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.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Taking Off Into a “Fest-Full” Weekend!

This weekend brings Chicagoans a “Fest-Full” of adventures and things to do! There’s a new twist on an old favorite. We’ll also outline festivals for food, animal and music lovers this weekend!


Summer in the city remains vibrant with music, art and community events that inform and entertain the whole family!

Restaurant Review- Cobblestone

“The idea is simple: to nurture well-being in others through hospitality, connection, and excellent food and beverage service” - The owners of Cobblestone Restaurant