Review!: Bocce Ball at Pinstripes

Bocce Ball

About a month ago, I wrote about Pinstripes, a distinctive dining and entertainment venue currently with 3 locations in the Chicago area and a location in the Minneapolis, with more locations opening around the nation. We got to try bocce ball at Pinstripes a couple of weeks ago and had a great time! What is […]

StreetFood Artistry Fest Chicago 8/11/13: Food, Art, & Music

SFA 2013 Flyer

The annual StreetFood Artistry Festival is coming to the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago this Sunday, August 11th, 1:00-7:00 pm. StreetFood Artistry is a non-profit organization in Illinois committed to supporting small art, culture, and food entrepreneurs in Chicago by creating a visibility channel that allows for increased consumer engagement, a yearly grant, and […]

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago: FREE Child Admission Coupon


LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago has over 3 million LEGO bricks, rides, and a 4D movie theater all under one roof. I have to admit I have not been there yet, but it sounds like a lot of fun, especially for a LEGO lover! If you’re planning a visit, use this coupon to get FREE child […]

Chicago!: Traveling & Staying in a Big City


I’m attending my first big blogging conference, BlogHer, next week, and I’m so excited! I have wanted to attend in the past but the conference was held in New York and San Diego the past 3 years, so I was never able to make the travel plans. But BlogHer will be held in Chicago this […]

Pinstripes Dining & Entertainment: Bowling, Bocce, & Bistro


Pinstripes is a distinctive dining and entertainment venue with 3 locations in the Chicago area and a location in the Minneapolis area featuring: A bistro with Italian/American cuisine and wine Bowling and bocce A year-round outdoor patio and fire pit Event space/party rooms accommodating 20-600 people. You can enjoy lunch or dinner, private parties, weekend […]

Chicago!: Tips for the Taste of Chicago

Taste of Chicago Food

This year was the first time we’ve made it to the Taste of Chicago in probably at least 6 years, and I have to admit that we were a bit hesitant bringing our 2-year old remembering how crowded it was before. To our surprise, it actually wasn’t too bad, but I wanted to share some […]

Event & Giveaway!: Humana Healthier Choices Guide at Taste of Chicago – Ends 7/10 at 11:01 pm CT

Humana Healthier Choices

Taste of Chicago will be held in Grant Park starting this Wednesday, July 10th, through Sunday, July 14th. Admission is FREE, and food and beverage tickets are sold in strips of 12 for $8. Smaller taste portions are available at each vendor for 1-5 tickets. Hours are 11 am-9 pm 7/10-7/12; 10 am-9 pm 7/13-7/14. […]

Chicago!: Seadog Cruises

Sea Dog Cruise

Since my husband is from San Francisco, we often have friends and family come visit asking what is a must-see in Chicago. Chicago’s boat cruises are always on our list of things to enjoy while in the city, especially for viewing the beautiful skyline along the lakefront and learning about Chicago’s rich history. My favorite […]

Proud to Be a Chicagoan!: Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champs

2013 Blackhawks Stanley Cup

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, 2013 Stanley Cup Champions! Last night, hockey fans anticipated a Game 7 in the Stanley Cup Series as the Boston Bruins led the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in the last two minutes of Game 6. That quickly changed when the Blackhawks scored 2 goals within 17 seconds, winning the 2013 Stanley […]

Sale!: Wilton Tent Sale in Chicago Area 5/31-6/18

Wilton tent sale 2013

Attention bakers, crafters, and event/wedding planners! Wilton is having their annual tent sale in Woodridge, IL, Friday, May 31st, through Tuesday, June 18th! Wilton is best known for their baking and cake decorating supplies, but they also have paper crafts and accessories for parties and weddings. We actually bought some things at the Wilton tent […]