Livin’ La Vida Local: Best Local Brunch Spots

Start Your Day Off Right with a Chicago-Style Brunch

It’s warming up in Chicago and the sub

urbs, and people are heading outside a little earlier in the day to enjoy the weather. Is there anything better than brunch …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Earth Day 2013

Celebrate Mother Nature This Saturday in Chicago and the Suburbs

happy earth

Everything you love comes from the Earth. Show some love back. This Monday, April 22 is Earth Day, and Chicago and the suburbs are providing plenty of green events for …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Best Local J. Parker Rooftop Bar in Lincoln Park

CSN Sales Manager Maureen Callan Guest Blogs About a Best Local Rooftop Bar

I recently took a trip to the J. Parker rooftop bar (1816 N. Clark St.) on top of the Lincoln Hotel in Chicago‘s Lincoln Park neighborhood. …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Celebrate National B.L.T. Month

Enjoy the Beloved Sandwich at Best Local Spots in Chicago and the Suburbs

Who doesn’t love a great B.L.T.? A lot of people do, and that’s why there’s a whole month dedicated to this delicious bacon, lettuce and tomato concoction. …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Staying at Lincoln at the Parks in Naperville

Where to Go Around Your Naperville Corporate Apartment


Not all the magic of the Chicago area is contained in the city: the Chicago suburbs have plenty of treasures of their own. If you’re staying at Lincoln at the Parks or …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Best Local Spot Vino Cellar in Lombard

CSN Sales Manager Maureen Callan Guest Blogs About Her Favorite New Best Local Spot

Vino Cellar (141 W. St. Charles Rd.) is a new wine bar and wine shop in suburban downtown Lombard. I recently visited this three-month-old spot …

Livin’ La Vida Local: National Noodle Month

Get Your Noodle On All Month Long at These Chicagoland Spots

In case you didn’t know, March is National Noodle Month. Whether that means cooking up a spaghetti dish in your fully furnished corporate apartment, or stepping outside your temporary …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Happy Birthday, Chicago!

Celebrate the City’s 176th Birthday with a Local Bash

If anyone or anything deserves a super birthday celebration it’s our beautiful city. On Monday, March 4, the city of Chicago turns 176. And, naturally, there are celebratory events all …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Chicago Theatre Week

Give Yourself a Reason to be Dramatic


No one likes getting tangled up in drama—unless it’s on the stage. The theater scene in Chicago is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike. There’s no better time to check out …

Livin’ La Vida Local: Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Fall in Love with What Chicago has to Offer Feb. 14

Snow may be on the ground, but love is in the air: It’s almost Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of exciting love-themed events and specials going on outside your …