Category: Illinois

More travel goodies in the Oscars swagbag

More travel goodies in the Oscars swagbag

I blogged yesterday on the contents of this evening’s Oscars swagbag,  given to presenters at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. In addition to the travel goodies already mentioned, I’ve since discovered there’s more, including a $1,495 leather-trimmed cashmere travel blanket from Frette, the famous Italian linen house, $1,500 exclusive dinner party in Morton’s Private Boardroom […]

Ritz-Carlton residential tower in Chicago

Ritz-Carlton residential tower in Chicago

Chicago-based Prism Development Company will construct a 40-story, 360,000-square-foot, Ritz-Carlton-managed residential tower on a prime site in Chicago, at North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street in the heart of the ‘Magnificent Mile’. The site was previously occupied by The Terra Museum of American Art which closed in October 2004. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chicago, Magnificent Mile […]

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Stay in a Chicago landmark

Step back to the roaring Twenties with a stay at the glorious InterContinental Chicago. One of the city’s Art Deco landmarks, it’s a  fabulous place from which to explore the majestic architecture, superb shopping and vibrant nightlife of this scintillating city.  The newly designed Zest Restaurant, together with innovative cuisine, takes fine dining to another […]

Best family American art museums

Best family American art museums

According to the latest issue of Child magazine, the top 5 American art museums for children are as follows: Art Institute of Chicago, IL Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Spirit of Chicago

Spirit of Chicago

Join 500 passengers aboard the Spirit of Chicago‘s lunch and dinner cruises, which include entertainment and views of the famed skyline. The 192-foot-long luxury ship has three dining decks and two dance floors. If you’re looking for the ultimate private party, charter a deck for 100 – 350 guests.