Tag: holidays

Holiday Shopping in Chicago: Toys that Promote Child Development

With the holidays fast approaching, Chicago parents often wonder what the best toys are for children to help promote their development.  Nowadays, stores offer a range of computerized and electronic toys, games and gadgets as well as educational videos and interactive books for children. While some of these items can enhance learning, there are a... Read more »

Santa goes sexy

Every year celebs debut sexy Santa outfits, from the Victoria’s Secret Angels runway show to Lindsay Lohan in ‘Mean Girls.’ This year Westfields, a British department store, celebrated the Christmas season in the sexiest way possible, an adults only grotto, complete with scantily clad models and mistletoe. Weird and fun stuff from all over:

How to play a Halloween computer prank

I love a good prank, and this one has some serious potential.* How To Play a Halloween Computer PrankUploaded by Howcast. – Discover more college videos. This is mean. But it’s also funny and easily reversible! And, funny and easily undone trumps mean any day. *If you do this prank to a writer on deadline,... Read more »

Halloween cocktails, anyone?

Photo/MarthaStewart.com Gross-out factorRecipeZaar is serving up a user-generated list of Halloween and otherwise creepy cocktails including “sewer water” (yick!), “mold” (ew!), “broken leg” (ow!), and the “black cat” (black vodka? Why not?). While Martha Stewart offers some Halloween-party-riffic drink recipes on her website such as the green kiwi cocktails served in chemistry flasks. Fret not:... Read more »

Life & Style week in review

Please welcome…Late this week we welcomed Love In The Time of Foreclosure to ChicagoNow, a very frank and open blog by Stephanie Walker, about her and her husband’s experience with debt, foreclosure, finances and, actually, quite a bit of happiness. Fashion platesYou do know we have a fabulous new street fashion photoblog, too, yes? We... Read more »