We stayed in Iowa for a few days with some friends and I had a fashion shoot while we were there. But the day after the shoot I left my wife and baby and drove in to Chicago for an event with Spring Hill Suites. It was the kick off to their Art of Local event series and it featured a bunch of local artisans and a concert by Misterwives. It was a really fun event and Misterwives is always really good live.
Chicago itself was awesome. I have been to Chicago about 5 or 6 times, but I’ve never really been able to explore like I did this time. The hotel was so central to everything that I was able to walk everywhere. It felt like I was back in New York. I clocked 9 miles one day. It was a bit rainy, though, which was kind of a bummer, but it let up enough to not ruin anything.
I was still on we-have-a-baby time, so I was awake pretty early. But it was nice because after I grabbed some coffee from Intelligentsia I headed over to the bean and there was almost no one there! This sweet old lady was there taking selfies, though, which made for a great photo for me.
Saved by the Bell is one of my favorite TV shows of all time, and I am known amongst my friends as the trivia master. So when I heard there was a pop-up version of The Max I had to visit it. I popped on the train and headed to Wicker Park to see it. Unfortunately they were kind of jerks and wouldn’t let me take any photos other than the one I snapped before they saw me. But it did look cool. The reviews of the food are mixed, and you need to make reservations weeks in advance, but if you are a die hard fan it may be worth it.
Here is a map of some of the places I recommend in Chicago…
This post is in association with Spring Hill Suites.