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Where to eat in the Chicago Western suburbs

By On May 22, 2017

Best for a date night: The Cellar Bistro 132 N Hale St, Wheaton There’s nothing worse than heading out for date night only to discover the ambience of the eaterie is not… Read More

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Gluten free delights in DuPage

By On March 6, 2016

I don’t really like to shout about being gluten free. After all I’m not celiac, I’m not dangerously allergic – it just gives me belly ache. Outing yourself as a grain-dodger can lead to eye rolls… Read More

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Afternoon tea at The Drake in Chicago

By On February 15, 2015

My husband definitely knows the way to my heart so when he organised a surprise afternoon tea at The Drake Hotel for our wedding anniversary this English girl was one happy lady.  … Read More

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Oak Park: Literary lessons at Hemingway’s childhood home

By On October 6, 2014

To be a good writer you need to step away from the keyboard sometimes. After weeks immersed in a high-pressure book project, I took a breather and headed to Oak Park, ten… Read More

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Take a wander in Wheaton

By On September 19, 2014

Since we moved to Wheaton I’ve been determined to get outdoors as much as possible before I batten down the hatches for my first Chicago winter (brrr). The marvellous thing about our new home is it’s a… Read More

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Summer days in Chicago

By On July 26, 2013

As the porter passed me a goldfish I couldn’t help but wonder if I was in some weird jetlag haze. I’m used to complimentary cosmetics in hotels but a free pet delivered… Read More