What’s Your Favorite Flavor of Bubble Tea at Hitea?

As Peanuts character Linus van Pelt so aptly put it, people want to be “Outrageously happy!” At Hitea, a new addition to Chicago, they believe that happiness is an attainable goal—just take a sip of their boba tea.  If you haven’t experienced bubble tea yet, you’re in for a treat. This popular drink,...

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How to Refresh Your Apartment Closet for Fall

Getting ready for a new season is always a process, one that should include cleaning out your closet. In order to prepare for the impending cooler weather, spend some time organizing your wardrobe. Follow these steps to make the process simple. Gather your materials. Before you get started, take stock of...

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Potato Salad Alternatives to Serve This Labor Day

Potato salad is a quintessential summer dish, but it’s not exactly innovative. If you’re looking for something lower-carb or just a little bit different, whip up one of these hearty side salads instead. Cauliflower Salad [Food Network]This is probably the best low-carb equivalent to potato salad out there—the Food Network...

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What to Stream When You Need a Break From the Everyday

The world is changing rapidly right now, and the constant onslaught of news might be making it hard for you to unwind—especially if your home has suddenly become your workspace, too. One surefire way to recharge is to watch some good, old-fashioned mindless TV. Here are a few solid options...

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Savory Meets Sweet at Cone Gourmet Ice Cream

Sean McGuide, the owner of Chicago’s Cone Gourmet Ice Cream, has loved ice cream all his life, which is one reason that he owns and operates his own scoop shop today. Regulars at this Chicago creamery note that it serves traditional scoops, but that this place’s true specialty is its...

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Spend a Socially Distant Summer Day at Burnham Park

Looking for a little extra social distance these days? How about 650 acres of gorgeous, natural landscape dotted with attractions and recreational features? There’s no shortage of things to do and see at Burnham Park, all while you stay safe and distant from other Chicagoans this summer. Take advantage of...

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Fun and Fitness Await at Lake Shore Park

If you’re an avid runner, cyclist, or power walker, you probably won’t get full enjoyment from your workout with at-home fitness options. Luckily, Lake Shore Park is available for commuting and exercise, including all of those favorites!  The Lakefront Trail is, in total an 18-mile path separated into a bike...

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How to Make Your Apartment Feel Like a Summer Oasis

Summer is in full swing! That means fresh, local food at the farmers’ market, warm walks in the park, and maybe even a picnic or two. It also means you should start thinking about freshening up the decor in your apartment. Here are a few simple decorating ideas to help...

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How to Start a Summer Herb Garden Indoors

If you love to cook with fresh herbs, there’s a way to do it without running to the store all the time. Simply start your own garden. You don’t need any outdoor space to do it—a kitchen windowsill and a few containers will do the trick. Here’s how to get...

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What’s Your Favorite Flavor at Cone Gourmet Ice-Cream?

Whether you prefer your ice cream in classic flavors like chocolate and vanilla, or enjoy taste testing more adventurous varieties (like cherry and goat cheese) Cone Gourmet Ice-Cream should have something that suits your taste buds. Traditionalists will enjoy the shop’s European-style soft serve, available in cones or in sundaes...

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