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UPDATE: Yeah, we're 1/3 of the way through summer, but that doesn't mean you can't still make the most out of Shani's fave seasonal moments! This story originally ran on June 8, 2012, but
One of our favorite things about Chicago is that it never sits still. We're always growing and changing, but still hanging on to the unique local flavor and sense of community that makes living here so much fun. In the last year, Chi-town has welcomed an impressive amount of new activities, restaurants, and hangouts that have quickly earned a place in our hearts (and social calendars). And our Chicago editor, Shani, is opening up her agenda and sharing all of her insider secrets. We promise: You'll walk away knowing everything you could possibly need to, to get the most out of every new spot. Now, aren't you glad you live here?
Sometimes very good things come from Craigslist — like roommates who turn into inseparable soul mates. We may have swooned just a little when we heard Mika and Steve's very New York love story: They met when she was looking for an apartment solution in a time crunch. The two married this past October read
Growing up, when all you wanted in life was to wear your Princess Jasmine Halloween costume to school for the entire week, it was easy to imagine how epic your outfits would be when you were finally an adult. Every day, it would be princess dresses and cowboy boots and that astronaut helmet your cool aunt got for you at read