Why we love: Streeterville

Stats: 1 bed, 1 1/2 bath condo rental

As the voice behind The Fox & She--arguably one of the city's top fashion and lifestyle blogs-- sharing Blair's home with you is such a thrill. Not just because she's a blogging inspiration, but also because her sense of style is one of my personal guiding lights. Blair excels at balance: boho yet classic, muted yet colorful, conservative but unique. I could have picked her home out of a lineup of hundreds because she carries over her aesthetic so authentically. 

Knowing what's up in the city is also a big part of her job description, traveling far and wide for Chicago's most photogenic, delicious and/or noteworthy spots. 

How long have you lived in your home?
We've lived here about ten months.

Why did you originally move here?
Before moving to Streeterville we lived in Lincoln Park, but really wanted to live downtown before ultimately settling back in Lincoln Park. 

How long do you plan to live here?
I really have no idea! Two years maybe?!

What is your favorite part of your home?
Probably my little desk area. I love the natural light and looking out over the city from my desk. When we first saw this place, I though the little nook in the kitchen would be the perfect place for my desk. But after moving in, I hated staring at a wall all day, so I quickly moved the desk to its final resting place in front of the window. 

What is your least favorite part of your home?
We have zero storage--and not even a storage cage in the basement. It's a struggle to find a home for everything. 

What is your favorite part of your neighborhood?
We love the River Walk, and are there all the time. 

What is your least favorite part of your neighborhood?
Summer tourists! We live just off Michigan Avenue, so pretty much in the heart of it all. Dog walks can be a struggle when all I want is to walk in peace. 

What are you favorite local establishments?
Beatrix: My favorite brunch, especially the three grain and arugula salad
Union Sushi: The Old City Market roll is amazing
Howl & Hood: Great beer selection
BYOB drinks on the River Walk!

How do you get to work?
I put on my slippers and walk to my desk--working from home is great!

Where do you grocery shop?
Trader Joe's and Whole Foods are both very close. 

Where do you plan to move next?
We'll move back to Lincoln Park when we're ready to start a family since it's such a family-oriented area. 

Are you friends with your neighbors?
Honestly, no. We have a lot of older people that live on our floor--one neighbor does exercises in the hallway! 

Does your neighborhood feel safe?
Yes, definitely. We've had no issues. 

What is the general vibe of your neighborhood?
I'd say it's more relaxed than River North. If you want more action though, all you have to do is cross the street!

Are some areas of your neighborhood more favorable than others? 
I wouldn't want to live too much closer to the Lake because that means you're further away from everything else. 

 

Editor's note: If you're looking to buy or sell in Streeterville, give me a shout!