Tag Archives: Hot Chocolate

Fireplaces and Ice – Winter in Lakeview

We get a little lonely in January around here.  It’s understandable, really.  After all who wants to spend vacation days in the windy city when places like Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean beckon with sunshine?  For those of you who are braving the cold for work or pleasure here in Chicago, we’re glad to host […]

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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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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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Santa Rides the rails in Lakeview this Weekend!

If you are staying at the Old Chicago Inn this weekend and plan to use the “el” system you might just run into to St. Nick himself.  That’s right, the Chicago Transit Authority is once again welcoming Santa, and this weekend you’ll be able to spot him right here in Lakeview on the red line.  […]

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