See & Plays

Robots Took Over Chicago!

Robots Took Over Chicago!

You can’t miss this! A new exciting exhibit is in place at the Museum of Science and Industry called Robots Revolution supported by Google.org officially opened and will run through the entire summer. “You’ll have the chance to interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public before and discover their astonishing skills. […]

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A Loaded Staycation with Loews Chicago

A Loaded Staycation with Loews Chicago

Playing tourist in my own city has always kept our family busy, especially in the downtown area. There’s always a lot of things to do and places to discover and rediscover so we take full advantage of it whenever we get a chance to roam around. Luckily, my teen son’s birthday also fell on the […]

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Chicago Scholars Opened Up a Big New Space to Facilitate Growth in Program

Chicago Scholars Opened Up a Big New Space to Facilitate Growth in Program

CNN Money recently reported that “The massive gap in college graduation rates between rich and poor is growing even wider.” I don’t think anyone is any less surprised about this, but it is still troubling to hear. Thanks to Chicago Scholars, they are here to identify those deserving students and advocate for them. “Our 7-year success […]

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Eats & Sips

First Annual Emerging Chefs Winner: Joyce Mac of Le Cordon Bleu

First Annual Emerging Chefs Winner: Joyce Mac of Le Cordon Bleu

With Chicago still gleaming from the James Beard Foundation Award festivities, our beautiful city is keeping up with the culinary scene excitement by recognizing the next generation of talented chefs in Chicago on the First Annual Emerging Chefs with Hannah’s Bretzel. Students from two local culinary schools, Le Cordon Bleu & Kendall College, competed to create […]

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Dining in Chicago Just Got Easier with Apps!

Dining in Chicago Just Got Easier with Apps!

Chicago’s culinary scene is robust and while there are more restaurants popping up everywhere,  I’m still at lost on which one I should choose to enjoy when the inspiration and opportunity to eat out with friends come. I’m often battling the decision between a good parking space and the ease of reserving a spot at […]

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Ice The Cake and Eat It Too!

Ice The Cake and Eat It Too!

Magnolia Bakery is launching a new series of monthly cake and cupcake icing classes and of course we had to be there to check it out. Magnolia’s expert decorator was on hand to demonstrate and guide us into making our own cupcake designs. You can check out Magnolia’s schedule here to join in on one of […]

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Shops & Services

Bet you can hear them now! Verizon is opening a Destination Store in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Bet you can hear them now! Verizon is opening a Destination Store in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Verizon’s General Manager Frank DiBetta is settling in Chicago from New Jersey to open up the new and exciting Verizon Destination Store and we were just there this morning for a media sneak peek of their new place before they officially open tomorrow. The store front is still covered up with red curtains but I […]

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Williams-Sonoma Lincoln Park Opening Celebration [pics]

Williams-Sonoma Lincoln Park Opening Celebration [pics]

The new Williams-Sonoma store in Lincoln Park held a private event to celebrate its new store location and Chicago cooking school. The event was hosted by the new WTTW Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio, Andrew Kaplan, and Nina Mariano. Local restaurants like Spiaggia, RPM Italian, and Perennial Virant, provided the food.

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Kick-off The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard with Water Tower Place

Kick-off The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard with Water Tower Place

This outstanding festival will once again take over downtown Chicago’s famed shopping Avenue for 12 fun-filled days of fashionable events. From Thursday, August 22, through Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), Water Tower Place, along with the city’s top restaurants, retailers and hotels, will combine fashion, food, fitness and fun for an experience you won’t want […]

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Art & Leisure

Robots Took Over Chicago!

Robots Took Over Chicago!

You can’t miss this! A new exciting exhibit is in place at the Museum of Science and Industry called Robots Revolution supported by Google.org officially opened and will run through the entire summer. “You’ll have the chance to interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public before and discover their astonishing skills. […]

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Chicago Welcomed Coast-to-Coast Social Influencers to Create Awareness for #RedNoseDay with Walgreens

Chicago Welcomed Coast-to-Coast Social Influencers to Create Awareness for #RedNoseDay with Walgreens

My, What Big Nose You Have! It’s better to poke fun at you, my dear! Yea, that’s right – FUN is the magic word here! The #RedNose Day is coming to America after it first launched in Britain in 1988. This “National Day of Comedy” has caught on years of success in the UK raising money […]

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Chicago Scholars Opened Up a Big New Space to Facilitate Growth in Program

Chicago Scholars Opened Up a Big New Space to Facilitate Growth in Program

CNN Money recently reported that “The massive gap in college graduation rates between rich and poor is growing even wider.” I don’t think anyone is any less surprised about this, but it is still troubling to hear. Thanks to Chicago Scholars, they are here to identify those deserving students and advocate for them. “Our 7-year success […]

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Robots Took Over Chicago!

Robots Took Over Chicago!

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

You can’t miss this! A new exciting exhibit is in place at the Museum of Science and Industry called Robots Revolution supported by Google.org officially opened and will run through the entire summer. “You’ll have the chance to interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public before and discover their astonishing skills. […]

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First Annual Emerging Chefs Winner: Joyce Mac of Le Cordon Bleu

First Annual Emerging Chefs Winner: Joyce Mac of Le Cordon Bleu

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

With Chicago still gleaming from the James Beard Foundation Award festivities, our beautiful city is keeping up with the culinary scene excitement by recognizing the next generation of talented chefs in Chicago on the First Annual Emerging Chefs with Hannah’s Bretzel. Students from two local culinary schools, Le Cordon Bleu & Kendall College, competed to create […]

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#ChicagonistaLIVE broadcasting live at #LoewsChicago!

#ChicagonistaLIVE broadcasting live at #LoewsChicago!

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday May 20th at 2pm cst Chicago’s Social Talk Show, The #ChicagonistaLIVE Show, will be broadcasting live at one of Chicago’s newest luxury hotel, #LoewsChicago, and new Argentine restaurant, Rural Society. As usual we will cover Chicago’s hot topics, trends, and tech,  then we’ll show you around the hotel and talk to Chef Cory Morris […]

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