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Oriental Institute Hosts Mummies Night Oct. 25

Looking for an unusual Halloween treat for the family? With a bit of education tossed in for good measure? Wrap yourself and the kids around Mummies Night, to be held Oct. 25 at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.

October 14, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Oriental Institute Hosts Mummies Night Oct. 25 | Categories: Events, In the City

Enjoy Morton Arboretum Fall Color Show by Bike

With its thousands of trees, The Morton Arboretum is naturally a hotbed of color in the autumn. Visitors typically walk or drive through to marvel at the changing colors, but Ed Hedborn, plant records manager at the arboretum, recommends riding a bicycle through the 9 miles of its paved trails. Visitors can bring their own [Read More]

September 22, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Enjoy Morton Arboretum Fall Color Show by Bike | Categories: Events, Events AOI, In the City

On Trend at Home: Coral Patterns Branch Out

Under-the-sea themes are a constant of coastal design. But one marine motif especially transcends styles, as a rich boost to almost any kind of decor, and that is coral.
We love its connection to the sea as well as its organic feel — all branchy, tangled tentacles, tubes and plumes extending. Brain coral with intricate mazelike patterns. Soft coral sea fans, some with a lovely transparency and leaflike veining. And, of course, its namesake hue, which is a brilliant accent in neutral interiors.

September 10, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on On Trend at Home: Coral Patterns Branch Out | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Home and Garden AOI, Interior Design

Brookfield Zoo Offers a Walk on the Wild Side

en you enter Brookfield Zoo, it seems as if the big fountain on the broad, open plaza, the one surrounded by circular pathways, ought to be the center of things. But development in the west suburban animal park has been mostly to the west, so that Roosevelt Fountain is almost on the periphery. Still, even [Read More]

September 06, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Brookfield Zoo Offers a Walk on the Wild Side | Categories: Events, In the City

Midnight Circus to Pitch its Tent at Chicago Parks

Midnight Circus in the Parks sounds as if it might feature acrobats at the witching hour. But the series of family-friendly shows takes place long before midnight at eight Chicago parks from August through October.

August 28, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Midnight Circus to Pitch its Tent at Chicago Parks | Categories: Events, Events AOI, In the City

Get Out: Things to Do on Sunday

Shoppers can celebrate the shops on Wells Street at the third annual Shop Wells Showcase. Enjoy fashion workshops, trunk shows and various in-store discounts. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Between the 1300 and 1700 blocks of North Wells Street. oldtownchicago.org

August 23, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Get Out: Things to Do on Sunday | Categories: Events, In the City

Bath Renovation Tips

Bathrooms are not much over 10 percent of the floor space in typical homes. But per square foot, they’re often the most expensive due to all the plumbing, fixtures and finishes like tile instead of drywall. That goes for remodeling, too, where estimates for updates cause sticker shock. Bigger footprint There are two ways to [Read More]

August 09, 2014 | Author: Chicago Tribune | Comments: Comments Off on Bath Renovation Tips | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Home and Garden AOI, Remodeling
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