| Feb 16, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Last weekend I went to Carmel, California, where in less than 140 days, Jamie and I will get married. I’ve been doing a lot of counting lately… days, numbers, dollar signs…
Make no mistake, weddings are extraordinarily expensive....
| Feb 22, 2011
| 11:16 AM
Engaged to a fellow who wants to get involved in the wedding planning process but doesn’t know where to start? First, congratulate yourself on finding a fabulous man, and then hand him the following tips.
Traditionally, groom’s have been...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 10:38 AM
Overwhelmed by the many (expensive!) details that go into mapping out a wedding and trying to figure out what to prioritize? Here, a bridal editor, wedding planner and real bride each share the top three things they think matter most – other than...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 11:25 AM
While bundles of roses and peonies are certainly pretty, walking down the aisle with a non-traditional bouquet is a stylish, super modern way to give big impact and personality to your big day.
The options are truly endless, but here are five expert...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:50 AM
First you have to decide if it will just be the two of you or if you are planning to invite friends and family. If you go the first route you have to ask yourself if it is going to crush your loved ones to not be a part of your special day. If you plan to...
| Mar 1, 2011
| 6:42 AM
If you're not in the wedding business, you're in the wrong business.
People are making a killing out there-- at the expense of couples who used to like each other enough to want to get married.
Our date is set for July 2.
I know, I know, it'...
| Sep 24, 2010
The Market at Ashlawn Farm in Lyme has taken on a life of it's own. Sure, it's a place to buy fresh food. Breads, vegetables, meat and cheese are displayed every week, along with a variety of unique items brought along by local artisans. But, it's also...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 4:11 PM
Suit up, grab those sand buckets and join us on the freshwater waves that lap Chicago's shoreline: It's time for some good, old-fashioned summer fun.
But first, check conditions. At Chicago Park District beaches, lifeguards now have the capability to...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Do your kids ever ask you where the Chicago Cubs go before and after a game? Instead of telling them, why not let them see for themselves during a Wrigley Field Tour? The 75- to 90-minute experience gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 9:28 AM
With gratitude (and apologies) to Laura Numeroff, whose "If You Give …" books are household favorites.
If you tell a mom it's July, she's going to have a mild panic attack.
She's going to consult her white board list of Things To Do This...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 5:43 AM
Forget indoor pools with fluorescent lights and chlorinated air. With sunshine, high temps and long summer days, it's time to splash around at some of the Chicago area's best outdoor water parks. Kids stay entertained with high-adrenaline drops and twisty...