Brick Safari All Summer At Brookfield Zoo

A safari usually takes months to plan in advance! Lucky for you, your entire family can enjoy the Brick Safari at Brookfield Zoo! Find all of your favorite animals through a special safari path.  All summer long you can view your favorite zoo animals on a different level.   Brick Safari are all to scale.  From […]

What Could You Do With #OneTankOfGood ?

As you know, food is pretty much my end all be all. I cook from scratch every single day and I adore feeding people. I think everyone should know how to bake a loaf of bread from scratch and not feel intimidated in the kitchen.  So when I was asked what I would do if […]

The Palm Court

Ever wondered about a restaurant that’s been in your town pretty much my entire life, almost 40 years, but for some reason you’ve never been there? For me that’s the Palm Court in Arlington Heights. I’ve spent time in Arlington Heights since birth, as my grandparents moved here in 1960. Now I’m even living in their house […]

Matthew Tested Ford’s Empathy Belly

You have heard the phrase you have to walk a mile in someone’s shoes before you can understand them. Well, this is a twist with me filling the ‘shoes’ of an expectant mother. Most people fear the belly, but I had to try on Ford’s empathy belly. The Detroit automaker’s pregnancy-simulating apparatus aims to help the […]

Mardi Gras Carnivale Style

  When I think of Mardi Gras I think of all the southern comfort foods like Jambalaya, beignets, coffee and chocolate. At Carnivale you get all of that with a little Latin flair. Chef Ozzy Amelotti and Chef Carlos Garza combined with their Argentinean and Mexican backgrounds have created the most amazing southern comfort foods.  […]

Our Top 5 At 2019 Chicago Auto Show

So, you attended the First Look For Charity Gala. Congrats you raised $2.8 million this year! You broke the record!! However, while you were enjoying being glamorous you may have missed some of the best parts of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Here are our top 5 favorite things to do and see this year! […]

First Look For Charity 2019 Preview

I know it’s a new year when the preview for First Look For Charity rolls around. One of the first and my favorite media events happens the second week of January to give people like me a chance to whet our readers appetites for all the goodies that will be available at the Chicago Auto […]

Best Buy Open House This Weekend!

The reviewer has been compensated with a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  That’s right Best Buy is having an open house this weekend! Find an answer to all of your questions about appliances, computers, cell phones and more.  Head over to select Best Buy locations this […]

Baking With Gold: Michael Kors Wear OS

I received this product as compensation for my review.  Michael Kors Access Runway Smartwatch So, you know that I bake.  Around Christmas the baking stretches to a full week.  This year I started early prep by mixing batches of slice and bake cookies.  Living with a smartphone, the one thing it is not entirely helpful […]

Airbrush Yourself Using Mineral Air

Already, we covered fall trends from The Makeup Show.  However, there is a brand new product that we love.  I am giving it Holy Grail status.  Mineral Air is a portable and compact air brush system.  It is smaller than your average shampoo bottle.  For someone low key and low maintenance, even I can have […]

Enjoy Your Fall Face: The Makeup Show

Our Fall Favorites From The Makeup Show So, the Makeup Show came to town a few weeks ago.  One part of living in Chicago is enjoying the access to good products and services. In Arlington Heights alone, there are over 20 spas catering to personal care.  When you have so many choices it is hard […]

How Will You Boo?

While there are many places in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs where you can celebrate Halloween, none are as spectacular as the Brookfield Zoo. Boo! At The Zoo happens in October during the last three weekends of the month where the zoo transforms into one of the best places to trick-or-treat thanks to the […]