic architecture that’s on display on streets like Bellevue, Elm, or Astor? There’s all kinds of reasons why people fall in love with the Gold Coast, but what’s the one factor that may in fact trump all the rest?

Lake Shore Drive.

Chicago’s lakefront is the one part about Chicago everyone seems to love, and when it comes to Gold Coast real estate, nothing beats an unobstructed view of the open blue waters of Lake Michigan. Dozens of spectacular

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Luxury Vintage Real Estate in the Gold Coast The Gold Coast in downtown Chicago is one of the best neighborhoods in the city for luxury vintage real estate. Anything from magnificent Victorian single-family homes and rowhouses to high-end McMansions and condos, luxury vintage real estate in the Gold Coast is not only in very high-demand, but will undoubtedly hold its value over time.

Situated up and down streets like Astor, Bellevue, Elm, and Goethe are some of the most spectacular brown- and graystones you’ll find in all of downtown, while Lake Shore Drive is loaded with luxury vintage condominiums that offer spectacular views of beautiful Lake Michigan.

When it comes to luxury vintage real estate in the Gold Coast, it’s certainly more common to find a high-end vintage condo on the market

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Condos on East Lake Shore Drive in ChicagoLake Shore Drive is home to some of Chicago’s most highly sought after condo buildings. Breathtaking unobstructed views of Lake Michigan certainly top the list of why so many home buyers specifically want condo space directly on one of Chicago’s most famed thoroughfares, but many buildings on Lake Shore Drive actually offer more than just that coveted million dollar view.

There’s no doubt that if you live on Lake Shore Drive, you’re in a prime downtown location. Access to transportation, fine dining, fun-filled entertainment, and all the best shopping downtown Chicago has to offer is likely just blocks from your front door, but among the dozens of condo buildings that make up the Lake Shore Drive landscape, exactly what part of ‘The Drive” is the most

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You know that feeling. The one where you just need a good cocktail…five minutes ago.  Speedy, craft cocktails made from high-quality ingredients and spirits are no longer the stuff of dreams. Welcome to Tippling Hall (646 N. Franklin, http://www.tipplinghall.com/), River North’s newest home for boozy, delicious craft cocktails on draft that are made fresh in-house daily. Try the Misty in the Mountains, an exquisite blend of smoky mezcal and homemade fruit juices. Or the Big Nose Gets Lei’ed for a sweeter but equally balanced experience. The extensive beverage list has plenty of other libations, including hand-mixed cocktails, draft and bottled beer, wine, and frozen drinks. Don’t worry—there are also thoughtful lunch and dinner offerings (lamb

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It’s November in Chicago: the temperatures are dropping downtown, the trees in Grant Park are losing their autumn colors, and the River North patios are closed until spring. Funnily enough, people don’t seem to mind much. There is actually a palpable… cheer, because November in the city is bursting with the promise of the holidays to come. But there is plenty to do even before the holiday season kicks off.  Here are some of our favorite November happenings in Chicago.

10/25-11/9 Chicago Humanities Festival
If you were a theater geek in high school, you’re not alone. From 10/25-11/9, the 25th annual Chicago Humanities Festival (http://chicagohumanities.org/) celebrates culture and the arts through a variety of performances, screenings, exhibits, and

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