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Guide To Visiting Chicago For The Holidays

Take in one of these holiday options and kick out the Ebenezer attitude while upping the rose on your cheeks and the lilt in your winter step.

11/22/2014

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Best Bars For Craft Beer Aficionados In Chicago

Craft beer is the way to lift off in this town and you can sample brews from around the region and nation in these spots with killer craft beer lists.

11/13/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Your Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

Pumpkin, sweet potato and apple pie: the trident of Thanksgiving desserts. Why not take a stab at something a little tastier, surprising even, to delight your guests or the hostess who will be thrilled with your innovative riffs on ho-hum holiday sweets.

11/12/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Ideas For Hostess Gifts

Style expert Lance Lawson and his partner Jim Wetzel have some advice to give to those looking for the perfect hostess gift.

11/11/2014

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Best Consignment Stores In Chicago

Shop for designer men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and furniture at some of the best consignment stores in Chicago.

11/04/2014

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Best Places To Get Piercings In Chicago

Start with these Chicago shops for your piercings needs and have your list of questions ready.

10/28/2014

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Best Restaurants With Organic Food In Chicago

For environmentally sound food that packs a wallop in the flavor department, pencil in a visit to any of these local spots that make organic elements high priority.

10/22/2014

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Best Tattoo Shops In Chicago

Whether you’re going for a sleeve of tats or want just a cryptic little ancient symbol near the nether regions, you need a short map of the experienced places in this city that are reliable and sticklers for cleanliness so your body art can last a lifetime.

10/21/2014

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Best Places To Buy A Hat In Chicago

Berets, beanies, bowlers, buckets or beavers (faux, natch) are waiting to cover your crown at these fine Chicago hat shops.

10/14/2014

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Best Places For A Fall Getaway Near Chicago

Buoy the spirit and sneak away to feast on the visuals because fall is certainly the most fleeting of seasons.

10/11/2014

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Ask A Chef: Best Spooky Halloween Treats

You can rise above soccer mom menus this Halloween with some clever yet chilling treats perfect for both adults and children.

10/08/2014

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Best Places For Halloween Costumes In Chicago

You’ll need a costume or, at the very least, some accessories to complete your Halloween 2014 outfit and these shops stock the ghoulish and gaudy goods.

10/07/2014

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Best Places For Halloween Decorations In Chicago

Those seasonal strip mall Halloween stores pop up faster than a teenage boy’s blemishes around prom time. Here is a list of the top five places to get everything you need for your costume or home this Halloween.

09/30/2014

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Best Getaways For Parents Near Chicago

Peruse these nearby leisure pursuits, familial or for just the two of you, and take a breather from the daily struggle.

09/27/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: Fall Comfort Food Recipes

Find comfort in these recipes provided by Chef Takashi Yagihashi from Slurping Turtle.

09/24/2014

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Ask An Expert: Decorating Your Bedroom On A Budget

Those old Spice Girls or Def Leppard posters and goth canopy draping over the bed have got to go. Decorate your resting room on budget with these expert tips.

09/23/2014

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Best Sporting Goods Stores In Chicago

When you go out looking for your team jersey, running shoes, helmet or skate deck, visit one of these five Chicago sporting goods stores for all of your fun and games needs.

09/16/2014

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Best Coffee Shops To Work From Home In Chicago

Coffee shops are the new home office with just enough caffeine, treats and mellow atmosphere to get your work done with a smattering of people watching for occasional distraction.

09/10/2014

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Best Shops For Fall And Winter Shoes In Chicago

It’s time to pack away the white wedges and golden gladiator sandals, pick yourself up by the bootstraps and get to these fantastic independent Chicago shops that are all about covering your feet in the most delightful ways.

09/09/2014

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Best Venues For A Fall Wedding In Chicago

Here are some terrific ideas of where to celebrate connubial bliss in autumn in Chicago.

09/02/2014

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