After thoroughly enjoying my very first experience with Ralph Lauren’s restaurants in Tokyo, at Ralph’s Café, which is attached to the luxurious Tokyo flagship store, I knew I wanted to seek out other fantastic dining opportunities by Ralph Lauren. The RL Ralph Lauren Restaurant in Chicago is attached to the largest Ralph Lauren store in the world, which is the Michigan Ave. flagship. Famed for their luxurious and beautifully appointed surroundings, the RL Ralph Lauren Restaurant in Chicago was a beautiful way for fans of the brand to enjoy an extension of the Ralph Lauren lifetsyle, and enjoy great food.
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The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is one of Chicago’s most elegant and luxurious hotels, and arguably has the best location in all of the Windy City. From the hotel, which is surrounded by 400 acres of wooded park land, is an oasis within the busy city. The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park also has an incredible view of the Chicago Skyline, Lake Michigan, and the surrounding parks, making it a great spot to enjoy the city from within and without a guest’s room. From our room, we could see beautiful Lake Michigan, the Shedd Aquarium, several marinas, and gorgeous views of the city.
My Chicago Guide, created in partnership with Choose Chicago, will share the most interesting things to do, the best luxury accomodations, and the best places to eat in the Windy City. I love visiting Chicago, and it’s always been a special place for me and my husband, because we have so many happy memories here together. I can’t wait to share the many, many reasons we love Chicago!
On our most recent visit to Chicago, we went to the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, which are very near the Chicago O’Hare airport. Every store in the mall, including high-end brands like Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo, Burberry, Moncler, Theory, and more offer deeply discounted goods, up to 85% off.
Eddie V’s Chicago was our favorite meal in the Windy City, and that’s really saying something, because we had so much incredible food in this city full of unique dining from all around the world, many of which have earned Michelin Stars. Eddie V’s Executive Chef Jose Gonzalez, and the entire team at Eddie V’s go above and beyond to bring each and every guest one of the finest dining experiences in the city, and it was truly an honor to savor each course. Read on to see why this exquisite seafood restaurant needs to be included on your next visit to the city.
Like any big city, Chicago has lots of options when it comes to spas, but very, very few spas anywhere in the world, let alone the city, are on the same level as Fairmont Hotel’s mySpa. Situated in an incredible location near Millennium Park, Fairmont’s mySpa was the perfect place to rest, relax, and indulge in an incredible relaxation ritual unlike anything else.
The Fairmont Hotel Chicago’s in house restuarant, Columbus Tap, serves elevated pub food, like charcuterie, lobster rolls, craft bergers, as well as their world famous donuts, handmade fresh every day by the Fairmont’s very own pastry team. This elegant, and refined gastropub had so many incredible options in an atmosphere that was both inviting and energetic at once. Explore their extensive, varied menu, and see why it’s ranked as one of the best places to eat in Chicago.
Fashion Outlets of Chicago, located near the Chicago O’Hare Airport, invited me to shop their luxury outlet stores during our time in Chicago, and it was an incredible experience. The mall was gorgeous, and every single store in the mall is an outlet location, which means they offer deeply discounted items, some stores up to 85% off, that are only a season or two behind retail stores.
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Consistently voted the very best Chinese food in all of Chicago, Shanghai Terrace Chicago melds fine dining with delicious, traditional Cantonese dishes in a beautiful city terrace atmosphere. Set upon the rooftop of the Peninsula Hotel, overlooking Willis Tower, and much of Chicago’s beautiful skyline, this indoor or outdoor dining experience is a beautiful glimpse into Chinese decor and sensibilities.
AIRE Ancient Baths works to connect many aspects from different bathing cultures around the world, like Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, and beyond in a modern, sophisticated manner by integrating some of their most beguiling rituals, like cold plunge baths, heated or body-temperature baths, salt water baths perfect for floating in, and waterfall bathing. By combining these various bathing experiences, nearly a dozen different bathing areas, with two large steam rooms, and the option to include additional scrubs, wine soaks, massages, or other body treatments, means you will leave AIRE feeling refreshed, relaxed, and rejuvenated, just as we did.