We are delighted to have guests here this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day. We hope all of our guests will enjoy some time away from their daily routines this weekend. In honor of Mother’s Day, guests are invited to a complimentary wine and cheese hour this Saturday in our speakeasy lounge, Room 13. Wine, Champagne and light hors d’oeuvres will be served from 4pm to 5 pm.
Mother’s Day brunch is as popular a tradition here in Chicago as it is throughout the United States, so if you wish to include a Mother’s Day brunch in your plans, please check with us for a complete listing of all the wonderful choices Lake View has to offer, many within walking distance of the Inn. David, your innkeeper, will be happy to assist with reservations and recommendations.
If my mother were in town this weekend, here’s what I would plan for her. On Saturday after a leisurely morning and continental breakfast at the Inn, we’d take a nice log walk along the lakefront and Lincoln Park. Then I’d take her for a little pampering at my favorite nail salon, MyNail.com at 3171 N. Clark for the time honored tradition of the “mani/pedi”. One of my Mom’s favorite restaurants in Lakeview is right down the street, Twist , a tapas café at 3412 N. Sheffield, so that would be the choice for dinner on Saturday, followed by classic cocktails at Room 13 before retiring for the night.
Then Sunday I’d take Mom to brunch at the Southport Grocery & Café, 3552 N. Southport, before the 2 pm show time of Barnum at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport. Southport Grocery is the perfect choice for my Mom, who delights in all things gourmet. She’d probably enjoy perusing their shelves after brunch for some goodies to take home, like Chicago’s own Metropolis coffee and some of Southport Grocery’s preserves. Barnum, an acrobatic musical that tells the story of P.T. Barnum, might make any mother muse about the similarities between raising a family and running a three ring circus. Click here for info and tickets to Barnum.
Whatever your plans this weekend, we hope all of our guests will enjoy a very Happy Mother’s Day here in Lake View.