Restaurant Review - Gather

Gather opened in Lincoln Square in December 2012. Nine years later, friends and family still gather to celebrate everyday occasions, with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and “an approachable wine list.”

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Improving Your Pantry’s Shelf Life!

Last week we talked about reducing food waste - now let’s dig into how to get the best out of what’s already in your pantry! What most of us don’t realize is that many items we regularly stock in our homes are still edible even if it is beyond the manufacturer’s “use by” date

Top Tips For Staging Your Home

A recent survey from the National Association of Realtors® revealed that 77 percent of buyers’ agents said staging a home makes it easier for potential buyers to visual it as their own. That’s why staging is not to be overlooked! Here are some top tips.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Welcome to Autumn 2021!

Not only has the autumn season arrived but it also brought the fall temps with it! For some it’s a welcome relief yet for others it’s not. But this first fall weekend in Chicago is all set to bring plenty of warm sunshine and the beginning of fall festival season to please everyone!

Neighborhood News-Chicago Loop, Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Lincoln Park

The first weekend of Fall brings cooler temperatures and many opportunities to enjoy the autumnal splendor of the season!

Restaurant Review - Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

“Our intention with Bloom is to focus on bringing flavorful, healthy, and affordable vegetarian food to the everyday family, while also being desirable and appealing to even the non-vegetarian. This way we can all do our part by being better to the planet and be healthier.” - The Owners of Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – How To Cut Down On Food Waste!

No one intends to waste food, but unfortunately we all do it! Whether we buy more than we need, or things go out of date annually, each family in America throws out almost $2,000 worth of food every year. Wasting money is bad enough, but we often fail to consider the impact on the environment!

Fixing Common Gas Grill Problems

Summer may be officially winding down, however there are still many BBQs ahead, so you need your grill in tip top shape. Here are some of the most common gas grill problems and how to fix them!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Summer Fading Away to Autumn’s Arrival!

As we all know, all good things must come to an end, and this weekend is no exception. Summer is fading away as autumn officially arrives in Chicago this coming Wednesday. However, a change of season doesn’t stop Chicagoans from enjoying their weekends, and this weekend is no exception! So, gear-up for an amazing September weekend!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lincoln Square, Lakeview, Chicago Loop, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park

So much to do, so little time! Inching ever closer to fall, this weekend offers many opportunities for amazing experiences in your community, as well as art, music and festivals!

Restaurant Review - Ann Sather

For nearly 70 years, Ann Sather Restaurant in Lakeview has been serving up Swedish delicacies such as delicate Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, Swedish meatballs, Swedish fruit soup and Swedish potato sausage.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Washing Your Produce Is Worth The Extra Effort!

We usually assume that food borne illness only comes from meat and seafood. However, we’re increasingly seeing outbreaks caused by produce items such as romaine lettuce, melons and cucumbers. Believe it or not, there is an easy solution: washing under cold running water!

How To Plant A Tree In Your Yard

Have you ever wanted to change the landscape of your yard by adding a tree or shrub? Whether you have a green thumb or are a green dud, with proper preparation and some good tips, you can successfully do it yourself.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Enjoying Every Last Bit of Summer!

After a short work week (for some of us), it’s time again for another Chicago-style summer weekend as we inch closer to the next season! Take advantage of it while you can and enjoy every last bit of summer!!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Chicago Loop, Lincoln Square, Lakeview East, Lincoln Park

ln the dog days of summer, there's only one place to be-OUTSIDE! Enjoy art festivals, music festivals and more in the greatest city in the world-Chicago!

RESTAURANT REVIEW - Bolivar & Lincoln in Lakeview

“IN VENEZUELA, A PARTY WITHOUT TEQUENOS. IS NOT A PARTY!” The Owners of Bolivar & Lincoln. For a truly epicurean adventure, family-owned Bolivar & Lincoln serves traditional, highly rated Venezuelan cuisine, including Arepas, Empanadas and Tequeños, in the heart of Lakeview.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Keeping the refrigerator clean and organized

As a Real Estate Broker, I see refrigerators and their interiors every week. Most are in a state of disarray at best, and a smelly mess at worst. Even in the most upscale homes and neighborhoods, you’ll find refrigerators that leave a lot to be desired in the way of cleanliness and smell.

Ideas For Closet Organization

A chaotic closet is a recipe for disaster when you’re trying to get ready. But a nice, organized one can help ensure you’re on time for any occasion with an outfit that’s sure to impress. These organization tips and ideas can help!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Holiday Weekend Means End of Summer!

It’s Labor Day Weekend which usually means the end of summer. However, according to the calendar we still have three weeks left! So let’s make the most of our remaining summer weekends!!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Roscoe Village, Chicago Loop, Gold Coast, Lakeview

ln the dog days of summer, there's only one place to be-OUTSIDE! Enjoy art festivals, music festivals and more in the greatest city in the world-Chicago!


Le Colonial, Chicago's famed Vietnamese restaurant on the Gold Coast, describes itself as “a celebration of the seductive spirit and vivid flavors of 1920’s French Colonial Southeast Asia. Opened in 1996, Le Colonial moved from its Rush Street location of over 20 years to a new location on Oak Street in 2019.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – You can succeed at “Small Talk”

Offices are opening up and many are now required to work in-office as opposed to remotely. This may prove to be a challenge for those who have gotten used to communicating via Zoom. This can be especially true for introverts. The art of small talk is a skill that even the most accomplished have trouble with.