A Modern Napa Home Designed in the Cloud

Space Napa House

Mike Neil, a Microsoft executive living in Seattle, contacted San Francisco architect Jim Zack in part to prove how easy cloud computing — Neil’s specialty — and the digital sphere make it for people to work together at a distance. Hundreds of miles away, Zack was enlisted to visit a 15-acre St. Helena hillside lot

6 Winter Vacation Destinations That are Tons of Fun for Non-Skiers

6 Winter Vacation Destinations That are Tons of Fun for Non-Skiers

Instead of fleeing the cold weather, travel to a winter wonderland for a vacation that completely embraces the joys that come with colder weather. While winter vacations often involve skiing, you don’t have to hurtle yourself down a mountain to have a great time. If hitting the slopes isn’t your thing, there are some fabulous

Our Top Picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019

Our Top Picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019: Avli Taverna

Avli Taverna's Kataifi Prawns (Photo courtesy of Avli Taverna.)

Unlike the great hullabaloo of the “Big Four” winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve), when restaurants full-to-bursting turn away business and reservations at hot new spots (and popular older favorites) are impossible to come by, January stretches out like an endless wasteland. Gone are the office holiday parties with the free-flowing booze,

5 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Your Family Around Chicago

5 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Your Family

On the third Monday in January, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the influential civil rights leader. Here are some ways you can celebrate his legacy in Chicago with your family.  1. Read a book together NPR’s GPB Media complied a great list of picture books for children that will help

Got a Cold? Here’s How to Deal with It: Tips, Home Remedies and Supplements That Work

Got a Cold? Here’s How to Deal with It: Tips, Home Remedies and Supplements That Work

The average American catches two or three colds a year, and kids have them more frequently, according to the CDC. That means that, even with frequent hand washing, avoiding sick people, and other recommended ways to prevent colds, it’s possible and even likely you’ll find yourself coughing, sniffling, and dealing with a cold at some

A. Perry Homes to Host an Evening of Blackjack, Poker and More Benefiting Northwestern Settlement

A. Perry Homes to Host an Evening of Blackjack, Poker and More Benefiting Northwestern Settlement

Join A. Perry Homes on Saturday, Jan. 26 for Winterfest: Monte Carlo Night to support Northwestern Settlement, “a dynamic and innovative leader in creating transformational opportunities for children and families to disrupt generational poverty.” This upscale cocktail gala at A. Perry Homes’ showroom in Wilmette will feature blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, and the opportunity to win some

Weekend 101: Jan. 18-20

Weekend 101: Jan. 18-20 (The Beach Chicago at Navy Pier)

The Beach Chicago (Photo by Noah Kalina.)

Pretend it’s summer at Chicago’s newest interactive public art installation or dream of baseball season during an author event in Wrigleyville. Or if you love winter, celebrate the season with a family-friendly event at Kohl Children’s Museum. Families can also get an up-close look at the moon, learn about the Civil Rights Movement, and much

Partner Spotlight: Wags on Willow, Socially Responsible Pet Salon and Boutique

Partner Spotlight: Wags on Willow, Socially Responsible Pet Salon and Boutique

Mary and her co-owner Ernie (Photo courtesy of Wags on Willow.)

Wags on Willow knows that once in a while, we all need a spa day. The Wags team of groomers and stylists gives every four-legged customer an unparalleled personalized experience, sending them home happy, healthy, and looking sharp! Meet Wags on Willow Owner Mary Bowler. She and her pug Sushi co-founded Wags nearly five years ago.

Your 2019 Workout Horoscope: The Best New Exercise to Try in Chicago, According to Your Zodiac Sign

Your 2019 Workout Horoscope: The Best New Exercise to Try in Chicago, According to Your Zodiac Sign (Brooklyn Boulders)

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Boulders.

Horoscope time: No matter your sign, 2019 will be filled with fitness and fun — should you step up to the challenge! “Exercising more” in the new year is the most popular resolution, with 13 percent of people vowing to do so, according to the NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll . (High five to being healthy!) But,

Space Napa House

A Modern Napa Home Designed in the Cloud
By Zahid Sardar

6 Winter Vacation Destinations That are Tons of Fun for Non-Skiers

6 Winter Vacation Destinations That are Tons of Fun for Non-Skiers
By Shannan Younger

Our Top Picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019: Avli Taverna

Our Top Picks for Chicago Restaurant Week 2019
By Julie Chernoff

5 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Your Family

5 Ways to Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day With Your Family Around Chicago
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Got a Cold? Here’s How to Deal with It: Tips, Home Remedies and Supplements That Work

Got a Cold? Here’s How to Deal with It: Tips, Home Remedies and Supplements That Work
By Shannan Younger

A. Perry Homes to Host an Evening of Blackjack, Poker and More Benefiting Northwestern Settlement

A. Perry Homes to Host an Evening of Blackjack, Poker and More Benefiting Northwestern Settlement
By A. Perry Homes | Sponsored

Weekend 101: Jan. 18-20 (The Beach Chicago at Navy Pier)

Weekend 101: Jan. 18-20
By Anna Carlson

Partner Spotlight: Wags on Willow, Socially Responsible Pet Salon and Boutique

Partner Spotlight: Wags on Willow, Socially Responsible Pet Salon and Boutique
By Emily Stone | Partner Content

Your 2019 Workout Horoscope: The Best New Exercise to Try in Chicago, According to Your Zodiac Sign (Brooklyn Boulders)

Your 2019 Workout Horoscope: The Best New Exercise to Try in Chicago, According to Your Zodiac Sign
By Brittany Anas