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Category: Family

Roka Akor

Roka Akor is a Japanese sushi, seafood and steakhouse with two locations in the Chicago area and also in Scottsdale and San Francisco. Our server was quick and upbeat and the dining room […]

Revival Food Hall

Revival Food Hall is a food lover’s “dream team” food court. This place is massive, it’s busy, the selections are varied and it could take me weeks, maybe months to […]

Andersonville Galleria

Andersonville is a charming, low key neighborhood with unique independent businesses including vintage furniture shops, a toy store, a candy shop, the Swedish Museum, bookstores, music stores and some restaurants I really […]

GT Prime

GT Prime is elegant and beautifully designed. It’s modern and glamorous but doesn’t feel intimidating. The seating is comfortable but upright enough that you want to sit up straight and look your best. The lighting […]

Warwick Allerton Hotel

The kids and I stayed home for their winter break so we took a few nights to enjoy Chicago. Parking in Chicago Chicago overnight parking with in and out privileges […]

Thanksgiving After Loss

American Thanksgiving is a serious tradition. We spend days planning everything to be just right and go to great lengths to be surrounded with family and close friends. Most families […]

My Tricky Dog

This is Chili. We all love to feed her but when we are busy acting busy, she sometimes gets fed twice, possibly three times in a row. My son came up […]

Maple & Ash and Sundae Service

Steak and ice cream View on Flickr Other Visits 12/06/15 Maple & Ash – Casino Club 12/14/15 Maple & Ash – Holiday Chaine Dinner 02/02/16 Maple & Ash – Restaurant […]

Vance Joy at The Riviera Theater

My daughter wanted to see Vance Joy so I bought four tickets. The day before the show, my sons said they didn’t want to join us. I sold their tickets for $5 less […]

Illinois VEX IQ State Championship

If kids can figure out how to save a princess or build an alternate universe, they can learn how to code. There are free courses for almost anything on the internet, so […]

RPM Steak

For my children’s birthdays, they each pick their favorite meal. My oldest always wants to eat at home. My youngest always wants ribs, but at home. My daughter always wants steak but not at home. […]

My 1 Second Every Day Video 2015

The 1se (One Second Every Day) app collects, stores and makes a video made up of your 1-second video clips. I filmed as often as possible so the final movie wouldn’t […]

“An Evening with Justin Bieber” Q & A

“An Evening with Justin Bieber” featured a Q&A session, acoustic set and premiere screening of the dance film “Purpose: The Movement” at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL. Justin Bieber and Dan Kanter “What Do […]


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