Leisure Travel, Spa, Things to Do

Tips for Fall Skin Care

Rosy Cheeks and Glowing Skin – The Perfect Autumn Combination

Fall is officially here! Time to trade in the pool noodles for scarves and put away the swimsuits. But even though you may be showing less of your skin, it’s still crucial to take care of it. Find out how to get ready for the season with these five tips for fall skin care.

Weddings

Cost Saving Wedding Trends

Save Big on Your Big Day

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, but it doesn’t have to be the most expensive. Couples across the country are opening up their minds instead of their wallets to new cost saving wedding trends – and we’re loving the creativity!

With Pinterest and DIY blogs serving as second wedding planners, brides – and grooms! – are thinking outside the box when it comes to décor, food, and music. So if you or someone you know is about to start planning, be sure to keep these tips in mind.

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Last Minute Summer Getaways in Chicago

In the blink of an eye, summer has come and (almost) gone. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, evenings sway in with a cool breeze and the sun is starting to fade just a little earlier. Now is the time to get your last summer getaways in Chicago before we say hello to autumn!

Whether you have a thirst for adventure, a hunger for all things food or a love of nature, the Chicago Suburbs are the perfect place to close out the season.

Leisure Travel

Landscape Like a Pro with Tips from Eaglewood Resort’s Groundskeeper

We’re officially in the dog days of summer: temps are scorching, humidity is high, and being outside can be quite uncomfortable. For many of us, this is also the time of year we see our plants start to wilt and grass getting brown. But don’t panic! You’ll learn how to landscape like a pro with these tips to keep your plants alive during the extreme heat.

Brian Mueller, horticulturalist and grounds manager at Eaglewood Resort & Spa (colloquially known as “That Plant Guy”), maintains all of the flowers, plants, grass and landscaping for the property. Mueller says that although mid-July through the end of August is a tough time for gardening, there are a lot of things you can do to avoid the mid-summer slump. Here are his top suggestions for you this summer.

Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Happy Birthday, Navy Pier!

Chicago’s Most Popular Destination Celebrates 100 Years

With more than 50 acres of parks and gardens, a 196-ft ferris wheel and 9 million annual visitors, Chicago’s most popular tourist destination turns 100 this year – and we’re here to help celebrate!

Navy Pier opened to the public exactly 100 years ago today, and is now home to the Chicago Children’s Museum, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Crystal Gardens, Funhouse Maze and more. Take a trip to Chicago this summer and enjoy everything the city – and this special landmark – have to offer.

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

From the City to the Suburbs: A Guide to Chicago Food Festivals

When people think of Chicago, several things usually come to mind: wind, Al Capone, and the Sears (not Willis) Tower, to name a few.

chicago food festivals Photo by arnold | inuyaki
Photo by arnold | inuyaki

But what’s the most important source of pride for Chicagoans? Ask any native and the answer will most likely boil down to one thing…food! Whether it’s finding the best local spot for a hot dog with “the works” or deciding between deep dish and thin crust pizza, Chicagoans love celebrating that which brings us all together.

This summer, tackle one of the many food festivals around the city and suburbs for a fresh taste of Chicagoland culture!

Meetings & Events

How to Choose the Right Teambuilding Activity

We’ve all been involved in or at least seen the famous trust fall activity: one person deliberately falls backwards, hoping their teammates won’t let them hit the ground.

But what exactly does that activity accomplish? Besides, of course, creating more content for a trust fall fail video compilation.

It’s not uncommon for meeting planners to include a teambuilding activity or two to their conference agenda for an added level of fun and excitement. In order to make your teambuilding event successful, however, it needs to be about more than just giving people a couple of hours away from their desks.

Food & Beverage, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

Summer Means Live Music in Chicago

Local Concerts You Won’t Want to Miss

When it comes to live music, nothing beats Chicago in the summertime. From the big headliners at Lollapalooza and Lake Shake to the more niche lineups at Riot Fest and North Coast Music Festival, there is undoubtedly something for every palate this year.

But big festivals like these can present some unfortunate obstacles like congestion, high price tags, parking, and not being the most conducive for family fun. For this reason, the surrounding suburbs have started their own series’ that are both family and wallet friendly.

Check out these close-to-home concerts this year for a summer filled with music and memories!

Golf, Leisure Travel, Things to Do

These Latest Golf Trends Put a Spin on the Game You Love

Is there anything more relaxing on a summer afternoon than a round of golf? For us, nothing says “summer” more than warm breezes, the sound of sinking a tough shot, and recounting the day with some cold brews around the fire pit after a round.

Whether it’s grabbing your co-workers for a quick nine after work or planning a road trip with your favorite golf partners to play a challenging course, golf is one of those ultimate summer pastimes that brings people together.

And, as time rolls on, the game is becoming more inclusive – and inventive! Check out the latest golf trends debuting at more and more golf courses and clubs around the country.

Leisure Travel, Spa, Things to Do

6 Ways To Get Your Body Beach-Ready

Essential Tips for Summer Skin Care and Wellness

The grass is getting greener, air is getting fresher, and you’re starting to get the summertime urge to go outside. But before you throw on the bathing suit and head to the pool, make sure you give your body a little TLC! These six tips for the summer will get your skin, body and mind ready for outdoor fun.