Archive for July 2013

An Afternoon Exploring Chicago's Little Italy with Your Family

When you think of Chicago’s Little Italy, it’s hard not to think about food. Italian food to be exact. And, that’s for good reason as Italian restaurants abound – up and down Taylor Street from Morgan St. to the east and Ashland Ave. to the west. But, while it’s always best to arrive in Little... Read more »

Chicago Craves the "Cronut": A Donut and Croissant Hybrid

Have you had the pleasure of meeting the “cronut?” It’s the pasty hybrid of your culinary dreams – a decadent cross between a croissant and a donut. The result is delicious – and it can be found right here in Chicago. But, be prepared. The illusive “cronut” goes by many clever, different “aliases,” is only... Read more »

Ice Cream: Cool off with these Ice Cold Global Sweet Treats in Chicago

The mercury is on the rise and temperatures will continue to be in the 90s for the rest of the week. If you can’t get to the beach or the pool, the next best way to cool off is with an ice cold confection. There’s nothing like cradling a chilly cup or cone in your hand... Read more »

Photos: Bastille Day Chicago 2013

A beautiful setting for Bastille Day Chicago 2013. Very apropos to have Picasso's statue at the focal point of the day's activities.
Bastille Day celebrations started off a day early in a big way today at Daley Plaza. A sea of Francophiles, Francophones and others came to Bastille Day Chicago 2013 to enjoy French music, food and culture – and toast Le 14 Julliet in grand style. For my family, this was our second year at the event,... Read more »

Top 10 Things to Do with Your Family in Chicago this Summer

It felt like it took forever to summer to finally come to Chicago. And, now that it has, I feel like it’s already starting to slip away. Hot, summer days are a rarity in the Windy City, so I’m focused on making the most of our evenings, weekends and free moments to be sure we... Read more »

Five Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day with Your Family in Chicago

In France, 14 Julliet (July 14) commemorates the storming of the Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. In the United States, the holiday is know as Bastille Day. And, in Chicago, there are lots of great, family-friendly ways for everyone to celebrate the holiday. Of course, Chicagoans never miss an opportunity to celebrate... Read more »