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Valentine’s Day Option: La Creperie in Lakeview

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9th February

If you are near the intersection of Clark & Diversey, which is quickly becoming a foodie destination, make sure that trying La Creperie is on the agenda!

This cozy French cabin is located across the street from Landmark Theaters and even has a fireplace to boot! It is incredibly convenient that if you bring in your ticket stubs from seeing a movie you will even get a free chocolate crepe- what could be better?

Serving the neighborhood since 1972, their website claims they are the oldest creperie restaurant in the U.S. It was closed for a brief stint in 2013 after the owner’s son passed away and then reopened quietly again in 2014.

It has the perfect ambiance for a romantic dinner date or just meeting with friends. If you can get the coveted table in front of the fireplace warmth you will … Read More »

Check out Masoulah, a Roger’s Park Gem!

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1st March

Masouleh is one of the most unique restaurants I have been to in Rogers Park and I can’t wait to go back! It’s right off of Clark street, is very clean, and they even have jars of homemade pickled vegetable mixes for sale.

The couple who owns it are absolutely adorable and extremely nice! When I wasn’t sure what to order they answered all of my questions (many questions) and made me feel right at home. Beautiful photography from Iran is featured on the brick walls with middle eastern decor in an urban atmosphere.

Near the Morse Red Line stop!

Masouleh Restaurant


6653 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone number- (773) 262-2227


Visited January 2015



7/18- Work Out/ Spa Night for New Moms

10th July

The Daily Method in Bucktown is hosting a special night for moms called “All About She! The A-Z of Fertility” for staying healthy and sharp!

Join The Dailey Method® Sharp Mamas and Shine Chicago for an evening all about you and your journey as a mom. Whether it’s preparing for baby or if you’re already a mom this event brings together the best resources Chicago has to educate, enlighten and empower women through all stages of motherhood whether it be infertility, pre-natal and post-partum health (as seen on their website). Click to register!

Thursday, July 17th

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


Chinatown- Dragon Boat Race for Literacy 7/13

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10th July

This Saturday, support literacy awareness by watching the dragon boat races race throughout the south bend of the Chicago River. There will also be music, food, crafts, and cultural performances for spectators.

Dragon boats come from an ancient Chinese tradition, but it is still a very popular water sport around the world! Each dragon boat team is made up of  20 paddlers, 1 drummer, 1 steersperson and up to 4 alternating athletes- there is also a women’s racing class too among others! According to the Major League of Dragon Boating website, 60% of participants are female! The event is FREE and will take place outdoors.










Saturday, July 13, 2013, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Cost: FREE

Ping Tom Memorial Park
300 W. 19th St.
Chicago, Ill.  60616
(312) 326-5320








ALSO! International Dragon Boat Festival- Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lake Arlington- Arlington Heights, IL

8:00 … Read More »

Concerts at Chicago Botanical Gardens

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19th June

Wow! Did you know that the beautiful Chicago Botanical Gardens has free concerts for the public to picnic while enjoying the beautiful scenery? We didn’t either! All summer long there are summer evening concerts Monday – Thursdays usually starting at 7:00 p.m.!

Some of our favorites are the Carillon Concerts of maestros playing the bells on the bell tower. Their website reads that the tower was crafted in Holland, and it’s bronze bells have a range of four octaves as one of the few hand-played carillons in the nation. These concerts run on Mondays through September and have a free pre-concert tour of the Carillon.  See the list of Carillon Concerts by clicking here.

We also love the Tuesday night option of Music on the Esplanade and Cocktails! On Tuesday the 25th, Hector & Mari Fernandez, along … Read More »

Come Celebrate with Bon Macaron Chicago!

15th June

Bon Macaron Chicago at Bow Truss Coffee – 6/20

Thursday, June 20th 

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Bon Macaron Chicago Pop-Up

@ Bow Truss Coffee River North
406 N Wells St
(Kinzie / Hubbard Street)

Handcrafted Macarons-  $2.00/ ea.
Financiers- $1.50 ea. (French blueberry muffins)

*Flavors vary but Chocolate, PB&J , Strawberry Vanilla, Mojito Lime Mint, Mango Passion Fruit will be available 

We are so excited about this event and hope that you will stop by to try to delicate parisian treats and an espresso! What else could be more exciting on a Thursday afternoon than a culinary escape from the office?

Meet Chef Catherine

Bon Macaron Chicago launched in 2013. Chef/Owner Catherine Cooper, is a Chicago native. She trained in Paris, France and earned a diploma in classical French cuisine and macaron production. The finest French or Swiss Chocolate and fruit used for fillings. Classic and playful flavors are offered.Website: www.bonmacaronchicago.comFacebook:  Bon Macaron ChicagoTwitter @bonmacchicago 


St. Jude Day at the Derby Party

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30th April

Please join the St. Jude Young Professionals of Chicago for the Kentucky Derby without leaving Chicago! Wear your fanciest derby apparel and join us for a fantastic Saturday afternoon! We will be having a Kentucky Derby viewing party at Maeve from 3-6 PM on May 4th.

Southern cookin’, beverages, a best hat contest, raffles, and of course, the Kentucky Derby! Tickets are $40 for an ‘Infield’ ticket, and $50 for a ‘Millionaire’s Row’ ticket that includes a bourbon tasting from 2-3PM! (from Facebook page)



1325 West Wrightwood
Chicago, Illinois 60614



Chicago River Dying/ St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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15th March

Chicago River Dying
10:00 a.m. – FREE

This 40-year-old tradition is slightly further east on Wacker Drive due to construction. Go to the East side of the bridge at Columbus Drive for the best views. Click to read more about the river dying history on this website: http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/river-dye.html

St. Patrick’s Day Parade
12:00 p.m. – FREE

After seeing our majestic river transform to a deeper shade of toxic-emerald, follow the crowds and walk south on Michigan Ave. to view the parade on Columbus St. between Balbo (starting point) and Monroe Ave. The best place to be is in front of Buckingham Fountain. Click to read more about the parade from the website: http://www.chicagostpatsparade.com/parade.html


Botanical Gardens and Goodman Theater

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31st May

Printer's Row Lit Fest

Founded in 1985 to attract Chicagoans to Printer’s Row, a district that once bustled with printers and publishing houses, this summertime street-fest is the perfect blend of vintage aesthetics, easy going environment, and unique gems from the best literary art and poster collections you will find anywhere!

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Chicago’s City Wide Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 70th Season Long-standing relationship with Chicago Park District and Jefferson Park Community

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The Gage: Chicago Fave on Michigan Ave

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Spring Cleaning Your Closet and Chicago Consignment Options

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Valentine’s Day Option: La Creperie in Lakeview

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Valentine’s dinner option: La Ciudad- A Romantic Escape to Mexico City from Chicago’s Uptown Neighborhood

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