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 […]

THE ALISE CHICAGO: HISTORIC HOTEL WITH A PLAYFUL VIBE–AND CUPCAKES

Pineapple Hospitality Group is a small boutique-hotel chain you should know. The family-owned hotelier, founded in 2011 and based in Bellevue, Wash., operates eight unique hotels in prime locations across the country. Seven are on the West Coast; the newest is a Midwestern property–The Alise Chicago. The hotels are different but significant architecturally, and they […]

FASHION OUTLETS OF CHICAGO: LUXE SHOPPING WHEN YOU’RE STUCK AT O’HARE

One thing I love about flight delays is having plenty of time to browse the airport shops. But at O’Hare International Airport, you’re not limited to the concourse merchants. Take a shuttle to nearby Fashion Outlets of Chicago and you’ll find more than 130 designer outlet stores, an impressive art collection and high-end amenities. The […]