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Finding the Perfect Gift

Finding the perfect gift isn’t always easy, but these neighborhood shops are a good start to find unique and special things for those you love. Or yourself of course.  The Fig Tree – Cute greeting cards and more Almost everyone’s review of this store includes the word “cute.” It’s full of small, cute, and unique… Read more »

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Where to Find Chicago’s Best Chocolates

They make a perfect holiday gift, for yourself or -if you have to- someone you dearly love. Here’s where to find some of Chicago’s best chocolates: HENDRICKX BELGIAN BREAD CRAFTER This Belgian bakery in the heart of the Gold Coast not only has some of the best bread and croissants in the city, their triple… Read more »

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Dandy Crown Holiday Happenings

The Dandy Crown, a River West neighborhood cocktail-focused restaurant and bar, just announced several Merry & Bright holiday events. The Dandy Crown will also reopen its second floor lounge for the first time since March 2020, providing an extra interior room. Plus, the outdoor patio remains a year-round option, fueled by fire pits, propane heaters,… Read more »

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“A RECIPE FOR DISASTER”

AN IMMERSIVE FOOD AND THEATER EXPERIENCE “A Recipe For Disaster,” is an immersive food and theater experience written by James Beard Award-winning Chef Rick Bayless, Windy City Playhouse Artistic Director Amy Rubenstein and Windy City Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Carl Menninger, directed by Jeff Award Winner David H. Bell.   The Story Bayless, Rubenstein and Carl… Read more »

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Blue Man Group is Ready for the Holiday Season!

Blue Man Group will welcome colder temperatures this fall and holiday season with an expanded performance schedule at Chicago’s Briar Street Theatre. The added performances include Blue Man Group Chicago’s first-ever shows on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, bringing louder drummer boys and not so silent nights to Chicago locals and visitors alike this holiday… Read more »

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PASTA: The Perfect Comfort Food

What better meal to survive a dark and cold day than a tasty bowl of pasta? We’ve selected some of the hottest Italian restaurants offering the most delicious carbs to keep you warm!  Mario’s Table – Gold Coast  In an ever-changing culinary world of molecular cuisine and Michelin stars, there’s no better place for pasta… Read more »

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Find Your Perfect Hat to Brave the Cold

Winter is here, time to dress appropriately. And that includes the right hat. Here are some of Chicago’s coolest places to shop for the perfect headpiece. OPTIMO Set in one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings, the Monadnock, Optimo is a must-visit shop when wandering the Loop. Graham Thompson, who founded the storefront 25 years ago,… Read more »

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