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Editor’s Letter: January means Recuperation

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Getting Back to You

A recent staycation at the new Conrad Hotel sparked the idea for January’s theme. As Chicagoans, we know that the months ahead will be icy and cold. Instead of wrapping ourselves in itchy wools and suffocating parkas, why not stay indoors? This is the perfect time to retreat, relax, and recuperate. After weeks of hosting house-guests, now is the time to take care of yourself. Spend an evening turning your bathroom into your dream spa. Or pack up a suitcase and check into a hotel for a quick staycation.

This month, we’re taking “me-time” to a new level with DIY and easy to follow hacks for creating your own calming space. For the braver soul, unbothered by this predictably frigid forecast, we’ve got itineraries for locals, packed with events.

We’ll also be revamping our weekly newsletter, including events to keep in mind for the year, month, and week.

You may have noticed new content has been a little ahem slow coming these days. Well, instead of dragging you from topic to topic, aimlessly and without warning, we’ll be planning the pages of this here site like the editors of your favorite glossy magazine — with a theme and purpose. My hope is to make Chicagoings more than just a listing of the goings-on within our city, but also a congruent piece of useful literature. Think of it as one magazine, spread out over a month’s time. Each month will have a new theme, topical and appropriate to life in Chicago.

As we face a new year, I look forward to maintaining the relationships we’ve established with you, our readers, and improving upon the reputation for quality content we’ve worked hard to earn.

Welcome! Now, get ready to relax!

Kari Herrera is the creator of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s indie city guide and blog. She often writes about the city’s points-of-interest as experienced by a local. She is a Social Media Marketing Manager and freelance writer. When she’s not working, Kari donates much of her time to the education of French-speaking immigrants in Chicago.

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