Our Chicago Editor Picks Her Favorite Local Hotspots

The end of the year gets all the Best Of list attention, but my love for all things Chicago is so strong that I can't wait until December to extend my affection. Chicago is a city of movers, shakers, and hustlers (the good kind). Thank goodness when we get a little down-time, the city is right there waiting for us to jump in and experience something wonderful. Click through for my favorite Chicago spots and sights—and know that it was very hard (okay, almost impossible), to narrow down the list, so please do weigh in and tell me your favorite places in our Comments, too. xo, Shani