The Hot List: Keep These 4 Experiences & Spots on Your Radar This Season

Tess Donelon | January 6, 2020 | Lifestyle

From cuisine to culture, discover what has the city buzzing this winter.


A Mag Mile staple since 1984, famed luxury boutique Cartier has officially reopened after an extensive renovation. Filled with light and accented with elements inspired by Chicago’s street grid, the 3,000-square-foot space beckons with the latest collections, including the bold new Clash de Cartier ($2,120-$13,700). 630 N. Michigan Ave.

She blew Chicago audiences away in Aida last year, and now Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili returns to the CSO in the much-anticipated Cavalleria Rusticana. Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an operatic performance you won’t want to miss. Feb. 6-8, tickets $36-$137, Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave.

With the opening of its first city location, Kohler Waters Spa provides a serene oasis for urban dwellers with state-of-the-art services and water-led amenities. Signature hydrotherapy treatments like Lavender Rain ($159) rejuvenate and re-energize. 2358 N Lincoln Ave.

To husband-and-wife team Rolf and Meg Pederson, street food is the best way to experience the true culinary style of a city. Enter Gadabout, their joint creation in Andersonville, whose elevated, nontraditional version of street food features dishes like grilled oysters with preserved lemon, and country ribs with unagi glaze and fresh mango slices. 5212 N. Clark St.

Photography by: Courtesy of Cartier