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Sweet Home for the Holidays Chicago!

Are visions of sugar plums dancing in your head?   As the granddaughter of a candy manufacturer, one of my favorite holiday traditions is Christmas candy.  Although my grandfather has been retired for a few decades now there are lots of great places to satisfy my sweet tooth here in Lakeview.   From bakeries, to chocolatiers and […]

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The Season of Giving in Lakeview

The season of giving is upon us and the first flurry of holiday shopping – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday – have all come and gone.  But here in Lakeview there are many more fabulous opportunities to give and gift this season all right here in our own community. This […]

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Thankful in Lakeview, Thankful for Lakeview

Chicago is a city of neighborhoods. Each with distinctions of culture, cuisine, architecture, and style. Pilsen, Lincoln Square, Hyde Park, Bridgeport, Edgewater, Bucktown, Edison Park, and the Gold Coast – all are on my list of favorite neighborhoods to visit. But none are as special to me as the one we call home – Lakeview. […]

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It’s Marathon Weekend!

Marathon weekend is almost here in Chicago and once again we have a full house here at the Old Chicago Inn.  Chicago, lying on relatively level Midwestern land, is known for its flat, fast course, which is home to four world records. If you are a runner staying with us this weekend here are a […]

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From Art to Tacos, September Has It All!

September may be one of my favorite months in Chicago, as summer wanes, bringing crisp air and the first hints of autumn.   School is back in session and many of the city’s attractions are less busy, so it makes for a great time to travel here, take in a baseball game, enjoy exploring on a […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Tips

Many of our guests this weekend are coming in for the They Might Be Giants  concert at the Vic Theatre, just down the street from the Old Chicago Inn.  One of a hand full of great small theater venues nearby, the Vic Theatre hosts national and international acts year round. Originally called  the Victoria Theatre, the […]

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