Nicknamed the Windy City, Chicago is a city filled with bustling energy, high skyscrapers, and innovative creativity. Known for its classic Chicago deep-dish pizza, the famous Bean sculpture, and backward running river, Chicago has a special charm not found anywhere else, hence the pride Chicagoans feel for their city. Inspired by the richness of Chicago, it reminded us of the feeling and warmth we get from our Frankincense + Myrrh candle. With notes of frankincense, orange, and clove, we felt the warm and spicy aroma resonates with a city filled with high creative energy. Here are some of our favorite spots to visit when in Chicago.
Standing 442-meters high, the Skydeck on Willis Tower is a must-see experience when in Chicago. With a breathtaking view at the very top, get a full bird’s eye view of the city below you. We highly recommend going on the Ledge of Skydeck, which is the iconic fully glass-encased box to truly grasp the experience of how high up you are from the ground, as well as the perfect photo opportunity. The synergizing feeling of being in the glass box mirrors closely with the aroma of our Frankincense + Myrrh candle.
When on a trip to Chicago, it’s nearly impossible to miss the monumental location: the Chicago River. There are numerous activities to do on the Chicago Riverwalk. Take a stroll along the river, and grab a quick bite at the eclectic range of restaurants and bars. A popular spot to hit is the City Winery. Enjoy a view on their waterfront patio as you sip on some fine wine with small plates to share with friends. Or enjoy a boat ride across the river, with a variety of tours such as the Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady or Mercury, Chicago’s Skyline Cruiseline. Feeling more adventurous? Enjoy kayaking and paddling across the river. A fun quirk about the Chicago River is that during St. Patrick’s Day the river is dyed bright green, reminding us of the emerald green vessel of our Frankincense + Myrrh.
The location for the iconic Bean, Millennium Park is home to many creative public artworks of Chicago. Millennium Park is also part of Grant Park, which is considered to be “Chicago’s front yard”, a popular spot for Chicagoans to unwind and relax. If you’re in Millennium Park, a must-see public art attraction to see is Crown Fountain. Spanish artist Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain features two fifty-foot tall LED towers facing towards each other, displaying a close-up display of different faces, representing the diversity Chicago represents. Millennium Park is also home to many live performances, such as the Chicago Jazz Festival that happens during Labor Day. The close-knit community that Chicago has to offer is exemplified through the energy of the park, resonating closely with the feelings of the aromas of frankincense, orange, and myrrh.
Chicago is known for its musical performances oftentimes held at this very theatre. This Tony Award-winning venue is breathtaking at night as the beautiful marquee and sign glows with such character and charm. Even if you don’t plan on watching a show, this spot definitely warrants a photo opportunity. This place holds a great historic value to Chicago, featuring a tour to further learn the history behind the theatre.
Chicago is a city that has so much rich culture and history, with spectacular views and experiences. Smelling our Frankincense + Myrrh will bring memories of exploring Chi-Town. Tag us (@stbrownco) at any of the spots listed above you visit on your next trip to Chicago!