Gift Experiences for Chicago Kids

Prefer to have a Christmas that celebrates moments instead of things? Then check out this massive list of gift experiences for Chicago kids. This list of activities will fit just about any budget and will undoubtedly entice the jocks, the artists, and every kid in between. Play All Day Getting a play space punch pass […]

Deck the Halls with Pasquesi Home and Gardens

I’m typically a “Decorate for the Holidays AFTER Thanksgiving” type of gal, but after trick-or-treating in the snow, it was SO HARD to hold back from decking the halls. So, after making sure that all my boys were on board for getting into the holiday spirit a wee bit early, I headed to my holiday […]

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lightscape + A Giveaway

The Chicago Botanic Garden has always been my happy place. No matter the season, its beautiful tranquility is the perfect spot to slow down, unplug, and reconnect with nature. This year the Chicago Botanic Garden is hosting the US debut of Lightscape, a breathtaking way for visitors to connect with its gorgeous grounds this holiday […]

How to Create an Epic Halloween Charcuterie Tray

‘Tis the season for sugar—am I right? And I’m not just talking about the loot that kids get from trick-or-treating. But instead of fighting all of the decadent fun, I’m embracing it—within reason. So we are cuddling up on the couch to watch Halloween Baking Championship marathons and putting together a Halloween charcuterie tray. No, […]

Christmas Themed Dates in Chicago

Maybe it’s all of the Hallmark Christmas movies I have been watching, but if you ask me there is nothing like a Christmas themed date. I mean, any kind of date is great now that we have kids, but when there is chocolate, snow, and twinkling lights involved, it doesn’t get any better. Luckily for […]

The Best STEM Toys

My kids are blessed and have more than they need, which can make Christmas tricky. I mean, I want to get my kids something but nothing too extravagant because they honestly just don’t need it. So in addition to a memorable gift experience such as a visit to the Santa Suite at Swissotel Chicago, I put […]

The Best Personalized Gifts

With the fast pace of the holiday season, it can feel impersonal and rushed. I mean, how exciting is it to give or receive a gift card? You can take back the spirit of the season by taking a more personal approach to the holidays. How? I’m not talking about shelling out tons of money […]