What to Pack: An Illustrated Packing List for a Weekend in Chicago

Our Artist in Residence, Megan Roy, dreams up creative projects inspired by our hotels. This time, it’s for The Talbott, a boutique hotel in downtown Chicago’s effervescent Gold Coast neighborhood: the perfect destination for an urban retreat to a city full of culture, food, and adventure.

hotel bed with white linens and brown patterned pillow

studio king room with bed, window and seating area


exterior photo of the Hotel Talbott entrance

From Megan: “Chicago is a big, bustling city that requires a versatile wardrobe. Walking boots (for comfort and warmth), layers and options for the ever-changing weather, and headphones for jamming to your favorite tunes while you explore the city! And, of course, some stylish socks for lounging around your room at The Talbott.”




About the artist: Megan Roy is an illustrator, designer, and s’mores enthusiast from New Hampshire currently living in Los Angeles. While Megan’s favorite medium is pen on paper, she has spent time working in film and television, photography, and on large-scale installations. She has been decorating the world since 1986. You can see more of her work on Instagram and on her site.


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