Articles by Barbara Keer

The Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai Review – Serene in a Sea of Frenetic Activity

The Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai Review – Serene in a Sea of Frenetic Activity My husband and I experienced the Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai as elegant, gracious and efficient, a travelers’ treat

Cardiff, Wales Review - A special time in 2012

Cardiff, Wales Review - A special time in 2012 My husband and I were in Cardiff for his work but had the chance to greet the Olympic Flame, revisit places we had seen before and find new places

Bristol, England Review – Brunel’s Brilliance and Much More to Amaze

Bristol, England Review – Brunel’s Brilliance and Much More to Amaze Bristol, England is a great place to visit

Welsh National Opera’s La boheme Review – A New Production

Welsh National Opera’s La boheme Review – A New Production My husband and I just happened to be in Cardiff at the right time to see the Welsh National Opera's performance of La bohème

Westin Southfield Detroit Review – Classic Elegance and Complete Comfort

Westin Southfield Detroit Review – Classic Elegance and Complete Comfort Revitalize, refresh and indulge at The Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel

Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles Century City Review- A Beautiful Hotel Perfectly Located

Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles Century City Review- A Beautiful Hotel Perfectly Located The InterContinental Los Angeles Century City is perfectly located and offers wonderful amenities

Allied Arts Guild Review - A Gem Too Well Hidden

Allied Arts Guild Review - A Gem Too Well Hidden At the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park one can experience beautiful surroundings and much more

Pier 39 Review – A Great Place to Visit

Pier 39 Review – A Great Place to Visit PIER 39 in San Francisco was a great place to take my grandsons on a day when their parents were away-it's a great place anytime

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective Review - An Art Institute of Chicago Blockbuster

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective Review - An Art Institute of Chicago Blockbuster "Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective", currently at the Art Institute of Chicago, offers 160 works that represent the full range of his work

Frank Rich and Martha Lavey In Conversation Review - A Unique Perspective

Frank Rich and Martha Lavey In Conversation Review - A Unique Perspective At Steppenwolf Theatre, the onstage discussion between Frank Rich, Writer-at-Large at New York Magazine and former New York Times columnist, and Martha Lavey, Artistic Director and ensemble member of Steppenwolf Theatre offered a unique perspective on culture and world events

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Review – Capturing the City’s Imagination

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Review – Capturing the City’s Imagination Stepping into the lobby of the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, there was an uplifting fantastical feeling

“The News” Review – Fulcrumpoint Makes The News

“The News” Review – Fulcrumpoint Makes The News The combination of music with the remixing of news clips, the color mix and rhythmic qualities and live “anchorwomen” were totally engrossing and fascinating in the one night only Fulcrum Point New Music Project at Park West

NOCC Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Review – A Moving Experience

NOCC Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer Review – A Moving Experience Two Chicago Splash Magazine journalists participated in the 15th Annual (National Ovarian Cancer Coalition)NOCC Walk to Break the Silence on ovarian cancer

On Your Feet Foundation - Support for Women Who Placed Their Babies With Adoptive families

On Your Feet Foundation - Support for Women Who Placed Their Babies With Adoptive families Since 2001, On You Feet Foundation has been honoring and supporting birthmothers who placed their babies with adoptive families.

Mother's Day Restaurant Choices - Take Your Pick

Mother's Day Restaurant Choices - Take Your Pick This great array of Chicagoland restaurants from which to choose can help you realize a wonderful Mother's Day celebration

Fog Harbor Fish House Review – A San Francisco Restaurant You Should Know

Fog Harbor Fish House Review – A San Francisco Restaurant You Should Know Fog Harbor Fish House is Fisherman's Wharf's First 100% Sustainable Seafood Restaurant and the food is great

Diablo Ballet Review – A Hillbarn Theatre First

Diablo Ballet Review – A Hillbarn Theatre First Diablo Ballet presented a wonderful evening of ballet, different from any I had previously experienced at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City

Smuin Ballet Winter Program 2012 Review – An Experience to Remember

Smuin Ballet Winter Program 2012 Review – An Experience to Remember You won't want to miss the Smuin Ballet Winter Program which concludes on March 3rd

Dance Duality Review – A Memorable Pairing

Dance Duality Review – A Memorable Pairing Dance Duality combined the works of Thodos Dance Chicago and Luna Negra Dance Theater and was a wonderful opportunity to see the companies' collaboration at the North Shore Center for Performing Arts

Everest Burger Review – The Peak of Goodness

Everest Burger Review – The Peak of Goodness Everest Burger is casual and reasonable, with great organic, hormone-free food, freshly made baked goods, and gluten-free food

"Race" Review – Powerful, Riveting and Thought Provoking

"Race"  Review – Powerful, Riveting and Thought Provoking   David Mamet's "Race" at the Goodman Theatre is captivating, intriguing and thought provoking

Black Pearl Sings Review – Powerful, Compelling, Humorous and Spiritual

Black Pearl Sings Review – Powerful, Compelling, Humorous and Spiritual You won't want to miss "Black Pearl Sings" playing at Northlight Theatre in Skokie

Valentine’s Day - Passionate, creative and fun ways to celebrate a day of love

Valentine’s Day - Passionate, creative and fun ways to celebrate a day of love Want your Valentine's Day to be special? Here are some great suggestions

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt Review – An Exciting, Fascinating Experienc

Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt Review – An Exciting, Fascinating Experienc I joined three friends for a pleasant drive to the Milwaukee Public Museum to see "Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt". We found it fascinating and captivating

Concannon Wines Review – Four Conservancy Wines to Enhance Any Experience

Concannon Wines Review – Four Conservancy Wines to Enhance Any Experience The Conservancy wines from Concannon Vineyard in Livermore, California help protect precious California vineyard land from urban development and create handcrafted wines that are sold at a reasonable price

Penelope Review – An Unusual Odyssey at Steppenwolf

Penelope Review – An Unusual Odyssey at Steppenwolf "Penelope" by Enda Walsh is the second of this year's plays on the theme of "Dispatches from the Homefront" at Steppenwolf Theatre

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms – Ruth’s Story, A Cautionary Tale

Ovarian Cancer Symptoms – Ruth’s Story, A Cautionary Tale More than 21,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. Ruth Davis' story is offered in hopes of increasing awareness of the disease and saving lives

Boris Godunov Review - Gripping and Powerful

Boris Godunov Review - Gripping and Powerful The Lyric Opera of Chicago's production of Boris Godunov is for anyone who wants to have a deeply emotional experience on all levels

Vivo Restaurant Review – Twenty Years and Going Strong

Vivo Restaurant Review – Twenty Years and Going Strong Vivo is a wonderful Italian restaurant and continues to be the icon of the Randolph Street Market District after twenty years. Happy twentieth birthday, Vivo

Quince Restaurant Review – Wonderful and Whimsical

Quince Restaurant Review – Wonderful and Whimsical We found the current restaurant at the Homestead (hotel)in Evanston, Quince, wonderful and whimsical

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