{lifestyle} Planning for Your Event

Lifestyle, Holiday
Planning a gathering in your home can seem like a daunting task. Having to clean the house, straighten up backyard, and especially preparing all the food, can almost make you feel like backing out of your special event.However, having your best friends and family around to enjoy each others company...

{travel} Holiday Travel Tips for Families by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Travel, Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
No cooking.  No cleaning.  No ‘who’s hosting?’ debates.Is it any wonder that holiday vacations have become so popular?More and more families are choosing to spend their holidays on vacation for the holidays rather than ‘home for the holidays’.  Popular family destinations are responding to that demand with amazing holiday decorations...

{travel} Chicago Area Family-Friendly Holiday Festivities by Contributor, Christine Potthoff

Parenting, Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Staying in the Chicagoland area this holiday season?  There are no checked baggage fees or weather delays at this fun events!SHORT TRIPS:Santa’s Candy Cane Express at the Hesston Steam MuseumLa Porte, Indiana (Michigan border)12/10-11A great day or overnight trip, the Hesston Steam Museum offers Santa’s Candy Cane Express during the first...

{sponsored post} The Healthier Holiday Cookie by Smart Balance®

Lifestyle, Holiday
With the Christmas season in full swing, cookie exchanges are popping up throughout the country as bakers and cookie lovers alike dust off their cookie cutters and baking sheets for the giving season.Smart Balance®, with their popular “Put a little love in your heart campaign” promoting heart-healthier gluten-free products, is...

{holiday} Hyatt Regency Chicago's #NYEBlitz, New Years Eve Event

Lifestyle, Holiday, Travel
Hyatt Regency Chicago  and RedEye by Chicago Tribune, are hosting a New Years Eve ballroom event called #NYEBlitz in Downtown Chicago.Hotel New Year’s Eve events aren’t new, but what is new is Hyatt Regency Chicago’s 90 million dollar renovation that boasts everything from a “complete remodel and transformation of the hotel’s 2,019 guest rooms and suites, as well...

Interview with @BonAppetit Magazine Restaurant Editor, Andrew Knowlton at @Chicago_Gourmet

Lifestyle, Travel, Holiday
On September 29 -30, 2012, Bon Appetit Magazine, once again hosted the Chicago Gourmet festival at Millennium Park for a weekend of gourmet food, drinks, chef signings, demonstrations and more! I had the opportunity to chat with Bon Appetit Magazine's Restaurant & Drink editor, Andrew Knowlton about their October issue...