About comethinkin

Welcome to ComeThinkIn.com, the new blog of NoMI at Park Hyatt Chicago. Our goal is to provide a closer look, for Chicagoans and visitors alike, at the personalities who are the driving forces behind the restaurant. We’ll offer restaurant news, dining updates, wine notes and share photos among a host of other topics. You will also be able to look to our blog to gather insiders’ perspectives on what makes Chicago one of the most iconic cities in the United States. Who better to kick off our blog than new Chef Paul Dubroski.

Experience the Festival of Lights at Park Hyatt Chicago

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An annual holiday tradition for Chicago visitors and residents alike is experiencing the festive BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, the nation’s largest evening holiday celebration right on the city’s famed Michigan Avenue. On November 22, just steps away from Park Hyatt Chicago, you can enjoy a variety of activities with the family in celebration of the advent of the holiday season.

Family –friendly events are abound including the Lights Festival Lane, which features a Kids Corner and several Magnificent Mile vendors as well as concerts by top musical artists at the BMO Harris Bank Stage. The festival culminates with a grand Tree-Lighting Parade traveling down Michigan Avenue, and marshaled by Mickey and Minnie Mouse from Walt Disney World, and a Fireworks Spectacular show over the Chicago River.

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With Park Hyatt Chicago right on the Magnificent Mile, it’s the perfect place to accompany your holiday evening!  Whether you pop into NoMI Kitchen for some light bites and a spectacular view, indulge in NoMI Lounge’s signature Park Chocolate Bar, or stay the night in one of our exquisite rooms – you’re sure to enjoy the night knowing you’re only a few steps away from the festivities!

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Book your Festival of Lights getaway today to enjoy our exceptional offerings for a fabulous and fun weekend stay!

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Giving Thanks During November at NoMI Spa

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For the month of November, delight in our NoMI Spa Special with the unique Give Thanks experience. As November is that time of year when we are called to reflect upon and cherish what we are most thankful for, we at NoMI Spa would like to assist you throughout the process as you give thanks for your healthy mind, body, and spirit.

The luxurious fall spa special includes a lavish 60-minute Lake Stone Massage paired with a revitalizing scalp treatment, sure to become a relaxing addition to your holiday season routine. Among the hustle and bustle of November, allow the Give Thanks treatment to be a time just for you to unwind and rejuvenate. This package is $200; for more information or to book a reservation, please contact NoMI Spa at (312) 239-4200.

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Pumpkin Daiquiri, Pumpkin Everything

Chicago, it’s that time of year again when the temperatures begin to drop, crisp leaves hit the ground and we put away our shorts and flip flops, until next summer! And most importantly, pumpkin is everywhere!

Transition into the new season with NoMI’s Pumpkin Daiquiri, a great way to add some fall flavour to a classic summer cocktail!

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NoMI Pumpkin Daiquiri

Ingredients:
2 oz. Aged 12-yr El Dorado Rum
1 oz. Vermouth di Torino
0.75 oz. Lemon Juice
3 bar spoons of organic sugar
0.75 oz. Pumpkin Puree

Directions:
Combine ingredients in shaker. Pour over crushed ice. Add a spritz of St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram. Garnish with orange peel and pumpkin leaf.

Cheers!

#WellnessWednesday Tip: The Perfect Pedicure

As chilly weather descends upon Chicago, we extend a Wellness Wednesday tip from NoMI Spa. Today, we discuss the perfect pedicure for the upcoming wintry months!

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At NoMI Spa, we recognize that nail color is an essential element of a beautiful pedicure. Pedicure polish can certainly go through phases, from dark cherry, to bright coral, to candy-colored purple and glitter, just to name just a few. Many individuals will go from pedicure to pedicure, without stopping to let their toes go natural between polishes. However, the most nourished feet are smooth, soft, well-moisturized- and polish free! Winter is an excellent time to rejuvenate and refresh to regain healthy and beautiful feet.

For buffing to be as head-turning as fire engine-red toes, your feet need to look their best. Here are some tips:

  • Get in the habit of scrubbing your soles and heels every time you bathe and follow with body oil or moisturizer all over your feet (be sure to massage into your cuticles to keep them soft). At night, go for a thicker moisturizer.
  • Keep your feet protected from the sun during the day so they stay wrinkle-free in the future.
  • To top it off: buff. Look for a buffing block that is labeled with numbers or instructions on each side. You should start buffing (up and down or in circular motions) with the coarsest side of the buffing block and work your way to the finest side for the final buff.
  • Use the soft ends of the buffing block to brush away debris as you go.Done correctly, buffing will rid your nails of ridges and create a natural shine that looks almost like clear polish.

Buff is beautiful this holiday season!

Fall Beauty Tip: DIY Festive Scrub

It’s Autumn in the city, and we are embracing the scents and flavors of the season. One of our NoMI Spa nail technicians, Daniela, has offered up a fall beauty tip centered around the art of DIY scrubs:

“Not only is making your own sugar scrubs cost-effective, but they’re also easily adaptable to everyone’s preference. At NoMi Spa, we love to share our DIY recipes with our clients so they can bring the luxury of a spa day into their own homes. If you delight in the autumnal scents of coffee and pumpkin, you can turn them into a sugar scrub as well.

This scrub has a variety of beneficial nutrients for your skin. The sugars help to exfoliate dead skin cells while the coconut oil  is a miracle worker for the skin, as it nourishes, is antibacterial and antifungal, and proves to be an excellent moisturizer, all while bearing the scent of cookies. While coffee serves to minimize the appearance of cellulite and tightens the skin, pumpkin and honey smooth and hydrate the skin.

This multi-tasking DIY scrub is perfect to give as a gift, or to make a big batch and save it all for yourself.

Try out the recipe below and let us know how it worked for you.

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Ingredients:

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup coconut oil, melted

2 tablespoons cinnamon

3 tablespoons espresso grounds

1 cup pumpkin puree

2 tablespoons honey

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients together with a fork.

Add more sugar or oil depending on the consistency you prefer.

Mix until blended and enjoy!

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October Spa Special for #ManiMonday

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There’s still time to delight in our NoMI Spa special for the month of October, our Fall Harvest Manicure & Pedicure! Enjoy a treatment complemented by a recipe for all of your favorite fall treats, as you are enveloped in scents of apple cider, brown sugar, and caramel with our Fall Harvest mani and pedi. Relax and unwind while sipping our apple cider tea and relish in the season’s transition to fall.

The spa special will be available through October 31st, and the cost is $100 per person. Please contact our NoMI Spa team at (312) 239-4200 in order to book your reservation.

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Get to NoMI – Kevin Caravelli

We kick off this gloomy Monday by introducing a NoMI staff member with immense knowledge of wine and passion for music, Sommelier Kevin Caravelli. Kevin recently joined NoMI Kitchen after 3 years at acclaimed Chicago restaurant, Alinea.

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Favorite Chicago Fall Activity:
The fall is a particularly special season for me because my birthday is on Halloween! It’s also a nice time that represents a change of pace; we eat heartier, belly-warming comfort foods and spend more time around the table with family and loved ones. My mother makes the best home-made pumpkin and pecan pies which I look forward to every year!

What’s your favorite item on the NoMI menu?
The Colorado Rack of Lamb is new on the NoMI menu for fall and it is a great dish which epitomizes the autumn season. I love the contrast between the spicy, crunchy textured chorizo chips and the subtlety of the lamb.

Something you might not know about him:
I am extremely passionate about writing and recording music. My style is reminiscent of the imagery the California Gold Rush of the mid-19th century, a time in our history which is drawn up as romantic, but in fact has deeply sombre undertones. Some of the artists that have influenced me are John Lee Hooker, Gram Parsons, and Television, a punk group from the 70′s. If my music had a scent, it would be tobacco.

If he could bring anyone to NoMI, who would it be and why:
I would bring Alan Lomax, one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political activist, oral historian, and film-maker, and has been another major influence on me. I would love to ask him to record with me, and we could drink some wine together in NoMI. I would select a wine with age for us to share, that reminds us of the history of wine as we discuss the history of music.

Come by NoMI Kitchen to experience our new fall menu and enjoy your favorite glass of red or white, delicately poured by yours truly.

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