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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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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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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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