I live on the north side of Chicago and work in the Loop.

The neighborhoods I write about most often are East Lakeview, East Lincoln Park, and the old South Loop.  I also write about commuting (mainly on the bus or Brown Line), shopping, and walks in the parks, which are mostly confined to the lakefront and the Lincoln Park ponds.   I live in a vintage high-rise and work in a building that is well over a hundred years old.  Occasionally I write about architecture.

A former Hyde Parker, I still have friends there and occasionally write about Hyde Park and the University.

My husband has longstanding ties to nearby New Buffalo (MI), where we sometimes go for the weekend or day.  I’ve grown fond of this beautiful vacation area on the edge of the Great Lake, which is known for its low-key charm, spectacular lakefront (beaches, dunes, forests, and starry nights), and quirky but interesting social scene.  While there, we spend a lot of time tramping about nature preserves.  Posts about “Harbor Country” as it is called can be found by clicking on the word “Daytripping” in the “Browse by Category” section of the sidebar.

Celia
12 November 2013