We did find this REALLY cute shop just a few blocks from our hotel. It's called P.O.S.H. and the website is: http://www.poshchicago.com/ . This lovely shop has wonderful European flea market finds. Restaurant china and hotel silver. Lots of cool tabletop and gift finds. The shop has a "French feel" but is not overdone (candles/scents) like some stores. I fell in love with several original old floral paintings that were found in Belgium flea markets. If I had an open wallet, I'd have bought 6-8 of them! Instead, I bought a cool Chicago tea towel and some misc. paper items.
This was a "hot" nightspot near our hotel. I liked the cute winking girl. This place was packed in the evenings. We never went there......maybe next time!
Below are a few photos taken directly north of our hotel. This is a historic property that has been turned into a private club. The entire home, yard, and buildings have been expertly restored. They even had an incredible 30's Cadillac limosine just sitting in the driveway. Very ritzy!