Make Your Apartment Space Work for You: Three Double Duty Rooms

Double Duty Rooms

Working from home and entertaining guests are two reasons why you might need your rooms to work double-duty for you. Here are three apartment organization tips to help you make the most of your space: Living Room + Office: Perfect for working at home, this combined space allows you to work comfortably in an open space without feeling tucked away in … [Read more...]

Chicago’s Fine Dining Options: the Paramount Room

Paramount Room in Chicago

If you're looking for one of the many Chicago restaurants to stop in after work for a meal or host your next event, the Paramount Room is the place to visit. It offers the best combination of relaxation, craft beer, and contemporary fine dining. Food and Atmosphere Enjoy plenty of room to relax in this two-floor former speakeasy in Chicago's … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss Anything at the International Museum of Surgical Science

International Museum of Surgical Science

If you enjoy visiting the museums and historical locations in Chicago, here's one that you can't miss. The International Museum of Surgical Science is a display of the history of Eastern and Western medicine, from the earliest techniques to today's practices. Exhibits Exhibits rotate throughout the year so check back often to see what's new. Some … [Read more...]

Get Dynamic Contemporary French Dining at Cafe des Architectes

French Cuisine in Chicago

One benefit of living in the city is having access to cuisine from all around the world. Cafe des Architectes is an elegant destination for contemporary French flavors in an atmosphere that is both formal and inviting. The Menu The cuisine is chosen using seasonal and local ingredients and may change due to availability. Some highlights … [Read more...]

Wildfire: Steaks, Chops & Seafood In Chicago

Wildfire in Chicago

Whether you're looking for a great date night destination, a business lunch location, or somewhere to take the family for a meal, Wildfire is the perfect place to go for great food and a casual atmosphere. The Menu Wildfire offers a wide variety of dishes to satisfy every taste. The dinner menu is perfect for date night or large celebrations and … [Read more...]

Grab a Local Hot Dog at Portillo’s Hot Dogs


If there's one thing that a Chicagoan needs, it's a good place to get a hot dog. Portillo's has been a staple in the Chicagoland area since Dick Portillo opened his first hot dog stand in 1963. Portillo's now has 33 restaurants in the Chicago area and their location at 100 W. Ontario is only two blocks from our Chicago apartments. The Menu Along … [Read more...]

Three Tips for Storing Winter Clothes

winter clothes

It won't be long before winter (finally) ends and it will be time to pack up all those heavy sweaters and boots and swap them out for shorts and t-shirts. Storing clothes in an apartment can be tricky, especially if you're not organized. Here are three tips to help you store off-season clothes with ease. Think outside the bedroom. Vintage … [Read more...]

Get Outside to an Exciting Day at the Garfield Park Conservatory


Spring is coming to the city and that means it's time to look for things to do in Chicago that are outdoors. The Garfield Park Conservatory is a family favorite for learning about nature and spending time together. Programs The programs change seasonally so check the conservatory's website to see what's new. Some of the current offerings … [Read more...]

Apartment Decorating Tip: Arrange Books by Color

organize your books by color

Whether you're an avid book collector or just have a handful that you like to keep, you've probably taken the time to organize your books a few times. Generally, books are organized by subject or author, but what about using books as an element of apartment design and organizing them by color? Some circles consider it insulting to treat books as a … [Read more...]

Take Advantage of Downtown Chicago: the Loop

Shopping at the Loop in Chicago

Whether you're looking to update your spring wardrobe with a few perfect pieces or just want to spend the afternoon browsing with your friends, the Loop offers a Chicago shopping experience that can't be matched anywhere in the city. Specialty stores include clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, cosmetics and more. Some of the most popular stops … [Read more...]