21 February 2019
Motor Row: The One-Time South Michigan Avenue Destination For Automobiles
Most think of Detroit as the birthplace of the automobile, but Chicago is where America fell in love with it. Keep reading to learn more about the street dedicated to the automobile industry.
14 February 2019
The Best Hat Made | Optimo Hat Co.
You'll find the home to one of the most beautifully crafted hats money can buy just a few blocks away from 1000M.
12 February 2019
Tidy Up Your Life
Ready to tidy up your life? Here are our favorite tips from Marie Kondo’s methods.
7 February 2019
The Art Of Grant Park
How much do you know about Chicago's many public sculptures? Today we take a look at some of the most iconic works of art located in Chicago's front yard.
31 January 2019
Level 72: Wake Up In The Sky (Deck)
Read on to discover what makes the one-of-a-kind rooftop getaway such an integral part of the 1000M living experience.
24 January 2019
A Brief History of The Art Institute of Chicago
How much do you know about the Art Institute's origins? Continue reading to learn about the humble beginnings of the world class museum.
17 January 2019
The Level 11 Spa: Saunas Aren't Just For Pampering
Saunas aren't just for relaxation. Read on to learn about the health benefits and why you should fit some quality sauna time into your busy schedule.
15 January 2019
Four Healthy Habits for 2019
Looking for a few more resolutions for the new year? Check out our top four healthy habits to explore in 2019.
10 January 2019
OAK STREET CHIC: A GUIDE TO LUXURY RETAIL IN CHICAGO
For a more luxury product, beauty-seekers should venture to Chicago’s Oak Street District. Those that have never been to Oak Street should think of it as Chicago’s Rodeo Drive. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the district features over 30 boutiques from many of the most prestigious bespoke brands.
8 January 2019
January Blues: Why Color Palette Matters
The 1000M interiors, carefully crafted by Kara Mann, utilize color palette to create a harmonious, open atmosphere.
3 January 2019
Explore Chi-eats During Chicago Restaurant Week
Chicago Restaurant Week is the opportunity to explore Chicago through its wonderful selection of culinary cuisine. Over 390 restaurants are participating this year and it begs the question, “where should I dine?”
28 December 2018
Celebrate New Year's in Chicago
Looking for some spectacular ways to celebrate 2019? Chicago has some of the best soirées, parties and events to celebrate.
26 December 2018
The Joys of Winter Greenery
As the cold sets in to Chicago and the sky darkens closer to 4:00, it’s easy to slip into winter doldrums. On Level 72, our Winter Garden teems with plantlife year round, allowing residents to soak in the mental and physical benefits of indoor greenery.
20 December 2018
Chicago: Nothing but the Best
Chicago was voted the best big city for a second time by Condé Nast Traveler readers. So what makes the Windy City so popular? Here are a few of our favorite reasons.
13 December 2018
Take the Plunge: The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
With ancient roots, hydrotherapy has a rich past and plenty of benefits. Check out how 1000M residents can incorporate it into their regular routine at the 1000M Spa.
11 December 2018
Shout It From The Rooftops: The Shifting Ethos Atop Buildings
The evolution of rooftop amenities is gathering increasing momentum; read all about 1000M's Level 72 from our latest Forbes spotlight.
4 December 2018
The Art of Hygge
Even amidst the Midwest winter gloom, hygge helps us celebrate and embrace the season. Read more about the history and benefits of hygge on the blog
27 November 2018
Preserving Chicago's Stories
The stories that come from its people are preserving the image of Chicago, and one organization is looking to preserve those stories.
21 November 2018
Embracing Chicago Winter
Holiday pop-ups, a NYE fireworks spectacular and a music festival at the Art Institute of Chicago are just some of the reasons to plan a staycation in Chi-town during the winter season.
19 November 2018
Thanksgiving in Chicago
As November comes to a close, Chicago residents are preparing their schedules and stomachs for Thanksgiving. Balancing family, travel and food can easily cause chaos; here’s how 1000M residents can enjoy the holiday stress-free.
6 November 2018
Make a Scene: Theatre in Chicago
On any given night, residents of 1000M can enjoy an intimate performance at one of several storefront theaters across the city or witness the fantastic productions offered just steps away from 1000M.
30 October 2018
Chicago: Comedy's Breeding Ground
Whether it’s sketch, stand-up or improv, Chicago has all the resources for those looking to hone their comedy craft. It begs the question: how did Chicago become THE destination for comedy?
24 October 2018
When 1000M's Sales Center finally opened its doors last fall, Kim Rice and Kurt Bonatz were among the first homebuyers. The couple gave us a glimpse into what attracted them to 1000M.
23 October 2018
Essence of India at 1000M
Just this weekend, guests were invited to the 1000M Sales Gallery for an exclusive preview of some of the luxury finishes and floor plans by Kara Mann, hosted by event planner Jigna Gandhi and Chicago real estate agent Cheena Chandra. Take a closer look at our Essence of India event.
18 September 2018
On the Right Path: Chicago's Best Tours
What makes tourism in Chicago exceptional? The rich variety of ways to authentically experience the city. Not all attractions are reserved for tourists either; some Chicago locals might even learn a thing or two.
6 September 2018
Life on Lake Michigan
At 1000M, the views of Lake Michigan are unparalleled, and everything Chicago’s lakefront has to offer is only steps away.
4 September 2018
The Time of The Opera Season
Chicago’s Lyric Opera 2018/2019 season is nearly upon us, kicking off with a free outdoor performance at Millennium Park. In the spirit of renewing classics, here is a brief history of opera in Chicago.
23 August 2018
WHERE CITY AND NATURE MEET: A HISTORY OF GRANT PARK
Located right on the edge of Chicago’s iconic Grant Park, 1000M offers sweeping views of the expansive green space. Read all about the history of “Chicago’s front yard” on the blog.
21 August 2018
Exploring Art at 1000M
With its proximity to museums, institutions, and public art installations, 1000M is the perfect anchor point for exploring Chicago’s ever-expanding art ecosystem — especially as the fall season gets underway.
14 August 2018
The 1000M Nightlife
For those evenings when residents are eager to explore what the neighborhood has to offer, there’s no need to wander far to find a host of fabulous night-life options.
11 July 2018
At the heart of the wellness offerings is 1000M’s 11th floor Spa, which has a number of innovative features not found in any other condo building in Chicago.
3 July 2018
Celebrating Independence Day in True Chicago Fashion
There are more than just firework displays in store for those in Chicago this holiday.
28 June 2018
1000M Library Lounge
No matter what you’re reading, the 1000M Library is the perfect place to curl up with a great book and enjoy the views.
26 June 2018
The Himalayan Salt Room: Alternative Medicine with Integrity
The Wellness Center inside 1000M provides therapeutic experiences from across the world and exclusive to 1000M — including the only Himalayan Salt room within the Chicago city limits.
21 June 2018
CHILL OUT: THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION
Struggling with stress? Read all about the benefits of meditation and the 1000M Spa, with a spotlight on Chill Chicago, a local meditation, yoga and massage studio.
19 June 2018
How to Get the Most Out of Summer in Chicago Parks
For 1000M residents, amazing summer activities are just a short walk away. Here’s our top list for upcoming events in the 1000M neighborhood.
12 June 2018
Art-In-Buildings at 1000M: Ben Murray
Dear Cultural Connoisseurs, today we’re back with the second installment of Art-In-Buildings at 1000M. If you missed our first post, we’re covering the world-class collection of contemporary art currently on display at the award-winning 1000M Sales Gallery. For this second installment, we will be discussing Ben Murray and his piece, Hall (2015), part of his series of paintings In Life Review, which was exhibited at Monique Meloche Gallery in 2017. Hall is currently installed in Conference Room #2 of the 1000M Sales Gallery.
5 June 2018
The Level 11 Spa: On Wellness and Being
No doubt you’ve seen the press about the exquisite Spa at 1000M, part of the sprawling 40,000 square feet of amenities provided by the ultra-luxury condominium tower. Let’s dive deeper into details of the Spa and the host of other wellness offerings unique to 1000M.
31 May 2018
Inquiry 01: Art and Politics is a Human Affair
On the evening of May 23rd, a crowd gathered at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership located just up the street from 1000M, for the opening of Inquiry 01: a group exhibition by the first cohort of the Chicago Jewish Artists Fellowship.
17 May 2018
The James Beard Awards: Celebrating Chicago's Thriving Food Scene
Chicago not only had the pleasure of hosting the 2018 James Beard Awards, but also boasts some of the world’s greatest restaurants, all surrounding the 1000M neighborhood.
15 May 2018
Perfect Wine, Forever Views and Radical Thinking
If you’re an oenophile, you take your wine seriously. That doesn’t just mean choosing the right bottle and perfect pairing; it simply must include the way the wine is stored, handled and served. Here at 1000M, we relish every last detail of connoisseurship.
10 May 2018
The 1000M Sun Deck: A Luxury Getaway
Amidst the chaotic bustle of the city, there’s nothing like a relaxing escape to refresh and restore. For residents of 1000M, a luxurious getaway is only an elevator ride away.
3 May 2018
Grant Park Music Festival: A Beloved Chicago Tradition
Since 1935, the Grant Park Music Festival has been an integral piece of Chicago’s culture, celebrating a wide array of musicians and composers from around the world. In a city filled with artistic expression, the Festival stands alone as a quintessential summer tradition within 1000M’s vibrant neighborhood.
24 April 2018
The Level 11 Gardens - One Among 1000M's Bountiful Amenities
1000M offers an extensive, curated collection of amenities — with nearly 30,000 square feet on Level 11 alone, including the pristine Gardens. What makes the Gardens spectacular as well as unique, is the design’s ability to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor environments. With their lush outdoor space ideally suited for dining, drinking and socializing, the walls and tree canopies enclose the spaces to create a sense of natural tranquility... creating a luxurious paradise hidden from the surrounding urban environment that lives just beyond the Gardens’ walls.
20 March 2018
Chicago Architectural Biennial and Beyond
In a city that is home to numerous design firsts, it’s hardly surprising that some of the greatest minds in the field would gather here to discuss architecture and its historical significance. And with Chicago’s rich architecture history comes a number of significant buildings across the area. 1000M itself aims to add to that list, ushering in a new design era for Chicago. We delve more deeply into the architectural history of the city and ways that you can see the best of what your backyard has to offer.
1 March 2018
KARA MANN'S FAVORITE THINGS
As the designer of the 1000M residences and amenity spaces, Kara Mann hosted a presentation and mimosas at the 1000M Sales Gallery in February. Filling the room with awe and wonder, Mann discussed her design inspiration for the 74-story tower and notable interiors trends for 2018. To everybody’s delight, she offered gift bags stocked with a few of her favorite things, which we share with you here!
20 February 2018
AGORA: CONNECTING BEAUTY, CULTURE AND INDIVIDUALITY
Take a short stroll down to Michigan Avenue & Roosevelt Road and you will come upon an army of larger-than-life headless bronze statues. Although these giant sets of legs look to be caught in motion, they actually form Agora, a permanent installation by Polish artist, Magdalena Abakanowicz. Agora is one of 31 sculptural installations that populate Grant Park,[i] enriching our understanding of how the culture of Chicago is inextricably linked to a cosmopolitan sense of the world. Located directly across Michigan Avenue from 1000M, Agora is just one of the amazing sights in Grant Park, enhancing this wonderful stretch of the park to stroll among giants of nature, culture, art and history.
12 February 2018
CHINESE NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE DOG
Celebrate alongside the institutions of the Cultural Mile as Chicago ushers in the Chinese New Year starting on February 16th! From special orchestral showcases at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, to the much anticipated opening of the Art Institute’s exhibit, “Emperor’s and their Bronzes,” residents of 1000M need look no farther than their front yard to join in the festivities and herald the arrival of the Year of the Dog.
2 February 2018
Kara Mann Designs: Interior Vision Brought to Life at 1000M
Kara Mann Designs: Interior Vision Brought to Life at 1000M. Kara Mann’s interior design career is built on a certain brand of edgy classicism. Her celebration of both masculine and feminine elements within her work has made her one of the most sought-after interior designers in the country, and she now brings her signature styling to the fore at 1000M.
1 December 2017
Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | 10 Hottest Restaurants in the Chicago Loop
If you’re a foodie, you’ll know that there’s no shortage of outstanding restaurants in the Chicago Loop. But with all those options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you want a delicious weekend brunch, a quick lunchtime bite, or a sophisticated dinner, we’ve included the best of the best below, all located within a mile or two of 1000M.
28 November 2017
Discover City History on Lake Michigan | Columbia Yacht Club
While residents of 1000M will enjoy incredible views of Lake Michigan from their luxurious homes, imagine getting even closer to the lake by taking advantage of the nearby Columbia Yacht Club.
8 November 2017
Think you know the best of the cultural mile? | Classical music with a mission
With blues clubs to the south and the summer concert scene at Grant Park and Millennium Park to the north, 1000M sits in the center of a diverse musical world. But residents need stroll just a few blocks to the Chicago Symphony Center to see the performances of the Chicago Sinfonietta, which bills itself as most diverse orchestra in the country.
6 November 2017
Dîner en Blanc | Seeking Beauty In The Unexpected
Dîner en Blanc is an experience like little else. Combining mystery, prestige and absolute elegance, the event is an exceptional opportunity for residents of 1000M to connect with beauty. Dîner en Blanc, which translates to Dinner In White, began in France with François Pasquier in 1988. Pasquier was inspired by the simple but powerful motivation to share an elegant meal with close friends. One day, he spotted a couple in all white enjoying a bottle of champagne at a picnic table.
27 October 2017
Think You Know The Best of The Cultural Mile? | A Cocktail With A Story To Tell
1000M’s unparalleled amenities package has a variety of options for celebrating your favorite beverages, including a Wine Tasting Room with private wine storage, and Club 1000, which has a full-service bar. But sometimes 1000M’s neighborhood’s collection of diverse bars calls on your inner cocktail nerd. One with a particularly strong pull is Milk Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel (CAA).
10 September 2017
Discover Where Nature Meets the City | An Avian Treasure Hunt
Bird watching is a year-around treasure hunt that can take you all the over the world. Luckily at 1000M, you don’t have to venture far from your home’s porte-cochère to begin this unique pursuit. Grant Park, Chicago’s and your personal front lawn, has some crazy good opportunities for bird watching.
7 September 2017
Discover Where Nature Meets the City | A Change in Flight Plans: From An Airport to Bird Paradise
Keeping Grant Park pristine and unobstructed began after the initial declaration of natural preservation of Chicago’s lakeshore in 1836. Northerly Island, walking distance from 1000M, once housed Meigs Field Airport, which, after operating since 1947, came to an infamous end in 2013. While the controversial legacy of its nighttime shut down continues to raise eyebrows, new wings take to the sky on Northerly Island, which has become the best bird watching opportunity in Chicago’s bustling Loop.
26 February 2017
Think You Know the Best of the Cultural Mile? | Chicago Golf Guide
With Grant Park and Lake Michigan as your front yard, life at 1000M offers virtually endless outdoor possibilities. And if you’re a golfer, you’re in luck… Hop on a Divvy or take your own bike through the park and up the Lake Shore trail a few miles north to Chicago Park District’s Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course. Located at Waveland, this 9-hole course is a hidden sanctuary, offering amazing views of the lake, Montrose Harbor and the city skyline.