Highlights of Open House Chicago 2015

Ukrainian church

After discovering Open House Chicago for the first time in 2014 and going into it completely ill-prepared, I approached this year’s event with a bit more planning. One of several similar events that take place […]

Playing Tourist in Chicago This Summer

Chicago activity list

I often joke that I only put up with Chicago winters in order to get to Chicago summers. Street festivals, rooftop bars, beer gardens and running along the lake front have been some of my […]

Open House Chicago: An Open Door to the Windy City

Allerton Hotel

I have lived in Chicago for more than a decade, but there are still a lot of places I haven’t seen, things I haven’t done and buildings into which I have never ventured. Sometimes all […]

I’m Learning French!


Parlez vous Francais? I hope that in the very near future, I will be able to answer this question with a resounding “Oui!” The idea of learning French first popped into my head while I […]

My Chicago Summer Festival Challenge

German American Fest

When I first moved to Chicago in 2001, my summer plans consisted of working, studying for the bar exam and occasionally going out for a beer to break the monotony of studying for the bar […]

A Chicago Transplant’s Guide to Visiting the Windy City

Chicago skyline

The fact that I refer to Chicago as the Windy City in the title of this post should give away the fact that I am not originally from here. As I learned in some article […]

A Morning at the International Museum of Surgical Science

International Museum of Surgical Science

Among the high-rises that tower over Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, there are a few regal greystone buildings that date back to the early twentieth century, if not earlier. If you weren’t looking for it, […]