Virtuoso Life - May/June 2018 - 130
SHOPPING'S A BREEZE
IN THE WINDY CITY.
Summertime brings warm
weather, beach days, and openair revelry to this lakeside city.
Set up home base at The RitzCarlton, Chicago, a 434-room
urban retreat a short walk from
Michigan Avenue's shops and
Lake Michigan's shores. Hop
on one of the city's rental bikes
and pedal north along the Lakefront Trail for an easy ride into
the Lakeview neighborhood,
full of fun shops such as
Foursided, a colorful gift store
and custom framing spot.
Later, head back south to Millennium Park for super-selfies
with the mirrored Cloud Gate
sculpture (aka "The Bean") and
to hit up a few nearby Chicago
snack institutions, including
chocolatier Fannie May and
Garrett Popcorn - don't knock
the cheddar-and-caramel mix
until you've tried it. - Rebecca
Ratterman, assistant editor
TIP: Save a day to venture out to Chicago's West Side for brunch at Whisk and browsing at Humboldt House,
a laid-back boutique filled with locally made mementos.
V I RT U O S O L I F E
(PHOTOGRAPHY) CHRIS PLAVIDAL,
(STYLING) KORENA BOLDING SINNETT
Chicago finds from Foursided (card),
Humboldt House (earrings and salt
soak), Fannie May (chocolates), and