A Slice of Chicago

Lending My Lens

I interrupt this series to bring you a special post from the windy city.

Chicago Skyline

Since its incorporation in 1837 Chicago’s glittering skyline, captivating charm, and individualistic art scene have been stealing the hearts of novelist, artists, and travelers alike – and now it has mine.

A quick weekend trip has turned into a full-blown love affair with Chicago. From floating between the decades of artfully designed buildings to walking through quaint north-end neighborhoods the city was begging me to stay once my four days was up.

The charm started with our hotel. If art deco and a contemporary ski lodge had a baby, it would be the Freehand in the River North neighborhood. It was by some miracle that we found this hotel/hostel in the first place. Shout out to Groupon for coming in for the win. It was a feat trying to find a hotel that didn’t require you to be 21…

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