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The 10 Totally Best Chicago Movies

October 24th, 2018

THE 10 TOTALLY BEST CHICAGO MOVIES. Yup, most of them are from the 1980’s. Like Rob Gordon, from the comedy High Fidelity (2000,) we love making lists – mostly about Chicago. Rob and his cohorts’ used their “top five lists” to bring some order to a chaotic world, and we get it. We’ve defined a “Chicago” movie, as one that was actually shot in part here, and one that captured the essence of Chicago in some magical way in the process. But, first – just a little bit of Chicago […]

Off to Save the World – From Illinois farm girl to Chicago Icon, Jane Addams

October 1st, 2018

From Illinois farm girl to Chicago Icon, Hull House Founder and world peace activist, Jane Addams, set out to make a difference in the world – and boy did she. “Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.” – Jane Addams When Jane Addams died in 1935, she was considered “the greatest women in the world”, a “priestess to both prince and pauper,” and with good reason. She was literally the mother of […]

Chicago Luxury Lifestyle: The Final Frontier on Designing Your New Modern “Bathroom”

September 29th, 2018

5 TRENDS TO CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING YOUR NEW MODERN “BATHROOM” While it may seem like the whole world subscribes to one open design plan after another, making us always accessible and always on display, what we are really looking for is a place to be good to ourselves, a place of complete and utter luxury and peace. One could conclude that the new modern bathroom is actually the last frontier of privacy, the final bastion against the grind of our daily life. Too much? I don’t think so. Today’s bathroom […]

Chicago’s Skyline: On The Horizon

September 28th, 2018

With a crop of new buildings set to reshape the Chicago skyline over the next decade, our view will soon be transformed forever. No words have been used more frequently by Chicago architects and planners over the generations than those of famed architect and prolific urban planner, Daniel Burnham. First used in front of a Chicago city council meeting at the turn of the 20th century, the famous quote pretty much sums up the spirit of Chicago architecture and skyscraper design to this day. A brief history It was one […]


September 1st, 2018

It’s peak rooftop season in Chicago, attracting pleasure hounds and dreamers alike for decadent nights and lazy days on top of the city…it’s always been that way. Well, almost – Chicagoans have long had a love affair with their rooftops. In cities like Miami and Los Angeles, rooftops are obviously a big deal because they are used all year-round, but here in the Windy City – it’s a much bigger deal. Perhaps it’s because of the limited time in which we can enjoy the weather, or those unobstructed views of […]

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