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The Wine Riot – the Andersonville Dessert Crawl

This week, I found cool events for drinkers and non drinkers!  Here were the hits and misses for both: The Wine Riot:  The first of my excursions was to the Great Hall in Union Station for the Wine Riot.   At the Riot, you have your chance to try 250 (yes, that’s two HUNDRED and fifty!) wines of just about every variety! While a lot of wine tastings tend to lean sharply in one direction of the taste spectru ...

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Prissi’s Corner – Bag Lady

‘Hi my name is Priscilla and I’m an over packer.’   It is nearly impossible for me to get dressed away from home, therefore I’m forced to pack everything but the kitchen sink. I thrive on options, and as my wardrobe generally reflect my mood, it makes for toting around bags and satchels full of clothing, accessories and shoes. I recently spent the night with a friend and I had a book bag, a tote bag, as wel ...

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Prep Your Devices for Travel

The busiest travel weekend of the year is just around the corner and a smart traveler knows that before you hit the road here in the U.S. or head overseas, you do some planning and prep. Wardrobe, medications, itinerary- but what about your phone? Have you made sure you’re maximizing your phone’s usefulness and minimizing your costs? These travel prep tips will help you get the most out of your phone and he ...

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New Online Video Promotion Makes You A Star and Pays Cash Money

RazzmatazzTV.com’s $5 Holla program promotes businesses by offering a documentary style online video capturing their employees and customers experiencing their services or products.  The show’s creator, Darlene M. Washington states, “We are excited to offer new and innovative ways to enhance online promotion.  Click on ads fight for your attention. The $5 Holla is an entertaining online video show inside of ...

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ASK ALMA – Want Back In

      Want Back In Dear Alma,  I’ve come to my senses and want to be back in the relationship I just left for no good reason. But I’m afraid my ex, who is very concerned with self-respect, will not allow herself to forgive me and get back with me again. How do I show that I’m prepared to do whatever it takes, until she feels comfortable taking me back?     I’d suggest you start a list of ...

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Fall Into Wine

By: Priscilla Powell Columnist               If there’s one thing I love more than music, or love as equally as I love to travel, its wine.   This summer I missed every single major Chicago activity imaginable. I missed out on the Jay & Beyonce “On the Run” concert. I never found time to attend the Randolph Street Market, which is “a must” for those who like vintage an ...

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Chicago Gourmet Brings its “Culinary Heaven” to Millennium Park!

By: Caryn Lee Columnist   The National Restaurant Association two day food event at Millenium Park. Some people like to call Chicago Gourmet “a grown up Taste of Chicago”. The National Restaurant Association called its annual event celebrating some of the best food and spirits in the Windy City a “Culinary Heaven”.  I preferred to look at it as Christmas for my stomach!  The two-day event featured seve ...

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An Obama’s Journey My Odyssey of Self-Discovery across Three Cultures

By Kam Williams Columnist “’My family will hate me for this book, baby,’ I explained [to my wife]. She hugged me and assured me they would not, while no doubt sensing I was right.”   Later that day in Beijing, my brother replied to an interviewer’s question about our meeting: ‘I don’t know him very well. I met him for the first time only two years ago.’ Hearing myself referred to in the third person li ...

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Prissi’s Corner – For The Love of Thrifting

Prissi’s Corner - For the love of Thrifting by Priscilla Powell Columnist             For The Love of Thrifting First things first, I love to thrift, its more than a hobby; it’s a lifestyle for me that I shout proudly to the heavens. A savvy golden haired lady at a green line station once told me to stop telling people I shop at thrift stores, and suggested I call my rare score ...

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Practice What You Preach

    BY PRISCILA POWELL STAFF COLUMNIST   As a travel professional, I am always educating my clients on the importance of travel insurance. Travel insurance is a vital part of vacation planning, as it protects your monetary investment in the face of the unknown. If a child becomes ill, a flight is cancelled leaving you in Antigua a few extra days, or you and your boo suddenly split and you sim ...

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