Tag Archives: boutiques

Christmas Markets Near and Far

Every year, my husband and I hop on the red line to the loop for a visit to Daley Plaza’s Christkindlmarket.   The charming recreation of a German Christmas market, complete with food vendors, entertainment, beer and Glühwein, a traditional hot spiced wine, transports us to Bavaria for the afternoon.  German crafts abound and many artists [...]

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Lots of Love (and deals) for Moms in Lakeview

            For our Old Chicago Inn guests this weekend who are traveling Moms (or are visiting or traveling with one) we have compiled a listing of neighborhood specials and events celebrating Mother’s Day.  There is an abundance of deals designed for Mom all weekend, so Mother’s Day in Lakeview will certainly be a special one. [...]

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Derby Hats and Mint Juleps

A few weeks ago, my husband and I stopped into the Goorin Brothers Hat Shop at 3243 N. Broadway and were delighted to find such a unique collection of hats. The staff here is wonderful, truly enthusiastic about their goods and happy to help you find just the right fit. One of the things we [...]

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A Stylish New Year in Lakeview

It’s time to ring in the New Year at the Old Chicago Inn.  We’ve got a full house this year and are ready to help you celebrate in style.  There’s no shortage of New Year’s fun to be had in Lakeview.  If you arrived without plans our innkeeper David will be happy to help you [...]

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Christmas in the City… on Southport That Is!

There are so many wonderful things to see in Chicago during the holiday season. The light display at the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza, and the Christmas Around the World Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry are always at the top of my  list.  But you don’t have to leave [...]

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City Soles at Bargain Prices

For my guests that love to shop, and share my shoe addiction, there are a couple of great places for your inner sole shopper just a couple of blocks from the Old Chicago Inn  Head over to the corner of Clark and Belmont for a visit to the Pink Frog. This accessory store has a [...]

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