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Best Places For A Girls Night Out

Gals, this one is for you (Fellas, these places are fun for you too!). Here are a few of my favorite spots in Chicago for a girl’s night out. From birthday parties, happy hour, bachelorettes or just a night out with friends, ladies don’t usually need an excuse to get together. The following places have fun drinks, good food and a perfect atmosphere for a great night out.

06/24/2013

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Guide To Bellwether Chicago: Art, Food, Music & More

The producers of the Renegade Craft Fair, The Vintage Bazaar and The Hideout on Wabansia, team up for a weekend of art, food, music, shopping and more.

06/07/2013

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Guide To The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival

The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival takes place Memorial Day weekend. Kicking off summer in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, the festival features music, food, drinks, crafts, shopping and artists. From Belmont to School Avenue, enjoy local artists, food, drinks and most importantly music. It is finally time to get summer fest season started.

05/24/2013

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Guide To Chicago Craft Beer Week

From May 16 – May 26, take advantage of Craft Beer Week in Chicago. For eleven days you can enjoy craft beer events, tastings and special menus across the city at participating restaurants, bars and breweries.

05/16/2013

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Cinco De Mayo Celebrations In Chicago

Chicago celebrates Cinco de Mayo in style. Find out how you can have fun at these great celebrations…

04/30/2013

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Best Tax Day Deals In Chicago

Tax day is upon us! To celebrate all your hard work and number crunching, Chicago restaurants, hotels and bars are serving up some tax relief specials! Here’s a round up of a few deals around town to reward you for another tax year.

04/15/2013

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New York’s Best Bagels… In Chicago

As a self-proclaimed bagel aficionado and carboholic, I’ve tried many bagels in Chicago, searching for the most authentic New York-style bagel/deli. New York Bagel & Bialy on Chicago’s north side is the best of the best. Low prices, fast service and fresh, boiled bagels are among the many reasons this gem is packed with locals and bagel lovers every weekend morning. To help convince you, here are my top 5 reasons why you should put it on your must-try list!

04/01/2013

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See What’s New At The Shedd

As one of Chicago’s top cultural attractions, the Shedd sees daily visitors from Chicago and all over the world. Whether you were there 5 years ago or 5 months ago, there’s always something new to see and explore.

03/20/2013

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Girl Power: Women’s History Month At The Chicago Public Library

The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Women’s History Month in March 2013 by offering a range of programs about past and present issues facing women and girls in our society. Programs across the city include lectures, storytelling, documentary film screenings, art exhibits and workshops, and adult book discussions. Girl power!

03/07/2013

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Coolest Lent-Friendly Bars In Chicago

For those of you participating in Lent (or those of you who just enjoy a good fish fry!) — this article is for you. Here are a few Lenten menus, fish fry specials and seafood options to try out this Easter season.

02/27/2013

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National Drink Wine Day: List Of Great Places To Celebrate

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, you can celebrate a real national holiday — “National Drink Wine Day”! Pop the cork and enjoy a glass of your favorite Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot, Shiraz, or Zinfandel in honor of the occasion…

02/18/2013

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Alternative Ways To Spend Valentine’s Day

If you’re over the chocolate hearts and overpriced menus, check out some of these alternative ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Chicago. From Lady Gaga impersonators, to beer and vacations with your dog (that’s right, we know who your real true love is) – this list has something different for everyone.

02/11/2013

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Randolph Street’s Wonderful Winter Market

Randolph Street Market’s second annual, “Wonderful Winter Markets” return in February and March, bringing vintage aficionados some of the best winter shopping events in Chicago.

01/29/2013

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Chicagoland Outlet Mall Guide

Chicagoland has some great places to snag designer items, gifts and anything else you need at a bargain. Finding amazing deals at your favorite stores is well worth the trip! Here are a few picks for the best outlet malls in the Chicagoland area. Happy savings!

01/23/2013

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5 Ways To Beat Cabin Fever In Chicago

Cabin fever got you down? Get out and enjoy some of the best winter happenings Chicago has to offer. From sleepovers at the zoo to hockey at Soldier Field, here’s a round up of 5 things to do in the city this season.

01/16/2013

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Cheap Loop Lunches

Eating in the loop isn’t always friendly on the old wallet. Eating out everyday can add up quickly. Here are a few places in the loop to eat lunch for $5-$10.

12/13/2012

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Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

This holiday season, give a gift with a personal touch. A gift basket can come in any size or budget. Fill it with anything from candy to jewelry and the effect will be the same — a gift that’s personal and homemade especially for them. Start with choosing a theme based on their interests or favorite things. Next, choose a container, pick your fillings and enjoy gifting success.

12/12/2012

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Winter WonderLoop: Affordable Family Fun

There is no shortage of fun, free things to do this holiday season in the Chicago loop! Chicago Loop Alliance’s (CLA) fourth annual Winter WonderLoop will surprise and delight pedestrians in downtown Chicago this winter with “Random Acts of Holidays” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on each Saturday from Dec. 1-22, 2012. Specific details on these free, family-friendly experiences around the Loop will be announced each morning…

12/06/2012

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Profile: Mindy’s Hot Chocolate

Pastry creator and mastermind chef behind Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Mindy Segal, specializes in contemporary American cuisine with a focus on quality, local ingredients and technique. Her focus is evident throughout the warm, delicious smelling, Bucktown restaurant. Each element of the dining room, menu, decor and take-home products is a modern twist on a classic…

11/29/2012

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Best Bars With Christmas Lights Year-Round

Christmas may only come once a year, but the bars featured below like to stay in the spirit all year long. With twinkling Christmas lights hung every day there’s a cozy boost in store for you whenever you’re in the mood for a little holiday magic.

11/28/2012

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