30 June 2020

4th of July in Chicago

4th of July in Chicago is undeniably looking different this year. To help with inspiration, here’s just a few ideas on how to spend 4th of July in Chicago.

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25 June 2020

Venues, Museums and More Opening in Phase 4

Starting tomorrow, Chicago is officially entering Phase 4 of Governor Pritzer’s reopening plan — so here's our favorite venues and museums now opening.

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23 June 2020

Planning Your Navy Pier Staycation

As we re-enter the world and appreciate parts of the city we’ve been missing, Navy Pier is the perfect place for planning your own staycation.

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19 June 2020

Our Favorite Hiking Near Chicago

Here are just a few of our favorite hiking spots an hour away (or less) from Chicago, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy a reprieve in nature.

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16 June 2020

Comedy From Your Couch

This week we’re bringing a list of ways to enjoy local comedy from your couch, from Zoom open mics to livestreams and more.

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11 June 2020

Chicago's First Drive-In Movie Theater Opens

The perfect, nostalgic summer social distancing activity? Spending a night at Chicago's newly opened, first ever drive-in movie theater.

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9 June 2020

Chicago Restaurants Open for Outdoor Dining

Ushering in Chicago's Phase 3 reopening plan, here are the early bird restaurants in Chicago officially open for outdoor dining.

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28 May 2020

Best Summer Takeout from Chicago Restaurants

Get geared up for the summer season with the best takeout available from our favorite Chicago restaurants. Learn more here.

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26 May 2020

Gin 101 with Kai Wilson

We spoke with Kai Wilson, Restaurant Manager and Beverage Baron at Mercat a la Planxa, to learn all things Gin 101 and how to up your DIY mixology skillset.

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21 May 2020

Styling Tips from Kara Mann

Inspired by spaces within 1000M, interior designer Kara Mann shares her styling tips that can transform a room (even during shelter-in-place).

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15 May 2020

How to Help Houseplants Thrive with Sprout Home

To kickstart your new hobby, we spoke with expert Stephen Hill at Sprout Home to break down how you can help houseplants prosper and thrive.

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12 May 2020

Farm Fresh Produce Delivery with Chicago CSAs

With an increased penchant for cooking during COVID-19, farm fresh produce delivery in the form of local Chicago CSAs is the perfect solution.

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7 May 2020

Explore the Work of Frida Kahlo Like Never Before

Google Arts and Culture has put together one massive Frida Kahlo digital exhibit, where you can explore her work like never before.

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5 May 2020

Become an At-Home Mixologist with To-Go Cocktail Kits

You can still bring the craft booze and vibe of Chicago bars to your very own kitchen by becoming an at-home mixologist with to-go cocktail kits.

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30 April 2020

Bring Back the Sunday Drive

At a time when we’re all aching for stimulation and sights to see, the Sunday drive is the perfect (and nostalgic solution).

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23 April 2020

Take Local Chicago Brews To-Go

Not sure if beer is an essential supply? These breweries know it is - discover local Chicago spots that are offering tasty brews for delivery or pickup.

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21 April 2020

All Things At-Home Cinema

To navigate home movies outside of the traditional, we’re sharing our guide for all things at-home cinema during COVID-19.

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16 April 2020

DPAM is Going Digital

Last week, The DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) shared that they’re going digital, allowing arts and culture lovers alike to continue to Seek Beauty online.

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14 April 2020

Digital Farmer's Market Season is Here

While COVID-19 may pose a challenge, the spring season is still kicking off with digital farmer's markets making fresh produce available online.

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9 April 2020

Getting Creative in Your Kitchen

During quarantine, we've seen people get creative with their home entertainment - and one place people are getting especially creative? In the kitchen.

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2 April 2020

Restaurants Offering Carryout during COVID-19

There’s still ample opportunity to support your local dining scene, with this list of our favorite spots offering takeout during COVID-19.

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31 March 2020

Online Yoga and Mindfulness

With the yogic and mindfulness community online, we’re spotlighting opportunities to find some peace and calm with gone-digital yoga classes.

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26 March 2020

The Cultural Mile Goes Digital

Local institutions have rallied to open their doors online, taking the cultural mile digital and sharing art with all sheltered-in-place right now.

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17 March 2020

At-Home Health and Wellness

It’s easy to feel stir-crazy with recent events, but even sticking inside, there are plenty of resources to keep you happy, healthy and well. 

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12 March 2020

Exploring the Chicago Mosaic School

As we Seek Beauty at 1000M, we often unearth nontraditional arts. Our most recent discovery? A hidden Chicago gem: the Chicago Mosaic School.

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5 March 2020

Music Venues in Chicago

We’re diving deep into the music venues in Chicago to discover what makes our local scene so standout, and the best places to experience it.

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3 March 2020

The Orchid Show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

The Orchid Show is the latest special exhibit at the Chicago Botanic Garden, a suburban oasis home to sweeping acres of aromatic gardens.

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25 February 2020

Afternoon Tea in Chicago

Brunch may be the most popular way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends, but a new trend is hitting the hippest spots in the city: afternoon tea.

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20 February 2020

The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China

Co-presented in Chicago by Wrightwood 659 and the Smart Museum of Art, The Allure of Matter showcases material art from contemporary Chinese artists.

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18 February 2020

Greek Restaurants in Chicago

A buzzy location to explore culture, nightlife and dining, Greektown is home to some of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago. Here’s our top picks.

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13 February 2020

The Poetry Foundation Library

There’s no better place to read something beautiful than the Poetry Foundation Library, the Midwest’s only library dedicated to poetry.

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11 February 2020

Chicago Theater Week 2020

Just around the corner is Chicago Theater Week, a ten-day event promoting discounted tickets to more than 100 performances at theaters across the city.

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6 February 2020

South Loop Wine Bars

Our new favorite luxury drinking experience? The wine bar — a trend flourishing in the wining and dining scene of the South Loop, where 1000M is located.

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28 January 2020

Magdalena Abakanowicz at Tate Modern

In celebration of Magdalena Abakanowicz’s work, the Tate Modern is hosting a major retrospective, on display this summer.

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23 January 2020

Eternal Light at the Driehaus Museum

Currently at the Driehaus Museum, Eternal Light focuses on the iconic stained-glass work of this renowned Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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21 January 2020

Chicago Restaurant Week 2020

This year, the iconic Chicago Restaurant Week takes place from January 24 to February 9, allowing diners to expand their culinary and cultural horizons.

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9 January 2020

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

With the Art Institute only a short way away from 1000M, there’s still ample opportunity to indulge in Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

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7 January 2020

Tommy Gun's Garage

Tucked away in the South Loop, Tommy Gun’s Garage is an interactive speakeasy that dives deep into its gangster roots… through musical comedy.

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2 January 2020

Wellness Resolutions for 2020

As we make our New Years resolutions for 2020, placing emphasis on overall wellness will ensure we start the year strong.

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31 December 2019

New Years Eve in Chicago

This New Years Eve, the city is host to an array of dinners, events, parties and more. Here are just a few of our favorite happenings.

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23 December 2019

The Joffrey's Nutcracker: A Story For Everyone

We talked with Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director, about the The Joffrey Ballet’s interpretation of the classic tale, The Nutcracker.

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19 December 2019

Living in the Loop

1000M is located in the heart of Chicago’s burgeoning South Loop neighborhood, a neighborhood that is the prime place to live, work and play.

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17 December 2019

Art Classes in Chicago

This New Year, making it a resolution to sign up for an art class is a great way to exercise your mind and creativity, and have fun doing it. 

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10 December 2019

Moody Tongue Brewery in the South Loop

Moody Tongue is a local and international brewery and eatery that, just this year, made the move from Pilsen to our very own backyard in the South Loop.

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5 December 2019

Christkindlmarket Returns

Christkindlmarket has finally returned to Chicago. The German outdoor holiday market officially marks the start of the season.

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27 November 2019

Time Out Market Chicago

Time Out Market Chicago is the latest food hall in the game, redefining the phenomenon by bringing good eats and good culture in the same space.

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26 November 2019

The Arts Club of Chicago

Now over a century old, The Arts Club of Chicago is both a private club and a public exhibition space, perfect for a visit in the winter season.

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19 November 2019

Independent Bookstores in Chicago

In Chicago, independent bookstores bring warmth - and good reads - to each and every neighborhood in the grid. Here are our favorites.

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14 November 2019


Looking for the perfect thing to do on a snow day? Then look no further, because we’re sharing our favorite chilly weather activities across Chicago.

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12 November 2019

Our Neighbor Cinema: The Gene Siskel Film Center

Just around the corner from 1000M is The Gene Siskel Film Center, a cinematheque that truly lives up to the title. Learn more here.

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7 November 2019

Lightscape at the Chicago Botanic Garden

To usher in the winter holidays, the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting Lightscape, an enchanting and exclusive U.S. experience. Learn more here.

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31 October 2019

Halloween Event Roundup

Looking for the perfect event to attend tonight? Look no further - we’re bringing you a roundup of the best Halloween events happening across town.

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17 October 2019

Open House Chicago

Chicago's annual Open House Chicago festival is opening the doors of more than 350 impressive buildings across the city. Read more here.

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15 October 2019

Chicago Magic Lounge

The Chicago Magic Lounge on Chicago’s north side is a speakeasy-style club and lounge that’s bringing magic back to the city.

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3 October 2019

Apple Picking Near Chicago

It's that time of year again - we’re bringing you the expert’s guide to the best apple picking at apple orchards near Chicago. Read more here.

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26 September 2019

Chicago Gourmet by Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit is presenting Chicago Gourmet, a festival delivering a culinary tour de force that's taking place right across from 1000M. 

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12 September 2019

The Green Mill

Chicago's premier jazz club, The Green Mill, is a timeless, history-filled jazz club, and the perfect place to get swanky in the city. 

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10 September 2019

Stony Island Arts Bank

On Chicago’s South Side, the Stony Island Arts Bank found a new life as a vibrant community-focused hub for the arts. Learn more here.

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5 September 2019

Fall Arts Preview: Chicago Architectural Biennial

The Fall Arts Preview, a sneak peek at the latest and greatest events coming to Chicago this season, is a lineup you won’t want to miss. Read more here.

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29 August 2019

Best Chicago Breweries

Chicago and its neighborhoods have a lot of flavor and variety to offer to the local beer scene - read more about our favorite breweries here.

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27 August 2019

Free Museums in Chicago

Here are just a few of the free museums in Chicago, where doors are always open to experience the rich arts and culture that the city has to offer.

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15 August 2019

Buyer Spotlight: Pat Young

We sat down with real estate agent Pat Young to find out why 1000M has been such a hit with her and her clients.

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15 August 2019

Old School Developers Thinking Like Millennials

Luxe Expose recently shared real estate marketing teams using social and digital media in new, innovative ways, with a feature on 1000M. Read more here.

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13 August 2019

Cozy Up With A Browsing Of Residential Libraries Designed By Women

Recently, Forbes spotlighted residential libraries designed by women, with a feature on the 1000M Level 11 Library Lounge. Read more here.

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8 August 2019

Cooking Classes in Chicago

The best to indulge in a meal is to cook it yourself, so we’re bringing you the best cooking classes that Chicago has to offer. Read more here!

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31 July 2019

An Expert's Guide to the Chicago Riverwalk

We’re bringing you our expert’s guide to the Chicago Riverwalk, the pedestrian-and-boat-friendly hub at the center of the city. Read more here.

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30 July 2019

Best Farmers Markets in Chicago

We’re sharing the best farmers markets in Chicago to satisfy all your fresh food cravings⁠—because in the city, we love a little taste of the countryside.

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23 July 2019

Best Beaches in Chicago

Gorgeous Lake Michigan is Chicago's best amenity. We're bringing you our list of the best beaches in the city - read more here.

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11 July 2019

Buddy Guy's Legends

Buddy Guy’s Legends is a restaurant and live blues club opened in 1989 by the one and only Buddy Guy, located just around the corner from 1000M.

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9 July 2019

Manet and Modern Beauty at the Art Institute

Manet and Modern Beauty is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, only a stone's throw away from 1000M. Read to learn more and plan your visit.

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3 July 2019

Enjoy the Fourth of July Chicago Style

From festive food to outdoor drinks, here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy the Fourth of July.

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18 June 2019

Farm-To-Table Dinners Near 1000M

We know that people yearn to go back to the basics. A farm-to-table dinner is the perfect way to realign with nature in a way that's anything but.

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11 June 2019

Tequila 101

As part of 1000M's Spring Into Summer event series, we had beverage baron Kai Wilson talk all things Tequila 101. We're sharing more in case you missed it.

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6 June 2019

Chicago's Best Summer Festivals Near 1000M

There's nothing quite like summer in the city, when Chicago summer festivals are always happening - and sometimes, just around the corner.

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23 May 2019

Yinka Shonibare CBE at the Driehaus Museum

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is one of America's great Gilded Age mansions. Currently on exhibit there is A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE.

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21 May 2019

Grant Park Music Festival

The Grant Park Music Festival is right across from 1000M, giving residents access to the rich and engaging festival programming.

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16 May 2019

Patio Season in Chicago

When the first rays of summer sun hit the city, everyone knows what it means: the outdoor season has begun. We're sharing the best patio season dining spots near 1000M.

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9 May 2019

An Introduction to the American Writers Museum

The American Writers Museum celebrates and explores the influence of American writers through uniquely engaging exhibits.

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9 May 2019

1000M Michigan Avenue Barricade Giveaway

We’re hosting a giveaway around our amazing new Michigan Avenue barricade artwork. Read more for details.

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7 May 2019

Cheese 101

1000M recently hosted Erika Kubick, of Cheese Sex Death, to teach us about the art of cheese. In case you couldn’t join us for Cheese 101, Erika has some additional tips and knowledge that will help you lead your own amazing cheese tastings at home

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2 May 2019

Yoga and the City: Effects of a Mindful Practice

The Level 11 Sun Deck at 1000M outdoor yoga and meditation space is the perfect place to stretch in the sun, and take advantage of the surprising health benefits of yoga.

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30 April 2019

Cochon555: An Unmissable Culinary Experience

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25 April 2019

Behind the Scenes: Across the Pond

1000M went behind the scenes at the Joffrey Ballet to watch a rehearsal for Across the Pond, a performance from their 2018-2019 season.

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18 April 2019

Buyers Spotlight: Dr. Sam Koppula

In our latest blog, one of our buyers, Dr. Sam Koppula, shares with us what made 1000M stand out from other new developments, and which amenities she’s most looking forward to enjoying.

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18 April 2019

International Collection: Globally Inspired

In designing 1000M's International Collection, the development team drew inspiration from luxury towers throughout Europe, Asia and Canada.

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17 April 2019

Health Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

By improving your sleep habits utilizing these tips and 1000M's amenities, you're sure to get your best night's sleep - and some surprising health benefits.

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12 April 2019

Instagram Influencers Are Marketing Chicago Condos

Read Chicago Magazine's full article on Chicago real estate's most popular Instagram accounts, including a spotlight on 1000M.

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11 April 2019

Good Guys Wear Black: Best Bars for Sox Season

Any White Sox superfan knows that good guys wear black and needs a sports hub where fellow drinkers know the same. Here are the best game day spots for the Sox side of town.

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9 April 2019

Local Art: Current MCA Exhibits

The Museum of Contemporary Art allows visitors to escape the city and into themselves. Two exhibits currently at the MCA are Prisoner of Love and Big Camera, Little Camera.

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4 April 2019

Fly the W: Best Bars for Cubs Season in Chicago

Cubs season is just around the corner and so are the best spots for watching the big game. Here is a list of sports hubs that will have you cheering.

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2 April 2019

How to Approach the Spring Real Estate Market

The 1000M sales team shares strategies to help potential buyers approach the spring real estate market in Chicago.

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28 March 2019

The Level 11 Sun Deck | Vitamin D Without The Crowded Beach

Sun exposure has been blamed for causing premature skin wrinkling and skin cancer, but avoiding sunlight entirely can be just as bad.

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21 March 2019

Inclusive Urban Design

Tactile blocks, created by Japanese inventor Seiichi Miyake, have revolutionized the way those who are visually impaired interact with urban environments around the world.

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19 March 2019

Caffeine Buzz | Chicago's Best Coffee Shops

Learn about some of the best places in Chicago to get an artisanal caffeine experience.

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14 March 2019

Art at 1000M: How to Curate a Building Collection

We chatted with curator Jennie Lamensdorf to gain insight into what kind of effort went into selecting pieces for 1000M.

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7 March 2019

An Introduction To The Museum Of Broadcast Communications

One of the less talked about museums in Chicago, the Museum of Broadcast Communications is devoted to educating the public on the history of radio and television.

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5 March 2019

Art-in-Buildings at 1000M: How to Curate a Private Collection

When it comes to seeking beauty in their own home, 1000M residents can find inspiration in the privately curated art collection within the building itself. If residents are inspired by the art at 1000M and are looking to start their own collection, here a few steps to get started.

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26 February 2019

1000M: A Haven for Musicians

Diving into the music scene is one of the best ways to get involved with Chicago cultural happenings, and 1000M is the perfect hub for music enthusiasts and musicians to get connected and stay in the know.

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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.

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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.

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12 February 2019

Tidy Up Your Life

Ready to tidy up your life? Here are our favorite tips from Marie Kondo’s methods.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 January 2019


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.

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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.

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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?”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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23 August 2018


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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21 June 2018


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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1 March 2018


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!

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20 February 2018


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.

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12 February 2018


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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