RM Champagne Salon

All Photographs by Derek Richmond   RM Champagne Salon: The name alone sounds pretty fabulous.  The concept is also great  – a cozy yet classy establishment with great wines and champagnes complemented by small plates, cheeses and salad options.  There’s a lovely outside brick courtyard patio to enjoy the late summer evenings.  Alyssa Stark, the … More RM Champagne Salon

Top 5 Things to Do for a Short Trip to Chicago (If You’ve Never Been)

Let’s say you’re just here on business or you’ve only got a weekend in the city and you’ve never been here before.  What are things can you do to really get a great sense of the city quickly?  Here are my top 5 suggestions (in no particular order) for seeing Chicago in a time crunch. … More Top 5 Things to Do for a Short Trip to Chicago (If You’ve Never Been)

What to do this weekend: Festa Italiana & Classical Music in the Park

After Lollapalooza, some of us need a break but if you don’t, check out Festa Italiana which starts today at 5PM and runs through Sunday.  To learn more click here. Want something enjoyable and relaxing to do on a Sunday morning?  Check out Classical Music in the Park at 11am.  Bring blankets, a picnic and … More What to do this weekend: Festa Italiana & Classical Music in the Park

The Local Tourist

One of the greatest cohesive tools for navigating and exploring Chicago is The Local Tourist.  There’s a lot going on this city and it can be hard to keep up.  So while MetroMix & Thrillist are also great, today I am featuring a fellow local blogger.  Initially a waitress, The Local Tourist turned her love … More The Local Tourist

Group Travel in Chicago with the Chicago Water Taxi

Chicago has excellent public transit.  Many people like myself who live in the Chicago area don’t even own cars.  One of my personal favorite means of transportation is the Chicago Water Taxi.  You can take this from Chinatown to downtown.  It’s only $3 per way per person or $7 per person for unlimited daily use. They even … More Group Travel in Chicago with the Chicago Water Taxi

What To Do This Weekend In Chicago: The Taste of Chicago

In case you live under a rock (or just aren’t from here), the Taste of Chicago is one of the biggest & most popular events of the summer.  Midwesterners love food, and this event is living proof.  It also includes live performances and in case you didn’t notice it is NOT over the 4th of … More What To Do This Weekend In Chicago: The Taste of Chicago