Places to Brunch in Chicago

Brunch. Some say it’s breakfast, some say it’s lunch.

Whichever you prefer, Chicago’s got it! Since Chicago offers such an aggressive brunch selection, we decided to make your life easier and have compiled a list of 5 hot spots to enjoy over the weekend!

 

The Carriage House

1700 W Division St

Carraige HouseThe Carriage House describes their restaurant to have a southern culinary culture, and also offers a very rustic and contemporary look. Enjoy a Saturday or Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm where you can experience some unique menu items. Such as Apple Cider Donuts, Fried Green Tomatoes, Pullman French Toast, and much more! Accompany your meal with fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice, french press coffee, and a classic bloody mary! Continue reading

Steps to Finding a Chicago Apartment

 

As we’ve kicked off the year 2014 in Chicago, there has been a tighten in the rental market. Why? Simply enough, the number of people searching for apartments exceeds the number of apartments actually available. Additionally, occupancy rates are at their highest level in almost 6 years, driving up rents an average of 3-7%. But don’t get discouraged; although apartment searching can be a fulltime job in itself, we are here to help starting with 3 easy steps that will lead to your apartment finding success.

Step #1. Identify your budget.  

Whether you are looking to live in one of the glamorous high-rises of Streeterville, a trendy loft in Lincoln Park, or if a home within close proximity of accessible transportation will suffice, it is important to narrow down which neighborhood in Chicago is perfect for you! However, in order to do that, it’s important to ask yourself- how much do I want to spend?  Identifying the neighborhood that is best fitting for you is determined by your budget.  Living in the chicest part of Chicago, 50 floors up in a contemporary loft with heated garage parking will come with its financial consequences. So, that’s when you recognize your needs vs. your wants. Consider eliminating the “must haves” below while establishing your budget, which in fact will play an imperative role when cutting costs! Continue reading