FLY: NEW UNITED NONSTOP CHICAGO-BROWNSVILLE SPI, TX

Chicagoans headed to South Texas this winter will be strolling the beaches hours sooner. That’s because United Airlines launched a new nonstop route between O’Hare International Airport and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The inaugural flight took off Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. I was thrilled to be invited for the ride.   So was […]

VOTE FOR THE BEST UPCYCLED FASHIONS AT O’HARE!

(NOTE: The 2018 Fashion Packed Challenge at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago has concluded. Congratulations to the winners–and thanks to everyone who voted!)   Fashion design students launched their creative energies to transform airline discards into wearable chic–and travelers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago get to vote for their fave! It’s a fun and […]

TRULUCK’S: NEW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT DOCKS IN CHICAGO

Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood is even richer now that Truluck’s Seafood, Steak and Crab House has moved in. The Texas-based, white-tablecloth eatery is renowned for dining excellence and environmental stewardship. That, and Florida stone crab flown straight from the company’s own fisheries. “Our specialty is primarily seafood with an emphasis on crab,” says Brian Wubbena, […]

HOLIDAY MAGIC IS IN THE AIR: ‘Illumination’ light show at Morton Arboretum, Lisle IL

‘Illumination’ transforms Morton Arboretum into an enchanted forest. Bundle up, and take a hike through a woodland of bedazzling lights and synchronized sound. The “Illumination: Tree Lights at the Morton Arboretum” spectacle in west suburban Lisle is more brilliant than ever. Now in its fifth year, it is fast becoming a family tradition. Read the […]