Local's Choice:  Take a Stroll across Chicago's Michigan Ave Bridge & Then Down to the Esplanade

Local's Choice: Take a Stroll across Chicago's Michigan Ave Bridge & Then Down to the Esplanade

May 06, 2018

So you’re in Chicago for business or a conference and you only have two hours or one afternoon of free time between meetings.  If you love beautiful architecture, you’re in luck.  Chicago has some jaw-dropping structures.  One worth ogling is the DuSable/Michigan Avenue bridge.  Take a stroll across the bridge. Then walk downstairs to the riverfront esplanade to have a bite to eat, drink a cocktail, and savor the view.

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Local's Choice:  For Food, Wine, and Song, Visit Chicago's City Winery.

Local's Choice: For Food, Wine, and Song, Visit Chicago's City Winery.

May 06, 2018

So you’re in Chicago for business and you only have two hours or one afternoon to spend on yourself.  If you like good wine, good food, and maybe some live music, Hilary of H. Bune Designs says City Winery is the place to visit.

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Local's Choice: Owner of Chicago-based H. Bune Designs Says Take the Architecture Foundation Riverboat Tour

Local's Choice: Owner of Chicago-based H. Bune Designs Says Take the Architecture Foundation Riverboat Tour

April 25, 2018

Traveling to Chicago for business?  We asked Hilary of H. Bune Designs to tell us what she'd recommend to a visitor who only has two hours or an afternoon to spend seeing Chicago.  If you love architecture or history, she suggests taking the Chicago Architecture Foundation Riverboat Tour.  Hilary, who loves the tour enough to have taken it three times, says it's perfect if your free time is limited because the tour only lasts about 90 minutes

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Local's Choice: Danielle of Soap Distillery Says Go Visit the Chicago French Market

Local's Choice: Danielle of Soap Distillery Says Go Visit the Chicago French Market

April 17, 2018

So you’re in Chicago for business and only have two hours or one afternoon to spend seeing the city?  We asked Danielle Martin, the owner of Chicago-based Soap Distillery what she’d recommend for travelers who like to eat and shop. Danielle loves visiting farmers' markets, like we do, even when traveling. And Chicago has the widest selection of markets that we've seen. When it's chilly outside, visit the indoor Chicago French Market. 

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Chicago is My Kind of Town

Chicago is My Kind of Town

April 17, 2018

Some special cities are celebrated with memorable songs: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”. “When the Saints Go Marching In”. “New York, New York”.  And when you think of Chicago, you think of Frank Sinatra’s ode to the city, “My Kind of Town”. The song’s lyrics celebrate Chicago residents as “my kind of people too.  People who smile at you” and it serenades Chicago as an epic town “that won’t let you down. It’s my kind of town.”

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Why Chicago Locals Love Their City's Flag

Why Chicago Locals Love Their City's Flag

April 17, 2018

If you’ve spent more than two hours in Chicago, you’ve seen the Chicago flag. Other cities are known by symbols; but Chicago residents love their flag.  They display it everywhere and decorate everything with it. The reason why the Chicago flag is so easy for both residents and visitors to embrace is because of its simple, clean, classic design and attractive and timeless colors.  But each design element represents something significant in the city's history.

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Local's Choice: Owner of Deana Rose Jewelry Says See At Least One Exhibit at Chicago's Art Institute

Local's Choice: Owner of Deana Rose Jewelry Says See At Least One Exhibit at Chicago's Art Institute

April 16, 2018

What should you do if you are in Chicago for work and only have two hours or one afternoon free?  Our go-to-gal for recommendations for those who love art is the owner of Chicago-based Deana Rose Jewelry.  One of her best recommendations for art-lovers visiting Chicago is to check out one of the exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Local's Choice: Chicago Cultural Center - Go for the Architecture, Stay for an Arts Event

Local's Choice: Chicago Cultural Center - Go for the Architecture, Stay for an Arts Event

April 14, 2018

In Chicago for business? We asked Deana of Chicago-based Deana Rose Jewelry to tell us what she would recommend a visitor do if they only have two hours or an afternoon to spend seeing Chicago. If you love architecture and the arts, she suggests visiting the Chicago Cultural Center to ogle the stunning architecture and then stay for an arts event or exhibit.

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Local's Choice: Owners of Chicago's XO Marshmallow Say This is the Place for Korean Food

Local's Choice: Owners of Chicago's XO Marshmallow Say This is the Place for Korean Food

April 07, 2018

So you are in Chicago for business and have two free hours or an afternoon to spend seeing the city?  If you like to eat, the owners of Chicago's XO Marshmallows recommend heading over to the Noon Hour Grill, a one woman operation that serves American & Korean food for breakfast, lunch, & early dinner.

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Local's Choice: Deana of Deana Rose Jewelry on What to Do in Chicago

Local's Choice: Deana of Deana Rose Jewelry on What to Do in Chicago

March 27, 2018

Traveling for business and have a few hours or an afternoon free in Chicago?  We asked Deana Rose of Chicago's Deana Rose Jewelry to give us her recommendations for the best things to do in Chicago if you have a free afternoon. For travelers who love architecture, history, and art, Deanna says one of the best ways to spend an afternoon in Chicago is to go see the former Marshall Field's department store building with its  magnificent exterior and mosaic iridescent Tiffany ceiling.

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Local's Choice: Owners of Chicago's Tramake Say Museum of Contemporary Art is a Must See

Local's Choice: Owners of Chicago's Tramake Say Museum of Contemporary Art is a Must See

March 25, 2018

You're in Chicago for business and only have a few hours or an afternoon to spend seeing the city.  If you love art and culture, the creators of the Chicago-based company Tramake recommend spending the afternoon or a few hours at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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Local's Choice: Nora O'Malley of New York City's Lois Wine Bar Says Take a "Save the Village" Tour

Local's Choice: Nora O'Malley of New York City's Lois Wine Bar Says Take a "Save the Village" Tour

November 01, 2017

How would a local spend two hours or an afternoon in New York City? A local expert at Lois Wine Bar recommends "Save the Village" Walking Tours in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Alphabet City.

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