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PAWS Chicago 8th Annual Beach Party

July 22, 2010- PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill, humane organization hosted the 8th Annual Beach Party on Thursday, July 22 at Castaways Boathouse at North Avenue Beach. This year’s event had more than 500 people and dogs in attendance, making it one of Chicago’s largest pet-friendly social gatherings. Presented by Associated Publications and North Community Bank, this year’s Beach Party was the most successful to-date, raising nearly $225,000 for homeless pets!

Kitchens, What’s Hot Now

July 15, 2010- Guests gathered to learn the hottest trends in kitchen layouts, tile, faucets, and countertops, and how to keep it all clean in the busiest spot in the home. Chicago Home + Garden’s evening of great design featured Jan Parr, Editor of Chicago Home + Garden, and design Experts from the Community Home Supply store.

Five Great Things To Do In and Around Mount Carroll, Illinois

If the pace of the city has you stressing, consider a break in Mount Carroll (about two-and-a-half hours from the Loop). This isn’t a one-stoplight town—it’s a no stoplight town. Its one-street, cobblestone business district just 10 miles east of the Great River Road Bike Trail, is home to several…

Best of Chicago

July 28, 2010 – Chicago magazine kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration with the “Best of Chicago” event on Market’s Rooftop Lounge to honor the 2010 August issue’s editorial honorees. The winners and their guests enjoyed delicious bites by Market along with specialty cocktails by Don Julio, Ketel One Oranje, and Stella Artois. Dick Babcock, editor-in-chief, recognized and congratulated all the winners in attendance. Winners received a commemorative “Best of Chicago” plaque and photo with publisher and general manager, Rich Gamble.

Fab Dog Bed

I was just in Crate & Barrel this weekend to shop for bathroom accessories and stumbled across these fantastic dog beds…

Hiding in Plain Sight, in Kenwood

List Price: $1.95 million
The Property: On a Kenwood block of very substantial historical homes is one relative youngster that, on the street side at least, tries to fade from view. Three decades ago, the architect James Nagle, designed the house…

A Look at Lillie's Q, Plus Glamorama Preview

This morning my friend Jenny IM’d me on Facebook to ask, “I wonder if there’s any vodka left at Lillie’s Q?” Yep, it was that kind of night. More on Lillie’s Q in a minute. Our spree began with cocktail hour on the patio at Eno, the InterContinental Hotel’s wine, cheese and chocolate lounge…