50+ fun Chicago restaurants: My guide for visitors & locals
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by Jess
9M ago
Time and time again I get asked for my reccomendations for the best restaurants in Chicago, but I’ve never actually taken the time to do a FULL round-up of where I think people should visit on a trip to the Windy City. Well, that ends today! I have spent HOURS on this post to ensure ..read more
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50+ Great Baby/Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Chicago
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by Jess
9M ago
One of my frequently asked questions from readers with kids is, “what are the best baby and kid friendly restaurants in Chicago?!” And my answer is always that–good news–pretty much every restaurant (within reason) is kid-friendly at certain hours of the day. You don’t need to be chained to quote, “kid friendly” restaurants after you ..read more
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Where to eat at the bar in Chicago
The Golden Girl » Chicago Travel
by Jess
9M ago
Happy Tuesday! June and I flew home to visit Oregon yesterday, so I’m coming to you from the West Coast! (And I need about a million more cups of coffee.) I am excited to disconnect a bit over the next few days to spend time with my family who I haven’t seen since before Christmas ..read more
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30+ Things to Do For Valentines Day in Chicago
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by Jess
9M ago
Our favorite Chicago romantic spots for dinner or cocktails, plus, a list of fun activities going on in the city ..read more
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25 Things to do in Chicago in the Winter (And What to Wear When It’s Freezing!)
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by Jess
9M ago
What perfect timing to refresh this post! ???? Chicago got SEVERAL inches of snow yesterday, and I thought "TODAY IS THE DAY" to give this much-requested blog post an update ..read more
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17 Favorite Chicago Shops + Boutiques
The Golden Girl » Chicago Travel
by Jess
9M ago
The shipping deadlines to order online in time for Christmas have officially passed (which means my year is starting to wind down, and I'm SO excited about it). But luckily for all of us, there are still LOTS of great options when it comes to shopping here in Chicago! I'm rounding up my personal favorite local boutiques that are open for shopping in person or in-store pickup. These local shops are my go-to's any time of year, both for myself and for gifts of all kinds!  ..read more
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50+ Best Chicago Patios, According to Local Readers!
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by Jess
9M ago
Funny story. Talking to Kendall yesterday about how we wanted to start diving back into posting on the blog (it’ll probably be inconsistent for a while, I definitely want to take my time transitioning back into full time work and enjoy this sweet time with June!) I realized we had finished this post and intended ..read more
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A Spring Walk through Wicker Park
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by Jess
9M ago
Are you on spring blossom watch where you live?  The trees haven’t started blooming here yet, but I know it’s just around the corner, and I feel like I’m waiting for them on pins and needles! I thought you might be feeling the same way, so I thought I would re-post the pretty photos I ..read more
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10 Chicago Hidden Gems to Explore!
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by Jess
9M ago
I could think of nothing better to kick off your weekend plans than to hand over today's post to local Chicago writer, author, and GG reader, Jessica Mlinaric.  Jessica recently released her book, Secret Chicago: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure and she so generously sent me a copy. As soon as I started flipping through it, I said, "I HAVE GOT TO HAVE HER WRITE A BLOG POST!" and, luckily for us, she enthusiastically accepted!  ..read more
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22 Weekend Camping Trips From Chicago
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by Jess
1y ago
Our campsite at Ottowa Lake campground. (This is our Coleman blackout tent, which I have mixed feelings about. I love the blackout feature and it held up well in bad weather, but we kind of hated everything else about it. Zipper got permanently stuck the first time we used it, a learning curve for setup/takedown ..read more
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