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Top 10 Thanksgiving Celebrations

Nov 23, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

With parades dating back to the early 1900s, community Turkey Trots, and block parties to help give back, there’s plenty to do this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re traveling home this year, skipping town to visit friends, or staying close by, cities across America throw all kinds of celebrations mixed with local traditions and tastes. Holiday markets, cooking classes, and prix fixe feasts abound on this most food-loving holiday, though some cities take their celebrations to the next level.... Read More

Best Things To Do in Chicago | SkyDeck, Stone Crab & More

Nov 14, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Chicago is an incredible city with so much cultural activity and a vibrant restaurant scene. From theaters to museums, there is something for everyone in this lively locale.... Read More

8 Spectacular Restaurant Fireplaces

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

This date night hot spot serves an array of tapas-style dishes inspired by a host of Mediterranean cuisines, from Spanish to Greek. The romantic vibe is reflected in the décor as well, with a stone, wood-burning fireplace serving as the central focal point of the restaurant.... Read More

8 Spectacular Restaurant Fireplaces

Nov 8, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Now that the weather is starting to cool off and sweater season is just around the corner, it's time to steer clear of the best restaurants for dining alfresco, and look instead towards those eateries that offer a warmer experience.... Read More

Weekender’s Guide to Chicago | Best Places to Sleep, Eat & Play in the Windy City

Oct 12, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Unlike any other American city, Chicago has a duality that makes it incomparably unique. It’s a place where high and lowbrow art coexist, where the restaurant scene is equally notable for cutting edge food preparation and classic street sausages, and where high-powered business suits mix with wetsuits on Lake Michigan. With a great architectural pedigree, a buzzing food scene, and plenty of places to throw back a brewski till 5 a.m., Chicago is nonstop fun.... Read More

Chicago's Public Hotel Taps Celebrity Chefs to Reopen The Pump Room

Aug 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Eric Meyers

The Pump Room inside Public Hotel announced on Monday the staff that will take over the kitchen for the re-imagining of this Chicago favorite, and the list is as impressive as the clientele served by the restaurant over the years. ... Read More

Spa Suites and the Stars Who Love Them

Jul 7, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Hanging out at the spa with Jennifer Aniston isn’t as much fun as you might think. For one thing, there’s the recognition issue. Instead of relaxing, enjoying the soothing New Age music, your mind is spinning, wondering, "Is it or isn’t it?"... Read More

Campus Tour Vacationing

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If your summer vacation plans are halted by the need to explore college campuses for your graduate, there are ways to get the most out of these trips. College and University tours can be less of a chore, if you choose to visit some of the... Read More

Ian Schrager Launches Public Chicago & Introduces a New Class of Hotel

May 26, 2011  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

If Ian Schrager’s invention of the boutique hotel concept in 1984 signified "The Big Bang" in the hotel industry, we may well be in store for another with his new brand, PUBLIC. Always the rebel, Schrager leads the pack and sets trends, never follows them.... Read More

The Elysian Hotel Chicago: Fine Living and Dining in the Windy City

Mar 22, 2011  |   Contributor: Emyr Thomas

Architect Lucien Lagrange designed the newly-built 60-story and 188-room Elysian hotel, which opened in December 2009. With Chanel, Dior and Art Deco inspired design, Lagrange brought ultra-luxury and style to Chicago's fine dining and even finer living scene.... Read More

A Presidential Favorite: The Historic Blackstone Hotel

Feb 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

As one of the city's oldest hotels, The Blackstone has a well-earned reputation for being one of the best hotels in Chicago. It has played host to everyone from gangsters to presidents to legendary stars of the stage and screen.... Read More

Peninsula Hotel's Avenues: Modern Cuisine in Classic Surroundings

Jan 13, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Dining: Walking into Avenues at the luxurious Peninsula Hotel in Chicago, you'd expect to be dining on traditional stuffy French fare. But don't let the traditional, old-world style dining room fool you; the food Chef-de-Cuisine Michael Duffy serves up is anything but traditional.... Read More

Fine Dining at Chicago's L2O: A Michelin 3-Star Dining Experience

Jan 7, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Dining: L2O is simply phenomenal. Our experience was absolutely flawless. The food, the service, the atmosphere and ambience were all purely divine.... Read More

The Conrad Chicago: Chain Luxury Done Right

Dec 31, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Luxury Hotels: Arriving at The Conrad hotel doesn't come with all the pomp and circumstance of pulling up to some luxury hotels. But the Michelin-recommended hotel certainly improves upon arriving at the 5th floor check-in.... Read More

Tru: The Art of Progressive French Dining

Dec 30, 2010  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Chicago Restaurants: Dining at TRU has been a dream of mine for some time. Being the devout foodie I am, I was so excited to get the opportunity to dine at one of the Windy City's most acclaimed restaurants.... Read More

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