8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets: Eataly

Photo courtesy of Eataly. All other photos by Maddie LaKind.

Like any great food city, Chicago’s culinary vibrancy is rooted in an eclectic and dynamic range of food offerings inspired by cultures around the globe. Our city’s uber-inventive chefs take advantage of the many international grocery stores both in the city proper and Northern suburbs — and so should you. To take a trip around

7 Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

South Walton (Photo by Wendy Altschuler.)

Ready to plan your next vacation but feeling uninspired when it comes to choosing the destination? If you’re tired of the same old annual beach escape or tourist-trap sightseeing trip, now’s the time to try something new. Whether you want to head somewhere sort of familiar but with a newfangled approach, or you want to go rogue and enjoy a

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Are you passionate about building and executing top-quality social media strategy? Do you know what it takes to create compelling, engaging digital content? Are you an analytics whiz who knows how to set and monitor benchmarks across social channels? Are you interested in building and nurturing a quality community of followers? Do you strive to

5 Things to Do: June 23-25

5 Things to Do: June 23-25

Evanston Chamber Artisan SummerFest (Photo courtesy of Special Events Management.)

Summer officially arrived June 20, but there have already been quite a few summer events in the past few weeks. The summer fun continues this weekend as Chicago hosts the NHL Draft for the first time ever as well as these five can’t-miss events. “The Faculty Lounge” Opens June 22 Glenview Oil Lamp Theater’s newest

10 Deliciously Easy Avocado Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

10 Inventive Avocado Recipes

Left photo courtesy of Downshiftology. Middle photo courtesy of Not Without Salt. Right photo courtesy of Love and Lemons.

The world-wide avocado craze isn’t new but also isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Our increased love of the alligator-hide fruit has created a potential shortage that is being called a “guacapocalypse” and plastic surgeons are bemoaning an increase in cases of “avocado hand” — injuries arising while cutting the tough fruit. Meanwhile, the

Better Makers: Michael Phelps and Jason Day Host Golf.Give.Gala.

Golf.Give.Gala.: Michael Phelps and Jason Day

Photos by Benjamin Jenkins.

Golf.Give.Gala., hosted by Olympian Michael Phelps and PGA golfer Jason Day, took place May 21-22 and raised half a million dollars for the Michael Phelps Foundation and the Brighter Days Foundation. The memorable and philanthropic event was held in the historically charming city of Saint Charles, Illinois, and was sponsored by ALE Solutions. The gala, featuring a

Local Best-Selling Author Releases New Suspense Thriller, Plus Shares Her Top 5 Favorite Thrillers

"Pink Slips" by Beth Aldrich

Psychological thrillers are all the rage this summer, giving traveling, beach-going, and backyard readers a reason to settle in and get fixated on a good scare. Whether it’s hardcover, paperback, or e-book, you’ll want to add a gripping title or two from this list to your summer reading list. Following the 2012 release of my

10 Instagram Accounts With Serious Home Design Inspiration

10 Instagram Accounts With Serious Home Design Inspiration

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Everyone knows that summer is that time of year where you can finally stash away those thick winter sweaters and take that adorable short dress out for a spin. Summer may be known as a time to rearrange your closet, but it’s also an opportunity to redecorate your home! Don’t shy away from doing a

The Dangers of Sugar (and How to Eat Less of It)

Sugar: The Most Dangerous Thing You Put in Your Body?

Americans are consuming a lot of added sugar, around 89 grams per day. That’s two to three times the amount recommended by the American Heart Association, who advises women to consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day and men no more than 36 grams per day. To put that into perspective,

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets: Eataly

8 of Chicago’s Best International Food Markets
By Maddie LaKind

Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler

7 Unique Vacation Spots for Every Type of Traveler
By Wendy Altschuler

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5 Things to Do: June 23-25

5 Things to Do: June 23-25
By Anna Carlson

10 Inventive Avocado Recipes

10 Deliciously Easy Avocado Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again
By Pamela Rothbard

Golf.Give.Gala.: Michael Phelps and Jason Day

Better Makers: Michael Phelps and Jason Day Host Golf.Give.Gala.
By Rebeca Ballesteros

"Pink Slips" by Beth Aldrich

Local Best-Selling Author Releases New Suspense Thriller, Plus Shares Her Top 5 Favorite Thrillers
By Beth Aldrich

10 Instagram Accounts With Serious Home Design Inspiration

10 Instagram Accounts With Serious Home Design Inspiration
By Rebeca Ballesteros

Sugar: The Most Dangerous Thing You Put in Your Body?

The Dangers of Sugar (and How to Eat Less of It)
By Shannan Younger