With the implementation of this blog only a few months ago, it was a passion of ours to be a go-to-guide to all things Real Chicago- from the perspective of those who live Real Chicago each and every day. In its evolution over these past few months we have realized that, just as important to us as the “Real Chicago” experience of the”Real Chicagoian” is, in fact, the memories made by visitors from around the country and our surrounding neighborhoods– memories made when they visit this city and experience its magic.
The memories experienced by Real People in Chicago = Real Chicago… and we want to hear these stories. We want to share these stories!!
These stories are what epitomize the concept of Real Chicago— and with that idea in mind we’ve created, via this blog, a Real Chicago, Real People series. Of course we will continue to include the “insider’s scoop” per concierge recommendations, resident references, and staff picks- but we’d like to expand upon the quandary- “What does Real Chicago mean to you?”
We start off with a recent email submitted to The Drake Hotel for inclusion in the Real Chicago Blog. This email encompasses the essence of all the things we want our visitors to feel when they come to Chicago, not just The Drake Hotel.
Although it’s hard to fathom that summer has unofficially ended with the conclusion of Labor Day weekend, it’s even harder to contemplate the approach of the upcoming season. Some may think winter=snow, ice, cold….
We here at The Drake think Holidays— the cheer of the holidays— the cheer of family and friends, and the warmth one feels when they see a familiar face in an
oh so familiar place.
September 4, 2011
Thank you, Julie, for your contribution and taking our visitors on a warm and inviting walk through your Real Chicago memory. We hope this post inspires more people to submit their Real Chicago experience for inclusion in our Real Chicago ~ Real People Blog series- for every moment in this city is someone’s Real Chicago memory. Share yours.
To submit your memory for inclusion in the Real Chicago, Real People blog series, please email us your story. Your memory will be included in the blog that same week and your name will be entered into a drawing for a one night stay at The Drake Hotel. *Drawing to occur once The Drake receives 100 entries.