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Add a Visit to the Field Museum to Your Spring Bucket List

It’s been a long year without being able to access Chicago’s world-class attractions, but the Field Museum is ready to welcome you back. It even has great new exhibits for you to discover. Start with a quick trip to revisit your old favorites. The Ancient Egypt, Underground Adventure, and animal dioramas almost look new again…

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Toast to St. Paddy’s Day at D4 Irish Pub & Cafe

On a trip to Dublin, visitors would be welcomed with the scents and tastes of classic Irish fare—fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and, of course, plenty of whiskey, beer, and other libations. Coincidentally, you can get that same sort of hospitality here in Chicago, thanks to D4 Irish Pub & Cafe.    Bringing the flavors of…

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Add These Apartment-Friendly Houseplants to Your Must-Grow List

Thinking about welcoming a new addition to your household—one with roots and leaves? Plant parenthood can certainly be rewarding, especially when you’re staying home most of the time. If you’re just getting started, here are a few plants that can thrive in your apartment.   Jade. This simple succulent with scarlet-tinged leaves barely needs to be…

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Treat Your Valentine to Artisan Candies From Chocolat Uzma Sharif

Your special someone deserves a sweet treat as special as they are for Valentine’s Day, even if it’s just one or two delectable bites. For candy that is unique, beautiful, and downright delicious, visit Chocolat Uzma Sharif on South Halstead Street in the Pilsen neighborhood. This small-batch producer (and woman-owned small business) creates the candies…

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Bring a Sweet Tooth to Veruca Chocolates on Valentine’s Day

xdIf you’re a candy fan, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Veruca Salt, one of the lucky children to win a golden ticket in Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If you’re a candy fan here in Chicago, though, you probably think of a different Veruca when it comes to sweet treats: Veruca Chocolates. Led by owner Meghan Ryan,…

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