Nestled in the heart of downtown Evanston is a new whiskey establishment that I’ve stopped by recently for post work grub. A local joint boasting of small batch spirits and delectable new American food, I walked into Whiskey Thief with my non-existent Sherlock Holmes gear only to be instantly smitten by the old-world Mad Men charm and cozy decor.
From a whiskey wheel that showcases the restaurant’s best spirits available to elevated new American bar fare, there was no shortage of scrumptious wine ‘n dine options that could (quite possibly) whisk Gatsy away from his tomb to delight in a flight or two!
Today’s travel post is dedicated to Northerly Island, a series of manmade island that offers beautiful strolling paths and a sweeping panoramic views of Chicago’s lakefront. Come stroll through wild prairie grasses with me as I talk about its creation and how it’s contributed to the blueprint of the Chicago flag!
There’s no shortage of scenic getaways in Chicago worthy of #nofilter shares on Instagram. Garfield Observatory, often referred to as “landscape art under glass,” definitely fits the aesthetically-pleasant bill. Nestled on the West side of Chicago along Central Park Avenue, the lush flora and tropical temperature within the confines of beautiful stratified stoneworks are enough to transcend beyond the scintillating metropolis this little gem resides in.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace”
“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision” – Salvador Dalí. I often envision where I want to be in life. A year, 5 years, 10 years down the road. Would I be heralding the start of a journey so invigorating and divine that decades later, when I flip through the pages of my “life book”, that I would be proud of a path well taken, a destination well achieved?