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Bring Your Valentine to Bar Mar by José Andrés

Seeking a swanky spot for your Valentine’s Day date? Check out the newly debuted Bar Mar by José Andrés at The Bazaar. Its chic dining room is swathed in elegant navy and cream hues, wrapped in windows that promise sweeping views of the Chicago River. It’s the perfect place to reserve a table and share seafood-centric small…

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Warming Recipes for Busy Winter Weeknights

There’s no better way to end a cold winter’s day than by slipping into some comfy PJs to savor a piping-hot plateful of your favorite comfort food—especially when it’s made from scratch and simple to prepare. Requiring minimal ingredients and time spent in the kitchen, here are three deliciously easy recipes that guarantee to warm…

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Save Room for the Chocolate Spring Rolls at Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Mango crab rangoon. Chocolate spring rolls. Lion King maki. With creative dishes you won’t find anywhere else, it’s unsurprising that Blue Sushi Sake Grill is already soaring to a place of prominence in the local dining scene—despite having only opened its Lincoln Common location recently. Round up a few friends who’ve resolved to try new things in…

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Test Your Creative Skills at Penguin Foot Pottery

Penguin Foot Pottery’s staff is about helping in “the pursuit of clay.” If your resolution is to be more creative in 2022, let them. Schedule an introductory four-week session to learn how to use the potter’s wheel to create a work of art. Each course includes a two-hour in-studio session each week, along with open…

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How to Refresh and Reorganize Your Apartment for 2022

The new year offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh with a newly calibrated outlook and freshly minted goals. And while many people use the changing year as a chance to improve upon their physical self, why stop there? Now is the perfect time to reevaluate your living space, as well,…

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Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden: A Must-See Holiday Event Near Left Bank

If you’ve never visited the Chicago Botanic Garden around the holidays, you’ve never seen it in all of its glowed-up glory. Lightscape at Chicago Botanic Garden has returned this year for its annual run at the city’s biggest garden. The event was so popular last year that most dates sold out, so it’s important to order your…

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Enjoy Exercise and Holiday Cheer at the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon

Maggie Daley Park provides a warm-weather respite for city dwellers just a stone’s throw from the bustling Loop, and it continues that tradition well into the winter months. That’s all thanks to the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon. Yes, you read that correctly—it’s not a traditional ice skating rink, but rather, a ribbon. What’s an ice-skating…

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Unconventional Holiday Decor You Can DIY Today

The holiday season is here! If you’re someone who started decorating in October, you might not really need to put any finishing touches on your decor. But if you’re just getting going now, these DIY ideas will elevate your holiday decorations in a fun and modern way. DIY Snow Globes [The Sweetest Occasion] Did you ever…

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Bloom Plant Based Kitchen Serves Vegetarian Fare Near Left Bank

In an effort to honor both Mother Nature and customers’ health, Bloom Plant Based Kitchen opened its doors recently with a completely vegetarian menu. Its founders are guided by the philosophy that picking more plants means the earth will fare better, and so will its patrons. They also want to make plant-based food accessible and appealing to…

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