Monday, October 17, 2011

To Do: This weekend in the Chi…


Pump Room, at Public Hotel Chicago: revamped and reopened by Ian Schrager, the Pump Room Restaurant makes a come back from its old-Hollywood-like notoriety into the Chicago hotel scene. From restaurant at day, to a supper club at night, Pump Room “recaptures the glamour of the 30's and 40's with a modern twist” (, and hosts swanky parties for glitzy Chicago socialites since its reopening in September.

Check it out at: Public Hotel, 1301 North State Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610


Randolph Street Market is running its annual Modern Vintage Chicago event, taking place all weekend…a.k.a. another reason not to wear fake Chanel people!

When: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm

Tickets: $8 discount online General Admission or $10 at the gate.

Every paid admission gets a $5 or $10 Shopping Voucher good toward

purchases.(Groupon might still have the deal for $4 tix!)

Check it out:

Cultural Sunday:

(photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum)

Charles James: Genius Deconstructed:

Special Exhibit at the Chicago History Museum

Why go see it: love Alexander McQueen? See his inspiration and the most likely predecessor to his creative genius. One of the few American couturiers, Charles James is a solid case for early American chic.

Check it out:

N & L Other Weekend Picks:

Magnolia Bakery…the New York City phenomenon comes to Chi-town with all of its cupcake glory.

Where: 108 N. State Street at Block 37

Why: check out Magnolia for the sake of comparison. Yelp reviews are mixed and some say our very own Chi-town cupcake hot spots are MUCH better. See for yourself and let us know.



  1. I read that Magnolian Bakery is mostly famous for its appearance on, Sex and the City and Prime. <3

  2. oh is that so Ms. Gotman? :)That perhaps explains why it is a MUST SEE :)