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"Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival

The Chicago Food and Wine Festival will make its inaugural debut in Lincoln Park on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. The kick-off celebration begins Friday at the Feast Under The Stars dinner party in the park. The Feast … Read More
"Book Fair at Newberry Library in Chicago

Book Fair at Newberry Library in Chicago

Are you the Rory Gilmore type? You know – the one nestled into a corner of the bookstore, lost in a great read. If you love books, or are obsessed with books, like Rory, then you should check out the … Read More
"Dining Guide: Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago

Dining Guide: Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is home to many exceptional restaurants, with some being right on the water.  From the beach bars on Lake Michigan to patio seating overlooking the pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago has plenty of fun waterfront dining restaurants with exquisite … Read More
"Toolbox Basics: 7 Tools Every Renter Should Have on Hand

Toolbox Basics: 7 Tools Every Renter Should Have on Hand

Just like any house, apartments too need regular maintenance and care. Things break or come loose all the time, so it’s ideal to have an equipped toolbox on hand that can handle a quick fix or repair. Not sure what … Read More
"End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

With the new school year vastly approaching, you may be in talks with your family about going on an end-of-summer getaway. A vacation is always good; everyone will come back feeling refreshed and rested before heading back to the classroom. … Read More
"What Animals Make Good Pets for Apartments?

What Animals Make Good Pets for Apartments?

Even though many prospective renters believe the possibility of owning a pet is slim to none, it’s simply far from the truth. Animal lovers have plenty of choices when it comes to pets, as well as apartments that welcome them! … Read More
"Celebrate July 4th at Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

Celebrate July 4th at Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

The Fourth of July is a holiday most of us spend outdoors, surrounded by family and friends. We celebrate America’s independence every year by firing up the grill, baking homemade patriotic desserts, and watching dazzling fireworks illuminate the evening sky! This … Read More
"8 Steps to Creating a Nursery for Baby

8 Steps to Creating a Nursery for Baby

Welcoming a baby into the world is a momentous life event that is filled with joy among the family. Planning for the arrival of a new baby also involves a ton of preparation: from studying parenting magazines to reading baby … Read More
"Cleaning Impossible: The Mattress

Cleaning Impossible: The Mattress

It’s common knowledge that bed sheets need washing, right? The bed can get pretty grimy with all the sleeping, movie watching and homework we do in our bed, so it’s necessary to wash the sheets and comforter regularly. There’s one … Read More
"Renters Insurance: A Tenant’s Guide to Basic Policy Coverage

Renters Insurance: A Tenant’s Guide to Basic Policy Coverage

You worked hard for your five-piece bedroom set – along with the rest of your belongings – and would like to keep it in tiptop shape for as long as you can. What if one day you came home to … Read More
"Vacation at Home This Summer: 5 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation

Vacation at Home This Summer: 5 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation

When you think of summer break, you think of loafing by the pool and going on vacation. This year however, maybe you have to forgo a summer beach retreat or a European backpacking excursion because of rising gas prices or … Read More
"The Finest Wine and Cheese Bars in Near North Side

The Finest Wine and Cheese Bars in Near North Side

There’s an art to pairing wine and cheese. Many experts and connoisseurs say to take into consideration the acidity, texture, fat and moisture content when finding a cheese to compliment a wine. Finding a harmonious balance can be tricky, but … Read More
"Craft Room Decorating Ideas for Your Rental

Craft Room Decorating Ideas for Your Rental

Creative people need a workplace that’s neat, organized, and imaginative. If you enjoy crafting, sewing, or art, then you will definitely benefit from having a craft room in your apartment. Your craft room should be inviting, inspirational, and resourceful. Give yourself … Read More
"Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Are you enjoying pool season like me? Going to the swimming pool is a popular summertime staple most renters love to do. We may be halfway through the season already, but that doesn’t mean we have to slow down our … Read More
"A Guide on How to Make a New City Feel like Home

A Guide on How to Make a New City Feel like Home

Moving is tough on anyone. But moving to an entirely new city where you don’t know anyone can be rough and terrifying at the same time, especially if you are doing it solo. You may be relocating because of a … Read More
"Cleaning Impossible: Shower Grout

Cleaning Impossible: Shower Grout

Cleaning shower grout has never been an easy task. Because of its porosity and lighter coloring, grout is very susceptible to stains, mildew, dirt, and soap scum. Grout lines are typically small, so they’re almost impossible to clean with a … Read More
"Dog-Friendly Activities You and Your Pup Can Do Together

Dog-Friendly Activities You and Your Pup Can Do Together

Pet parents love coming home from a long day of work to find their dog greeting them at the front door! The tail wag and puppy kisses are undeniably sweet, and pet parents just can’t get enough of a dog’s … Read More
"Cleaning Impossible: Throw Pillows

Cleaning Impossible: Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are essential pieces to your décor that are stylish and comfortable. Pillows tie a room together, while offering bodily support to those using them. With that being said, throw pillows also need to be cleaned periodically so they … Read More
"4 Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Your Patio This Spring

4 Decorating Ideas to Brighten Up Your Patio This Spring

Love that spring is just around the corner? Me too! Now that the first official day of spring is only a few weeks away, you may be delving into the idea of sprucing up your apartment’s back patio. The patio … Read More
"Bedroom Closet Organization Tips

Bedroom Closet Organization Tips

Bulky knit sweaters and tall fall boots are piled high on top of already overflowing shelves. Old textbooks, handbags, luggage, and a mountain of shoes make their home on the floor. You can barely move about your bedroom closet because … Read More