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Уникатни активности во Lake Michigan

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Forge a Silver Ring with a Silversmith
At this time, I am requiring all guests to be fully vaccinated *and boosted* against COVID-19 by the time of their workshop and to provide proof of vaccination. In this workshop, you'll make a sterling silver ring through the silversmithing "fabrication" technique. Learn the basics of texturing metal, forming metal with mandrels and hammers, soldering (yes, you'll play with fire!), and decorative finishing and leave with a beautiful handmade ring that will last a lifetime! This is not just some craft project. You will be working on the same tools that I use myself as a professional silversmith and your ring will be professional quality. It's always a fun evening! You'll be floored by what you can create! Other things to note: You will get plenty of ideas for rings during the class. I also encourage you to look at the photos in this experience as well as guest photos for ideas!
Glassblowing in an artist studio
We will be making a unique one of a kind glass paperweight. This hot glass paperweight is shaped using glass tools. Pull and shape the color patterns in this fun experience. Meet us in our small gallery where you will be taken on a tour of a working glassblowing studio. We make barware and art for hotels in our hotshop. After a quick intro to glassblowing and the techniques used, you will be given one on one instruction while creating your glass paperweight. Feel free to bring your camera, fun photo opportunities are to be had! The experience will end with a question and answer time in our gallery. Please wear cotton clothing and closed toed shoes. Guests must come back 2 days later to pick up their glass piece or arrange to have it shipped (we currently only ship within the United States). **Closed Toed Shoes & Cotton Clothing are required to enter the building** Face masks are optional.
Lifestyle City Photo Shoot/Tour
Standing in front of a camera can be quite intimidating. With experience both in front of and behind the lens, I will always do my best to help you capture the best natural travel photos in the city of Chicago. Worried about how you'll look? Don't be! I will always show you the photos before moving forward. During this experience I will not only help you receive beautiful photos but I will also try to teach you insight about modeling and photography. This experience will be ideal for individuals who are looking for a city tour but would also love to capture some scenic travel and portrait images. I love to build positive connections with others, so this is great for someone who wants to be more engaged and collaborative with their guide. I will be using a Sony DSLR to capture your candid and lifestyle moments. This includes both portraits and full body shots. If you would like to learn more about the editing process or a photographer's guides, let me know and I am more than happy to share my knowledge. You will select 3 images for edits & receive all unedited photos (usually 250+). Editing does not include body manipulation, but can be requested for an additional charge. If you do not see a time that works for you on the calendar, please send me a message! I do accept larger parties! This is NOT a private photoshoot unless it is booked as a private session.
Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht
Our sailing experience begins at Monroe Harbor right in downtown Chicago. Guests will enjoy a captained cruise on our sailing yacht, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37. We will cast off and motor out to Lake Michigan where we will set sail to a favorable course. Bring your favorite food and drinks, listen to music, relax, and take in the views of our city’s iconic buildings from the lakefront. The courageous can try their hand at the helm and rigging the sails-Captain Greg is a volunteer sailing instructor for a local non-profit and enjoys sharing his knowledge. On hot days be sure to bring a bathing suit to swim in the lake to cool off. Please feel free to inquire about custom bookings. We have hosted engagements, bachelorette parties, corporate outings and many more memorable events! Things to note: Other Airbnb guests will potentially join your public booking unless you reserve the entire boat privately. There are six open spots on a first book first serve basis. We only wait 15 minutes at the dock for a late guest out of courtesy for timely guests. We only cancel for lightning and will refund everyone. If you tend to get motion/seasick, or have a hangover, take motion medication 30 minutes prior.
Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors of the Chicago Loop
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs! Some things to note: Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella. Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!

Сите активности во близина на Lake Michigan

Forge a Silver Ring with a Silversmith
At this time, I am requiring all guests to be fully vaccinated *and boosted* against COVID-19 by the time of their workshop and to provide proof of vaccination. In this workshop, you'll make a sterling silver ring through the silversmithing "fabrication" technique. Learn the basics of texturing metal, forming metal with mandrels and hammers, soldering (yes, you'll play with fire!), and decorative finishing and leave with a beautiful handmade ring that will last a lifetime! This is not just some craft project. You will be working on the same tools that I use myself as a professional silversmith and your ring will be professional quality. It's always a fun evening! You'll be floored by what you can create! Other things to note: You will get plenty of ideas for rings during the class. I also encourage you to look at the photos in this experience as well as guest photos for ideas!
Chicago Photography and Walking tour with a local
Explore Chicago through the eyes of a local! We will meet at Union Station— which is the perfect point to access anywhere in the city. Unless you/the group has other preferences or special requests, here’s the default itinerary: 1. Millenium Park (where the iconic Bean sculpture is!) 2. Grant Park (to see Buckingham Fountain) 3. The Wrigley Building (my favorite building in the city!) 4. Chicago Riverwalk 5. Navy Pier *method of travel between destinations will be walking unless public transportation is preferred My goal for this tour is for all of you to step away feeling like you know Chicago in a deeper light with greater insight into this city than the average tourist. As we explore the city together, I will answer any questions you may have while also sharing some interesting fun facts about The Windy City! Along the way, I would be happy to take photos of you/your group as I have a background in photography as well. Want a full on photo shoot? No problem :) I absolutely love meeting new people and love creating connections with people all over the world— so not only will you learn some things about Chicago, but I would love to hear more about where you are coming from! Please reach out to me with any questions you may have or any accommodations I can provide, and I look forward to meeting you!
Gangsters and Ghosts Tours
One of the best ways to really acquaint yourself with the infamous city of Chicago is to do it from the streets, through a guided Chicago Gangster Tour or Ghost Tour, detailing the crimes, deals, and charisma that made the city what it is today. We offer a 2 for 1 deal, hosting historically-based guided tours of Chicago’s gangers AND ghost stories, right from the Chicago Loop Vice District. Other things to note Bring your camera!
Glassblowing in an artist studio
We will be making a unique one of a kind glass paperweight. This hot glass paperweight is shaped using glass tools. Pull and shape the color patterns in this fun experience. Meet us in our small gallery where you will be taken on a tour of a working glassblowing studio. We make barware and art for hotels in our hotshop. After a quick intro to glassblowing and the techniques used, you will be given one on one instruction while creating your glass paperweight. Feel free to bring your camera, fun photo opportunities are to be had! The experience will end with a question and answer time in our gallery. Please wear cotton clothing and closed toed shoes. Guests must come back 2 days later to pick up their glass piece or arrange to have it shipped (we currently only ship within the United States). **Closed Toed Shoes & Cotton Clothing are required to enter the building** Face masks are optional.
Candle Making Class on Magnificent Mile in Chicago
We provide an instructor led soy wax candle making class. We provide all the supplies - soy wax, candle vessels, 19 fragrances to choose from, candle wick, jar labels, etc. We walk through them through entire process of making a candle. Added bonuses: - Parking discounted to $10 - $27 value - BYOB or complimentary wine - Shipping option if customer doesn't want to wait on the candle to cure. - 15% discount off any retail products in the store After completing your candle, it takes up to 1.5 hours to cool down. While it's cooling, go enjoy shopping and food at nearby restaurants and shops. *If you are in the last class of the day, your candle won't be ready for pick up until the following day.*
Explore hidden bars in Chicago
Chicago offers a lot of hidden bars for night owls. We will start the night at my favorite hidden gem in West Loop, we will spend about one hour here then head to the next bar which is an 8 minute walk. Some of the bars have secret entrances so be ready for a fun night. The bars have amazing cocktails, beers, non-alcoholic drinks, good music and a good ambiance. There are plenty of secret bars and unfortunately we cannot explore all of them in one night. However, I will share with you the location of other secret bars which you can visit later. Please be advised that drinks or food are NOT included. This is not prohibition level speakeasy tour, this is a chill bar hopping experience. I was not born in the early 1900s and don’t know anything about prohibition so don’t ask. Have a drink and relax. Please note the experience time says it lasts 3 hours but you are welcomed to stay at the bars as long as you like. If your preferred hour is fully booked, don't worry, bar fits a fair amount of people, send me a message. There are still some locations that may ask for your proof of vaccination to access the bars. Please bring it with you. A photo of your vaccination card is fine.
Lifestyle City Photo Shoot/Tour
Standing in front of a camera can be quite intimidating. With experience both in front of and behind the lens, I will always do my best to help you capture the best natural travel photos in the city of Chicago. Worried about how you'll look? Don't be! I will always show you the photos before moving forward. During this experience I will not only help you receive beautiful photos but I will also try to teach you insight about modeling and photography. This experience will be ideal for individuals who are looking for a city tour but would also love to capture some scenic travel and portrait images. I love to build positive connections with others, so this is great for someone who wants to be more engaged and collaborative with their guide. I will be using a Sony DSLR to capture your candid and lifestyle moments. This includes both portraits and full body shots. If you would like to learn more about the editing process or a photographer's guides, let me know and I am more than happy to share my knowledge. You will select 3 images for edits & receive all unedited photos (usually 250+). Editing does not include body manipulation, but can be requested for an additional charge. If you do not see a time that works for you on the calendar, please send me a message! I do accept larger parties! This is NOT a private photoshoot unless it is booked as a private session.
Spray 'n' Sip- Street Art & Aerosol Workshop
1. Guests join us at our space Studio W.I.P. and dive into the world of spray paint and urban art. All instruction is done by local artists. Each guest will go home with their very own piece of the mural to remember their night. 2. Upon entering guests can relax and enjoy our ever changing gallery. Feel free to bring a beverage. It's BYOB! Guests will unleash their inner street artist on a 50ft mural! This interactive workshop will turn guests into the artist and be guided along the way. Experimenting with lettering, stencils, aerosol, & cap technique guests will experience something truly unique. 3. Our main objective is to break down stereotypes that often are connected with spray paint. Guests will leave with curiosity and basic skills when applying aerosol to boot.
Sail Chicago's Lakefront on a Yacht
Our sailing experience begins at Monroe Harbor right in downtown Chicago. Guests will enjoy a captained cruise on our sailing yacht, a Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 37. We will cast off and motor out to Lake Michigan where we will set sail to a favorable course. Bring your favorite food and drinks, listen to music, relax, and take in the views of our city’s iconic buildings from the lakefront. The courageous can try their hand at the helm and rigging the sails-Captain Greg is a volunteer sailing instructor for a local non-profit and enjoys sharing his knowledge. On hot days be sure to bring a bathing suit to swim in the lake to cool off. Please feel free to inquire about custom bookings. We have hosted engagements, bachelorette parties, corporate outings and many more memorable events! Things to note: Other Airbnb guests will potentially join your public booking unless you reserve the entire boat privately. There are six open spots on a first book first serve basis. We only wait 15 minutes at the dock for a late guest out of courtesy for timely guests. We only cancel for lightning and will refund everyone. If you tend to get motion/seasick, or have a hangover, take motion medication 30 minutes prior.
Party In Chicago With A Nightlife Pro
Fall in love with Chicago's captivating nightlife one dance floor at a time! We will start the night at Joy District one of the many unique, early venues in the city for pre-game and drinks . Later in the evening, we will move to one of the fully immersive, world-renowned late-night nightclubs like Soundbar, Tao or Spy bar. On any given night you will be treated to an up-close in personal experience with touring artists, Chicago's top DJ's, performers, and host. Drinks and Vip express entry are included at all 3 venues for the night.
Explore Dazzling Architecture Interiors of the Chicago Loop
Take the architecture tour voted #1 by TripAdvisor users! We will be taking a leisurely 2-hour walk exploring some of the most beautiful and often overlooked buildings in downtown Chicago, both outside and inside, and learning about the most important and interesting parts of Chicago's architectural history. Visitors often don't know where to go, or even where they're allowed. This experience takes them inside places they'd never even consider, to show off more than 100 years of architecture as it developed here in the Windy City -- including stunning stained glass, atrium-like spaces, 19th century skyscrapers, and more! Great tour for photographers and travel buffs! Some things to note: Bring a camera -- this is an AWESOME way to practice your architecture photography! Also, dress for the weather, and if it's raining, bring an umbrella. Also, please note that if you provide a non-US phone number as your day-of contact number, we **CANNOT** call you if you're lost or late!
Goat Walk
We will meet at my homestead in the deep, lush forests of Northern Michigan. First, there will be an informative time and introduction to the goats and the lifestyle of keeping them. Next, we will then join the goats, on foot, as we venture out onto the surrounding trails through the forest scape . There will be time and space to observe and interact with the goats as they walk along with us, eat and browse the greenery available. As we progress down the cleared paths there will time for more Q&A, an offering of some type of storytelling, poetry, history of goats or nature wisdom transmission from Nicole to guests. There will also be at least a brief time for noble silence, a time quiet for simple reflection and enjoyment of the surrounding nature. Upon our return, we will celebrate and en~joy local and seasonal refreshments which highlight the goats contribution to humans through their delicious milk. We serve you goat milk yogurt, local fruit and honey and locally made sourdough bread with goat cheese. We sip on either hot or iced organic teas, depending on the temps outside. During this time we discuss the food and also share stories of life, guests and hosts alike.
Experience Chicago's Most Iconic Dive Bars
Come with me as we explore some of Chicago's most iconic dive bars in the historic neighborhood of Wicker Park. Along the way, we’ll stop at dives that have been been featured in famous books, movies, and album covers, and travel to a long-standing gem that boasts being one of Chicago’s first live music venues. Throughout, I'll provide historical notes and stories that'll make walking inside each bar feel that much more special!
Chicago Craft Brewery Barrel Bus Tour
Ride in a custom engineered Barrel Bus to taste different types of craft beer on this guided brewery tour. The Barrel Bus is replete with fine wood, a barrel shape, brass and copper fixtures, a gull-wing entrance door, and headlights / taillights from a 1915 Ford Model T. Visit 3 unique breweries for craft beer samples. Learn about beer production and barrel aging from one of Chicago's best nano-breweries. Guests will enjoy 45-55 oz. of craft beer in total throughout the experience.
Learn to dance salsa with a professional
Salsa Dance Classes You've always wanted to learn how to dance salsa...so here's your chance! You will learn the fun basics of salsa. We will also apply those salsa basics into a fun partner pattern that will have you looking good and feeling good. Join with your partner, friends, family, or even alone. This experience is great for groups, great for couples, and team building! At the end of class, we will do a fun recording of you dancing salsa so that you can show all of your friends. You will know the salsa basics well that you can dance it anywhere in the world.