Where Do You Escape To?

April 28, 2012

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I know I’ve posted about the Baha’i Temple in Wilmette once before, but since it’s a spectacular place to visit in the Spring it bears revisiting (literally and figuratively). I hope everyone who reads my blog is lucky enough to have a place of refuge, and escape. We all need a sanctuary. I prefer public ones, like the Temple above, because I find strength in the idea that other people are sharing the same experience. It’s really cool that they let non-Baha’is like me hang out in the gardens and inside the temple itself. On a sunny spring day, the Baha’i Temple looks like what I imagine paradise to be.


I want to hear from you all where YOU like to escape to! Maybe it’s one of the many hotels, restaurants, or casinos affiliated with Total Rewards, the loyalty program run by Caesar’s Entertainment? I’m especially curious to hear from my Chicago readers where your favorite spots to escape are. Maybe it’s Fred’s at Barneys, or a special spot on the shore of Lake Michigan.


I want to know, so please leave a comment and tell me where you like to escape!


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  1. Great photo!
    I love escaping to the atrium of the Chicago Cultural Center on Michigan and Randolph when I’m hanging in the loop. So pretty, inspiring architecture, fantastic views of Millennium Park, and beautiful stained glass and moldings. If you haven’t been, make sure to go check it out.
    I also love hanging in the lobby of the Palmer House and the top floor of the Harold Washington Library. When I need to be in nature, I love the Garfield Park and Lincoln Park Conservatories as well as the South Shore Cultural Center.

  2. Libraries…Chicago Public, Newberry, Oak Park, all marvelous!

  3. Love this question. It reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Art Institute is my sanctuary…and any book store (especially indies) or forest preserve. People watching and window shopping are so much fun in Chicago!

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