The Chicago River runs through the center of downtown Chicago. Through an amazing engineering feat back in the 19th century, the direction of the river was reversed, so it now flows away from Lake Michigan. Along the banks of the river stand many of the city's historical landmark buildings.
Author Marie Wilson has just quaffed a perfect chocolate martini in the Hazelton Hotel in the upscale Yorkville district of midtown Toronto. The hotel bar is stylish, spacious and dripping with celebrities.