LANDSCAPES

PUMP ROOM: CHICAGO

If you find yourself in Chicago, you must have a drink at the Pump Room at the Public Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood. Sure, it's a famed celebrity haunt, but the current decor (by hotelier Ian Schrager) makes it a worthwhile stop.

I love the lighting!

I love the lighting!

The hotel was previously named the Ambassador East, where some famous scenes in one of my favorite Hitchcock movies, "North by Northwest", were shot.

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Fabulous wall decoration.

Fabulous wall decoration.

The Gold Coast is a fabulous neighborhood that hugs Lake Michigan. I highly recommend strolling its wide streets, taking in the gorgeous brownstones and townhouses, including this art deco gem.

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Detailing on the facade

Detailing on the facade