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10 Unique Wedding Venues-IL Suburbs

by krein31on June 11, 2016
Pleasant Home (Oak Park) This historic landmark is an architectural gem in the heart of Oak Park. It was designed by George W. Maher in 1897. The mansion features custom woodwork, art glass windows, massive fireplace, intricate wood carvings and tile work. This interior will complement the wedding outfits beautifully, especially if you get a […]

Unique Spring Festivals

by krein31on March 23, 2016
With the weather warming up and the first day of spring behind us, it’s time for Festival season to begin in Illinois! Illinois is home to some pretty unique festivals. Check out these April Festivals! Wabash Ribber Fest (Mt. Carmel), April 23-24 Calling all BBQ lovers! You will not want to miss out on this […]

Fun Easter Plans in the Oak Park Area

by krein31on March 21, 2015
Looking for family friendly Easter themed fun? The Oak Park Area has you covered from Brunch to your classic Egg Hunt! Brunch Spots: The Carleton Hotel of Oak Park: Offering Brunch seatings from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Don’t miss the slow-roasted prime rib and bone-in ham carving stations. Cucina Paradiso: Enjoy our savory and […]

Restaurant Week Suburbs Style

by krein31on February 6, 2015
Calling all foodies! Chicago Restaurant Week recently began and runs through February 12th. Many Chicagoland suburbs have taken it upon themselves to create their own Restaurant Week. Make sure to check out Naperville, Oak Park, Chicago Northwest, and St. Charles. Dine Naperville (February 16-March 1) Support the Naperville dining community by trying out local old favorites […]

Unique Stay-The Bed & Breakfast Experience

by krein31on February 5, 2015
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, why not try a unique getaway? Staying at a Bed & Breakfast provides travelers with a unique stay experience that hotels can’t offer them. Here’s a list of some Illinois Bed & Breakfasts to try: Vrooman Mansion (Bloomington) Guests can enjoy this historical estate nestled in the Dimmitt’s […]

Illinois Children’s Museums

by krein31on January 3, 2015
Planning a family and kid friendly trip can be difficult. A great stop for any family vacation is the ever popular Children’s Museum. Top 7 Children’s Museums in Illinois: Kohl Children’s Museum (Glenview) Offers 6 special programs, holds 16 exhibits, and your child can host their birthday party here! The Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn […]

In The Spotlight: The Depot District

by krein31on December 7, 2014
Visitors can travel to the Historic Depot District via train, bus, biking, or car. The entire city center extends across both sides of the Metra Line. Berwyn’s Depot District offers shopping,dining, nightlife, and special events. Collectors can shop for vintage vinyl at B Side Records Berwyn. Exquisite Revisit offers 20th Century vintage treasures. Looking to […]

Weekend Guide to Family Holiday Fun!

by krein31on November 30, 2014
  Thanksgiving is over and the festive holiday season has begun! The Chicagoland area offers families numerous holiday events to enjoy, many of them being free. Check out our list of must attend events this weekend! Holiday Walk & Live Window Display (Downtown Forest Park, December 5th)  Take a stroll down Madison Street with the […]

Hidden Gem-Oak Park Arts District

by krein31on November 23, 2014
The city of Oak Park is known for its bustling downtown area. However, there is another shopping district worth checking out, the Oak Park Arts District. Located on Harrison Street, and spans the distance in the nine blocks west of Austin. The district is easily accessible via the CTA Blue Line. The Oak Park Arts […]

A New Thanksgiving Tradition

by krein31on November 16, 2014
Looking to try out a new Thanksgiving tradition? Consider taking the stress out of the day and visit a restaurant or pick-up a pre-made meal. Here are some top picks in Western Cook County: Barclay’s American Grille: Featuring a carving station, let your family feast on their Thanksgiving buffet. 11:30 a.m.- 6 p.m. Whole Foods […]