Fresh: Gluten-Free Goodies

Michigan native and Highland Park resident Carol Goldman’s homemade cookies are all handmade with premium ingredients, such as rolled oats and Ghiradelli Chocolate. After years of selling the original thirteen flavors in upscale grocery stores and through their website, Carol’s Cookies is branching out with a gluten-free line. They currently sell four flavors: double chocolate […]

This Year for Mother’s Day Say It With Live Theater

With May comes celebration of the hardest job on the planet—motherhood. What better way to say thank you to the woman who facilitated one’s worldly existence than the gift of live theatre? These Chicagoland offerings deserve to be included among this May’s flowers. MARRIOTT LINCOLNSHIRE THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES “JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT” […]

Hilarious Collection of Camp Letters

Diane Falanga of Wilmette is following up on the success of her first volume of kids’ camp letters with the brand new: “P.S. I Still Hate It Here: More Kids’ Letters From Camp.” (Abrams Image, 2012) In her foreword Diane writes: As with the first volume, this second book is a collection of actual camp […]

Steppenwolf's "The March"

“The March” is about war, but Frank Galati’s stage adaptation of E.L. Doctorow’s novel doesn’t feel like a battle. Gunshots ring out a few times, and bodies spill blood on the Steppenwolf Theatre’s stage. But this Civil War drama is more about the the moments of fearful anxiety before the bullets fly, and the quiet […]

Quick and Easy: Recycling for Impact

Celebrate Earth Day by recycling your gently worn Eileen Fisher clothing.   Between April 20 and 22 Eileen Fisher will be accepting donations of up to five good quality Eileen Fisher clothing at several retail and wholesale locations. After each piece is cleaned, resold at Green Eileen, a unique resale clothing store run by the Eileen Fisher […]

Quick and Easy: Become Part of the Alphabet

Volunteers are needed to bring the alphabet to life at the Chicago Children’s Museum.   Alphapalooza is one of Chicago Children’s Museum’s most popular activities. On Saturday April 21st participating children will search the museum for each letter of the alphabet. Once they find a letter, the children will have to solve a riddle before […]

Quick and Easy: The Stephan Challenge

When Mark Stephan went bicycling with his friends on the morning of August 11, 2007, he never imagined that it would be a day that changed his life.   During the ride, the front tire of his bike disengaged, throwing him over the handlebars and causing him to hit his head full force against the […]

All-Stars Swash Buckle through Lincolnshire ‘Til Mid-June

The press release is spot on. “The Marriott Theatre (in Lincolnshire) presents A TREASURE CHEST OF ALL-STARS in, ‘The Pirates of Penzance’” through June 10. Led by hometown-boy-back-from-Broadway-success Kevin Earley as the Pirate King and Broadway-credentialed Omar Lopez-Cepero as Frederic, a massive ensemble of regional and local stars energetically swashbuckles its way through the W.S. […]

Kids and Clutter: Favorite Products for Cleaning up Bedrooms

When it comes to your children’s messy rooms, you can do more than just shut the door. As with anything in life, you need to give your kids the proper tools to succeed. In this case, fun and colorful storage solutions designed to inspire even the messiest of munchkins. And if you’re wondering how to […]

Look Book: Bedside Manor

Since 1985 Bedside Manor Ltd has been providing our customers with the inspiration to create bedding ensembles that make a house feel like a home. Our customers are treated to some of the finest fabrics available from aound the globe. Our educated sales associates work closely with every customer to help make just the right selections for any size […]