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Best Local Stores For Gift Baskets In Chicago

The gift basket — that venerable option that’s neither too intimate nor overly formal. Fill it with fine soap, scrumptious sweets or even precious little items for the precious little newborn and you’ll be remembered as creative and kind.

12/02/2014

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Best Cheese Shops In Chicago

Celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day on January 20 with artisan cheeses from these five Chicago cheese shops.

01/16/2013

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Best Chicago Cheesemongers

You deserve some good, old fashioned cheese! But don’t just settle for whatever sounds gouda – check out this list of shops who have picked only the best of the best, and the wildest of the wild. Because if you’re going to break your resolutions, it better be for the best possible indulgence, right?

01/17/2012

Picnic

Summer Picnic Guide

An afternoon picnic is one of the best parts about summer in Chicago. It’s time to dust off those picnic baskets, lay back and soak up the sun. Here are a few do’s and don’ts from the City Of Chicago as well as some handy tips to help you pack the perfect picnic.

07/14/2011