Put Chicago on a pedestal
The scary-steep nosebleed seats at Soldier Field haven?t exactly made us die-hard Bears fans. But if there?s one thing we?re always rooting for, it?s this gorgeous, exciting--and, okay, a tad bit snowy--city we love to call home.??
Here are some of our favorite city-pride finds of late.
Embrace Your Neighborhood Claim your slice of the city with these vintage-inspired prints by graphic designer Steve Shanabruch--he?s adding new posters to the collection every month (next up: Hyde Park and Lincoln Park). Can?t wait? His cool logos for every hood can be printed on T-shirts now.
??Rest Your Head at Home Bethie B.?s feather-down decorative pillows are a stylish--and snuggly--way to show off your allegiance. (If you summer in Lake Geneva, you?re in luck.)
??Make It a Year-Round Thing Want to decorate a guest room with a non-cheesy reminder that they?re visiting only the best city in the world? Hang these ?4 Seasons in Chicago? screen prints by artist Ryan Kapp. ($155 for the set, available at Neighborly)
?Toast to Great Architecture Ask party guests to guess which of these laser-cut crystal highball glasses pay homage to which Chicago landmarks. Is that the Hancock Center or the Rookery holding your Manhattan? ($35 each or $140 for four)