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 […]

Boo At The Zoo: Brookfield Zoo Trick Or Treat

So, Halloween is coming.  Fall is finally here.  Those perfectly crisp days are great, but it is even better to spend them outside wandering around.  The perfect matchup is of course Brookfield Zoo’s fabulous animal habitats alongside Ferrara Candy Company stations.  Every Saturday and Sunday from October 13th to October 28th is full of fall […]

The Art Of Coloring With Disney!

Celebrate National Coloring Book Day! When traveling and especially flying, it always amazes me what people do during a flight. As adults, we have a variety of reasons we travel, but for most of us, it fits into one of two categories business or personal! But when it comes to what we do on the […]

Best Buy Photography Workshop Tours!

You are in luck.  Best Buy is starting photography tours in a few cities including Minneapolis, Seattle, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa and New York City this weekend (July 28, 2018).  You can sign up for their intermediate course and learn from professional photographers.  With 4 individual photo shoots during the excursion including using a variety of […]