travel guide // chicago

March 21, 2013


I’m en route (so early!) to Chicago for a nice long weekend with my parents and sister and couldn’t be more excited for some unplugging and r&r. With that said, I thought I would roundup some of my favorite Chicago spots as one of the questions I most get e-mailed is recommendations for San Francisco, Chicago & New York. So below is my little ‘travel guide’ for my home city. I hope you enjoy!

Now wish me luck in the cold! Brr…

Favorite Brunch Spots:

Favorite Bars:

Favorite Places:

Favorite Dinner Spots:


  • The Bourgeois Pig (pick up a latte and a scone to go.)
  • Bittersweet (my family’s go-to for easy, quaint lunches) (Update: My mom has emailed me to inform me I must note that the pastries are the best part and all the reason to eat lunch just so you can follow it with dessert :))
  • The Wit (rooftop bar. And, naturally, I love the name)
  • Sweet Mandy B’s (such delicious treats)
  • The Signature Room
  • Ann Sather (Cinnamon rolls!)

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  1. Sara says:

    Great Chicago picks! I love Southport Grocery for brunch!

  2. whitney says:

    thank you for these tips! i’m headed to chicago for the first time next month and i know these will come in handy!

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