Lake County Haven: Adopt a Night and Support a Local Family

Lake County Haven

Feeling overwhelmed by the world’s problems? Poverty, hunger, homelessness, violence … it can be too much to think about. But there is a new opportunity for you to solve these problems. Lake County Haven invites you to Adopt-a-Night! Every night of the year, women and children who have nowhere else to go come to Lake

5 Things to Do: Dec. 9-11

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Photo courtesy of Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

This weekend, watch a holiday classic with the CSO, build a gingerbread house, meet Santa and more. “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Concert Dec. 9-11 Chicago If this classic movie is always on your holiday must-watch list, do something new this year with a viewing accompanied by Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Gingerbread Jubilee Dec. 10 Glenview Build a

Joyce DiDonato: In the Midst of Chaos, How Do You Find Peace?

Joyce DiDonato: In the Midst of Chaos, How Do You Find Peace?

Photo courtesy of Harris Theater.

In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace? This question seems to be written for this particular time — in the aftermath of our election, during an frenetic holiday season. But actually, international opera star Joyce DiDonato penned it immediately following the Paris bombings, more than a year ago. This question also inspired

8 Stress-Free Holiday Roasts

8 Stress-Free Holiday Roasts

Left photo by Gaby Dalkin. Middle photo by Samantha Skaggs. Right photo by Marion Myers.

A succulent roast is the ultimate showstopper around the holidays. More often than not, though, roasts take too much time, too much energy, and ultimately underwhelm on the flavor front. Have no fear because we’ve compiled a stunning list of roast recipes that are beautiful to look at AND delicious to eat. So tie up

4 Chicago-Based Etsy Shops to Check Out Now

SoapDistillery (Etsy)

SoapDistillery (Photos courtesy of each shop.)

Etsy, a peer-to-peer e-commerce site filled with handmade clothing and accessories, vintage jewelry, and spunky home décor, now boasts more than 54 million users. Even Mila Kunis can’t resist the site’s appeal: The 33-year-old actress opted to purchase weddings bands for her and husband Ashton Kutcher on the 11-year-old site. Here are four Chicago-based shops offering awesome goodies

Festive Fashion: 4 Winter Looks for the Holidays and Beyond

Festive Fashion: 4 Winter Looks for the Holidays and Beyond

Photography by Natalie Hartung. Styling by Tracy Clifford and Brian Stanziale. Additional styling by Erica Barraca and January Thomas. Winter Branches provided courtesy of FlowersFlowers, 1110 Davis St., Evanston, 847-328-7110.

Ring in the New ‘Tis the season to go glam in holiday partywear in timeless black and sparkling metallics. Keep it merry and bright with playful details like fur pom-poms and a burgundy velvet bowtie. Toast 2017’s possibilities with cocktails served in fabulous barware — the perfect accessories for kissing 2016 goodbye in style! Alberto

Vote for Your Favorite 2016 Gingerbread House for Charity

Gingerbread Building for Charity

On Dec. 3, A. Perry Homes hosted their annual Gingerbread Building for Charity event. Now, it’s up to our readers to pick the winner, who will receive $250 to donate to their favorite charity. Voting closes Dec. 20. at 5 p.m. CT.   Fill out my Wufoo form!

10 Homemade Edible Gifts for Everyone on Your List

10 Homemade Edible Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Left photo by Jamie Lothridge. Middle photo by Lindsey S. Love. Right photo by Tanya Schroeder.

Everybody knows that the real way to a person’s heart come holiday time is through their stomach; in other words, if you’re looking for a gift that’s sure to be a hit, edible gifts that are as beautiful to give as they are delicious to eat are a guaranteed win. Here are familiar favorites as

Better Makers: Women’s Business Development Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration

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Emilia DiMenco, President and CEO, Women’s Business Development Center, and Allison Rosati, Anchor, NBC5 Chicago

The Women’s Business Development Center celebrated its 30th anniversary Nov. 15 during WBDCelebrate at the Wintrust Bank Grand Banking Hall. Highlights from the evening included a performance by Black Ensemble Theater and award presentations to the following recipients: Von Technologies President Michelle Vondrasek — Innovative Business Award Creative Resources President Caren Schweitzer — WBE Award Charboy’s President Pamela

Lake County Haven

Lake County Haven: Adopt a Night and Support a Local Family
By Lake County Haven | Sponsored

"It's a Wonderful Life"

5 Things to Do: Dec. 9-11
By Anna Carlson

Joyce DiDonato: In the Midst of Chaos, How Do You Find Peace?

Joyce DiDonato: In the Midst of Chaos, How Do You Find Peace?
By Susan B. Noyes

8 Stress-Free Holiday Roasts

8 Stress-Free Holiday Roasts
By Maddie LaKind

SoapDistillery (Etsy)

4 Chicago-Based Etsy Shops to Check Out Now
By Antea Gatalica

Festive Fashion: 4 Winter Looks for the Holidays and Beyond

Festive Fashion: 4 Winter Looks for the Holidays and Beyond
By Brooke McDonald

Gingerbread Building for Charity

Vote for Your Favorite 2016 Gingerbread House for Charity
By Anna Carlson

10 Homemade Edible Gifts for Everyone on Your List

10 Homemade Edible Gifts for Everyone on Your List
By Maddie LaKind

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Better Makers: Women’s Business Development Center’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
By Anna Carlson