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When you’ve had your fill of Chicago deep dish, con­tinue north on Michi­gan Av­enue for about nine blocks un­til you reach the Drake Ho­tel, a Chicago icon of style and lux­ury since 1920. A long-time fa­vorite desti­na­tion of dig­ni­taries and celebri­ties from Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe to Princess Diana, the Drake’s sump­tu­ous in­te­rior of royal blue, gold and rich red car­pet adds a tra­di­tional, old-world feel. Sip af­ter­noon tea and lis­ten to live harp mu­sic in the Palm Court, a beau­ti­fully dec­o­rated room char­ac­ter­ized by a large flo­ral ar­range­ment atop a lime­stone foun­tain. Tea, fin­ger sand­wiches, fruit breads, jams and scones cost $38.

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