exclusive event alert!- 1/26/19
Whiskey in the Winter?! Count me in!
Sip to stay warm this winter with whiskey! The 2019 Winter Whiskey Tasting Festive is happening THIS Saturday, January 26th from 4-6PM.
Enjoy the taste, tunes, and experience to create a new memory in your mind. It’s just the right time to connect with like minds and share in flavors of a favorite beverage named Whiskey.
Check In Location: Concrete Cowboy ( 646 N Franklin St )
Second Location: Trophy Room (170 W Ontario St)
Use CHIHOUSEWIVES for an exclusive 20% discount!
Check out who is signed up to go on
Enter to win our Whiskey Giveaway, Trip to Bourbon Country HERE
Attend this event for free and win a trip for 2 to Dublin for St Patrick’s Day - Discover how HERE
HURRY NOW! Tickets are almost SOLD OUT!
Hope to see you all there!
Who said you can only brunch in the summer?!
Brunch in Chicago is basically a weekend ritual, most popular in the summer time but who said you couldn't brunch in the winter. It's the best time to be inside, indulging in comfort foods washed down with tasty mimosas. Count me in! Brunch, the restaurant, is definitely on the hit list. If you haven't been here yet, I highly suggest you treat yourself! Heres why:
The space was super cozy and chic with a mixture of exposed brick walls and floor to ceiling glass windows. The walls were decorated with cute signs and posters all representing the fun in brunchin'.
I've been to Bruch one hundred million times and finally decided to do a blog review on this gem. Normally, I would get the Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls as a starter and the Chi-Town Skillet as my entreé paired with their bottomless mimosas, of course! However, I decided to try something new and I was not at all disappointed. Our waitress told us the Fruity Pebble French Toast and Breakfast Nachos were a hit, so I tried them.....AMAZING!! I am a sucker for all things sweet and the Fruity Pebble French Toast definitely did the trick! I was pretty skeptical about the The Breakfast Nachos- waffle fries? chorizos? eggs? cheese? sour cream?...all together? Normally not my cup of tea. Imagine my surprise when I bit into the nachos and it happened to be the best combination since PB & J! What have I been missing my entire 25 years of living!? Yum!
My entreé consisted of the traditional- eggs with cheddar cheese, bacon, diced potatoes, and wheat toast. Simple, yet a classic favorite and easily one of the meals I crave daily.
Lastly, the drinks! Because let's be honest, whats brunch without mimosas?! "Brunch without mimosas is just a sad breakfast". The one thing I love about Brunch is that they don't serve you the typical OJ + Champagne mimosas. You're offered the option to select different flavors to mix with your champagne. We chose- OJ, Lemonade, Papaya, and Cranberry. I'll be the first to say, I HATE CRANBERRY. It brings back way to many memories of college parties with nasty hangovers (LOL). However, the cranberry mixed with champagne was PERF! Highly recommend trying it. They also provide you with the entire bottle of champagne to pour your own troubles. I absolutely love this because I don't feel like I'm being served watered down mimosas. You get your moneys worth, for sure!
I'll rate Brunch- A: Will I go back? Of course! Our waitress was super friendly and made sure we had everything we need. From her suggestions to her patience with my dates indecisiveness (lol), she made us feel welcomed and wanting to come back! But don't take my word for it, go try it yourself! Tell them Ashley sent you :)
Until next time. Happy Brunchin' folks!
The first picture pretty much sums up my entire trip!
It’s been YEARS since I’ve been back to JA, 15 years to be exact. My mother's side of the family is from Kingston, JA and we visited more often when I was younger. However, since then my entire family has moved to the states which meant less visits. My ultimate goal was to get an AUTHENTIC beef patty from Juici Patties .......#goalaccomplished
All in all, our trip was amazing as usual! It felt great being away to step away from the resort and experience the true beauty Jamaica has to offer. Special thanks to the entire staff at Hotel Riu Montego Bay. You all were amazing! If you're ever visiting Montego Bay, you MUST stay here! - Tell them Ashley sent you :).
Definitely have to make this trip at least once a year. Love my people! See you guys for Dream Weekend ! 🍾🥳
One love 🇯🇲💚🖤💛
Happy Monday everyone! Meet the new Director of Chicago Housewives ✨🍾
I am a Southside Chicago native, mompreneur, and lover of all things social! 😁
Quick background- UIC Liberal Arts graduate and mother of a beautiful 7month old babygirl. For the past 2 years, I have been the events/marketing assistant for Ally (Former Chicago Director), so I am very familiar with the brand and are super excited to jump in!
In my free time, I love to travel ,meet new people and practice my role as a self proclaimed food critic & Rosé connoisseur here in the City! Looking forward to meeting everyone and having some fun! Starting with our First Girls Night Out of 2019! Happening January 31st at Latinicity
RSVP TODAY! 🎫
Chao for now 💙💚
In everything there is a season and for me that brings the winds of change for 2019. With a full heart I would like to announce my departure as Director of Chicago Housewives. It has been a beautiful journey growing along all of you amazing boss babes over the last 2.5 years! Thank you for a truly amazing experience! As part of my new adventures in 2019, I will be re-launching our Houston chapter of Housewives in the city. Keep up with me as I take over there by following Houston Housewives - housewivesinthecity.com . Chicago women have no fear, Chicago will continue on as my amazing marketing assistant steps into the Director role for Chicago, you will love her and will meet her soon. Best wishes in 2019!!
Emerald City Theatre to Open the Chicago Premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox to Be Presented at Victory Gardens Theater
Emerald City Theatre to Open the Chicago Premiere of
Fantastic Mr. Fox to Be Presented at Victory Gardens Theater
CHICAGO (Sept. 11, 2018) – Emerald City Theatre (ECT) will open the Chicago premiere of Fantastic Mr. Fox, adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl and directed by ECT Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, at Victory Gardens Začek-McVay Theater, 2433 N Lincoln Ave, on December 14, 2018.
Fantastic Mr. Fox is the first production presented by Emerald City Theatre on the main stage at Victory Gardens Theater. The two theater companies worked together last year on Play Pals, a collaboration that provided a theater experience for the whole family – ECT teaching artists offered workshops for children while their parents attended a Victory Gardens Theater performance.
“We are delighted to continue growing our relationship with Victory Gardens Theater as we prepare for Fantastic Mr. Fox,” says Stone. “This opportunity will allow us to move forward artistically as we expand our reach, particularly with older age groups, and the scope of what we are able to bring to life onstage.”
The production will feature Mario Aivazian (Mr. Fox), Brianna Buckley (Badger), Tia Pinson (Mrs. Fox), Aaron Lawson (Boggis), Isa Arciniegas (Bunce), Jeffrey Hoge (Bean), Jeanne T. Arrigo (Mabel/Ensemble), Rebecca Keeshin (Fox Child), Elleon Dobias (Badger Child/Mabel Understudy), Diego Colón (Mr. Fox Understudy), Tim Lueke (Boggis/Bean Understudy),Emma Sheikh (Badger/Mrs. Fox Understudy), Shea Lee (Bunce/Badger Child Understudy), and Sara Geist (Fox Child Understudy).
Ring in the holidays by treating yourself to a midweek holiday sip & shop with other local women!
Join Chicago Housewives & Rare Affairs for our VIP Holiday Girls Night Out as we socialize and shop local vendors while enjoying craft cocktails and delicious Italian food, wood-fired pizza and unique Italian gastropub dishes at Legno Chicago!
Enjoy select $5 Wine and $5 Apps!
It's FREE to attend, but please register your ticket via Eventbrite.
See who's coming on our Facebook event page!
Join our Netoworking/Share Group on Facebook here!
Not sure what we do? Check out photos from our past events at http://bit.ly/CHIeventphotos
For vendor, swag bag, sponsorship, advertising, sponsorship and partner info please email Ally@housewivesinthecity.com
We love all people and have a great group of women from all different walks of life at our events! Want more info? Check us out: http://www.housewivesinthecity.com/chicago/housewives-in-a-nutshell
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NEWCITY OFFERS FESTIVE FAMILY FUN WITH A WINTER CARNIVAL IN LINCOLN PARK DECEMBER 8
Endless entertainment, activities and opportunities to spread holiday cheer make the carnival the perfect place to be this holiday season.
Chicago (November 2018) – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted Ave., invites guests of all-ages to celebrate the season at their Winter Carnival on Saturday, December 8 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the plaza. Guests can enter to win prizes from a variety of NEWCITY retailers, participate in holiday arts and crafts, play winter games, and face-painting will be available to add to the fun at this free, family-friendly event. The jolly man himself, Santa Claus, will also make an appearance at the carnival, perfect for holiday photo opportunities. Live entertainment, delicious hot cocoa and more will also be offered to make spirits bright.
“We’re thrilled to create joy and excitement for our guests during the holiday season,” said NEWCITY General Manager Jennifer Wojcik. “The Winter Carnival is an event we look forward to bringing back each year as we know it has become a holiday tradition for many families.”
NEWCITY is home to top retailers and restaurants including ArcLight Cinemas, AT&T, Capital One Café, Dicks Sporting Goods, Evereve, It’Sugar, German Kitchen Center, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, James & Sons Fine Jewelers, Kings Dining & Entertainment, Mariano’s, Lovesac, Luxury Eyesight, Max and Leo’s Artisan Pizza, Modshop, Nando’s PERi PERi, Saks Off Fifth, Yard House and Z Gallerie.
For Winter Carnival event updates and additional NEWCITY information, visit www.experiencenewcity.com or call 312.248.8569.
Hi, I'm Ashley!
I am a Southside Chicago native, mompreneur, and lover of all things social! I love to travel, meet new people, and practice my role as a self proclaimed food critic & Rosé connoisseur here in the City!
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