Nick Cave ARTIST
As an artist, I’m grateful for the space and isolation that living in Chicago allows. Unlike New York City, which is so noisy, Chicago is the kind of place where you can retreat and reappear at will. If I need to hole up in my studio and get work done, I can. By the same token, I can meet friends at Soho House Chicago (sohohouse chicago.com), go for a run along the lake, or drive an hour outside the city and do some antiquing at Kane County Flea Market (kanecountyflea market.com) in St. Charles. When I need a quick meal, I go to Wishbone (wishbone chicago.com; mains US$13–$16), which has great, inexpensive Southern food. I end up there two or three times a week.