One of my favorite house tours in the city happens May 15. What’s great about The City Style House Tour (which benefits the Chicago City Day School) is that it’s a walking tour in the loveliest neighborhood of Chicago, the Gold Coast. Your ticket (purchase via website or by calling 312-327-0900) of $140 ($155 day of) entitles you to a catered reception at The Junior League of Chicago on North Astor, a tour of six amazing Gold Coast homes (including the residence, shown above, of designer Susan Fredman), and appetizers at each home. You’ll also see a restaurateur’s two-story duplex featuring a spiral staircase with clear Plexiglas treads, and a house built in 1890 by Potter Palmer for his daughter. Over the years, we’ve published several homes that have been featured on this annual tour; hoping to find another one or two this year! This is a great idea for a gift for Mother’s Day; I bought a ticket for my mom. Hope to see you there.