A little windy-city romance..
Visiting Chicago with your sweetie? My vote for the most romantic
restaurant in town is "Biggs". It's pricey but very, very
Dick T., Chicago
Hurrah for the
I normally fly to Chicago for business only. But, Montreal's great
ice storm of '98 allowed me to spend an extra day in the Chicago area
(our airport was closed). I used that extra time to visit the Art
Institute of Chicago. This is not to be missed, their collect of French
Impressionists is world renowned and one day is not enough time to
see the entire collection.
Suzanne Marlow, Montreal
P.S.The Art Institute
has "free day" on Tuesday, although you still have to pay
for special exhibits. (Rachael L. Howard, Chicago)
Part of the lovely lure of Chicago is its architecture. Walking
tours are fun and informative but a boat tour that explores the
city's skyline is fantastic -- especially on a warm, sunny day.
We did it and loved it!
Selina and Douglas Waxman, Toronto
Hair care In Chicago...
I just moved to Chicago a year and a half ago but I do know a few
"girl" things about the city. I'd like to recommend Jonathan
at Vidal Sassoon in the Water Tower on Michigan Avenue for "best
hair." He's good!
Emily John Peace, Chicago.
Best breakfast in town...
Don't miss breakfast at Walker Brothers in Wilmette, northern suburb.
They have the world's greatest Corned Beef Hash (home-ground), real
cream for the coffee, excellent potato pancakes, crepes & otherwise
all-round good hearty breakfast fare. Wait can be long on weekends,
but I like to go for dinner.
Rachael L. Howard, Chicago
P.S. This restaurant's
great. Especially their apple waffle dish. (Bob Brent, Toronto)
How to dress..
Don't let Chicago's reputation slow up your chance to taste the
"Windy City." Bring your layers, watch the weather channels
and don't let weather keep you in. We don't!
Pat Opler (Chicago), Smart Woman Traveler, March/April 1997
My favorite scent..
Ready to try a new and ver-r-r-ry captivating scent? Make your way
to Marilyn Miglin's shop on Chicago's Oak Street near Michigan Avenue.
Check out "Pheromone" available here and in Sak's department
stores around the United States. I've been wearing it for years and
I love it!
Evelyn Hannon, Toronto
Magnificent undergarments, super
From this woman's point-of-view, unbeatable underwear is at Victoria's
Secret on Michigan, best sushi anywhere is at Kamahachi on Wells,
best spa is Thousand Waves and the best brunch in town is at Anne
Sathers on Clark (next to the women's book store).
John Peace, Chicago
TV Talk Show..
In Chicago, tune in to the Karen Gibson Show (delightful women's talk
show) on Channel 4, 7:30 PM, Wednesday. Check the local papers for
Pat Opler, Smart Woman Traveler , Mar/April
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