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Olympic Kick-Off: 2012 is GREAT Britain

An invitation to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics at the home of the UK Consul General Robert Chatterton Dickson and his wife Teresa Albor was quite possibly the most exciting invitation to ever cross my desk. In that … Continue reading

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Get Your Geek On: C2E2 is back!

The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) is returning to Chicago on April 13-15 for its third year, and it’s bigger and better than ever. Think pop culture: artists, actors, chefs (like culinary master Stephanie Izard), creators, authors, tatoo artists. Really … Continue reading

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Neighborhoods of the World Series at Navy Pier

Chicago is known for being a city of neighborhoods. With more than 200 unique neighborhoods representing more than 100 countries, there’s a little something for everyone. And whatever your heritage, there is an event in Chicago to celebrate it. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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First Bites Bash – Chicago Restaurant Week is Coming!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, we all love the holidays, but I’m talking about Chicago Restaurant Week. Those glorious ten days in February when restaurants you’ve been dying to try offer delicious deals. This year’s 5th annual … Continue reading

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Dec. 3-4 Only! Harold and the Purple Crayon: A Dance Adventure

Balancing family fun time and expenses over the holiday season can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. So take A Dance Adventure the whole family can enjoy. The beloved children’s book character “Harold,” his purple crayon and all his … Continue reading

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Festive Ideas For Your Friends

Around this time of year I’m reminded how grateful I am to have such wonderful friends. So office parties and holiday events aside, make time for the family of friends that keep you sane. Those people who love you even after a bad … Continue reading

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The Violet Hour: Delightful, Delicious, De-lovely

My best friend moved to California on Monday. Gasp! I know. Why would you want to leave Chicago?! I suppose a handsome gentleman had something to do with it, so the Windy City takes no offense.  But I digress. In order … Continue reading

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