Mozart & Beethoven: Spotlight on Strings

Two of classical music’s most well-known composers will be showcased on March 27-29 at the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s concerts.  There are only two concert weekends left in the 2014-2015 season! Don’t miss your chance to see Andrew Grams conduct. Tickets start at just $25 and can be purchased at http://www.elginsymphony.org/CONCERTS/MozartBeethoven-2015.php MORE DETAILS: THE ELGIN SYMPHONY…
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03.19.2015

Top Sushi Restaurant Picks

Anytime someone invites me to go get sushi, I go. I didn’t always like sushi, but now I’ve come to like it and even crave it sometimes. These two restaurants I’ve picked are my top picks for sushi restaurants in the area. Sushi Station 2486 N. Randall Road Elgin, IL I went here with a…
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03.17.2015

Staying in the Area Couldn’t Be More Fun

I know it’s still winter, and we’re looking to see spring soon…at least we’re trying to be optimistic with the 40 degree weather. Even though you may have the winter blues, I had fun this past week visiting places in this area like a tourist. My friend was visiting from Georgia so I took her…
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03.10.2015

The Essentials of Planning an Outdoor Wedding

Guest Blog Post: Stephanie with EventSource An engagement ring is on your hand at last and you are ready to begin planning your dream wedding.  In your mind, it is the best day of your life.  But now – the work begins.   An outdoor wedding can be a beautiful setting for your special day –…
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03.10.2015

Top 10 Photo Spots on the Trail

With all the social media we use on a daily basis, its no wonder we’ve gotten so great at taking pictures. Your next amazing photo opportunity should be on the Fox River! There are sites either on or near our Fox River Bike Trail that are sure to give you the picture perfect background. Some…
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03.06.2015

Enjoy a night out with your date or friends!

Guest Blog Post: Elgin Symphony Orchestra An audience favorite and graduate of the Julliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, Andrew Grams is one of America’s most promising and talented young conductors and has already appeared with many of the great orchestras of the world.  Maestro Grams recently announced the 15-16 season of the…
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03.04.2015

Desserts…My favorite

  I love desserts. It’s the best part of the meal. You know that idea where you eat dessert first and then the main course? I’m all for that. In fact, I’ve done that multiple times when I can’t decide what main course to eat, I skip right to dessert because I know I’m going…
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03.04.2015

Guest Blog Post: Mommy By the River

In my Top Picks for February 20 – 22, 2015, enjoy baby lambs, kid-friendly movies, ice hockey, sleigh rides, a storytime, swimming, soccer, and ice skating. Best of all, the events listed are all FREE or CHEAP! And if they ask who sent you…tell them ‘The Mommy’ did! DISCLAIMER: Although I am careful to report accurate dates…
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02.19.2015

Dinner Specials on Valentine’s Day

Haven’t thought of where you might take your valentine for dinner? We’ve got you covered. Restaurants in our area are running specials for Valentine’s Day. From casual atmospheres like Al’s Café and Porter’s Pub to formal atmospheres like The Anvil Club and Francesca’s Campagna Restaurant, you’re sure to find something that fits your valentine’s idea…
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02.09.2015

8 Unique Gifts for Your Valentine

  Do you always struggle to find something for your valentine? Or have you run out of ideas? Here are some unique ideas for gifts for valentines day that don’t consist of the regular chocolates, roses, and over sized bear. Spa Bleu has many different services they offer on a day to day basis from…
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02.09.2015