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Quimby's

A really good book and zine store is Quimby’s. I’ve discovered some of my favorite cartoonists there. 1854 W. North Ave., 773-342-0910

From Spikes To Skulls: 50 Pieces Of The Edgiest Jewelry Around—All Under $50!

Dainty drops and candy-colored confections are all well and good but, like florals, seem tailor-made for springtime. So this season, why not leave you…

The Bongo Room

There’s also a really good brunch spot in Wicker Park called The Bongo Room. It has Oreo pancakes! 1470 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-489-0690

Asrai Garden

My friend calls Asrai Garden—a boutique in Wicker Park—a goth gift shop, and that sums it up well. It sells incense, candles, beautiful flowers and re…

The Adler Planetarium

Another fun thing to do is visit the Adler Planetarium. My friend and I watched a show there recently and listened to David Bowie while it played.