Sorry Design's Guide To Chicago

We heart Chicago. So many amazing restaurants, one-of-a-kind cultural destinations and streets that are rich in history. And what better way to explore the Windy City than through the lens of a local creative? That's why we're asking the talented, independent artists that comprise our new online art shop to take us through their perfect Chicago day. 

Up first: the print and design duo Marc Howell and Luke Paisley of Sorry Design. As designers, illustrators and printers, Marc and Luke create well-designed handmade goods and wares, from apparel to screen prints. 

Explore their Chicago favorites and then head over to @artistsframe or @sorrydesign on Instagram to learn more about how you can win their Bronze Lion print, (expertly framed using our Poster Special!) now through October 27, 2017. We're giving it away to celebrate the launch of our independent art shop, a handpicked collection of unique prints from talented Chicago artists. (We sell all these prints, Marc + Luke's included, both online and in our Lincoln Park showroom.) 

Sorry Design's Perfect Chicago Day

MORNING

1. Garfield Park Conservatory - 300 N. Central Park Avenue

We'd start the day at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Built in 1908, this place is a bit of a time warp and full of amazing plant life. It's worth the trip to just to see the desert house. 

Image via @gpconservatory

Image via @gpconservatory

2. Architectural Artifacts - 4325 N. Ravenswood Avenue

This place is a great source of inspiration. You never know what new things will pop up. It could be anything from antique Italian signage, vintage foosball tables from Argentina or an actual piece of a Louis Sullivan building.  

AFTERNOON

3. The Winchester - 1001 N. Winchester Avenue

If the Winchester was further north in the city, you'd have to wait days to eat there. Fortunately, it's not and we think you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to eat in Chicago for a similar price. 

Image via @thewin_stagram

Image via @thewin_stagram

EVENING

4. California Clipper - 1002 N. California Avenue

A 1930s era bar that doesn't seem to have changed all that much in 80 years. We personally love that you can spend the night here drinking $14 cocktails or $3 Genie Cream Ale's.

Image via @californiaclipper

5. Archie's -  2600 W. Iowa Street

As a proud dog dad, having a bar you can take non-human friends to is really important. Plus, the Hamm's is always on special and the pool is always free.

Image via Pete Del Re @archiesbar

Image via Pete Del Re @archiesbar

Want to follow along with our local picks? Follow us on Instagram or check out our full map of #weheartchicago favorites here.

And stay tuned, we'll be continuing to share perfect Chicago days with the artists from our online shop over the coming months. 

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