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Lauren’s Spotify Playlists: Winter Edition


Every moment in life requires a playlist, right? Songs set the right mood, emotion and attitude to your everyday – your ups, your downs and your in-betweens. Looking for a little musical inspiration? Check out The Chicago Lifestyle’s hand-picked playlists to supplement your life in Chicago. Hosted by Spotify, an online music streaming service. You can access these songs by signing into your Spotify account or signing up for free access. Playlists are designed to be played in order, not shuffled. Enjoy!


  • Hibernating from the Polar Vortex: Cozy up with a glass of wine and a blanket (near your fireplace, if you should be so lucky). A bit upbeat, a bit relaxed, this playlist helps you unwind when you’re stuck indoors. Featuring big names such as Lorde, Avicii and Ellie Goulding mixed with indie artists such as Matt and Kim, Vampire Weekend and Young the Giant. Inspired by soulful voices and positive beats, you’ll warm up your winter by listening to “Hibernating from the Polar Vortex” (23 tracks, 1 hr 25 min)




  • Hosting a Speakeasy Cocktail Party: Impress your guests with a little glitz and glam, jazz and blues with a party-pleasing mix and a few dance-worthy numbers. With songs across the eras, this playlist is inspired by the 1920s-era speakeasies and the essence of exclusive parties through time. Featuring artists from Louis Armstrong to Justin Timberlake, you can focus on your flapper/gangster costume and prohibition-style cocktails and rest easy with the “Hosting a Speakeasy Cocktail Party” playlist (29 tracks, 1 hr 42 min)



What songs keep you going through the winter months? Post a comment!