RPM Seafood is undoubtedly one of the premier seafood restaurants in the city, with sweeping Chicago River views and an incredible wine list with rare Easter egg bottles for less than market value. Savvy insiders know that the best way to experience everything RPM Seafood has to offer is at the exclusive four-seat counter. The sommelier experience pairs six to eight off menu courses like ruby red Spanish Carabineros prawns or Alba white true risotto with treasured bottles from the robust cellar. It’s like having a private chef cook just for you, and most dietary restrictions can be happily accommodated. 317 N Clark Street,


Galán means “handsome gentleman” in Spanish, and it’s the perfect name for Mexican-American stylist David Murga’s new showroom at 900 N Michigan Shops, where he will turn any man into a prince. “I’m not here to sell,” Murga said. “I’m here to style.” Available by appointment, Murga curates a dapper wardrobe selection for each client, complete with accessories, for whatever the occasion may be. He enjoys the creative challenge and pulls pieces from retailers within the mall and throughout the city to create the perfect look. “Your comfort zone is what undermines your success,” he said. Put your trust in Murga’s hands and you’ll be on every best-dressed list. 900 N Michigan Avenue, Level 6, @galanstyling

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L.A.-based fashion brand Anine Bing just opened its first-ever Chicago store in the Gold Coast, bringing the brand’s Scandinavian inspired minimalism to the Midwest with luxurious investment pieces and elevated wardrobe essentials that capture timeless style through a modern lens. For example, Anine Bing’s best-selling cotton-poplin Mika shirt rocks an oversized silhouette, dropped shoulder seams, and back pleats for an effortless, crisp, structured look and contemporary take on the classic white collared shirt. Bing’s fall collection includes blazers, denim, cashmere sweaters, sportswear, and jewelry. “Our store showcases the Anine Bing lifestyle with immersive experiences including one-on-one styling and exclusive product offerings,” Bing said. 21 E Chestnut Street,


Helmed by seasoned superstar chef Carlos Gaytán, Ummo is a recently opened Italian contemporary haunt dedicated to the sweetness of seasonality, simplicity, and scratch-made regional Italian cuisine. The River North newcomer serves house recipe pastas alongside a selection of aged cheeses, fresh fish, and decadent meat dishes. Standouts include Wagyu beef tartare with pickled baby carrots and caramelized onion aioli; wood-fi red Mediterranean branzino accompanied by roasted tomatoes, capers, and salsa verde; and seven-year-aged risotto ai funghi, starring wild mushrooms, parm, and ten-year balsamic. There’s also a variety of meaty shareables, including a melt-in-your-mouth, 34-oz steak that’s been aged for 50 days and served with braised olive oil garlic and charred radicchio. 22 W Hubbard Street,


theWit, a Hilton Hotel, has long had a reputation as a party hotel, but after unveiling a top-to-bottom renovation by Jackie Koo of KOO Architecture this summer, the hotel is all grown up, shining with a newfound sophistication. All 310 guest rooms and suites have been redesigned with a more soothing color palette in warm earth tones with bold modern accents and super soft terry towels and bathrobes. ROOF on theWit still reigns as the hottest rooftop party destination for bottle service, lively DJs, a retractable rooftop, and a revamped food menu by beloved Chicago chef Michael Taus. After a late night out, a soothing full body massage at Spa@theWit is just what the doctor ordered. 201 N State Street,