Experience Dallas’ Famous Brewery Scene

Do you love craft beers? If so, look no further than greater Dallas. The metro area is home to more than five dozen breweries! Fortunately, quality accompanies quantity, making the Dallas beer scene one of the state’s best. Lone Star is Texas’ oldest active brewery. It began operations in San Antonio way back in 1883. … Continued

Tips for a Perfect Record Player Setup

There has been a huge vinyl revival over the past decade. In fact, record sales have not been this good since the mid-1980s, according to Rolling Stone. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), reports 2020 vinyl sales of $619.6 million, a year-over-year increase of 29.2%. That’s pretty impressive. Is vinyl’s analog sound better than digital? The debate rages on. … Continued

Exploring St. Louis’ Famous Toasted Ravioli

Bite through a crispy, golden-brown exterior on your way to the melted cheese and other goodies inside. This is the toasted ravioli experience — St. Louis style! It’s an epicurean journey that you’ll absolutely, positively want to take. The Hill in St. Louis is one of America’s foremost “Little Italy” neighborhoods. Not surprisingly, it is … Continued

Planning Your Perfect Museum Tour in Chicago

Tourists from around the world dream of visiting the Windy City’s amazing museums, but Chicago residents are lucky enough to have all of these famous institutions in their own backyard. Consider Chicago’s 57-acre Museum Campus, which is home to a renowned triumvirate: the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium. Think of the campus as the center of … Continued

Best Holiday Gifts for Every Age

There’s nothing that beats the satisfaction of finding the perfect gift for a friend, family member, or that special someone in your life. However, finding that perfect gift can often feel like an impossible task — not to mention the pressure that comes with the holidays being right around the corner! Stress no further, we … Continued

How to Keep Your Apartment Allergy-Free This Winter

2021 has been a terrible year for seasonal allergies. This isn’t just anecdotal; it’s allergist confirmed. And allergies aren’t just a spring and summer problem — they’re also an issue during ragweed season in the fall and winter. The vast majority of individuals have experienced that itchy, hazy feeling multiple times throughout the year. Eyes become … Continued

Best Fall Hikes in the Midwest

Autumn in the Midwest is a time for cider and pumpkins, hayrides, and hiking. It serves up a little bit of summer’s past even as hints of winter weather appear. Fresh air fills the lungs, as you hear the sound of crunchy leaves underfoot. Impeccable vistas beckon. Sugar maples and hickory trees deliver their rich golden … Continued

6 Tips for Creating a Sleep-Friendly Bedroom

We spend a quarter to a third of our lives doing it. Yet many of us don’t really focus on how to do it well. The activity? Sleeping! Some folks absolutely love to sleep. Actress Mindy Kaling quipped, “There is no sunrise so beautiful that it is worth waking me up to see it.” Others view … Continued

How to Show Your Gratitude This Thanksgiving by Giving Back

Showing gratitude and giving back this holiday season can come in so many forms, from giving a warm hug to a friend to going grocery shopping for someone in need. Food drives, Turkey Trots, donation sites, clothing drives, and various non-profits provide a wide range of opportunities to give back as well. Not only do … Continued

Draper and Kramer Welcomes First Move-Ins at Wrigleyville Lofts in Chicago’s Wrigleyville Neighborhood as Lakeview Ace Hardware Reopens in Retail Space

Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, today announced it has welcomed first move-ins at Wrigleyville Lofts, the developer’s new 120-unit mixed-use project at 949 W. Dakin St. in Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood. Additionally, Lakeview Ace Hardware, which occupied the single-story structure that previously stood on the development site, has reopened in the new building’s first-floor retail space. Located … Continued