Chicago International Home + Housewares Show Recap

McCormick place was bustling this weekend with the International Home + Housewares Show. One of the largest housewares expo in the world, the show featured the latest products from 60,000 home goods professionals. More than 2,100 exhibitors held booths from 34 countries all over the world to show off some of the latest and greatest gadgets in the world of housewares. Some of the biggest celebrities who made an appearance included Cake Boss, Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, Charm City Cakes’ Duff Goldman and Iron … [Read more...]

3 Chicago parks that are beyond compare

Just because you live in the metropolis of Chicago, doesn’t mean you can’t find an oasis to can take your partner, your friends, the kids, or your pets. There are many wonderful parks all over the city, and I am going to fill you in on the three that are the most worth visiting. 1.   Lincoln Park Located in Chicago’s North Side, Lincoln Park has an expansive acreage, stretching seven miles across the lakefront from Ohio Street to near Ardmore. Known for it’s gigantic North Pond and animal sanctuaries, Lincoln … [Read more...]

Chicago’s Top 3 Onstage Performances

Chicago has a multitude of theaters, many of which have a rich history and have served as landmarks for the past century. There is always something playin onstage in the windy city! I am going to fill you in on the top favorites showing right now and their ticket prices. Let’s take a look at what’s playing: The Book of Mormon Where: Bank of America Theate Dates: Through September 08, 2013 Running time: Two hours, 30 minutes with one intermission Ticket prices: $45 to $115. Groups of 15 or more … [Read more...]

How to Visit Chicago’s Top Museums for Free

If you are an Illinois resident and have always wanted to check out Chicago’s top museums, there is a way you can do it all for free! Many of the museums have free days, and I am going to fill you in on which ones to check out! The Art Institute, world-renowned for it’s Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, has a vast collection of works by Monet, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec. It is the second-largest art museum in America, just behind The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and its collection encompasses more … [Read more...]

Five Fun and Popular Tours in Chicago

Living in Chicago means that you are always going to be close to something that’s fun to do. Whether you are going to the museums, visiting the beaches, or taking one of the incredible tours that they offer throughout the city, you will find plenty to love. This is true whether you are a long time resident, you’ve just relocated, or you are simply visiting the city. Here are five of the best tours the city has to offer. Architectural Tour by Boat This is a fun and educational cruise that takes you along the … [Read more...]