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 Whether we buy more than we need, or things go out of date annually, each family in America throws out almost $2,000 worth of food every year.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.

Tips For Hanging A Large Painting

Found a stunning, large painting to perfectly complement your home? It's important to follow a few rules of thumb while hanging it to maintain the integrity of your wall and your painting.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Is Summer Melting Away?!?!

Summer seems to be slowly melting away from us as it’s already the final weekend of August. However, that doesn’t mean we have to accept it. In fact, there’s still a variety of ways to make what’s left of our summer weekends memorable!

Community News

It’s the e last weekend in August, and our city remains committed to summer fun and festivals! Among the many options this weekend.

Restaurant Review - Osteria Rusticana

One restaurant providing a touch of Sicily to the culture and arts mecca that is Wicker Park is Osteria Rusticana, whose owners promise to invoke “a welcoming atmosphere and flavorful menu, inviting sunshine, sea-kissed beaches, abundant farmlands, and a rich, long-standing food culture, infused with the unique and special tastes and fragrances only found on this beloved Italian island.”

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Garden Produce Preservation

It is that time of year when the amount of produce we are harvesting from the garden, surpasses what we can eat every day. There are several easy ways to preserve these vegetables and retain their flavor and vitamins for months to come.

What To Repair Before You List

When you’re getting ready to list your home, it’s of the upmost importance to ensure you are showing it in the best light. Taking time to highlight its strengths and fix up some of its possible weaknesses can make a big difference in how fast it sells.