Kelly Russell, Author of “A Girl’s Guide to Chicago”

Kelly Russell Author Girls Guide Chicago


I’m Kelly and I moved to Chicago ten years ago and I’ve been in love with living in the city ever since. I met my husband here and we live in Lakeview with our two girls, a cat named Gracie and a dog named Bella. We love our neighborhood and experiencing everything in Chicago. We love trying new restaurants, exploring different neighborhoods, and we spend a lot of our time in our favorite coffee shops.

One of my life-long dreams has been to write a novel and I thought my experience of living in Chicago would be a fun story to tell. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had some really fun experiences along with a few challenges during my years in the city. So, I really wanted to share my story with all of you. You can read more about my book and purchase it here. My book is perfect for any girl who loves Chicago, is moving to or visiting Chicago, or is curious about what it’s like to live in a big city.

I began my blog, Girl’s Guide Chicago because I love planning a great girls day or night for my friends. It’s thrilling for me to find out what’s new in the city, and I love trying new restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. I love to know everything I can about what’s going on in Chicago. I always make lists of the newest places to try or things we have discovered to share with my friends. I guess I’m kind of the planner of my friends, and they often ask me for suggestions on where to go for a date night, or what to do when friends or family are in town. So that’s how GGC evolved.

I used checklists, specifically throughout my whole blog because I love making lists and instead of going back and forth looking up the guides on the blog you can actually download and save any GGC checklist to your Checkli profile. That way you will have any checklist you like to save and do anytime you want. And if you are new to Checkli you can create your own profile here.

I hope you have fun with Girl’s Guide Chicago and discover some really fun new experiences with your friends, family, or your significant other. If you have questions for me or need a suggestion you can contact me here.



Girl's Guide Chicago