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Let’s Play! Chicago Toy & Game Fair 2017

Did you grow up playing Jenga, Operation and Twister? Imagine being able to meet the inventors of your childhood games! We love making memories, playing with the hottest toys and games and meeting inventors of our favorite games at Chicago Toy & Game Fair. It’s easy to get busy in the hustle and bustle of life. […] Read more…

Radio Flyer Celebrates 100 and Little Red Wagon Day

Radio Flyer hosted the first-ever kids’ travel agency event to celebrate 100 years of inspiring imaginative play. At the Radio Flyer products. This one-day-only pop-up space provided kids with everything and anything they needed for their imaginary trip. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a helpful travel agent. Julia and Ivan […] Read more…

Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour Chicago

This weekend the Capital One Banking Reimagined Tour rolled into Chicago to celebrate the opening of Capital One Cafe in New City Lincoln Park. I stopped by to learn more about personal finances and tour the cafe. The Banking Reimagined Tour making ten stops around the country, is a hands on digital experience exploring financial behaviors and how […] Read more…

Give the Gift of Swim with Goldfish Swim School

Give the Gift of Swim with Goldfish Swim School Chicago

Last year a friend shared that her kids would be receiving Christmas experiences rather than the traditional holiday gifts that would inevitably be forgotten a few days or weeks into the New Year.  I think she was on to something because that’s exactly what we’re doing this year. There are so many ways to do this but […] Read more…

Rescuing My Dog Really Rescued Me

After our move from the city the first thing the girls asked was – Can we get a dog now? It’s been 7 years since the sweet dog I adopted from the SPCA while living in Dallas passed away. Jasmin came into my life just before I turned 30 and became my first child. That […] Read more…

5 Tips for Hiring a Stylist

As much as I love fashion – shoes, handbags, dresses – you name it I want it, the process of shopping is not my jam. I loathe going to department stores and digging through racks upon racks that take so much time. I tend to wait until there’s an event or special occasion to shop […] Read more…

Chicago Gourmet & Chicago’s Love for Farm to Table

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive Q&A sesh with Chef/Partner of Bottlefork and Chicago Gourmet. Moderated by Check Please! host Cat De Orio, I was intrigued by Chef Hickey’s passion for farm-to-table and what it means for the Chicago restaurant industry.  As much as I appreciate dining at restaurants that support local farmers it was fascinating to […] Read more…

Boyband Crush: MY2K Tour Chicago

My2K Tour

Move over Bieber it’s time to bring back the girl and boy bands.  Who knew how much I missed jamming out to a group of hot guys talented musicians performing in matching outfits, choreographed dances and synchronized hand movements?? Let me say when it comes to throwing down – 98°, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Dream – they’ve […] Read more…

The SpongeBob Musical Review

SpongeBob Musical Review Oriental Theatre Chicago

Exposing the girls to the arts and live The SpongeBob Musical at Chicago’s Oriental Theater. You guys it is one of the best musicals I’ve seen in years. We laughed, clapped and woo hoo’d throughout the entire show. If standing up and dancing in the aisles was permitted we would have done that too. I know virtually […] Read more…

ivivva Summer Festival in Chicago

ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival in Chicago Maggie Daley Park

Hey friends have you heard the ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival is coming to Chicago Saturday, June 25th? We’ll be at Maggie Daley Park from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm while the girls enjoy an afternoon at of yoga, dance and inspiration. Created for girls aged 6-15 connecting them through movement, ivivva Coast to Coast Summer […] Read more…

Kitchfix: Chicago’s Healthy Food Delivery Service

Kitchfix Chicago a healthy meal delivery service.

Thank you Kitchfix for sponsoring this post. Thanks to our readers for supporting brands that make So Chic Life possible! On Sunday I spend time creating a weekly meal plan. Without this extra step of planning, family dinners will quickly go downhill by Wednesday night and a fast food run starts to look tempting. As much as I love […] Read more…

5 Reasons Not to Miss the Spring Wellness Retreat at Four Seasons Hotel Chicago

Not to Miss the BeHealthful Retreat Four Seasons

Life is busy and many of us need help pushing beyond our physical and mental limitations that stand in the way of being the best possible version of ourselves. What better opportunity to create exceptional change and jumpstart your goals than to join an intimate group at the BalancedBabe.com. On April 1-3, prepared to be motivated and renewed to create […] Read more…

Holiday Shopping + Black Friday Deals

Black Friday Deals Chicago Premium Outlets

Happy Holidays friends! Have you recovered from turkey day yet? My belly is full and I’m ready to get my shopping game on to score some mega Black Friday deals. Normally I’m not one to fight crowds, but this year the deals are too good to pass up at Chicago Premium Outlets. It’s time to get out of my […] Read more…

playChic Fashion Show

playChic Fashion Show 2015 Chicago Toy & Game Fair

I love November in Chicago! The weather is beautiful (usually), the leaves are changing colors and there are so many amazing fun events to attend. By far my favorite is Chicago Toy & Game Week. I’m beyond excited to announce this year’s playCHIC Fashion Ambassador Panel comprised of some of the most influential Chicago bloggers.  Balanced Babe  Fashionista […] Read more…

Insta Good: 7 Reasons You Need Instacart

Instacart Review | 7 Reasons Why You Need Instacart

I’ve been meaning to write a post and Instacart review for over year. So here I am finally getting around to it because….. Instacart Chicago is now available in the burbs!  Can we have a moment of silence? One of the biggest adjustments to suburban dwelling is lack of almost any type of delivery service. You want food and […] Read more…

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