About five years ago, my good friend Joe introduced me to his good friend, the writer Joy Nicholson. I had never met anyone like Joy; never met anyone close.
Dog Rescue: Cult or Movement of Love?
Marriott Theatre’s “Anything Goes” Impresses with Fluid Choreography and Comical Antics
It’s been 24 years since The Marriott Theatre staged “Anything Goes,” the biggest musical comedy of the 1930s, and the revived production is a feat of fabulous choreography, beloved Cole Porter songs, and eccentric, entertaining characters. “Anything Goes” represented common “escapist entertainment” of the time, or entertainment that allowed the public to escape from the harsh
Earth Day: Go Green at Home and Save Money
Do you know how to make your home more energy efficient, how much those improvements will cost and how much money you will save if you do them? Many homeowners or renters mistakenly delay learning about ways to make their home “greener” because they don’t know where to find good advice—or they believe that the
New in Town: Evanston’s Little Beans Cafe Brings Big Fun
Little Beans Cafe is an indoor playground that gives kids a chance to let their imaginations run wild. Little Beans (ages 0-6 years) can roam around the Little Beans Village, complete with a ranger station, general store, vet center and tree house. Big Beans (ages 5-12 years) have access to the Ninja Warrior obstacle course and
Skincare Tips for Spring
After the harsh, frigid weather these past few months, your skin might not be in the best shape. But fear not—spring is in sight. The change in weather is a signal to switch up your skincare routine to help recover from the cold, dry air of Chicago’s winter. Now’s the time to slough off dull,
Spring Cleanup Time!
Spring has finally arrived and it’s time to prepare your garden for the upcoming season. Here are some tips to make this your most successful garden ever! Perennial Cleanup Try to cut back perennials before the days get too warm and new growth starts emerging in last year’s stem residue. You may need to remove
Upgrade Your Patio
Long gone are the days of the backyard fire pit. Today’s homeowners want their outdoor living space to be a focal point of the home, not just an afterthought. The team at Lindemann Chimney Co. is proud to offer our customers the hottest trend in the home improvement industry: the custom outdoor patio featuring all-weather
Chef Homaro Cantu: Remembering A Culinary Genius
Editor’s Note: Our Digital Media Editor, Laura Levy Shatkin, has been writing about food, wine and spirits for more than a decade. She had the great pleasure of knowing Chef Homaro Cantu as he rose to culinary prominence in Chicago. She experienced his cuisine at his various restaurants, in addition to having had a friendly
OpEd: Breast Cancer and the Power of One
Susan G. Komen® recently reported that there will be 292,130 new cases of breast cancer this year. That number is staggering. I once heard the great Oprah Winfrey discuss her comprehension of the values of large numbers. She said that when she started making large amounts of money, she could understand the value of $100,