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The Latest News from NEMA Chicago.

Wine, Cheese, and Board Games at NEMA Chicago

Winter nights in Chicago are made for cozying up with good wine, artisan cheese—and maybe a board game or two. The luxury rentals at NEMA Chicago are packed with comfort-centric features, providing the picture-perfect setting for your games night while the weather does its thing outside. 

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Movie Night: Chicago-Based Holiday Movies

There’s no denying it: Winter is upon us. Snowstorms are looming, icicles are forming, and chilly winds are whipping through the city. There are few greater pleasures at this time of year than staying nice and toasty at home — slippers on, a mug of hot chocolate in hand — and curling up on the sofa beneath a blanket to watch a movie. And residents of the downtown Chicago rentals at NEMA Chicago have the option of enjoying a true movie theater experience in the building’s Media Lounge. Reserve the Media Lounge in the Amenities section of your NEMA Life app!

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Easy Thanksgiving Menu to Cook at Home

Temps have dipped down to that signature Chicago chill, the lights are going up on the Magnificent Mile, and the citizens of Chi-Town are prepping for a season of celebrating. And what's the best way to revel in the holiday season? With food, of course. Each Thanksgiving, appetites turn from the deep-dish pizzas and Italian beef sandwiches the city is known for to sumptuous home-cooked meals. Those residing in the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago have the added bonus of being able to prepare those meals in the luxe, state-of-the-art kitchens in these spectacular downtown Chicago homes. 

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Discovering Chicago's Arts and Culture

Looking to cram on some culture and fire up the creative within you? Get inspiration from some of Chicago's finest arts and culture venues. Bursting with world-class artworks, pioneering architecture, and iconic literature, a wealth of institutions await just a short distance from the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago. Let's take a look.

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Iconic Chicago Landmarks Within Walking Distance of NEMA Chicago

The South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago look out over the vast expanse of the downtown area, Grant Park, and Lake Michigan, giving residents a personal view of world-famous Windy City landmarks. From huge sculptures and fountains to an internationally renowned planetarium and aquarium, NEMA Chicago residents live a short walk away from much of what makes the city iconic. So, take a stroll with us through Chicago’s landmarks via NEMA Chicago!

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The NEMA Chicago Guide to Fall in the Wind City

As cool Lake Michigan winds have blown away the last vestiges of summer, NEMA Chicago residents are breaking out their favorite scarves and rediscovering the joys of a steaming mocha in the morning. Fall means a lot in the Windy City, but no Chicago autumn would be complete without a stroll beneath the turning leaves, an afternoon of apple picking, and a trip to the patch to find the best pumpkin. Keep reading for our guide to the best leaf-peeping spots in the city as well as the most convenient (and best) apple orchards and pumpkin patches open this fall.

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The Romantics' Guide to Autumn in Chicago

Autumn is nearly here, and a crisp breeze off Lake Michigan is bringing the most romantic season to the Windy City. From steaming cups of coffee and cocoa to iconic cultural hot spots to elegant dinners, Chicago easily provides a date-worthy day on the town, and there’s no better home base for exploring the city than the new Downtown Chicago apartments at NEMA. Keep reading for our guide to creating the ideal fall day for love, all centered around the luxury homes at NEMA Chicago on the southern end of Grant Park.

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NEMA Chicago Outdoor Brunching Guide

Brunch is a cherished weekend institution — the best way to celebrate the end of a long week or relax before the next begins. The downtown Chicago rentals at NEMA Chicago are just around the corner from some of the city’s best brunch destinations. From mimosas and bloody marys to buttermilk pancakes and eggs Benedict, these neighborhood favorites offer brunch staples with their own distinctive twist, and cater to the mood and craving of the day.

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Turn Your South Loop Luxury Apartment Into a Virtual Classroom

This year, the back-to-school experience will be unlike anything students have known in the past. For many, e-learning will be the norm, and courses will take place in a virtual classroom. Others will find themselves in traditional learning spaces made unfamiliar due to health safety protocols. Put simply, the process of learning has changed. And the developments, born of necessity, have made it a larger and more inclusive experience. Residents of the South Loop Chicago rentals at NEMA Chicago have the opportunity to take part in the unique educational trends now unfolding. And their classrooms can be practically anywhere — including the many comfortable and technologically equipped spaces found in the building they call home.

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NEMA Wellness: Enhancing Mindfulness

The key to staying refreshed and ready to tackle each day is taking a well-deserved midday break. The South Loop Chicago apartments at NEMA Chicago are perfectly appointed for moments of relaxation, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let light stream in all day and frame spectacular views—sure to inspire calm and reflection. Select residences also feature private balconies and terraces, ideal for taking in fresh air and basking in the sun. NEMA Chicago residents can also turn to one of the simplest wellness techniques around—the ancient art of meditation—for a mindfulness practice to add to their daily routine.

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Home Cooking at NEMA Chicago

Nothing is quite as satisfying as cooking a homemade meal from scratch. From collecting fresh ingredients at the Windy City’s farmers markets to dicing, marinating, and braising, each step in the process expands your culinary know-how. Residents of the South Loop apartments at NEMA Chicago can take their cooking to the next level in their stunning luxury kitchens, equipped with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and quartz counters.

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Summer In and Around Chicago

Chicago is a wonderful city in any season, but its riverside attractions, world-beating burgers, and inspiring architecture create a specific summertime cool. Looking to make the most of Chicago and its environs over the next few months? Here are some ways to do just that while preserving social distancing.

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The Great Outdoors Around Chicago

Feeling cooped up? Craving the great outdoors? A trip into the country might not be practical right now—but let’s not forget that Chicago’s South Loop is peppered with some amazing green spaces and parks. Make a point of getting out of your apartment once in a while for some much needed outside activity.

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Support Black-Owned Restaurants in the South Loop

Across Chicago, people are joining in solidarity, donating to organizations working against racism, learning from black organizers, thinkers, artists, and writers, and finding concrete ways to address racial injustice. Frequenting local restaurants, including takeout and delivery options, is one practical way to assist the local black community—and NEMA Chicago residents have an incredible array of delicious eats to choose from, right in the South Loop.

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NEMA Fitness: Staying in Shape

As social distancing guidelines become a routine part of daily life, and the outside world shrinks while we shelter in place, the NEMA Fitness Team is here to help residents of their South Loop Chicago apartments stay fit during these uncertain times. Here are a few recommendations that will keep residents in good form for the foreseeable future.

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NEMA Inspires: Some Reading Recommendations for Your Free Time

With the COVID-19 virus keeping us all in our homes for days at a time, that stack of unread books beside the bed is beginning to look a little short. At NEMA Chicago, we want residents to live their best life, physically and intellectually. In fact, the NEMA Book Club kicked off this month with their newest read, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

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