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 […]

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 […]

BOGO!: Buy One Broadway in Chicago Ticket Get One FREE Through 3/22

Broadway in Chicago BOGO 3.2013

Broadway in Chicago has an awesome sale right now: buy one ticket, get one FREE when you use code SPRING online and purchase by Friday, March 22nd*! I’m so excited about this because I am lucky to have a husband who loves and appreciates musicals as much as I do, and we’ve been wanting to […]

Hurry!: Chicago Auto Show Ends 2/18

Chicago Auto Show 2013

If you still haven’t checked the Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest and longest running auto show, at McCormick Place yet, there’s still time! The show runs through this Monday, February 18th. It is open 10 am to 10 pm tomorrow, February 17th, and 10 am to 8 pm on Monday. Admission is $12 for […]

Hockey!: Rockford IceHogs Games – Fun Family Experience

Rockford IceHogs

The┬áRockford IceHogs is the proud American Hockey League Affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks. Their games are a great family experience with Top Shot, an interactive hockey inspired shooting game located on the main concourse where you can test your hockey skills, and the IceHogs Runts Club, which by joining you’ll have the opportunity to take […]