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Dining & Entertaining

  • Ticket to Ride

    I never truly grasped the significance of date nights until I became a mother. Not only did “me time” get placed on the backburner but soon, so did co ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Tapping into the craft beer craze

    While the range of choice from craft beer can be a little overwhelming to some who gravitate toward an old favorite brew, there’s no doubt that tastes ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • The Traveler’s Palate with Marco Conte

    It’s that time of year for pumpkin and spices...what better way to bring in the fall season than with a creamy pumpkin Crème Brulee.  It’s very easy t ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Wine and wanderlust

    Sometimes owning and running a wine shop has it perks. It’s a lot of work and a lot of stress and heartache, but also very rewarding in so many ways.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Setting the scene

    An empty tabletop to a host is much like a blank canvas to an artist.  It provides the perfect opportunity for the hostess to reflect personality, whi ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:24 am

    G et ready to stomp grapes, spit grapes and taste some grapes – in wine form – at Lynfred Winery’s annual Oktoberfest.
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 9:32 am

    Wine is one of those things that can make or break a great meal.  But a lot of pairing isn’t just the meat or fish, but rather how that meat or fish i ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 9:04 am

    Flur | 1 Riverside ROAD, Riverside The first time we walked into Flur, we loved it. It’s pretty, inv ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 9:01 am

    Fire & Wine | 433 N. Main Street | Glen Ellyn Enjoy an upscale pizza experience in the heart of down ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 8:54 am

    Blueberry Hill | 49 S. La Grange Road | La Grange It’s been said that breakfast is the most importa ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 8:45 am

    Ditka’s | 2 Mid america Plaza, Suite 100 | Oakbrook Terrace Has midweek got you down? Gear back up a ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 8:39 am
  • Core Stability Is Imperative For Dancers

    Dancing involves more than just rehearsing steps and following music.  The body is a dancer’s instrument, which must be well taken care of to avoid in ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • The Traveler’s Palate with Marco Conte

     SUMMER SOUPS Soups are an incredible way to begin any dinner...during the warm steamy summer months ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 1:28 pm
  • What do wine and blue jeans have in common?

    A bout 10 years ago I had the good fortune to visit Nîmes, France. It’s a city in the southeast region of Languedoc-Roussillon.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Celebrity Dance Studio Hosts Fun Summer Events

    In addition to being a great form of exercise, dancing is a social event.   It brings people together who share similar interests; some have a commo ...
    July 22, 2015 - 11:14 am
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