Dee Thompson


The Driehaus Museum

The Gold Coast is a gold mine (no pun intended) for history lovers, with countless museums and historical buildings to explore.

The Three Arts Club Building

Chicago’s Three Arts Club building, once a clubhouse for young women pursuing an education in the arts, is no longer a sitting shell of its former glory.

New Year’s Eve in Chicago

As 2018 draws rapidly to a close, the festivities across Chicago shift gears into ringing in the new year. While there are plenty of events to choose from, Lincoln Park, in particular, offers a wide variety of activities for all ages to attend. Make sure to get your...

Butch McGuire’s Christmas Tradition

If there’s one thing Chicago does right—although, of course, there are many—it is getting properly decked out to celebrate the holiday season. From the Magnificent Mile’s Light Festival to Lincoln Park Zoo’s ZooLights, to the Holiday Flower Show and Holiday Market, it...

Thanksgiving in Chicago

Whether you have the entire holiday season to spend in Chicago, or just a few days to visit family and friends for Thanksgiving, there are plenty of options to accommodate everyone’s tastes.

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

What once began as simple tree decorations fifty years ago to signal the start of the holiday season has since developed into something truly spectacular! The 2018 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, begins at 4 pm on Friday, November 16.

Halloween in Chicago

Halloween is a fun night for all, no matter what age, and Halloween in Chicago is no exception! From bar-hopping to kid-friendly activities, Gold Coast doesn’t hold back.

Chicago Shows Filmed on Location

Pop culture enthusiasts everywhere know that there are plenty of movies and television shows set in Chicago. It’s a large metropolitan area with lots of history, culture, and noteworthy architecture, which makes it the perfect filming location for so many series like...

3 Historical Gems in Gold Coast, Part 1

Gold Coast offers a quiet but stately home both to affluent young families and established professionals alike since 1882, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood is lacking in fun things to do!