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Nicole Schnitzler


Chicago, IL, United States

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Past articles by Nicole:

These Art-Filled Bars Feel Like We’re Drinking in a Museum

Cocktails and art collections take center stage at these seven spots, where menus are often inspired by what’s on the walls. → Read More

Chicago’s best afternoon teas and the hunger-induced history behind the beloved midday tradition

From lavish pastry towers to lessons in tea steeping, here are some of Chicago’s best afternoon tea spots. → Read More

Flood of new Greek restaurants in Chicago showcases regionality in delicious ways

Recent restaurant openings showcase the many dimensions of Greek cuisine, featuring seafood, spices, produce and meze, or small plates. → Read More

Nicole Schnitzler: I gave my mother flowers while cancer slowly stole her life. Her legacy continues to bloom.

The night we said goodbye to my mom in the hospital, my life was forever split into two — what came before and what came after. Two independent clauses — but what came next? → Read More

The Best Takeout Dishes from Sustainable Restaurants in Chicago

Celebrate Earth Month by ordering from one of these must-try restaurants. → Read More

Meet Lucy Yu, the Woman Behind One of NYC’s Most Inspiring Bookstores

Located in Manhattan's Chinatown, Yu and Me Books spotlights writers of color alongside an inviting café space. Owner Lucy Yu shares how community has led to her shop's entrepreneurial success. → Read More

Espresso martinis are the buzzy 1980s cocktail making a major comeback at Chicago bars

Chicago bars and restaurants are seeing a resurgence of popularity in the 1980s-born espresso martini. → Read More

Upgrade Your Dining Room with This Stunning Dried Flower Installation

Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make a dried flower installation. It's an easy DIY project that will elevate your dinner parties—and Instagram grid. → Read More

It’s National Croissant Day this weekend, so here are 6 indulgent croissants from Chicago bakeries

Not that we need an excuse, but National Croissant Day on Jan. 30 provides ample cause for visiting six Chicago-area bakeries for their unique pastries. → Read More

What We’re Looking Forward to in Chicago in 2022

From celebrity chef-run restaurant debuts to a jam-packed festival season. → Read More

7 picnic-perfect Chicago shops with everything you need to-go for a late-summer park hang

Shops like Humboldt Haus, Lost Larson and Beautiful Rind have ready-to-go items for a late-summer picnic in Chicago parks or Ravinia Music Festival. → Read More

An Ode to the Free Sample, the Best Part of Grocery Shopping

When COVID-19 came, it was quick to take much with it. → Read More

How My Autistic Brother Learned to Cope in the Midst of COVID-19—And How My Family Followed Suit

Routine is important to an autistic person. But as my brother learned new ways to live during COVID-19, my family did too. → Read More

Chicago spas add CBD treatments to de-stress and beat the end-of-winter blues

CBD has made enough of a splash in the spa space to land on the service menus of several spots across town. → Read More

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ was my late mother’s musical, and her strength. Now it is mine.

My mother loved the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical and it became her devotion in the years she was ill. Now that she's gone, would I be able to sit in an orchestra-level seat in Chicago and watch on my own? → Read More

The new Old-Fashioned: How Chicago bartenders are bringing classic cocktail into 21st century

Chicago bartenders are taking liberties with proportions, base spirit substitutions and ingredient additions, resulting in an array of new ways to present the Old-Fashioned. → Read More

Yes, you can find a chic wedding dress and stay on budget. Chicago's best wallet-friendly bridal shops

Yes, you can get a great wedding dress that fits your budget. Three essential Chicago shops. → Read More

Need a cup of coffee? Consider your local shoe store.

From Gold Coast furniture shops to Bucktown shoes stores, retailers are building cafes to draw in and retain customers. → Read More

Need a cup of coffee? Consider your local shoe store.

From Gold Coast furniture shops to Bucktown shoes stores, retailers are building cafes to draw in and retain customers. → Read More

Where To Eat At Disneyland In Anaheim, California

Heading to Anaheim and wondering where to eat at Disneyland? This guide highlights the surprisingly sophisticated options inside and outside the park. → Read More