Tag: "urban living"

Chicago's Hidden Gem: Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa

Chicago’s Hidden Gem: Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa

June 22, 2013 | Comments (0)

Hidden in the back of the Water Tower Place, on North Michigan Avenue in Chicago, you will find the Elizabeth Adam Salon and Day Spa. This day spa is one of the Gold Coast’s hidden gems and they offer one of the best facials in town. As a member of the Hot Mom Spa Squad, […]

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The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

The Lurie Garden at Millennium Park

June 29, 2012 | Comments (1)

On June 7, 2012, I was invited by the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park for a private tour to learn more about this amazing 5-acre garden right smack in the middle of Michigan Avenue. Recently, the “Lurie” name has made headlines in Chicago with the move of the Children’s Memorial Hospital to the new, Lurie […]

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A Farmer's Market in Chicago in February?

A Farmer’s Market in Chicago in February?

February 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

There are many things that make me question our choice to live in Chicago during the winter months. Obviously, the cold is at the top of the list, but lately I’m more likely to be found complaining about the lack of fresh in-season vegetables that are grown locally. And I miss having a Farmer’s Market. […]

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It's My Fault My Dog Drives Me Crazy

It’s My Fault My Dog Drives Me Crazy

January 17, 2012 | Comments (5)

I love my dog. I really, really do. I just have to remind myself that I do. And, between us, I love the way things were with my dog before kids, because having a dog with a toddler and a baby isn’t ideal. We rescued Howie from Anti-Cruelty Society a year after we were married, […]

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Walk this way, talk this way

Walk this way, talk this way

September 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

If I had a penny for every time my mother said “boys will be boys” I’d be in the South of France right now begging my Cabana boy to bring me another Grand Marnier… Yes, aggression sort of comes with testosterone, but at what point do we step in and say “Dude, is it REALLY […]

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Party with kids

Family-Friendly Party = Awesome New Year’s Eve

January 24, 2011 | Comments (2)

We attended our first “Family New Year’s Eve Party” this year. I was hesitant in the beginning. Our friend, a home brewer, was really excited about the family-friendly party Revolution Brewing Company planned and asked us to join them. Sure, it sounded fun, but I’ve become wary of parties at restaurants and bars. All too […]

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Halloween concert from the chicago symphony orchestra

A Musical Halloween

October 27, 2010 | Comments (1)

Doesn’t it feel like Halloween has gone from being a one-day holiday to a month-long death march of costumes, parties and candy? First, you have to take your kids to the pumpkin patch — and by the way, when did “pumpkin patch” become code for “dusty carnival with the occasional gourd thrown in for good measure?”  Then, […]

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Painted Stool with rocket chip

Chicago’s Alley Scavengers: Boon or Bane?

August 4, 2010 | Comments (7)

Last year the Chicago Tribune published an interesting article on alley scavengers, mainly the scrap metal collectors who comb the alleys in Chicago and the surrounding area for old bicycles, appliances and anything else with a bit of scrap metal that might be turned into cash. I don’t know how it works in other regions, […]

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Handle on red door

Suburban Crime Wave

July 27, 2010 | Comments (7)

12:30 p.m., Wednesday afternoon: I have just finished explaining to my babysitter, Amanda, who will be staying home with my three year old son while I go out to a meeting, that I can’t seem to find our extra key. So, I suggest that she simply leave the back door unlocked if she decides to take J.R. to the park. Speaking of […]

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