By Paul Clemence Art in hotels is now as ubiquitous a hospitality design trend as aromatherapy and impossibly high thread count bedding. Not that that there is anything wrong with that, but often times the art feels slightly stale, aiming more to just impress (or “insta-press”) than actually being a
SOPHY Hyde Park, the 98-room boutique hotel that was named one of “The Best New Hotels in the World” by the editors of Travel + Leisure, is located in the vibrant heart of Chicago’s historic Hyde Park neighborhood. This is one of the most dynamic and culturally diverse areas
By Beverly Stephen When I take a walk with my millennial son and his dog, I learn things. The hot dog man on his corner is back in business and he and the doormen in his building are thrilled. While we gaped with awe at the soaring 73-story One Vanderbilt
By Larry Olmsted Guided culinary tours are the best way for the traveling foodie to experience pretty much any city in the world. You get to try more different things and learn more than you could by choosing a single place to eat on your own, no matter how good
By Everett Potter Thinking about heading to Chicago this summer? I teamed up with Expedia.com to bring you five great reasons to go. CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION HOTEL Set right on Michigan Avenue, across from Millennium Park, the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel is a Venetian Gothic structure that dates from 1893.
By Larry Olmsted I write on culinary topics for many prominent publications, and had a New York Times Bestsellingfood book come out last year, so eating out is always on my mind. As 2017 winds down, it is time for an annual reflection on my standout restaurant meals from the past
By Beverly Stephen They’re from the Midwest. They didn’t grow up eating fried chicken. There were no Southern grandmothers with a secret touch. When they went to research the best fried chicken recipes for their restaurant, where did Christine Cikowski and Josh Kulp turn? To Edna Lewis? To Leah Chase?
My friend Rob Holmes of GLP Films has been making remarkable films with a sustainable theme for the past five years. These films educate and inspire, but they also entertain. Every year, he takes to the road to showcase his recent work. That includes films like the Okapi Conservation Project:
By Steve Jermanok Last week, I had the chance to catch up with renowned Chicago biker, Fran Leavitt. Fran has taken at least one international bike trip a year for the past 20 years. These include jaunts on the Garden Route to Capetown, South Africa, on the winding backcountry