The Women of Wakanda: An Explosion of Black Girl Magic on the Big Screen!

The Women of Wakanda: An Explosion of Black Girl Magic on the Big Screen!

Now I won’t get into any spoilers but I will touch on my absolute favorite aspect of the film….THE AMAZING BLACK WOMEN!  Whew….the amount of #BlackGirlMagic in this film is epic and the characters these women play are equally as badass!   

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Danielle's Favorite "Romantic" Things

Danielle's Favorite "Romantic" Things

You never need a reason or holiday to show the ones you love how much you care but any holiday that celebrates love, I’ll happily participate in. Many hate Valentine’s Day because they believe it’s commercial.  While that may be the case, I am a firm believer in that holiday’s like this are opportunities to show someone you care in an extra special way and who doesn't like feeling "extra special" sometimes?   Here are a few of my favorite Valentine’s Day things that are thoughtful, romantic, and sentimental. 

No matter what size your budget is, there's something you can do for that special someone in your life.

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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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#SaturdaySwag: Great Gifts for Dad!!!

#SaturdaySwag: Great Gifts for Dad!!!

Fathers are such a gift! They are our providers, protectors, and our knights in shining armor.   It’s time to show the Dad’s some love!  Here are a few ideas for your Dad or prominent male figure!

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#SaturdaySwag: "Patio Pimpin": Summer Entertaining Essentials!

#SaturdaySwag: "Patio Pimpin": Summer Entertaining Essentials!

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off Summer Entertaining and BBQ season.   My friends and I like to call it “Patio Pimpin”.  It’s the time of year where you gather with friends on beautiful summer days and nights to eat, drink and chill, usually at home in the backyard or patio.  I’ve compiled a list of my Patio Pimpin essentials to help you and your friends plan the perfect holiday cookout!

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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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Hamilton...An American Musical

Hamilton...An American Musical

Based on the biography written by Ron Chernow, Hamilton tells the story of An Immigrant from the West Indies who goes on to become a war hero, the subject of the country’s first sex scandal, George Washington’s right hand man and the father of our economic system. The story of Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers is told through a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and Broadway music.    Lin Manuel-Miranda wrote this play, music, lyrics and book.  Hamilton has become a breakout hit since its Broadway debut in 2015. The shows are constantly sold out and they have achieved both critical and audience acclaim.   Hamilton the musical has won 11 Tony Awards, including best musical, a Grammy for best musical theatre album and a Pulitzer Prize for drama.  They are currently on a US Tour and they have an open run at the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago. 

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