Restaurant Review: Ever

Chicago is home to some of the best food in the world. That isn't news. However, the cost of a memorable meal is often a deal breaker when it comes to some of the city's upscale dining experiences.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Change Your Evenings for a Better Tomorrow

When you structure your day, you will get your best work done. With morning and evening routines, your brain is better able to handle the various challenges each day brings. Many people have good morning rituals, but adding evening ones will really lead to a productive, happy, and successful life.

Reconsider These Choices When You’re Designing Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the areas of a home that sees the most wear and tear. All the water, heat, and food spills add up quickly, so it’s important to focus on quality and lasting appeal if you’re choosing materials for a kitchen remodel.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Beware This Special Halloween!

The most terrifying day of the month is finally upon us! But beware this special Halloween as it falls on Saturday, there's a full moon (first one in 19 years on Halloween), we set the clocks back an hour, and we're in the middle of a pandemic! So join us as we make the best of it!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Wicker Park, Loop, Ravenswood, Lincoln Park, West Loop

Wicker Park: Halloween is just a few days away, and while this year brings about a much different feel due to COVID-19, there are still ways to get outside and enjoy the spooky day. Head over to Wicker Park every day until the 31st to check out 50 scarecrows created by residents spread throughout the neighborhood.

Restaurant Review: Wake ‘n Bacon

Wake 'n Bacon is a brand new restaurant that opened last week in Lakeview. This brunch spot provides diners with a delicious menu to satisfy whatever case of the munchies they may be having.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Aging in Place

It makes sense both financially and emotionally to remain in your home for as long as you can. Assisted living costs are increasing exponentially. With some preparation and modifications, you can remain at home to age in your own community.

From Decorating To Staging

There is a difference between the two and here's how to get your home ready to sell. Once you've decided to put your home on the market you're looking to sell quickly for the best possible price.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Enjoying Some Halloween Boo Time!

As we inch closer to celebrating Halloween in all its glory (or should I say “gorey”), this weekend not only includes our furry family members, but it also brings with it some Halloween BOO!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Virtual, West Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown, Lincoln Square, Streeterville

Virtual: Halloween is right around the corner, so why not spend some time with America's first master of the macabre - Edgar Allen Poe. On Monday, October 26, join Chicago's AstonRep Theater Company for a free streaming radio broadcast of Twisted Tales of Poe.

Restaurant Preview: Fulton Market Outdoor Igloo Dining

In late March, we ceased our restaurant reviews due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which shut down indoor dining options. Over the summer, restrictions eased to a degree with eateries reopening to socially- distanced minimum indoor capacity and outdoor dining, resulting in a lifeline of sorts for struggling restaurants.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Do's and Don'ts with Isopropyl Alcohol

The old first aid kit standby, also known as rubbing alcohol, is useful for more than sterilizing your pierced earring posts or that tweezer and needle you are using to extract that pesky sliver.

How To Vet An Offer

Many sellers may be tempted to select the highest offer they receive, but there are several other factors to consider. Here are five areas important to evaluate.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Adding Some Fall Spice & Halloween Spook!

Just think, in two weeks we’ll be celebrating Halloween on a Saturday! In the meantime, here are a few options to add some fall spice and Halloween spook to your weekend with both in-person and virtual events!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Streeterville, Virtual, South Loop, Museum Campus, Logan Square

Streeterville: It's been a long time since Friends' final season, but if seeing reruns twelve times a day isn't satisfying your fix for this beloved TV show, we have great news: The FRIENDS Experience: The One in Chicago is here!

Restaurant Review: m.henry

This past weekend I made my way to one of my favorite breakfast spots not just in the city but in the galaxy: m.henry. Located at 5707 North Clark Street in one of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods, Andersonville, this BYOB eatery has been elevating the breakfast and brunch game since 2003.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Improve Your Life by Following These Steps

Stop aiming for perfection. Thinking nothing is done until it is perfect will keep you from finishing anything. Done is better than perfect. I don't mean just slopping anything together and saying it is done, but perfection is really not attainable and can make you unable to finish anything.

Going Green Starts In The Kitchen

Living an environmentally-friendly lifestyle and helping to keep our planet clean isn’t as difficult as you may think. All it takes is a few small tweaks. To start, here are five great tips for going green in your kitchen!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Halloween Season is Here!

Not only is the fall season being celebrated in Chicago and the Chicagoland area, but it's also Halloween season! It's never too early to begin preparing for our next holiday, so let's get started!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: River West, River North, Lincoln Park, West Loop

River West: There's no need to pack the family up and head out to the sticks for a pumpkin-inspired outing this year. Make your way to Jack's Pumpkin Pop-up in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Restaurant Review: Orkenoy

A creative new brewpub recently opened in Humboldt Park, and the drinks and eats are well worth the visit. Located in the Kimball Arts Center at 1757 North Kimball Avenue, Orkenoy is the neighborhood's first brewery.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Best Time To Tree Plant

I arrived home yesterday to find a wonderful surprise. A new tree on the parkway in front of my house! Here in Chicago, where I live, the city plants trees for homeowners who have lost trees due to illness, disease, or been cut down to facilitate utility work.