With its famous deep-dish pizza and hot dogs on practically every corner, Chicago is already a kid's kind of town. Still, these stores, which are tricked out with a milk and cookie bar, a massive toy train and the best selection of organic baby goods around, will make the shopping ... More
The graffiti artist turned painter—who counts Jay Z and the Pritzker family among his fans—offers the inside scoop on his native city
Two years ago at Miami’s Art Basel, a painting by Chicago-based artist Hebru Brantley caught the attention of Jay Z; the rapper ended up purchasing the piece for $20,000. Since then, Brantley has been widely regarded as a rising star of the art world, but given his impressive roster of ... More
From the Windy City comes a reader of original creations for satirists and sartorialists alike
Pick-up artists, improv, Twitter and cave trout: There's nearly no topic that The Point magazine won't take on in its scholarly, sharp and incredibly accessible pages. Founders and PhD candidates at the University of Chicago, Jon Baskin, Etay Zwick and Jonny Thakkar released the first issue of the ... More
Three new ventures from the heirs to one of Chicago's most successful restaurant groups
Jerrod, Molly and R.J. Melman are more than the heirs to Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a group of wildly successful restaurants started by their father, Rich Melman. They’re entrepreneurs in their own right who’ve opened one winning spot after another, from Hub 51 to Paris Club to RPM Italian. They ... More
Scott Schuman answered questions from fellow fashion lovers at Coach's Chicago boutique
Scott Schuman, the New York City–based blogger and fashion photographer better known as the Sartorialist to, well, sartorialists, fielded questions from the Sun Times' Susanna Negovan at a breakfast and Q&A at the recently renovated Michigan Avenue Coach boutique. The enthusiastic audience of photographers, stylists, writers ... More
There have been hints of an Oak Street/Gold Coast revival over the past two years, and it's finally in full swing.
In October, Emporio Armani (25 E. Oak St., pictured left) opened, featuring a sweeping staircase and two stories of black and silvery space to house the big brand's diffusion line for men and women.
Lanvin (116 E. Oak ... More
Read more about these great places to eat, drink and unwind
Grace (pictured, right) 652 West Randolph Street grace-restaurant.com
An endlessly creative pastry chef and advocate for small, local farms, Curtis Duffy is living up to the hype. He's composed an artful menu around herbs and edible flowers, with dishes like roasted pumpkin with lemon balm, grilled Wagyu beef with ... More
Meet the guy who made men's style just a little bit easier
Brian Spaly founded Bonobos when he couldn't find a pair of pants that fit properly. Years later, the 35-year-old Stanford business school grad created Trunk Club out of frustration with the boutique shopping experience. With the help of a stylist, via ... More
Check out the most luxurious hotels and resorts this city has to offer
ACME Hotel Company
15 East Ohio Street
This hotel boasts high-tech—including wireless audio systems and free Google Glass rentals for guests—details while maintaining a modern design, offering an offbeat alternative to traditional hotels in the city.
120 East Delaware Place
Enjoy breathtaking skyline scenes from the two birds-eye view ... More