Spend a Perfect Day in Chicago with a Clay Queen
Ever since she moved to Greece as a kid with her parents, Anne Carnevale has been a world traveler. But everybody’s gotta have roots, and these days Anne’s are in Chicago. It’s where she handbuilds her modern, clay vessels and vases...and where she does all kinds of top-notch exploring.
THE PALMER HOUSE
“Start your day with coffee in The Palmer House lobby while you sit under an incredible fresco from the French muralist Louis Pierre Rigal. Trust me, you won't be disappointed.”
“Le Bouchon is great for classic French bistro fare and atmosphere. There’s small bar for when you're on your own with a good book or plenty of cozy tables for a romantic night out.”
“Argyle Street between Broadway and Sheridan is the Little Vietnam neighborhood, perfect for when you're craving authentic pho.”
ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
“Stop by the Murray-Green Library on S. Michigan Ave. and Congress Parkway and enjoy a *free* spectacular view of Grant Park and Lake Michigan, not to mention the incredible interior-design work of Adler and Sullivan. From there, walk up Michigan Ave., which is always a pleasure for people-watching, shopping, seeing street performers, and getting an amazing view of the Chicago River, which is lined with buildings by the who's who of the architecture world.
LINCOLN PARK CONSERVATORY
“A visit to Lincoln Park Conservatory will save you in the dead of winter. Also free to the public! Enjoy the fern room, orchid section, and palm house.”
MUSIC BOX THEATER
“Sneak away to the Music Box Theater for old film classics on the big screen with popcorn and a cocktail.”
“Green Mill has the best jazz listening room, which is open seven days a week from noon to 4 or 5 a.m. Between sets, enjoy one of the best jukeboxes in the city.”
“Finish your day watching the sun come up over Lake Michigan at Montrose Beach, and tell me you haven't fallen a bit for Chicago.”