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What would you do without Mom? She changed your diapers and nursed you through your first breakup, and she'll forever be your No. 1 fan. Chicago rolls out the red carpet for moms on Mother's Day with festive brunches and other sweet treats. Here are seven ways to spoil mom with a Mother's Day in Chicago — Sunday, May 14!

Winter Wonderfest

We're already in the holiday spirit! Are you? Well, Chicago is the perfect place to enjoy the holiday festivities. From wine & cookie tastings to the finest holiday attractions ever, we've got the top happenings this weekend all in one place. It's time to make weekend plans. Don't forget to share your awesome pics with us on Instagram using #mychicagopix.

Wine Corks

A question I often hear is, “What’s your favorite bar in Chicago?” It’s nearly impossible for me to pick a favorite, but when I was asked to choose three of my go-to wine bars, I had some ideas.  Wanting to be fair and recognizing that a plethora of newbies have hit the Chicago drinking scene, I took it upon myself to do some on-site research.  I also re-visited some old haunts just to make sure they were still as good as I remembered.  I had a plan of attack and descended upon over a dozen wine bars in over a dozen neighborhoods. One thing became clear: I was looking for an experience. 

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