THE FULLEST Guide to Chicago
Emma Zwissler — the owner of The Sunday Standard — brings us this month’s THE FULLEST Guide to Chicago. The Sunday Standard is a clean skincare line and beauty store nestled in Chicago’s Logan Square. Chicago is also her forever home and to say she’s obsessed with it as a city is an understatement. So, we think she’s definitely the most qualified person to be giving us all the hidden gems of the Windy City. Her best tip? Skip the city center and venture into the neighborhoods for a taste of what it means to be a Chicagoan.
The Hoxton Hotel is a great option for the creative traveler looking to be inspired. Located in the city’s up-and-coming Fulton Market District, this posh hotel features several on-site bars and restaurants (Chicago-legend Stephanie Izard hosts at Cabra, located on the rooftop of the Hoxton), and is nestled right in the middle of one of the city’s best restaurant scenes.
The Wicker Park Inn is a boutique bed and breakfast in the heart of trendy Wicker Park — a neighborhood full of great restaurants, vintage and boutique shops, art galleries, cafes, and nightlife. Situated in a historic home, the Wicker Park Inn offers nine luxurious guest rooms.
The Sunday Standard is an independent clean beauty and modern wellness boutique curated for the conscious consumer. Located in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, you’ll be able to browse clean skincare, fragrance, and health-forward pantry staples like THE FULLEST’s Warm Feelings™ saffron latte.
Our gorgeous lakefront is a must-see. Hit the beach, take a walk on the lakefront trail, or do as the locals do and bike to Belmont Harbor, where you can sit on the tiered concrete steps and take a refreshing swim.
Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the largest and most stunning botanical conservatories in the nation — sometimes called “landscape art under glass,” the Conservatory showcases thousands of plant species and is a great place to pop in during the colder months, considering its near-tropical indoor climate control.
Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, you’re sure to love the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s River Cruise, which offers a 90-minute tour of some of Chicago’s most famous and beautiful buildings, with a great view from the river that runs through the center of the city.