Nate Berkus is a design expert known for his inspirational home makeovers on The Oprah Show, his design for W Hotels and Barneys New York and his home product lines.
Why do you love Chicago?
I love Chicago for the completely un-self-conscious energy of everyone here. It's a great place to make strides!

What are your favorite Chicago restaurants?
Table Fifty-Two, RL and LeColonial.

What are your favorite Chicago bars or hangouts?
The underground, the bar at The Peninsula.

What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago on a free Saturday afternoon?
Visit all of the antiques malls on the North Side and lunch at Southport Grocery.

If someone has never been to Chicago, what's the one thing they should see?
The architectural river tour.

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