Eye-popping architecture, eclectic boutiques and one of the best
restaurants in the worldour kind of town, Chicago is.
A short skip away from the Magnificent Mile and Millennium Park, The
James is a slick, hip alternative to the Marriotts, Sheratons and
Hyatts. Rooms are spacious and airy and feature a mini-theater room for
late-night gangster movies. Rates from $259 per night, 55 E. Ontario,
Chicago, 877-526-3755, www.jameshotels.com
Lie down underneath Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate and take in the citys
skyline reflected against the polished stainless steel surface.
Located side by side, Wicker Park and Bucktown are a mix of luxe labels
like Derek Lam and Rachel Roy and lesser-known lines such as Foley +
Corrina. Dont miss Hejfina,
an inspired showroom of art, design and fashion. 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
Chicago, 773-772-0002, www.hejfina.com
A trip to Chicago would be incomplete without a bag of Garretts
famous caramel cheese popcorn. But leave room for dinner. Charlie
Trotters exquisite tasting menu is culinary genius. From $120 per
person, 816 W. Armitage, Chicago, 773-248-6226, www.charlietrotters.com.
For Garrett Popcorn Shop locations, visit www.garrettpopcorn.com