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Levinson has been practicing at the Wicker Park location of Bikram Yoga Chicago for seven years. She loves the 105-degree for loosening up and testing her endurance. 1344 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The Chicago Riverwalk near the intersection of State and Wacker is one of Levinson’s frequent picks for shooting and general hanging out thanks to plenty of architectural interest and European vibe.
A tomato-based lamb stew called the “spicy juicy” is Levinson’s standard order at Ras Dashen Ethiopian restaurant in Uptown. 5846 N. Broadway
If she’s not at her office or her apartment, Levinson is at Soho House--specifically the fifth floor, where there’s a cabinet next to the elevator filled with board games. 113 N. Green St.
The tip of Museum Campus (near the Adler Planetarium) is Levinson’s preferred vantage point for taking in Chicago’s skyline.
With its canopy of tree branches and raised concrete planters, the South Garden at the Art Institute is a lovely place to stop and reflect in the shade. 111 S. Michigan Ave.
The suburban legend is real: Levinson goes to the 24-hour King Spa & Sauna in Niles to lounge, steam and eat bibimbop in the buff. 809 Civic Center Dr., Niles
Levinson sits out back at the communal table in the urban garden at Big Delicious Planet, the West Town canteen where she goes for fresh paninis, salads and soups. 412 N. Wolcott Ave.
Life in Chicago is about the thrill of the hunt for Kate Levinson, who owns a location scouting company and spends her days tracking down the best spots for shooting TV commercials and catalogs for the likes of United Airlines and Crate & Barrel.
Levinson lives in West Town with her husband (they own and rent out the production-ready motor home shown here) and their orange tabby cat, Snacks. When she’s not prowling for places that look good on camera, she’s on location at her own favorite haunts. Check out our slideshow for her where-to-go tips.
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