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.
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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.
Chicago’s most serene and luxurious spa, AIRE Ancient Baths, invites visitors to completely unwind and to float from tranquil pool to tranquil pool, each with a different temperature, depth, and property. Watch the video tour I created below, and read the full review here. Read the full blog post here to learn what to bring…
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.
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Chicago, home of Fisk & Co. Restaurant and beautiful views of the Chicago River, was one of our homes for several days during our recent visit to the Windy City. We absolutely loved our stay in our spacious room, which was much bigger than most other hotel rooms in the city, because it immediately made us feel right at home.
Beatnik on the River in Chicago, offers guests an elegant yet understated dining experience, either indoors in one of their expansive dining rooms, or outdoors with a view of the Chicago River. Guests can enjoy interesting Mediterranean dishes from Morocco and Egypt to Italy and Spain here, in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by dozens of throw pillows, rustic, wax splattered candelabras, and lots of luscious plants. Explore this eclectic restaurants experimental style and fascinating dishes with me.
Thank you to the Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago for sponsoring our long weekend adventure in Chicago! As always, all opinions are my own. Name: Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Address:221 North Columbus Drive 60601 Chicago, IL Staff Helpfulness & Friendliness: 5/5 Cleanliness: 5/5 Room size: 5/5 Room Amenities: 5/5 Room and Bed Comfort: 5/5 View from Room: 5/5 Food Variety:…
We saved about $1,750 by flying to Europe out of Chicago O’Hare Airport instead of Detroit International. It was about 4 hours away by car, but definitely cheaper to rent a car, drive to Chicago, and then drop the car off after sightseeing for the day! In addition to visiting the Shedd Aquarium, we also…