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Good Music: State Street

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What would you do if you were able to create something with your best friend? I mean, really, in this time of COVID-19 quarantine, it feels hard to even imagine hanging out with your best friend. That’s what Jason Ferguson and Marcus Fitzgerald did. They decided to hang out virtually and create something positive to highlight... Read more »

Realtor Highlight: Kerry Turgeon

Realtor Highlight: Kerry Turgeon
I originally met Kerry Turgeon when I looked at a gorgeous house in Hinsdale, Illinois, via Zillow. It was my dream home. Having a great experience with her reminded me of three important qualities you want in your realtor. Great Customer Service Because of Kerry Turgeon’s amazing customer service, when it was time for me to decide to move... Read more »

Ways to Beat Stress During Lockdown

Ways to Beat Stress During Lockdown
The world has been in lockdown since March of this year. Illinois has been in lockdown since March 21st. Now things are becoming slightly better, but it is still better to stay indoors until the situation becomes better. Most governments around the world want to prevent a community spread. If the curve is flattened, we... Read more »
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Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Re-imagined is Moving Online

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program Re-imagined is Moving Online
In response to the health pandemic, Idyllwild Arts announces that the 2020 Summer Program is moving online. While so much has changed so rapidly, Summer Program Reimagined is expanding on Idyllwild Arts’ role as a leader in 21st century arts education. For the first time in the program’s 71-year history, Idyllwild Arts pivots to virtual learning,... Read more »

American Girl of the Year Joss: Inclusion is Everyday in My Household

American Girl of the Year Joss: Inclusion is Everyday in My Household
Inclusion is not just a buzzword for our family. As the mother of four daughters, one with severe bilateral hearing loss, we are well aware of what the challenges children faced with dealing with special needs.  When our family learned of the American Girl of the Year Joss, we were excited. Joss is an amazing... Read more »

SoCal Fun: Duff's Cakemix Birthday Party

SoCal Fun: Duff's Cakemix Birthday Party
As a mom, I am thrilled to plan amazing birthday parties for my daughters. When I stopped by Duff’s Cakemix one Saturday afternoon, I was intrigued by their process and the organized fun that was happening inside. Just a few years out of culinary school, Duff quit his day job and launched a custom cake... Read more »
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New Design Driven Hotel Debuts in Palm Springs With an ‘Airbnb-meets hotel’ Experience

New Design Driven Hotel Debuts in Palm Springs With an ‘Airbnb-meets hotel’ Experience
Les Cactus is pleased to announce the official February 15, 2020 opening of its 27-room hotel. Named after the 60’s French rock ‘n roll hit by Jacques Dutronc, Les Cactus Palm Springs brings to life an ‘Airbnb-meets hotel’ experience unique to the desert. Centrally located in the Warm Sands neighborhood of Palm Springs, the historic... Read more »

The One Political Book You Should Read in 2020

The One Political Book You Should Read in 2020
Don’t be fooled by the headlines and the orchestrated frenzy on both sides of the political sphere. Politics and religion in America are still an important aspect of our culture. For some who have taken a hiatus from politics and religion, The Rise and Fall of the Religious Left Politics, Television, and Popular Culture in the... Read more »

The Best Places to Shop In Chicago

The Best Places to Shop In Chicago
I have always wanted to go back and visit Chicago and I am happy that I finally had a chance to do that. From museums to beaches, dining out experiences and parks, there’s never a dull moment here. But if I am being honest, what’s drawn me to Chicago this time is the shopping.  I... Read more »
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Let’s Go to the Front Porch: The Westside’s New Haven for the Arts

Let’s Go to the Front Porch: The Westside’s New Haven for the Arts
My great-grandmother used to wait for me on the front porch. I noticed her from the playground during recess, my school directly across the street. She was beautiful, her silver hair wrapped in a bun. I loved to see her face through the screen on the porch. I felt safe and protected. For many African-Americans... Read more »