Allium Hot Chocolate

Last night, I resumed my quest for the best hot chocolate in Chicago. I have been on this quest for several years, though it takes a brief hiatus in the summer due to the weather. For those of you unfamiliar with this quest, I am very picky about my hot chocolate. I want a thick, […]

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Haunted Houses

This weekend, we went to the Haunted House at Pulaski Park. Haunted houses are one of my favorite parts of the Halloween season. I’ve always loved the holiday but it wasn’t really until my fiancé and I started dating that it became a regular thing. I remember going to one in Chicago when I was […]

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Review: The Book of Life

This past weekend, we went to see the newly released Book of Life. Yes, this is a mainstream movie with sound at a theatre. It happens sometimes! I was keen to see this because I was excited to see a celebration of Mexican culture and mythology. Plus it’s an animated film, which I also hold […]

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Review: Why Be Good?

This past weekend, I attended a screening of the silent film Why Be Good? (1929) starring the amazing Colleen Moore as part of the Chicago International Film Festival. As readers of my blog know, I’m a big fan of silent films and I try to see as many of them as I can on the […]

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Part 3: Open House Chicago

The past two days, I’ve talked about the places I went to for the Open House Chicago. Now, I’m going to end with the last four places in Streeterville/Gold Coast. After visiting the Elk National Memorial and the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, I stopped in Second Church of Christ, Scientist. The main […]

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Part 2: Open House Chicago

On Day 2 of Open House Chicago, I went to three neighborhoods: the Loop, Lakeview, and River North/Streeterville. In past years of Open House, I had spent time going to sites far from the center of the city. The first year, we did a tour of Bronzeville and Hyde Park, which was really fun. Last […]

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Part 1: Open House Chicago 2014

This past weekend was one of my new favorite annual events: Open House Chicago. It’s one weekend a year where 150+ establishments open up their doors to the public for free. It’s a special event  through the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This was my third year. I went to fourteen locations over the course of two […]

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