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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="http://www.driehausmuseum.org/" 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 »

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti opens at The Field Museum

Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti
The Field Museum is challenging people visting its’ newest exhibit to look beyong cultural sterotypes when it comes to Vodou. They are doing this through the new Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti exhibit, which is now open. “When you hear the word Vodou, do zombies, evil spells, or dolls stuck with pins come to mind? Look beyond these... Read more »
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Open House Chicago: Model Train Club worth a visit

Another year of Open House Chicago is in the history books. This annual event is one of my favorite things to do in Chicago, and I am glad to have participated in another year. I find that going behind-the-scenes in historic buildings, churches, and clubs is something that makes me even more proud to be a... Read more »

Milwaukee: More fun than you may think!

This is the view not far from our <a href="http://deal.alofthotels.com/?PS=LGEN_AA_DNAD_CGGL_TBRD" target="_blank">Aloft</a> accommodations. We were centrally located in the Western Downtown district, which made it super easy to get around the City both on foot and in the car.
My partner and I ventured up to Milwaukee last week to get away from Chicago for the holiday weekend. We picked Milwaukee not only because it was close, but because neither of us had ever been there. Considering that Milwaukee is not known as a party city in most circles, we expected a weekend of unwinding... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo: A Photo Gallery

This big ole penguin was awesome. I loved <em>The Living Coast</em> exhibit, and the penguins were the highlight of my entire trip.
Having lived in Chicago for over a year, and the area for over 3 years, I finally decided it was time to make my way to Brookfield Zoo. Living on the north side of Chicago, I have visited the local and free Lincoln Park Zoo many times, and I have always really enjoyed it. Of course,... Read more »
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Chicago Gay Pride Parade Gallery

More than a million people lined the streets of Boystown and UpTown today to celebrate Chicago’s Pride Parade. I was there with camera in hand celebrating the first parade since Illinois made same-sex marriage legal. I want to share just a few random photos with everyone, and I hope you enjoy. If you see yourself,... Read more »

Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne rock Northerly Island

Brian Littrell and his son take the stage to warm up the audience.
It may be 2014, but last night at the First Merit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island, it felt like 1999. Northerly Island played host to the second Backstreet Boys concert in as many years, but, unlike the first time, last night the group was able to complete their full concert. Last year, after a late... Read more »

Chicago Snow Pictures and Holiday Gift Guide

If you are a winter fan like me, then this Dunkin Donuts Cup does a great job of showing how I feel about the snow.
I am super excited about this morning’s snow in Chicago. Fortunately, I have not lived here long enough to start dreading snow yet. So, when I discovered we were getting a nice coating of it on everything, I was super happy. To me, snow just really makes it feel like the Holidays. With that said,... Read more »
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The Renaissance Faire: History in your backyard

Prior to entering the Faire, you will recieve a speech from the Mayor of Bristol.
The Bristol Renaissance Faire is in full swing up in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On opening weekend a few weeks ago, my partner and I made the drive to finally experience all that the Faire has to offer. For those not in the know, the Bristol Renaissance Faire recreates Queen Elizabeth I’s visit to Bristol in 1574. Visitors and... Read more »
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