A Girl's Guide to a Day on Michigan Ave.

  • Tips for the day

  • Start at the south end of Michigan Ave (around the wrigley building and head north)

  • Make reservations for lunch, drinks and dinner using opentable.com

  • I know it's hard but time yourself in the stores, plan out and pick where you want to go before you leave for the day https://goo.gl/1zkAOv

  • Morning

  • You'll need coffee - head to Stan's (535 N Michigan Ave) for a coffee and their REALLY popular donuts

  • Spend the morning on the south end of Michigan Ave.

  • Suggestions on where to shop: Nordstrom/North Bridge Mall, Forever21, Gap, Loft, TJ Maxx

  • Lunch

  • Pierrot Gourmet at The Peninsula (108 E Superior St) great patio lunch spot (no reservations)

  • Shanghai Terrace at The Peninsula (108 E Superior St) gorgeous outdoor garden with great food and cocktails)

  • RL Restaurant (115 E Chicago Ave) cozy, amazing burger, and great people watching

  • Afternoon

  • Suggestions on where to shop: Zara, Banana Republic, Topshop, Uniqlo, H&M (plus H&M home top floor)

  • There is a Starbucks in Uniqlo if you need a coffee recharge

  • End the day with a cocktail

  • Cocktails

  • The Drake (140 E Walton Pl) cozy little speak easy bar

  • The Signature Lounge at the 96th at the Hancock (875 N Michigan Ave) try to get there early for cocktails by the window

  • NoMi/NoMi Garden at the Park Hyatt (800 N Michigan Ave) rooftop garden for cocktails on a nice sunny day

  • Upstairs at the Gwen (521 N Rush St) *if you want to head back north, rooftop, prosecco popsicles

  • Dinner

  • Head to one of the lunch places that you didn't go to for dinner

  • True Food Kitchen (1 W Erie St) few blocks of Michigan, bright, cheery, and healthy options

  • Lao Sze Chuan (520 N Michigan Ave) famous Chinese restaurant in Chicago

  • Read more on the Girl's Guide Chicago blog https://goo.gl/Vn6E8s

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