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Happy New Year 2015: Do Resolutions Work?

Happy New Year 2015: Do Resolutions Work?
2015 is finally here. I hope this new year is as fabulous and eventful as 2014. Of course, now that the big January 1st date is here again, it means two things are going to happen over the next few days. People are going to start making/following resolutions for the new year. People are going to... Read more »

Cirque Dreams Holidaze sure to add sparkle to your Holiday Season

Photo provided by Carol Fox & Associates.
If you like fun, excitement, Christmas, and tons of mesmerizing acts, do I have the perfect show for you this Holiday Season. Last night, Cirque Dreams returned to Chicago with their Cirque Dreams Holidaze show at the Chicago Theater. The show features over 20 acts, 30 artists, and over 300 very unique costumes. I was lucky... Read more »

7 Gifts for the Fitness Lover

First and foremost is the FlipBelt. This item would make a wonderful gift for any fitness guru, but, for a runner, it is an amazing, life-changing accessory. FlipBelt is a tubular belt that goes around your waist to hold your phone, wallet, keys, inhaler, and anything else you see fit. No more baggy pants that will fall off because you have essentials in your pocket. FlipBelt is described on their website as, "Every bit as flattering and contoured as the rest of today’s athletic wear, FlipBelt is designed to carry your on-the-go essentials without tying up your hands. Made of a moisture-wicking, spandex-lycra blend, FlipBelt slides right on and sits snug on your hip. No bulk. No bounce. FlipBelt is also machine washable and machine dryable." You can purchase one <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>, and the price is around $29.
The Christmas Season is in full swing, and it is about this time that people start freaking out about what to buy other people. Well, if you have a fitness lover on your gift list, I have the perfect list of gifts you can buy them. Sadly, if the gift receiver is not a fitness... Read more »

Holiday Lights Tour: A great way to experience Christmas in Chicago

The tree at the John Hancock Center is your starting desination for the Holiday Lights Tour.
If you have ever spent time around me, you know that one of my favorite pasttimes is playing tourist. Living in a city the size of Chicago, I get that opporunity quiet often. One way I take advantage of it is by utilizing the Chicago Trolley tours. No matter which tour you take, you get... Read more »

CTA Holiday Train: As festive as you can get on public transit

This was our conductor for the ride.
Anyone that knows me knows that Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love it so much, that during the Holiday Season I shed any signs of being an actual adult. I become completely focused on Santa, reindeer, lights, candy, decorations, and anything that sparkles. Being a Chicagoan that takes the CTA, I can... Read more »

New Christmas Ornaments for the Holiday Season

This was our first year visiting the <a href="" target="_blank">Christkindlmarket</a>, and I must admit that we splurged a bit while there. This was the first ornament we saw in the Market, so we had to get it.
My favorite time of year is here! From the first Christmas song of the season, until the drop of the ball at Midnight on New Year’s Eve, I get this feeling that everything in the world is magical and special. To me, one of the most magical things of the Season is seeing everyone’s Christmas... Read more »

Things to do in Chicago this Thanksgiving Weekend

First and foremost is the <a href="" target="_blank">Christkindlemarket Chicago</a> at Daley Plaza. This German market started in 1995, and continues to be a Chicago tradition during the holidays. Load up on ornaments and food while soaking up the amazingly authentic German feel.
Finally, it is that time of the year where everyone loads up on turkey and pie. Of course, there is only so much turkey you can eat and thanks you can give before you’ll want to get out of the house this upcoming long weekend. If you are in Chicago, and wanting to find an... Read more »

Christmas Parade Photos from the Magnificent Mile

Before the parade stepped off onto the Magnificent Mile, we were treated to Christmas Carolers at the <a href="" target="_blank">Driehaus Museum</a>.
This past weekend, I had the great pleasure of experiencing the BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival for the first time. From the Festival Land activities to the street performers, the entire day was amazing. Once the parade kicked off from Oak and Michigan, the next hour was filled with so much Christmas Spirit,... Read more »

Macy's on State Street lights up the Christmas Season

The first sign it's Christmas!
Though a lot of people like to complain that it is too early to start celebrating Christmas, retailers are ready for this Holiday season. To prove how ready they are, the bells and whistles of Christmas Cheer are in full swing. No where is this more visible than at the historic Macy’s on State Street... Read more »

Idina Menzel's Holiday Wishes include you getting her new album

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Though it is not even Halloween yet, the first must-have this Christmas season is already available. Legendary Tony Award winning singer and actress, and one of the stars of Disney’s Frozen, Idina Menzel released her first Christmas album this week. Holiday Wishes, as the album is titled, was immediately added to my playlist, and you should... Read more »
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