The 2016 Chicago Gift Guide

Looking for local offerings this holiday season? Here’s a few places where you can pick out some items that could have only be found in Chicago.


Ready or not, the holidays are upon us again! Now’s the time to start thinking about your Christmas gifts, especially if you’re planning on traveling to see family or friends.

For our Christmas presents, we try to find goods from local sellers or vendors. From our perspective, It’s always fun to receive something that’s distinct, and it’s also a great way to support the community and the talented people who create! Continue reading “The 2016 Chicago Gift Guide”

5 Unique Things To Do In Chicago

For the curious traveler who has a transit pass, you can get to many of the interesting sights Chicago has to offer that locals love to explore. Plan to checkout these unique spots next time you’re visiting!

As the third largest city in the United States, it’s easy to find things to do while visiting the Windy City. Sure, a visit to the Bean is a must and of course you must try a slice of deep dish. Once you’re done with that, you may be wondering what’s next.

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Set Sail With The CAF Architecture Boat Tour

If weather permits, the architecture boat tour is one of the best ways to explore the city. Here’s a few reasons why

Cruising with the Chicago Architecture Foundation down Chicago River is an opportunity that should not be missed. If you’re new to the city or have lived here for years, you’re sure to see the city in a new way.

I have a confession. I have lived in and around the Chicago area for a very large part of my life, give of take a few years. I had always heard the Chicago Architecture Foundation boat tour was “the best thing you can do In Chicago” (my husband’s words) but it wasn’t until recently that I actually decided to go. Continue reading “Set Sail With The CAF Architecture Boat Tour”

Your Guide To Cold Weather Hair Care

The cool weather is here & we’ll all be donning our plaid blanket scarves. But beware, your favorite fall look could be wrecking your hair.

As the weather starts to turn, it’s important to consider how you’ll care for your hair in the Windy City. If you’re travelling to Chicago this fall or winter, here’s a few pro tips to help your hairstyle.

All things pumpkin and spice are back! I mean what’s not to love about fall in Chicago? Soon, we’ll all be donning our plaid blanket scarves, carving pumpkins, and watching Halloweentown.  But beware, your favorite fall look could be wrecking your hair. Continue reading “Your Guide To Cold Weather Hair Care”

Why You Need To Attend Open House Chicago This Year

Have you ever been curious as to what the stories are behind some of Chicago’s famous buildings? Now’s your chance to see them.

Have you ever wondered what Chicago looks like from above? What about that building you’ve passed a bunch of times, but have never been in. Now is your chance to get a look at over 200 buildings throughout the city…for free.

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A Q&A With Ballet 5:8

Pick an evening and I can probably direct you to a show you should see. That being said, here’s a recommendation for you.

From the latest musicals (read: Hamilton) to comedy shows and dance, Chicago is a city full of the arts. Pick an evening and I can probably direct you to a show you should see. That being said, here’s a recommendation for you.

One of the best parts about living in the city is the vast amount of events I have to choose from. Thankfully, my husband and I have friends who do a lot of awesome things that we get to see, and share with others! Continue reading “A Q&A With Ballet 5:8”

The Scoop On Ice Cream In Chicago

After you’ve finished trying Chicago’s famous staples, like pizza & hot dogs, It’s time for dessert of course! Although you may be thinking differently after a slice or two of Pequods.

Ice cream may not be the first thing that comes to mind when someone talks about Chicago food, and that’s fair! It does take some looking around to find the good ones. Thankfully, we’ve put in the oh-so-hard work for you by checking out a few great ones to enjoy. Continue reading “The Scoop On Ice Cream In Chicago”