Built on the backs of entrepreneurs on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago was America’s first Northwestern hub and a key player in the prosperous locomotive scene.
Serving as the original gateway between America’s east and west, the busy capital of Illinois is even more connected today as an international center for finance, technology, and business. Dubbed “The Windy City” for its turbulent political climate, our love for Chicago reaches beyond its voice in current events and into its sweet spot as a destination for creative outdoor spaces, local craftsmanship and art, the beautiful blues of Lake Michigan, and signature-style hotdogs and pizzas.
A green take on the typical town-square concept, Millennium Park is a popular attraction for locals and visitors alike located at the heart of Chicago. Adorned with gardens, a full outdoor climbing wall, and Chicago’s trademark sculpture, The Bean, the Great Lawn is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic during the summer festival season.
An investment in the relationship between coffee and bikes, Heritage Bicycles is an original caffeine-and-craftsmanship concept founded in the ‘70s, still focusing on eco-friendly transportation, local manufacturing, and signature seasonal blends today. Locals pop-in to grab a coffee while getting a flat fixed, browse the curated retail space of American-made products, or watch the mechanics work their magic in the open-air garage.
Once a speakeasy during Prohibition, where whiskey may or may not have found its way into glasses of coffee and milk, Chicago Athletic Association Hotel’s Milk Room is an ultra-exclusive, 8-seat microbar specializing in intimacy and splendor with a line-up of spirit-forward cocktails, rare ingredients, fine whiskeys, and a sterling selection of hard-to-come-by vintage bottles.