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Posts from January 2015

Randolph Street Market

This past weekend, my daughter and I spent some time at the Randolph Street Market Festival. We had such fun exploring three floors worth of art, fashion, vintage treasures, decorators finds and more. Even the venue itself - the beaux arts Plumbers Hall at 1340 W. Washington - was interesting (check out the mural of Buckingham Fountain on the staircase and the ornate detailing and woodwork and don't forget to stroll the balcony overlooking the auditorium - there are treasures to be found up there, too).

Chicago Winter Wear

Whether you're here for the weekend or you've been here your whole life, you can never fully prepare for how cold a Chicago winter actually feels.

Luckily, the city is covered in stores that specialize in winter wear and outerwear. So if you find yourself ill-prepared for the brisk wind off Lake Michigan, here are your best bets to protect yourself from the elements.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC) is celebrating its 25th year in rare fashion, currently hosting a very successful show at the Expo 72 space in the Loop at 72 E. Randolph St. The show is appropriately titled "Rolled, Stoned & Inked: 25 Years of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative at Expo 72."

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