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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!
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!
Saigon to Stockholm Offbeat Food Tour
Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago's best neighborhoods, on one tour! Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East and Sweden as you walk the tree-lined streets of this beautiful area. - Explore Asia on Argyle. Chicago's 'other' Chinatown is now home to the city's Southeast Asian community. - Experience the mouth-popping contrasts of Vietnamese flavors and learn how the cuisine has evolved over time. - Meet the generations of migrants and immigrants who have crafted Chicago's Uptown into the unique neighborhood you'll see today. - Stumble on a forgotten silent film studio and hear why Hollywood's biggest star turned his back on Chicago. - Celebrate Andersonville's Lebanese, Persian and Turkish cultures with a guided Middle Eastern spice tasting. - Follow the footsteps of Swedish settlers as they reshaped Chicago and browse the beautiful Nordic-inspired gift shop. - Find a treasure trove of quirky, independent shops that you won't see on the Mag Mile. - Sink your teeth into the pie that made Food & Wine's list of Best in America. SPECIAL DIET NEEDS? I will communicate before the tour to provide alternate tasting items as appropriate to your diet concerns. Other things to note Tours take place rain or shine. Rain ponchos will be provided if necessary. Wear comfortable shoes! Our total walking distance is 1 1/4 miles.
Chicago Food Tour- Deep Roots to Deep Dish
City in a garden. Culinary paradise. From hot dogs to haute cuisine, this walking tour of the Loop is for all foodies and anyone wishing to get to know Chicago through their stomach! The Loop is the perfect spot to experience this fast-growing food scene, where locals lunch while enjoying the city’s architecture or dining under city lights that illuminate the nearby Chicago River at night. It’s the vendors and their passion for food that we’ll focus on in this neighborhood: you’ll come to appreciate the melting pot that the city has truly become, giving us the opportunity to enjoy recipes lovingly honed by generations of immigrants. Italian, German, Polish…you’ll be amazed to discover the cultural depth behind otherwise ordinary (and tasty) Chicago staples! While your local guide will treat you to some decadent deep dish pizza and other classic Chicago favorites, they might also share a seasonal offering with the freshest ingredients, perhaps even sourced by local farms. If there’s any room for more, we’ll top off your tour with a sweet snack and send you off with more recommendations for where to eat, drink, and play in this incredible city!
Trickery Chicago Magic Show
Chicago’s most entertaining magic show! Fun, intimate, sometimes outrageous, and always hilarious. Door opens 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time. Venue is BYOB. Cups and bottle openers are available if needed. We do not stock ice but there is a 7-Eleven just down the street (3407 N Halsted). Performance runs approximately 1 hour. This experience is ongoing. Future dates will be continually added. Also available for private appointments by request (Monday-Sunday). For corporate bookings: Great for groups, great for teams, and great for team building! Please note that Airbnb is a third party partner for marketing Trickery’s show. Guests find us through various avenues so there may ultimately be as many as 30 other audience members for any given showtime. Social distancing is not a local requirement or feasible in our space. If uncomfortable being around strangers, this experience may not be for you.

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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!
Chicago Panoramic Tour to All Top Attractions
If you want to explore Chicago and to see as meny as possible in short time this is a perfect tour for you. See all the best Chicago landmarks and attractions on our Chicago bus tours. We'll show you Chicago icons like the John Hancock Center, Adler Planetarium, Soldier Field, Grant Park, Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and more. Along the way you'll be entertained by our expert virtual guides with fascinating facts and stories about the city's history, architecture and culture. Big Bus gives you the best view of all Chicago's famous sights. Our Chicago routes have been carefully designed to show you The Windy City's best landmarks and attractions, including Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Willis Tower and John Hancock Tower.
Cow Cuddles, a Bovine Therapy
We will visit our beautiful family of rescued cows. They’re a bit non-traditional for American pets, but they are definitely furry, and super cute. They just love attention. We will spend time petting, feeding, brushing, and hugging them, sometimes, cuddling with them. If you are lucky, then we will show you how to milk them too! Great For Groups and Team Building. When you book a session with the cows it will be about getting close to the natural world, slowing down, taking time to breathe, and experiencing something new & exciting! We’ll tell you about their personalities, their likes & dislikes, and funny things they like to do. Cows are sentient beings, they are individuals just like you, and it’s wonderful to get to know them. We will be there with you to create a safe environment for everyone involved. How to dress? -Make sure you wear shoes with closed toes (no flipflops or slippers) -Dress in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Note: Birthdays, graduation, and wedding parties - we handle all small or large groups. We can also provide catering with our award-winning vegetarian restaurant - Gora's Grill.
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.
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.
Shop Hidden Thrift Stores
A great thrifting trip is all about the thrill of the hunt! Finding the great scores happens early, so we'll get energized with coffee or a snack at our meet-up point, then take public transit to 3-4 of the best thrifting spots in Chicago and spend ABOUT an hour at each. Each spot is at top of my list when I'm looking for my next favorite item. Not only is thrift shopping great for your wallet, it's sustainable for the environment! This tour is intimate and interactive so get ready to thrift with folks who's tastes and lifestyles are completely different from your own. Making new friends is encouraged! Locals are welcome: this tour ain’t only for tourists! This is not a vintage tour. A successful thrift adventure requires vision to see the unique possibilities in an every day item - the right styling can transform something you'd initially pass up. That's where we come in! We are available to help scour the racks, give advice on how that leather jacket or platform shoes look or happy to let you do your own thing! As your experienced tour guide, I will make sure you go with a new favorite item. *If you are interested specifically in vintage finds, please check out my "Hidden Vintage & Boutique" tour on AirBnB! Other things to note Please reach out to me with questions! If you don’t arrive by CTA, I can help you snag a pass at the station together before we begin the tour.
An authentic Indian culinary experience
****Please request time that works for you and we can accommodate you based on availability**** Experience the joy of making authentic Indian food with us, knowing the secrets behind how simple it is to make Indian food. We will help you understand the basics of Indian cuisine, right from knowing the key ingredients to cooking a few mouth watering dishes from the heart of India. Me and my wife, both come from Rajasthan, the state known for its rich variety of culinary experiences, we try to bring a glimpse of that to this experience. About the Experience- We have a menu to select the dishes you would like to experience cooking. We will help you choose from the menu, based on your taste and dietary preferences. (If you have allergies, please let us know, Indian cooking is so versatile that it will be super easy to incorporate those) You join us at the scheduled time, we present you with a welcome drink. We go over the ingredients, and a few basics about Indian cooking. We spend the next hour or so cooking, understanding each step, with actual hands-on experience. Followed by enjoying a meal together, family style. We will also cook a few suggested accompaniments (rice or breads) to compliment the dishes we choose. You are free to take notes, pictures all through the experience to make it an everlasting memory!!
Wild Foraging Mushroom Treasure Hunt
We will meet, introduce ourselves, go over the books and materials that I have brought. We will then venture out into the woods. We will look at and discuss the vegetation, and fungus that we see along our walk. We will collect specimens that are allowed to be removed from the National Lakeshore or Nature Preserve. We will identify what the group does not already know using the reference materials that I have brought.
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!
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!
Saigon to Stockholm Offbeat Food Tour
Discover Argyle & Andersonville, two of Chicago's best neighborhoods, on one tour! Enjoy foods from Vietnam, the Middle East and Sweden as you walk the tree-lined streets of this beautiful area. - Explore Asia on Argyle. Chicago's 'other' Chinatown is now home to the city's Southeast Asian community. - Experience the mouth-popping contrasts of Vietnamese flavors and learn how the cuisine has evolved over time. - Meet the generations of migrants and immigrants who have crafted Chicago's Uptown into the unique neighborhood you'll see today. - Stumble on a forgotten silent film studio and hear why Hollywood's biggest star turned his back on Chicago. - Celebrate Andersonville's Lebanese, Persian and Turkish cultures with a guided Middle Eastern spice tasting. - Follow the footsteps of Swedish settlers as they reshaped Chicago and browse the beautiful Nordic-inspired gift shop. - Find a treasure trove of quirky, independent shops that you won't see on the Mag Mile. - Sink your teeth into the pie that made Food & Wine's list of Best in America. SPECIAL DIET NEEDS? I will communicate before the tour to provide alternate tasting items as appropriate to your diet concerns. Other things to note Tours take place rain or shine. Rain ponchos will be provided if necessary. Wear comfortable shoes! Our total walking distance is 1 1/4 miles.
Southern Michigan Sugar Making
Upon arrival, you will be given a brief introduction on the process of making maple syrup. You will receive a tour of the sugar bush (the grove of maple trees) and depending on when in the season you will arrive, you will partake in a variety of activities including: tapping trees, gathering fire wood, gathering sap, boiling sap, and/or filtering the final product. Other things to note Dress for the weather. Maple syrup season is in March-April so weather ranges from cold and snowy to wet and rainy; you can always count on mud.
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.
MOLE from scratch, small o private class
IF YOU DON´T SEE A TIME FRAME THAT WORKS FOR YOU PLEASE CONTACT ME AND WE CAN ARRANGE THAT Vegan and Vegetarian options Mole is a dark sauce that has 20+ ingredients, I´m gonna tell yo the story about this traditional family recipe, and the changes than you can find in the different moles around Mexico. We start with a traditional Agua fresca, and then we gonna make our own mole, and we will enjoyed at the end, with chicken, rice and beans. Other things to note if you have a dietary restrictions please let me know in advance, and we can make it special for you.
Signature Scent Creation
upon entering Aroma Workshop in Chicago's Lincoln Park guests are given a card to indicate which scents from our "Scent Bar" they like, then a friendly Perfumer expertly blends scents on tester strips for the guests to sample. When their favorite is picked it goes into a choice of 2.2 oz. bottles. They can even name it and we are BYOB. Couples, Mothers Daughters, Best friends all have fun creating scents together.
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