Holiday Traditions: Oh The Places You'll Go...

Holiday Traditions: Oh The Places You'll Go...

As a child, the Christmas season was a magical for me.  My parents always had us doing something that was centered on family and traditions.   From going downtown to see Santa at Marshall Fields (now Macy’s) and walking on state street to see the Christmas Windows, buying roasted chestnuts and hot cocoa or making Christmas cookies on Christmas eve, my childhood is full of treasured memories.   Now that I have a family of my own, I’ve passed down those same traditions and added a few of my own.  These are a few of my family’s favorite holiday traditions.

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Danielle's Favorite Things: 5 Gifts for the Naturalista in Your Life!

Danielle's Favorite Things:  5 Gifts for the Naturalista in Your Life!

It’s the Holiday season and the time of year when we are all searching for the perfect gifts for our loved ones.   In the spirit of “Oprah”, over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite things that would make great gifts for your favorite people!  Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite things for the naturalista in your life! Naturalista’s are women who take pride in wearing their natural hair.   We are women who are obsessed with making sure our hair is healthy and looking good at all times.  If you know someone who is a self-proclaimed, naturalista, chances are she will love some of these products under her tree!

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#FridayFunday: Where to Enjoy Free Music In Chicago!

#FridayFunday: Where to Enjoy Free Music In Chicago!

Despite what the national news says, Chicago is a beautiful city, especially during Summer. One of my favorite things about Chicago during the summer is the free music that you can hear.  Music played under the stars with a beautiful Chicago skyline, and the lakefront view is a perfect way to spend a summer night.  Chicago has something for every musical taste. From Blues, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Rock, and Dance the music reflects the diversity of this city.  The best part is that it doesn’t cost you a thing!  It’s an affordable night out for the entire family!

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#FridayFunday: 8 Steakhouses Dad Will Enjoy!!!

#FridayFunday: 8 Steakhouses Dad Will Enjoy!!!

My dad is a meat and potatoes kinda guy!  As I was putting together this list, I had him in mind.  He likes a great steak with full and hearty side dishes.  Here are 8 Chicago Steakhouses that your dad is sure to enjoy!

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#FridayFunday: Festival Season In Chicago! (Free Download!)

#FridayFunday: Festival Season In Chicago! (Free Download!)

Festival Season in Chicago is upon us! It’s the time of year when your weekends are filled with food, music and plenty of fun for the entire family. The city hosts several large festivals throughout the summer; Gospel Fest, Blues Fest, Jazz Fest, and the Taste of Chicago just to name a few but the real gems are found at your local neighborhood festivals. Chicago is a city with plenty of diverse neighborhoods and attending local festivals allows you to immerse yourself in different cultures while enjoying beautiful summer days in Chicago. 

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#FridayFunday: Memorial Day In Chicago

#FridayFunday: Memorial Day In Chicago

Memorial Day weekend kicks off Summer in Chicago! There are plenty of events happening all around the city and surrounding suburbs to help you and your family enjoy the long holiday weekend! Here are a few of my faves!

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