Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

When planning the neighborhood Monster Bash that really knocks your guests socks off,. it’s important to have a bit of variety. The ultimate Halloween Soiree takes more concentration and time than a simple dinner party.  Visualizations and decor  need to be considered, costumes and sound effects and music. When planning appetizers, cuisine and beverages, the cocktails really take… Read More Food Network’s Spirited Candy Corn Cocktail

“Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

This year’s Hallowe’en celebrations in Derry and Strabane promise to be “Out of this World” when the City and District throws a party like no other as it celebrates 30 years of being spooktacular. The official “Best Hallowe’en Destination in the world” is gearing itself up for the best celebration yet with a packed programme… Read More “Out of this World” Hallowe’en happenings in Derry and Strabane

Drink and Be Scary with UncommonGreen’s Spooky Literature-Themed Glassware

Halloween is one of the few times a year adults get to be kids again. Throw a spooktacular costume party and enjoy your favorite drink with UncommonGreen’s literary-themed rocks glasses showcasing the classic horror novels Dracula and Frankenstein. Accentuate your Halloween-inspired cocktails with these thoughtfully designed glasses featuring the famous opening lines and first-edition cover artwork of… Read More Drink and Be Scary with UncommonGreen’s Spooky Literature-Themed Glassware

Take a Breath, Slow it Down, Savor the Holidays by Ginger Johnson

It’s easy to get caught up in commercialism, more so at this time of year. So I wanted to use the column this week to help you take a breath, slow it down, and savor the remaining days of another it-went-too-fast-year. Take a breath. It seems sometimes we overload ourselves with tasks, commitments and obligations… Read More Take a Breath, Slow it Down, Savor the Holidays by Ginger Johnson

Snow vs Palm Trees: Why We Love Being Home at Christmas by Kendra Thornton

Around this time of the year, you can sense the Christmas season approaching without even looking at your calendar. People walk with a livelier step, eager to find the right gifts to place under their trees. The warm and joyous sound of familiar Christmas music fills the air. Chicago is a perpetual winter wonderland throughout… Read More Snow vs Palm Trees: Why We Love Being Home at Christmas by Kendra Thornton

Gifts Baskets: Create one-of-a-kind gift baskets filled with locally sourced items

The view from my windows reflect a white winter world. The air is crisp and refreshing to all winter lovers.  Although I’m a warm-weather type of girl I do enjoy the holiday season. I love creating special things for my friends and loved ones, as I’m sure many of you do as well. With the holiday season around the corner… Read More Gifts Baskets: Create one-of-a-kind gift baskets filled with locally sourced items