Neighborhood Spotlight: Chicago Playpen

Toddlers enjoying a free cooking workshop, March 8th.

We want to welcome our new neighbor, Chicago Playpen, to the neighborhood! Chicago Playpen, located on 908 E. 47th St., is an all-in-one play space for families and their little ones. Their goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for children to play together, learn, and imagine. Chicago Playpen offers open play time through installations that … [Read more...]

Haven’t been working on your New Year’s resolution to get fit? We haven’t either.

Now that we’ve finally been fortunate to feel 40 degree weather (and perhaps 50 on Thursday!), we’ve also been reminded that summer is just around the corner… ….and so is swimsuit season. And we’ve also been remembering back to January 1st when we told ourselves that THIS is the year to eat healthier and lose a couple of pounds. But this … [Read more...]

Laundry Tips!

In the midst of our laundry rooms being renovated, here are 10 tips you can use to make your laundry go a long way (provided by countryliving.com):   1. Body oils rub onto shirt collars and attract dirt, leaving them grimy and worse for the wear. Reverse the damage by grabbing your shampoo and a clean paintbrush and paint a line over the soiled collar … [Read more...]

Want to Cook For Valentine’s Day? Here’s A Recipe.

Yum!

Want to have a romantic night-in on Valentine’s Day?   Impress your significant other with this Cajun Seafood Pasta Recipe provided by allrecipes.com:   Ingredients: Original recipe makes 4 - 6 servings 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 teaspoons … [Read more...]

Don’t have plans for the Superbowl? Head to The Cove. Here’s Why.

Last Call

Located on 1750 E. 55th st. (between Everett ave. and South Shore Dr.), The Cove is one of Hyde Park’s hidden gems.  For decades, The Cove has been a favorite watering hole for South Side regulars, University folk, and even the occasional North Sider stopping by for a quick drink after biking down the lake path. Don’t let the inconspicuous exterior … [Read more...]

10 Things To Do Inside When It’s Freezing Outside

Chicago is currently facing a brutal winter this season. Everything from the drop in temperature starting in late fall to the “polar vortex” in which Lake Michigan was steaming has led even the toughest of Chicagoans to hibernate inside their cozy caves.   And now we are forecasted to face another stretch of single digit temperatures as well as 2 … [Read more...]

Relax and Workout at the Regents Club at Our Chicago Apartment

Regents Park

There are many short-term and long-term benefits of keeping fit, from enhanced mood to lower blood pressure. You can take a walk around many trails near our Chicago apartments or alternatively, make use of our state-of-the-art amenities! The Regents Club is a members-only private health club and it is open throughout the year. You can find the Regents … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Enjoying Chicago Like a Tourist

Regents Park

Experiencing new food, cultures, and environments are some of the benefits of being a tourist. If you are new to the city, you will likely want to do some sightseeing yourself. The best way to admire the beauty of the city is to visit Chicago attractions. Some of the most popular attractions include the Museum of Science and Industry and Brookfield Zoo. You … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Decorating Your Chicago Apartment for the Fall

Regents Park

You don't have to feel sad that summer is coming to an end because there are many ways to decorate Chicago apartments for Fall! Introducing seasonal changes into your rental space is a great way to welcome the cooler weather and give an interior space a festive feel. The following Autumn-inspired ideas are simple and cost-effective: Scented candles - … [Read more...]

Have a Delicious Baked Treat in Chicago at Pleasant House Bakery

Regents Park

If freshly baked goods are your guilty pleasure, visit one of the Chicago bakeries near our apartments. You will smell the heavenly aroma of savory handmade pies when you walk along 964 West 31st Street, because this is where the Pleasant House Bakery is based. This family-owned business specializes in specialty sweets and pies. Take-out services are … [Read more...]