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Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival Returns August 22 to Sept. 1

Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Whether or not we want to admit it, autumn is approaching. While we might not be ready to say goodbye to the warm weather yet, at least we have an excuse to go shopping.

Just in time for a needed spree, the Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard is returning for a 10-day event from August 22 to Sept. 1.

Two Cute Children's Boutiques on Damen Avenue

Red Balloon Co.

Chicago's Damen Avenue is a wonderful stretch of cafes, restaurants and boutiques that promise unique clothing, accessories and more. Two children's boutiques, within walking distance of one another, are go-to spots if you're looking for quality children's clothing, accessories and toys that bring fashion and style down to a kid's level. Personalized service and kid-centered events make the shopping experience easier for parents and fun for all. 

Rock 'n' Roll Your Body into Shape at the Chicago Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon & 5K Race 2014

Rock N Roll Running Festival

Do you happen to enjoy running and rock 'n' roll music, because if so, there isn't a more perfect event for you this weekend. Usually when you work out, you probably have rock music blasting through your earbuds. Well, this Sunday the 20th, leave the earbuds at home. I'll explain.

LollaShop Opens July 25, Returns to Chicago for Third Year

LollaShop 2013

Can't wait until August 1 for Lollapalooza to start? Luckily, the experience starts early with LollaShop.

Opening July 25, Lollashop is moving from its previous location across from Grant Park and getting an upgrade in a space in Block Thirty-Seven for its third year.

10 Reasons to Visit Chicago This Summer

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Some of the world's best dining, shopping, attractions, architecture and hotels can be found right here in Chicago. From first-rate theater and museums to iconic sports teams and landmarks galore, Chicago is the only destination you need to consider for the perfect summer getaway.

Places in Chicago to Shop 'Til You Drop

Mag Mile Shop Fest - Blog

Sure you need money for things like food and rent, but buying stuff is sometimes just as important! Set aside a little cash from your next pay day and contribute to the local economy by shopping at these fantastic malls in the Chicago area. Don't forget to check out their special offers for deals you shouldn't miss.

11 Ideas for Celebrating Father's Day in Chicago

Father's Day stock

Whether you call him dad, papa, or daddy, your father deserves some love this upcoming June 15. Give your Dad the gift of time and treat him to a special Chicago outing this Father's Day. Here are eleven ideas for celebrating Father's Day in Chicago with the stellar dad in your life.

Green City Market Returns This Weekend in its Sweet Sixteenth Year

Green City Market - Veggies - Blog
One of our family's favorite places to spend a spring or summer Saturday morning is the Green City Market, Chicago's premier, sustainable and seasonal farmer's market. Located in Lincoln Park, Green City Market returns this weekend, and this isn't just a farmer's market: its mission is to provide a marketplace for purchasing sustainably grown food and to educate, promote and connect farmers and local producers directly to chefs, restaurateurs and the greater Chicago community.

Millennium Park: Your Spring and Summer Guide to the Park (Part Two)

Pritzker Pavilion

Now that you've read part one of this series, you know how to kick off your spring in Chicago's Millennium Park and some great events heading into summer. Let's get into all the fun events Millennium Park has offering later this summer and leading into fall!

Inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show to Debut at Navy Pier

Monet Art, Antique, Jewelry show

More than 100 of the world's most notable art, antique and jewelry dealers will convene in Chicago to showcase their collections at the inaugural Chicago International Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, 600 East Grand Avenue, April 24-28, 2014.

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