Posts in category "Oak Park"

Marion Street Cheese Market for Easter Brunch

Even though Mr. Freezemeister refuses to relinquish his hold on us this winter, Easter is coming! Spring will come!  Won’t it?  The Marion Street Cheese Market is a great place for not only Easter Brunch, but weekend brunch all 52 weekends of the year.  (If you say brunch enough times in a row it starts... Read more »

Christmas House Tour in Geneva, IL

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If it’s good enough for Ellen, it’s good enough for you!  The Geneva House Tour and Christmas Walk  is the weekend of December 7th and 8th in lovely Geneva, IL. I went with a friend on the house tour last year and IT IS PHENOMENAL.  The houses are professionally decorated by stores in town and... Read more »

Hiding Out with Hemingway

Oak Park is all Frank Lloyd Wright all the time, but he is not the only golden boy.  Ernest Hemingway was born and raised through his teenage years in Oak Park as well.  Both his birthplace and museum are a great way to appreciate a local American author. Even though this quote sounds like an introduction at... Read more »
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Oak Park: Part 2

Last week I sang the praises for the interior tour of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio.  If you are cheap frugal like me, you will also take advantage of the walking tour that goes with it.   There is a combo pricing option. After Frank built his own home, he was hired multiple times... Read more »

CYT: Broadway for Less without Compromise

CYT: Broadway for Less without Compromise
I have to give you some background on my musical history. I LOVE MUSICALS. LOVE them. (I have even subjected my spin class to a Broadway Spin on occasion.)  My love for them started in high school with being in high school musicals, then Spanish Club field trips at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, moved on... Read more »

Plan Ahead: Shop "Small Business Saturday" in a Local Downtown

Saturday, after all of the crazy Black Friday shopping is over, there is a call to arms to head downtown.  (Not “The Downtown” as in the o.b.v.i.o.u.s.l.y. cool phrase for downtown Chicago to make it sound like it is the only downtown you know.)  Not THAT downtown, but head to your local Main-Street-USA downtown and... Read more »
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