Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular and celebrated castles. Set upon the remnants of an ancient volcano, the castle’s striking strategic significance made it a hotly contested stronghold all throughout its nearly 1,000 year history. The site of the birth of Mary Queen of Scots’ son, James the VI, as well as numerous historical battles as recent as WWII makes this castle one of the most fascinating and storied places in all of Europe. Learn more about its history, cultural significance, and the fascinating reason why this castle was fought for so passionately throughout the ages in this post.
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.
Explore my 6 pair Tieks collection, 4 reasons to give Tieks as the perfect gift, and how I style these beautiful, handmade, Italian leather ballet flats that I’ve traveled all over the world in.
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.
In this Charlevoix travel guide, I’ll give you the rundown on why this stunning, waterfront community in Northern Michigan is worth driving or flying to, no matter where you’re from. Experience incredible views, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and enjoy the changing of the seasons here in a quintessential Northern Michigan experience.
This video is something I’ve been wanting to make for quite awhile. I have been collecting fun basket bags from places like Bali, Japan, Mexico, and beyond, and I just love how versatile and eco-friendly they are. If nothing else, I think basket bags are a wonderful way to feel more grounded and connected to the world around us.
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.