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CHECK OUT THE 606/ BLOOMINGDALE TRAIL This 2.7 mile park and trail system runs along Bloomingdale Ave (1800 N), from Ridgeway Ave (3750 W) on the west to Ashland Ave (1600 W) on the east through the neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Humboldt Park. The trail is peppered with artwork by locals. You can bike the trail or partake in the many arts activities throughout the month of September. BON APPÉTIT PRESENTS CHICAGO GOURMET:...

Now that the weather has changed, it’s all about enjoying the great outdoors. Here are five excellent activities to take advantage of this June! AL FRESCO DINNER Expat 118 N Green St. Element Collective’s groovy al fresco pop-up restaurant on a sidewalk on Green Street features fresh, local flavors, boozy sno-cones and an extensive rosé list. Parson’s Chicken and Fish 2952 W Armitage Ave. If you want to avoid overpriced cocktails, head west to this hipster patio in Logan Square for...

The end of March is a magical time for kids. The snow is melting and that wonderful week known as Spring Break arrives. While some families get out of dodge, many opt to stay local and have a Staycation. I stopped by Good Day Chicago this morning to chat with Jon Kelley about hotels with family fabulous Spring Break programs right here Sweet Home Chicago. Here are my best bets: VIDEO FOX 32 News Chicago THE JAMES Lil’ James Family...

ATK Rails on These Disastrous Duds on Good Day Chicago There is a lot to love about the holidays. One big exception? The plethora of atrocious Christmas themed garb. Of course there are the parties where people ironically sport these bedazzled getups and snort with laughter over how silly they look. Then there are the people who wear this type of clothing in earnest convinced that they are sartorially emanating the joy and goodness of the...

                    Amy Tara Koch with Darlene Hill Perfectly layered bangles The Holidays are all about drama, yes. But does that mean women need to run out and invest in a new wardrobe? Good Day Chicago’s style expert Amy Tara Koch says NO WAY! You can create a big style statement by mixing and matching what you already own (or filling in your accessory blanks with some new holiday...

Magazines lead women to believe that they need an entirely new wardrobe for the holidays. The truth? You don’t need to spend the big bucks to dazzle. Stepping up your look is all about layering and accessorizing. Injecting “wow factor: into basics is the difference between ho-hum and high wattage. This morning on Good Day Chicago, I discussed five ways to add kick to your holiday look. And, NOTHING on my prop table was over...

Twiggy. Mary Quant. Brigitte Bardot. Carnaby Street. Woodstock. Warhol Factory. The 60s were tumultuous, sure. But the chaos of the decade produced some of the most inspired and enduring styles. I love the dramatic, exaggerated looks of this time. And, so do designers like Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent and Stuart Weitzman. S0, get those mini dresses and chubby furs out of storage. Fall is all about the outre glamour of icons like Diana Ross and Jean Shrimpton. What’s in?...