Archive for August 2011

Rocky Mountain High

Chicago Quirk is going on a little vacay this week to Colorado for a family reunion. I’m super excited for the trip, minus the part about me being plunked in a raft and sent through some raging rapids. I’d rather ride in the back of the bus during pot hole season. Since I won’t be... Read more »

It's a "Terror, Tap Dance and Cuban" Kind of Weekend

It's a "Terror, Tap Dance and Cuban" Kind of Weekend
It seems like Lollapalooza is dominating this weekend’s list of activities. Survival rule number one for those not going: if you can avoid the downtown area, absolutely do so. Everything between Lake St and Balbo east of Michigan is going to be an absolute wreck. If you are going to Lollapalooza, please visit Chow Town for me.... Read more »

Acrylic Photographic Jewelry

Acrylic Photographic Jewelry
I’m always looking for ways to express my love of the Windy City without walking around in a giant ‘I Heart Chicago’ t-shirt. I came across this amazing Chicago skyline necklace and, upon further investigation, discovered a fantastic Chicago accessories designer. Chicago designer Jacqueline Sourvelis, owner of Le Photique, creates acrylic photographic jewelry in a... Read more »
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Tap dancers have taken over Chicago

Tap dancers have taken over Chicago
It’s true. The city has been overrun with all sorts of them – from 15-year-old girls hoping to improve their skills to some of the greatest tap dance masters in the world. And, believe it or not, this happens every year. The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), a non-profit that presents American tap dance and... Read more »

Windy City Sweets

Windy City Sweets
I was heading home in a cab this past Saturday night, watching one of those in-taxi televisions (I love those things), when I was reminded of one of my favorite Chicago topics: candy and snacks. That, combined with my inner fat kid’s extreme sweet tooth, is what brings us this week’s fun facts. Twinkies (the... Read more »