Principal of the all-woman firm Siren Betty Design, Nicole Alexander’s roster boasts some of the city’s most inviting interiors, from Celeste’s deco design to West Loop bed-and-breakfast The Publishing House. This summer, she adds a few more: Spice Road-inspired Kaliflower, Tortello Italian and City Hall, a chic event space. If anyone knows where to have a good time, it’s her.
Shop “A friend of mine owns a really cool shop in Logan Square called Wolfbait, which I always go to for locally made gifts.” 3131 W. Logan Blvd.
Lounge “Sleeping Village is a coffee house by day and live music bar by night. Super fun.” 3734 W. Belmont Ave.
Unwind “AIRE Ancient Baths has an outdoor relaxation pool, which is cool to sit in on a snowy day with the steam surrounding you.” 800 W. Superior St.
Pamper “We did the design for Solo Salon, and I like to pop in for an updo or a blowout.” 1134 W. Washington Blvd.
Eat “Our retro dive bar, Good Measure, has great music and food, plus the team really supports women in business.” 226 W. Chicago Ave.
Photography by: NICOLE ALEXANDER PHOTO BY RICHARD SHILKUS PHOTOGRAPHY/SIREN BETTY | AIRE PHOTO BY JUAN SERANO CORBELLA/AIRE | GOOD MEASURE PHOTO BY RICHARD SHILKUS/GOOD MEASURE | SLEEPING VILLAGE PHOTO BY SOMEODDPILOT/SLEEPING VILLAGE | SOLO SALON PHOTO COURTESY OF SOLO SALON | WOLFBAIT PHOTO BY CARISSA COUGHLIN/WOLFBAIT