Articles by Barbara Keer

Chicago Dancing Festival Review – Five Nights and Counting

Chicago Dancing Festival Review – Five Nights and Counting My companion and I were part of the 10,000 who came to the final night of the Chicago Dancing Festival at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

312 Chicago Restaurant Review – Perfect Food, Perfect Location

312 Chicago Restaurant Review – Perfect Food, Perfect Location Chicago Splash Magazine reviewers visit 312 Chicago (restaurant) to enjoy a celebratory meal

Operapalooza Review – A Night to Remember

Operapalooza Review – A Night to Remember The Grant Park Music Festival presented "Operapalooza" featuring the Grant Park Orchestra and singers from the Ryan Opera Center, an evening of magnificent opera

Pizzolato Fields Prosecco and Biokult Gruner Veltliner Review – Two Crisp White Wines

Pizzolato Fields Prosecco and Biokult Gruner Veltliner Review – Two Crisp White Wines The two lovely organic wines were the perfect accompaniment to our special salmon dinner, creating a relaxed, pleasant atmosphere conducive to easy conversation

Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945 Review – A Treasure Unearthed

Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945 Review – A Treasure Unearthed Windows on the War: Soviet TASS Posters at Home and Abroad, 1941-1945, an exhibition currently at The Art Institute of Chicago is an amazing story both in the way it came to be and in what it reveals

U.S. Waterproofing Review – A Solution for Seepage

U.S. Waterproofing Review – A Solution for Seepage U.S. Waterproofing solved a seepage problem that was due to a crack in the foundation of our house

Leon Keer, Artist, Utrecht, Netherlands – A Tale of Two People with the Same Name

Leon Keer, Artist, Utrecht, Netherlands – A Tale of Two People with the Same Name An unusual tale of an artist and a professor with the same name living across the world from one another

Hotel Estherea Review – Welcoming, Perfectly Located and Unique

Hotel Estherea Review – Welcoming, Perfectly Located and Unique Hotel Estherea in Amsterdam has been family owned for three generations. It is charming, unique and a wonderful place from which to see the city

Utrecht Netherlands Review – A City with Strong Medieval Roots

Utrecht Netherlands Review – A City with Strong Medieval Roots Our visit to Utrecht Netherlands revealed a charming city with strong Medieval roots, beautiful parks, great architecture and wonderful people

Sandton Malie Hotel Review – Simply Charming

Sandton Malie Hotel Review – Simply Charming Staying at the Sandton Malie Hotel in Utrecht Netherlands insured that our stay in Utrecht was a delight

Hangzhou Review – Mystical and Magical

Hangzhou Review – Mystical and Magical Hangzhou is one of two cities considered to be the most beautiful in China. I accompanied my husband when he was invited to attend an international meeting there

Middletown Review – Steppenwolf Theatre 2010/2011 Season’s Conclusion

Middletown Review – Steppenwolf Theatre 2010/2011 Season’s Conclusion Steppenwolf Theater presents "Middletown", a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives, one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious

"Smart is as Smart Does" Review – The “ Dr. Fun” Way to Stimulate Your Brain

"Smart is as Smart Does" Review – The “ Dr. Fun” Way to Stimulate Your Brain The activities from “Smart Is as Smart Does” by Pat Battaglia, aka Dr. Fun are intriguing and rewarding even when I have to look up the answers

Rimon Winery Dessert Wine Review – Unique Kosher Wine from Pomegranates

Rimon Winery Dessert Wine Review – Unique Kosher Wine from Pomegranates Rimon Winery Dessert Wine is perfect for Passover and just perfect

Shoe Eti-Kit Review – A New to Way Keep Outside Dirt from Coming Inside

Shoe Eti-Kit Review – A New to Way Keep Outside Dirt from Coming Inside Shoe Eti-Kit offers designer disposable shoe cover kits

Wakefield Wines Review - A Visit to Taylor's Winery

Wakefield Wines Review - A Visit to Taylor's Winery Taylor's Winery in Clare Valley, South Australia, is the home of Wakefield wines

The Chicago Sinfonietta Review – 24th Season Concludes With Passing of the Baton

The Chicago Sinfonietta Review – 24th Season Concludes With Passing of the Baton The Chicago Sinfonietta’s 24th season concluded on May 23 with a triumphant tribute to its visionary founder and music director, Paul Freeman and under the baton of its new music director, Mei-Ann Chen, the orchestra performed works by women composers

National Museum of American Jewish History Review – Only in America and More

National Museum of American Jewish History Review – Only in America and More The new National Museum of American Jewish History is unique, fascinating and definitely worth a visit

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Series Review – Introducing a Unique Collaboration

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Series Review – Introducing a Unique Collaboration The Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Series offers an abstract perspective with some fantastic dancing

Harbour House Review, A Chicago Restaurant You Should Know

Harbour House Review, A Chicago Restaurant You Should Know Harbour House Restaurant in Winnetka is a hidden treasure

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Review – An Original Approach to Grilled Cheese

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen Review – An Original Approach to Grilled Cheese Before leaving Chicago for an extended stay in the Bay Area I was told I MUST visit the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco

Art Wear Unlimited Preview – Promising a Great Tenth Year

Art Wear Unlimited Preview – Promising a Great Tenth Year Head to Highland Park, Illinois on May 27th for Art wear unlimited where you will find unique and original clothing, jewelry, accessories and special Mother's Day and graduation gifts

Wood Street Farm Review - Growing Home Grows Food and People

Wood Street  Farm Review - Growing Home Grows Food and People Growing Home is an example of some of the best in Chicago, people working together to make lives better

Being 62 – A Demographic No-Woman’s Land

Being 62 – A  Demographic No-Woman’s Land At 62, I seem to have fallen into a demographic no-woman’s land

Concannon Vineyards Review – One Hundred and Twenty Eight Consecutive Harvests

Concannon Vineyards Review – One Hundred and Twenty Eight Consecutive Harvests A visit to the Concannon Vineyard yielded great wine tasting, fascinating stories and the chance to see a winery that is "preserving the past and embracing the future"

A Life in the Theatre Review – Captivating, Poignant and Humorous

A Life in the Theatre Review – Captivating, Poignant and Humorous With humor that had many bent over with laughter and pathos that brought one nearly to tears, in just over an hour, many of life’s lessons were powerfully revealed in this production of "A Life in the Theatre"

It's A Wrap

It's A Wrap The lure of NY "all dressed up" and the long President?s Day weekend was too much to resist...

InterContinental Hotel Chicago Review - Our "Staycation" Destination

InterContinental Hotel Chicago Review - Our "Staycation" Destination The InterContinental Hotel Chicago was our perfect "staycation" destination

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Review – Who Could Ask for Anything More?

The Ritz-Carlton Chicago Review – Who Could Ask for Anything More? One wonderful night at the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel, was refreshing and renewing

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