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5 Top-Rated Dog Parks You Have to Check Out from Rogers Park to South Loop

Man’s best friend is usually happy with a fenced area that allows them to run off-leash, but the Chicago dog parks on this list go beyond Rover’s wildest dreams. These canine havens are a testament as to how far humans will go to show love for our furry companions. Dog parks in Chicago are generally…

Windy City Wednesdays: Eat Local at John’s Place

Eat Local at John’s Place in Chicago As Chicagoans practice proper social distancing, many of us are experiencing the direct impacts of our local restaurants, bars and shops being closed. These closures impact Chicagoans in different ways – but one thing is the same: the resilience shown our neighborhood locals. Many restaurants and eateries are…

Windy City Wednesdays: Cooking Up Culinary Dreams at The Kids’ Table

In this week’s edition of Windy City Wednesdays, I visited The Kids’ Table in Wicker Park. I was very impressed by the personal feel of their teaching style with the kids, making sure each child had a fun and engaging experience while helping them understand the values of healthy cooking and a clean kitchen. Tots,…

Windy City Wednesdays: Laudi Vidni Showcases Chicago’s Individualistic Style

Located in Lincoln Park, Laudi Vidni provides a unique cultural experience, far away from the mainstream big brand outlets. Founded by two friends (two Harvard Business School grads!), Laura Kofoid and Grace Tsao-Wu, Laudi Vidni pairs two fashion veterans enamored with customization. Their mindset? Be different than everyone else. Their shop allows them to use…

These Neighborhoods Are Already Leaving Their Marks On the ‘20s

The 2020s should be an exciting time for real estate in Chicagoland. Urban neighborhoods are emerging as trendy yet affordable hotspots, while more established suburbs are providing undeniable value to homebuyers looking outside of the city.

Windy City Wednesdays: The 3,500 Cultural Works of the DePaul Art Museum

Chicago is known as a cultural hub in the United States, blending together multiple cultures from European immigrants, such as the Polish, Latin Americans, and African Americans. Additionally, the city of Chicago features a progressive tone of acceptance and renaissance for all walks of life. In this edition of Windy City Wednesdays, Leslie visits the…

Windy City Wednesdays: The Rich Family Tradition and Personal Health Knowledge of Merz Apothecary

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square, Merz Apothecary offers an array of personal health products with a knowledgable staff and a rich family ownership tradition.  The shop was founded in 1875 and was passed down through generations of the Merz family until Abdul Qaiyum purchased it in 1972. Qaiyum moved the shop to its present location…

Windy City Wednesdays: Tilly’s Custom Vintage Appeal in Chicago’s Andersonville Neighborhood

In Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, one local boutique’s class and vintage appeal are easily apparent. At Tilly, vintage women’s clothing, jewelry, purses, hats, belts, styling, designing, and so much more are available. Susan also has a dedicated designer at her disposal should you find a piece you love and need it altered. Tilly’s unique appeal Located…

Windy City Wednesdays: Beadniks is a Bead Jewelry Gem in Chicago’s Wicker Park

Chicago’s Wicker Park is loaded with history, culture, class, and creativity. Beadniks on Division Street is no exception, and the selection of exquisite jewelry beads is a sight to behold. For creative types looking to make custom jewelry, Beadniks has a massive selection of beads for multiple types of projects. Additionally, the staff is very…