Chicago Weekend Guide: February 14 – 16, 2014

Chicago Volunteer Expo (Photo Credit: Chicago Volunteer Expo Facebook)

Nothing is sweeter than Valentine’s Day Weekend in the Windy City!

Friday, February 14-Saturday, February 15

Michelle L’Amour’s Big Sexy Burlesque Show Michelle L’Amour’s Big SEXY Show combines modern burlesque, music and variety acts in a show that will surely make your Valentine’s Day Date special. Chicago’s “hottest night of winter” features Michelle L’Amour […]

Recap: Black Creativity Gala

Gala Co-Chairs Cheri Chappelle and Frank Clark (Photo Credit: Alison Neidt-Toonen and John Wheeler)

Innovation was the theme of this year’s Black Creativity Gala, held on Saturday, January 25th from 6:30 p.m. to midnight at The Museum of Science and Industry. The Black Creativity program focused on the innovations that have changed, are currently changing and will change how we live; the innovators, who design, create and implement […]

Chicago Trolley And Double Decker Bus Company’s Holiday Lights Tour 2013

(HolidayLightsTrolley Photo Credit: Carol Fox and associates)

Chicago Trolley and Double Decker Bus Co. will be traveling the city streets for their captivating Holiday Lights Tour. This tour will be sure to get Chicagoans and visitors into the holiday spirit. This tour will give passengers the opportunity to admire holiday decorations at the Magnificent Mile, Macy’s Holiday Windows, State Street, Navy […]

Christkindlmarket: German Traditions Come To Chicago For Christmas

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“Ich Wünsche Ihnen ein frohe Fest!**” This Germanic season’s greetings is not something that is often heard in this part of the world (at least not by the average Chicagoan). However, Christmastime in Chicago can mean a sudden influx of German in our everyday lives. The reason why? The ever […]

Last Minute Summer Fun in Chicago

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Whether we want it to or not, this warm weather is slowly making its way out the door. In fact, some of us are already making those back-to-school lists and preparing for the end of yet another summer. If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering where the summer months went and why they went […]

Birchwood Kitchen: Brunch Spot in Chicago

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Photo Courtesy of Birchwood Kitchen

Birchwood Kitchen is a hidden gem in Chicago’s Wicker Park. One of my favorite things about this brunch place is the staff. Whenever I am dining there, I feel like I am appreciated. When I leave, they ask if I want my coffee to go; there is always […]

City Walk: Chicago: 50 Adventures by Foot

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I always wanted to visit Paris, and a few years ago I was fortunate enough to actually take the trip. Unfortunately, I foolishly devoted little time to planning what I would do when I finally got there. Exhausted on the plane ride over, it didn’t seem like the time to feverishly flip through Frommer’s […]

Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago

The Show House at Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory is conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown Chicago and off the green line Central Park stop. It is a beautiful desert oasis during the inevitable Midwestern cold chill. It offers six multi-faceted greenhouses and two grand exhibition halls and is also available for special occasions — […]

Chicago’s Pilsen Neighborhood

Vintage St. John Dress with Louis Vuitton Belt

If you are tired of the same old Friday night scene, then now is the time to step outside of your typical space and try something new. Pilsen is located just southwest of downtown and easily accessible by the train, either the Pink Line or the Orange Line. As of late, I’ve spent quite […]

Enhance Your Lifestyle with Chicago Health and Wellness Tours

Green City Market Chicago

In my never-ending quest to find unique ways to explore my city, I came across the Chicago Health and Wellness Tours (CHEW Chicago). These tours provide support for those on the journey to good health *frantically waving my hand in the air*. Attendees will visit local businesses in the health, fitness, beauty and wellness […]