Category Archives: Date Night

Date Night: Ravinia


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24: Jack is Back


In celebration of Ellie’s birthday tonight, I’ll be sitting down watching the return of 24.  Yes, Jack is Back.  My friend Erin told me to tune in years ago and we were hooked.  I think all of our phones at one point had the 24 ring tone.   So here’s an advance warning to all my peeps, do not call tonight during 24, I will not be answering.

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Date Night: Sound of Music


The Sound of Music at the Lyric Opera House in Chicago.

How can you not love the song Climb Every Mountain?

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Kinky Boots


Spring Break New York City 


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Date Night: Girl & The Goat


Now I finally understand why we could NEVER get reservations here.  Girl & The Goat is by far the best restaurant in Chicago.  We absolutely loved every dish we had.  It was an unbelievable food experience and the restaurant definitely lives up to all the hype, accolades and awards.  Even better, it was a dinner date with my daughter and we can’t wait to go back.

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Date Night: Wicked


Yes!  Football season has officially ended and tonight is the first free Friday for Date Night in months.  So, we are heading out to see one of my all time favorite musicals, Wicked.  I’ve been pre-gaming today playing the album on the Jambox singing loudly to all of the songs.  I need to get that out of my system so I don’t embarrass my husband tonight.  Cant’ wait!

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Date Night: Goo Goo Dolls Ravinia






I started the day downtown with my daughter.  We had a quick lunch at The Native Foods Cafe which was just oh so healthy.  I wish they would open one in the suburbs.  Next, we headed over to Sweet Mandy B’s.  I wanted to pick up a cake for Ravinia to pack in our picnic basket and plan on taking the leftovers to Michigan for the 4th.  The Goo Goo Dolls sang all my favorite songs.  In fact, we thought they were the main band for the evening and were surprised when they left the stage for Matchbox Twenty.  It was a chilly evening under the stars.  If you have never been to Ravinia, Google it, and put it on your summer bucket list.  It’s always on mine.

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Date Night: Fleetwood Mac




A birthday gift from my daughter!  The last time I saw Fleetwood Mac in concert?  Purdue University 1975, my freshmen year in college.  All four of my children know the words to Landslide one of my all time favorite songs and Number One on my iPod.  Can’t wait.  Thanks, Elle.

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Date Night: Big Fish


Big Fish opened in Chicago last night and it is fantastic.   I had seen the movie version years ago and really couldn’t imagine it as a musical play.  The set decoration, costumes and lighting are awesome.  The entire audience was leaning forward in their seats to watch some of the special effects.   It has been a long time since I’ve heard an audience ooh and aah during a play.  And of course at the end, you could hear people crying and sniffling throughout the theatre.  It is a very moving story between a father and his son.  The cast is excellent.  Norbert Butz, who played Fiyero in the original cast of Wicked, plays Edward Bloom.  And what a voice that man has.  My husband’s plane was late getting in so at the last minute my very good friend Bonnie was able to join me.  That, by far, was the best part of the evening.

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Date Night: Priscilla


Priscilla was a pleasant surprise.  The music was so very fun with a heart touching story.

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Date Night

Jekyll & Hyde

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The Rockettes



Radio City Music


Radio City Music 1

Family Christmas Outing 2012:  Radio City Musical Hall Christmas Spectacular

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