Five Tips For Funding Your Next Vacation

There’s nothing quite like some well-earned time off in a cool new place, but vacations certainly don’t pay for themselves. Here are a few ideas for funding your next getaway.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – A Myriad of Events Super Charges This Weekend!

Winter still has its grip on us, but Chicago is beginning…

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, Ravenswood

With Valentine’s Day, the Super Bowl, and the end of the Lunar New Year converging this weekend, there’s more fun than ever to be had in Chicago!

Restaurant Review - Geja's Café

Romantic celebrations of Valentine’s Day in Chicago ranges from the whimsical…linen-draped, candlelit tables with servers at White Castle (?) to the sublimely epicurean tastes of Michelin-starred restaurants like Alinea.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Delicious Homemade Dips For The Big Game

Homemade dips are the easiest appetizers for any party and especially this coming Sunday. Many dips are easy to make and are so much better than store bought!

Choose The Right Paint Finish

It can be intimidating to stand in front of the paint swatches at the paint or hardware store and try to make a decision. Picking a color can be difficult enough—and then you have to choose the finish.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Just Another Winter Weekend!

There’s no doubt whatsoever that we’re still dealing with the winter season and all its cold temps and snow! However, this first weekend in February means we’re one month closer to the spring season! In the meantime, here are a few ideas for you to have a fun weekend.

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Park, Uptown, Andersonville, Lakeview

A Lunar New Year, fresh snowfall and a host of indoor/outdoor activities greet this first weekend in February. Enjoy all that Chicago's neighborhoods offer! The warmth of our communities, and our shared spirit, cuts the cold and ensures memorable moments in 2022.

Restaurant Review - D Cuisine

A new year brings new possibilities, new life, and new opportunities. On February 1, the Lunar New Year bid goodbye to the Year of the Ox, and entered the Year of the Tiger, beginning at sunset on the day of the second New Moon, following the Winter Solstice on December 21.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Make your own spice blends

I have found my old standby spice mixes I use like Taco or Fajita mix are so salty lately, even the so-called “low Sodium.” Even the Italian gravy mix is so salty it is almost inedible! But you probably have the ingredients to make your own blend and you can salt to YOUR taste.

Five Home Repairs To Budget For

You’re going to have to do some regular repairs and maintenance on your home—it’s just a fact of home ownership. So that you’re not caught unprepared, it’s a good idea to keep a budget and set aside some funds for when the following repairs inevitably come up.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Bidding Farewell to January – 3 Days Left!

Finally, it’s the last weekend in January. It felt like it was never going to end! So, let’s bid farewell to the last three days of January in grand Chicago style by getting out and enjoying ourselves no matter how cold it is!

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, Belmont-Cragin, Near North Side

A cold month like January needs warm, toasty events, hot bites, and the warmth of friends and family activities. Or, for those who really want to challenge the elements, enjoy the outdoors!

Restaurant Review - Chicago Cut Steakhouse

Winter along the Riverwalk, crossing the Chicago Loop to River North along Wacker Drive, is spectacular…bright lights dancing across an icy Chicago River, looking out to Lake Michigan beyond the locks.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Home Cleaning Schedule Template

I love to have lists! A good list helps you answer “What am I doing tomorrow, and when?” Here is an example of a good cleaning schedule that can help you complete household tasks.

The Ins And Outs Of Home Inspection

Home inspection is a crucial step in the homebuying process. After finding the perfect house, you will want to ensure that there are no hidden faults that may require lengthy and expensive repairs or renovations down the line.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Making the Most of Another January Weekend!

The fourth weekend of January is here yet we still have one more to go. It’s not often we get five weekends in a month! So, let’s make the most of what this weekend has to offer!

Neighborhood News - Lincoln Square, Chicago Loop, Gold Coast, Wrigleyville

Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, Chicago's winter activities are as varied as the weather. Catch a musical, a play, or a chance to play indoor and outdoor games with friends and community members!

Restaurant Review - Cedar Palace

Cedar Palace in Lincoln Park describes itself as a “Warm, casual stop offering an array of Mediterranean dishes from kebabs to hummus plates.”

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Change The Way You Think About Food

As usual, more than a few of us probably thought that “losing weight” would be a good New Year’s resolution. Now, as we are past the middle of January, you may be feeling a little off, but please remember: losing weight does not always equate with being healthy!

How Do HOAs Work?

When you purchase a home, there’s a good chance you’ll have to pay a homeowners association fee, especially in gated communities, townhouses, condominiums, and other similar planned neighborhoods.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Enjoying a Popular Seasonal Activity!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful . . . not this weekend! Grab your winter coat, scarves and gloves and head out for a joyous Chicago weekend at one, or all, of the following events!