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Ketchum / Sun Valley Winter Travel

Ketchum / Sun Valley Winter Travel

| February 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

DISCLOSURE: This trip is hosted and arranged by Hotel Ketchum. All opinions are my own. United Airlines just recently launched its non-stop flight from Chicago to SunValley, and it was a perfect opportunity for me to visit Sun Valley for the very first time. On this week-long adventure to Sun Valley, I explored the quaint […]

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Eyeconic now open at Bucktown and Fulton Market

Eyeconic now open at Bucktown and Fulton Market

| July 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Eyeconic, an online one-stop-shop for all things eyewear opened two of their first brick and mortar stores in Chicago at Bucktown and the Fulton Market District. I attended the Fulton Market Grand Opening, and I found an impressive selection of eyewear. They have a vast range of designer wear prices that can fit any budget […]

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Turn Back Time with the World Premiere Play of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

Turn Back Time with the World Premiere Play of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963

| April 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

The racial divide in America has always been around, and although there’s a heightened sense of racial discrimination happening in our nation right now, we’ve come a long way. The World-Premiere play The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963, based on the Newbery Medal-winning a book by Christopher Paul Curtis, brought me to a journey […]

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FEED ME! Little Shop of Horrors at Mercury Theatre

FEED ME! Little Shop of Horrors at Mercury Theatre

| March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

The newly opened LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS musical at Mercury Theatre is guaranteed fun for all who watches! The story starts at the sad Mushnik Flower Shop located on skid row. Flower Assistant, Seymour, stumbled across a new breed of carnivorous plant that became the answer to Mushnik’s failing business. It brought in business and […]

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Lyric Opera Opens La Traviata – A Compelling  Story and Lyrical Beauty of Love, Sacrifice, and Betrayal

Lyric Opera Opens La Traviata – A Compelling Story and Lyrical Beauty of Love, Sacrifice, and Betrayal

| February 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Giuseppe Verdi’s acclaimed La Traviata opened Saturday, February 16 with ten performances through March 22 at the Lyric Opera House. La Traviata is a story of a notorious courtesan named Violetta who fell wildly in love with a bourgeois named Alfredo that worshipped her. Set in the 1700s somewhere in Paris, Violetta determined to be […]

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World-Premiere Ballet Performance of Anna Karenina in Chicago

World-Premiere Ballet Performance of Anna Karenina in Chicago

| February 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

A world premiere historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina, kicked-off last night at the Auditorium Theatre and it took my breath away. Presented in a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet was a momentous magical experience to behold. February 13-24, 2019 The Joffrey Ballet – Tickets Auditorium Theatre 50 E. Congress Parkway

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A Full Immersion to Traditional Indonesian Culture & Cuisine at the Rickshaw Republic

A Full Immersion to Traditional Indonesian Culture & Cuisine at the Rickshaw Republic

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

My next Chicago cultural expedition led me to the first and only one of two Indonesian restaurants in Chicago called the Rickshaw Republic. Indonesia is one of the few countries in Asia that I haven’t had the chance to visit, and the only thing I know about Indonesia is the kind of influence they have […]

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The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is a Global Celebration of Puppetry Masterpieces!

The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival is a Global Celebration of Puppetry Masterpieces!

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last night’s puppet masterpiece act, Ajijaak on Turtle Island, directed by visionary puppet artists Ty Defoe and Heather Henson, the daughter of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson, kicked-off the 3rd Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival – Jan. 17-27. It was a beautifully written story of a young crane facing her first migration cycle on Turtle Island […]

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VIP Experience at CMX Cinemas at Old Orchard

VIP Experience at CMX Cinemas at Old Orchard

| December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why would someone who lives by downtown Chicago bother driving all the way to Skokie to see a movie? It’s a question I asked myself when I was invited to check out CMX Cinemas. CMX Cinemas opened two high-end cinema experience and separate theatres inside the Old Orchard Westfield. CMX CineBistro catered to guests 21 […]

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The New Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker is Uniquely Chicago!

The New Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker is Uniquely Chicago!

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The reimagined tale of Joffrey Ballet’s The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon now features the World’s Columbian Exposition (aka World’s Fair) of 1893, a historic Chicago event, as the setting of the show. The World’s Fair was a cultural event and had a profound effect on Chicago’s self-image and the American industrial enthusiasm, and I love […]

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