My 24 year old daughter surprised me with tickets for just the two of us to attend The Nutcracker the day after Christmas. It was the 25th anniversary show of the Joffrey Ballet’s performance with the Chicago Philharmonic orchestra. She was 7 the last time we saw the show together. We attended the matinee performance which was filled with mothers and daughters of all ages then headed down Michigan avenue for a stroll with all the other after Christmas shoppers. What a treat. Thanks Elle Belle.