Janet Mandell's City Guide

Maggie Daley Park

Photo: Courtesy of Edenhurst Studio and The Chicago Park District

“If you are traveling with children, Maggie Daley Park, is great for spending the morning or afternoon exploring.” -Janet Mandell

Address
337 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Contact
312.552.3000
http://maggiedaleypark.com/

What To Wear To Maggie Daley Park


East Bank Club

“Join for their wide scope of services, equipment, trainers, aquatics, and facilities.” -Janet Mandell

Address
500 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60654
Contact
312.527.5800
http://www.eastbankclub.com/

What To Wear To East Bank Club


Lincoln Park Zoo

“The Lincoln Park Zoo is another must-visit spot especially in the summer.” -Janet Mandell

Address
2001 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Contact
312.742.2000
http://www.lpzoo.org/

Asado

Asado is a hidden little coffee bar in the Loop. It’s tucked away in this adorable alleyway that makes you feel like you are in Italy.” -Janet Mandell

Address
22 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604
Contact
312.285.2786
http://asadocoffee.com/

Bow Truss

“For coffee, I also love Bow Truss—delicious!” -Janet Mandell

Address
406 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
Contact

http://bowtruss.com/

Peninsula Hotel

“If you are looking to stay in the heart of Chicago, I recommend the Peninsula Hotel because it’s located in the bustling streets of the city near great shops and restaurants.” -Janet Mandell

Address
108 E Superior St, Chicago, IL 60611
Contact
312.337.2888
http://chicago.peninsula.com/en/default

JuiceRX

“If you’re looking for a juice cleanse, I recommend JuiceRX in Old Town. They are amazing and have customizable cleanses.” -Janet Mandell

Address
1414 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
Contact
773.840.0752
http://www.juicerxcleanse.com/

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Photographed by Hedrich Blessing

“For performances, I love going to the Harris Theater of Music and Dance. Throughout their season, you will find exquisite ballet and musical performances from prominent performers. One of my favorite performances to attend is the annual Chicago Children’s Choir holiday event held in December.” -Janet Mandell

Address
205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601
Contact
312.334.7777
http://www.harristheaterchicago.org/

What To Wear To Harris Theater for Music and Dance


Nico Osteria

Photographed by Derek Richmond

“Nico Osteria not only is a delicious and beautiful restaurant, but they also are phenomenal if you are looking for catering an event, social gathering, gala, or corporate function. They cover all of the intimate details to provide a magical and custom menu.” -Janet Mandell

Address
1015 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611
Contact
312.994.7100
http://www.nicoosteria.com/

Strollers and Stilettos

“For families looking for a nanny to join their family, Strollers and Stilettos takes a personal approach in providing the best fit and assistance for your family. All of my friends that have gone through this service have found lifelong help.” -Janet Mandell

Address
980 North Michigan Ave Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60611
Contact
312.768.8030
http://strollersandstilettos.com/

Millennium Park

Millennium Park, Opening Night, July 16, 2004 / Photo: Courtesy of Revealing Chicago / Photographed by Terry Evans

“I also love exploring Millennium Park, located in the Loop.” -Janet Mandell

Address
201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
Contact
312.742.1168
http://www.barneys.com

Leah Chavie Skincare Boutique

“Wondering where all the locals go for facials, treatments, and skincare services? Go to Leah Chavie in Lincoln Park. She works on the city’s most recognizable faces and offers the trendiest treatments. Leah is also amazing for quick lash extensions, organic spray tans, body wraps, or waxing.” -Janet Mandell

Address
2457 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
Contact
773.327.7051
http://www.leahchavie.com/

The Spa at Trump International Hotel & Tower

Photo: Courtesy of Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

“Whether visiting Chicago or just having a “stay-cation”, this spa has the most relaxing and tranquil environment.” -Janet Mandell

Address
401 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Contact
312.588.8000
https://www.trumphotelcollection.com/chicago/chicago-spa-hotels.php

Blowout Junkie

“For amazing, quick blowouts or make-up services I recommend Blowout Junkie.” -Janet Mandell

Address
445 W Huron St, Chicago, IL 60654
Contact
312.929.2291
http://blowoutjunkie.com/

Pearl Tavern

Photographed by Katrina Roberts

“Pearl Tavern is the spot for oysters, seafood, and craft cocktails.” -Janet Mandell

Address
180 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
Contact
312.629.1030
http://www.pearltavern.com/

Debi Lilly

“If you are looking to host or throw a gathering, Debi Lilly and her DL Loft space are incredible. For her, it is about the details, and she knows how to create the most creative and memorable event.” -Janet Mandell

Address
3050 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60657
Contact
773.244.9333
http://www.debililly.com