Sunday, February 18, 2018

Quick Stop at Brewpoint in Elmhurst, Illinois

Brewpoint Coffee House in Elmhurst, Illinois

A few weeks ago, we made a quick coffee stop in Elmhurst, IL and I am so glad that we did! We discovered the treasure that is Brewpoint!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Community, Whimsy and Fun at Beat Street in Arlington Heights

Beat Street Toy and Gift Story in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Beat Street's cheerful letters and window of whimsy invites visitors to indulge their inner child regardless of age. One cannot walk into this toy store without feeling childlike wonderment. Last week, I visited Beat Street and talked a little with owner Jen Sanger. I am thrilled to share more of this local small business with you!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Taffy, Trees, Snow Fleas and More}

Local weekend family fun in the Chicago suburbs -- my picks:

Monday, February 12, 2018

Scenes from The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden

Exploring  Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden 2018

On Sunday we spent some time in the tropics without leaving the Chicago area by visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden Orchid Show! The annual show provides a much need brilliant bloom infusion for this time of the year! An incredible number of orchids are on display in the greenhouses and adjoining exhibit rooms. This year's theme is Asia in Bloom.


Friday, February 9, 2018

Adventures Riding Icelandic Horses

Adventures Riding Icelandic Horses

Icelandic horses are like no other and the world. When I learn someone is going to Iceland, I always recommend riding an Icelandic horse. During two of our visits, we were able to ride and the experience was amazing each time!


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Chocolate, Ice Sculpting, Orchids and More!}

Dolphin ice sculpture

There is plenty of fun to enjoy the suburbs and surrounding this weekend. However, make sure events have not changed due to weather before going out. My picks:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Bistro Chen in Arlington Heights

Bistro Chen in Arlington Heights, Illinois

This week, we went out for our traditional Chinese food dinner for our dating anniversary. We had only been to Bistro Chen in Arlington Heights once, so we thought we would try it again. We really found it to be a treat and we were glad we strayed from our normal for one night.