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City Guide: Lincoln Park

We love Chicago and our first Chicago City Guide is Lincoln Park – historic, yet fresh. And, a mere $10 cab ride away from our store on Michigan Avenue – the Magnificent Mile.

City Guide to Lincoln Park in the Windy City

Dining
CAFÉ BA-BA-REEBAFLAVORS OF SPAIN:

Authentic tapas and pinxtos served in small portions, so you can explore all the different flavors of Spain. (Not to mention some of the best dang sangria we’ve had.)

Café Ba-Ba-Reeba

DUNLAY’SNEIGHBORHOOD GRILL:

Brunch to dinner and everything in between. You can even order online with friends if you’re having an especially hard time getting up and moving after a long night of partying.

DUNLAY’S

Nightlife
LION’S HEADPUB MEETS DANCE CLUB:

Have a drink downstairs at this Irish sports bar, then make your way up to The Apartment for a dance party that’s always packed on a Saturday night.

LION’S HEAD

D.O.C.WINE A LITTLE:

Or maybe you want to class it up a bit? Try this small, cozy eatery in beautiful Historic Uptown Marysville, serving wine varietals from all over the world.

D.O.C.

MICKEY’SBEST BEER GARDEN:

Looking to kick back with a few casual drinks and catch some sports action? Mickey’s is your place. It’s one of Chicago’s biggest and best beer gardens AND has a kickass outdoor patio.

MICKEY’S

LILLY’SECLECTIC MUSIC MIX:

If live music is your thing, you have to scope out Lilly’s. This historic landmark-turned-nightclub features a 100-year-old brick floor and an eclectic mix of music. Discover someone awesome? We want to know! Tweet and/or Shazam to us with #ExpressRocks.

LILLY’S

Hotel
HOTEL LINCOLNHISTORY REVIVED:

Like the neighborhood, the hotel is historic yet fresh, fun though eccentric, active but relaxed. It’s where the energy of urban life meets 1,200 green acres and Lake Michigan.

HOTEL LINCOLN

CITY SUITES HOTELHEART OF BOYSTOWN:

Choose City Suites for trend-setting, boutique comfort just north of downtown and perfectly positioned in the vivacious Boystown district.

CITY SUITES HOTEL

Explore
LPACKICK-ASS FITNESS:

The holy grail of fitness in Lincoln Park. World-class athletic club with classes like spinning, cardio jam, yoga, muscle definition, and – hello – a rock climbing wall. Snag a guest pass and stick to your workout routine while on the road.

LPAC

CUSTOM HAIR LOUNGE + SPASANCTUARY IN THE CITY:

A hidden gem offering an intimate boutique experience. Blowouts, massages, infrared sauna therapy, mani/pedis and waxings…it’s a true sanctuary in the city.

CUSTOM HAIR LOUNGE + SPA

Itinerary

11:00am – Sleep in at your hotel and order your brunch online from Dunlay’s. Slip on your best street-chic outfit and head out for a morning bite.

12:30pm – You can’t not visit Lincoln Park Zoo when you’re in Chicago. Be sure to scope out Boardwalk in Bloom or the seasonal decorations. Snap a photo & tag with #EXPCityLife – we’d love to see!

2:30pm – Feeling inspired? Check out MetroMix to see what’s happening this weekend. Whether it’s a music, art or food fest – just go do it! Don’t think twice.

3:30pm – In need of a quick workout? Snag a guest pass to LPAC and get your sweat on.

5:00pm – Quick shower back at the hotel. Then, head to Custom Hair Lounge + Spa to get glammed up for the night.

6:30pm – Nothing to wear? Find your perfect outfit for a night out by grabbing a cab and hitting up Express on Michigan Avenue.
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7:30pm – Get dressed at the hotel while checking out our Own the Moment playlist on Spotify for some tunes to pump you up. 9:00pm – Starving? Grab some tapas and sangria at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba before your big night out.

10:30pm – Time. To. Party. Warm up with a few drinks at Lion’s Head then head upstairs to The Apartment for a night of dancing. Nightcap? Always! We suggest Lilly’s so you can enjoy some awesome music.

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THE WEEKEND FIX: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Weekend Fix: A Christmas Carol
DO/SEE
A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theater in ChicagoSee A Christmas Carol in Chicago

Once in a while it feels good to get dressed to the nines and hit the town, and there’s no better excuse than a little live theater. Grab your date and head over to Petterino’s for dinner, then stroll over to the theater for an incredible show. Afterward? The sky’s the limit.

WEAR: FOR HER
LISTEN
DRINK

Cabernet from the theater bar to keep you warm and toasty throughout the show.

DOWNLOAD
Express RecommendsBroadway in Chicago

The official resource to find what’s on stage, how to get there and where to eat or stay while you’re in town. Find out about Chicago’s hottest shows and buy tickets directly from your phone.

WEAR: FOR HIM

They don’t call it the Windy City for nothing. Time to bundle up in a color blocked coat, a crisp 1MX shirt and silk tie, and slim fit jeans to keep warm and impress your date at the same time.

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The Weekend Fix: Choose Your Own Adventure

Do/See
Explore ChicagoExplore Chicago

This weekend, we’re set to roll into Chi-town to hit up some of our favorite spots. If you’re not in the Windy City, try taking advantage of all the touristy spots you don’t normally see in your own city and go on an autumn adventure.

1
Eat lunch at The Billy Goat Tavern, the restaurant made famous by Saturday Night Live
2
Catch a flick at the Chicago International Film Festival
3
Ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier
4
Snap a photo of your friends at The Bean & tweet it to us with the hashtag #ExpressLife
5
Rent bikes and ride the Lakeshore Trail

Wear: For Her
Autumn; More like ought to!Autumn; More like ought to!Autumn; More like ought to!Autumn; More like ought to!

For autumn days out and about, let a sequin tank peek out from a mesh sweater. Top off the whole look with a cozy outerwear piece and knee-highs for all-day play.

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Drink
Chicago Cocktail

2 oz. brandy
1 dash Cointreau
1 dash Angostura bitters
Sparkling wine
Ice
Prepare the glass by rubbing a lemon slice around the rim and dipping it in superfine sugar. Combine brandy, Cointreau and bitters in mixing glass with ice. Stir, strain into a glass and top with sparkling wine.

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Wear: For Him
Heavy Duty Layering | SweaterHeavy Duty Layering | VestHeavy Duty Layering | ScarfHeavy Duty Layering | Boot

Let the layering begin! The key to staying warm this season is to rock a heavy-duty sweater that’s easy to accessorize. Throw on a scarf and some serious boots and you’ll be fully equipped.   

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October 2012: Express Fashion Shoot – Rock the Sidewalk Chicago

Chicago lent its city skyline to our epic sidewalk fashion show in Millennium Park, filled with prints, color and all you need for the season. Shift gears into full-on fall this October with knit sweaters and layers of accessories. For her, a touch of fur. For him, a rugged statement scarf.

 

 

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September 2012: Express Fashion Shoot

Uptown chic meets downtown edge in the Windy City for must-have Express fall fashion. Make room for tempting textures, highrise sparkle, and drop-dead sexy swank. Jewel tones take over this September, with deep plums, dramatic greens and rich blues giving our models some scene-stealing magic.

 

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