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A Closer Look at Katie O's Food Carnival

With over 7,300 restaurants, caterers and food vendors, Chicago has some of the most incredible and creative food minds in the world.  Chicago Planner Magazine prides itself on featuring exceptional individuals who are impressive go-getters that are not only good at what they do, but inspire others in their work.   954 more words


10 things to do with 48 hours in Chicago 

Living in the UK, most of my travels tend to be in Europe – it’s so easy to hop across the channel for a long weekend and within a few hours you have such a variety of different cultures, languages, histories, cuisines, activities… But when James was offered a job at the university of Notre Dame, a few hours outside of Chicago, I knew I would be on several flights across the Atlantic over the next few years! 1,819 more words


Art in the Autumn #1 - Picasso: A Horse is a Horse

Of course.  Of course?

Well, actually, not necessarily.

Take, for example, “The Picasso” in Daley Plaza in Chicago.  It is untitled– which is the first tricky thing about it.   465 more words

An Imitation of Beauty

Several weeks ago, I went to the Art Institute of Chicago, a time capsule of artistic expression, world history and aesthetic wonder. As I wandered about, admiring the likes of Monet, the American Gothic, Nighthawks, I stopped in the room featuring Vincent Van Gogh, my favourite painter, and I found myself instantly whisked into the paintings. 526 more words


Keeping Watch

If you’ve been to the Art Institute in Chicago, you’ve probably seen the lions standing out front. They’ve been there since the museum’s inaugural year. From the museum’s website: 131 more words


My kinda town....Chicago is

Daily Prompt: Obvious

What’s not to love. It’s obvious.

Millenium Park Gardens

He posed just for me.

South Lion, Art Institute

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