Posts Tagged ‘Oak Park’

French snob

May 11, 2011

Yes, I’m a totally a French snobby snob when it comes to French Onion Soup.

Winberie’s, French Onion Soup, Oak Park

I happened to find myself in Oak Park last week for a meeting that ended right at lunch time, so I made a pit stop at Winberie’s before I caught the Green Line back to the city. It’s a cozy place that’s great to eat solo.

Oh, and I had the BEST French Onion Soup of my life. That completely made the hour and half train ride worth it.


Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio

December 14, 2010

The weekend was filled with rain and a blizzard, but we managed to taking a walking tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park.

Built between 1889-1898, this was Wright’s first home where he lived there for the next 20 years. The home was continually changing and evolving as his family grew (six kids!) and his studio changed. It was filled with the lovely woodwork that seems to be in so many homes in the Chicagoland area and you can really see the very beginning of his style. Wright took advantage of height in this home, with lovely coved ceilings and a children’s playroom that is not to be missed.

If you are in the area, make this is stop. It’s worth the trip to the burbs, as Oak Park is pretty darn charming.

* Inside photos via the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.