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Best Places To Shop For Easter Basket Goodies In Chicago

Feel the seasonal rebirth with Easter Basket options at any of these unmistakably Chicago businesses.

03/24/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Getaways Near Chicago

Consider some of these locales for nearby getaways that offer family fun and fine memories.

03/21/2015

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Top Places To Buy April Fools’ Day Gag Gifts In Chicago

For the truly scatological and sophomoric, rifle through any of these local shops for a “laff” riot.

03/17/2015

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Ask An Expert: Hottest Trends In Chicago This Spring

The owner of BECLOTHESMINDED zeroes in on the hot trends as Chicago’s chill eases.

03/10/2015

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Best Candy Shops In Chicago

Taste a nice dose of nostalgia at some of these Chicago shops or indulge in fine, rich chocolate concocted by master chocolatiers.

03/03/2015

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24 Hours In Chicago

Our route traverses south to north, so it’s eminently doable, walkable and bike rideable. You’ll find Chicago lovable with 24 hours in our Midwestern Shangri-la.

02/28/2015

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Ask A Chicago Bartender: Your Best Martini Recipe

James Bond’s martini world was a lot less complicated but these spirited drink recipes are much more intriguing.

02/26/2015

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Best Places For Bridesmaids Dresses In Chicago

Meet your wedding party at any of these Chicago-area shops for an easy and large selection of bridesmaids dresses.

02/17/2015

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Best Valentine’s Day Events For Singles In Chicago

Singles have plenty of choices in Chicago that include big fun for a small amount of effort during Valentine’s season.

02/05/2015

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Best Places For Waxing In Chicago

For either sex, waxing can be fraught with pain, breakouts and ingrown hair unless you visit any of the Chicago-area pros on this list.

01/27/2015

Running

Best Spring 2015 Races In Chicago

Once you get bitten by the bug, you just have to run and spring in when the runners bloom once again in Chicago. Here are the races on which to set your sights.

01/24/2015

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Best Massages In Chicago

The hands of a gifted massage therapist in a serene setting executing therapeutic kneading and pressure – well, you don’t have to die to go to heaven. Here are some of the best to try around Chicago.

01/20/2015

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Best Lasagna In Chicago

Can there be anything as satisfying and comforting as a luscious brick of lasagna? Here are some of the most transcendent slabs of stratified nourishment around Chicago.

01/14/2015

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Best Places For A Manicure In Chicago

We have two hands – one with which to get a great manicure and the other to pay for exceptional service at any of these pleasant and accomplished Chicago nail spots.

01/13/2015

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Best Locally Made Beauty Products In Chicago

Chicago not only makes others feel better with its unparalleled restaurants and breathtaking skyline, but we’re making people look better, too, with locally made beauty products.

01/06/2015

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Best Places For Winter Coats In Chicago

Chicago offers a handful of independent stores that stock distinctive and just plain smart winter coats for a Midwestern hell otherwise known as winter.

12/30/2014

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2014’s Best New Cocktail Bars In Chicago

Today’s mixologists practically create art with their alcoholic alchemy. Here are the newest Chicago spots to sip the most interesting intoxicants.

12/25/2014

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Ask An Expert: 2014’s Trends With Staying Power

Fashion is fun but expensive, especially when you realize that those five pairs of skinny jeans you bought will look so off trend as boot cuts and flares return to the fashion fold. Here’s what you can hang onto in 2015.

12/23/2014

Gifts

Ask An Expert: DIY Gift Ideas

Chicago-based creative consultant and author, Jourdan Fairchild, says you can make interesting, cool DIY gifts for family and friends.

12/16/2014

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Best Up-And-Coming Chicago Bands Of 2014

These up-and-comers in Chicago are on a short list of the most excellent contenders for “best” 2014 style.

12/11/2014

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