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See The Best To Plan The Perfect Wedding At The Bridal Sampler Wedding Expo

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Get ready to start your engines, Brides-to-be! The Hilton Rosemont is hosting a bridal expo on Sunday, January 22. The Bridal Sampler Wedding Expo is guaranteed to be an intimate affair that will bring you seats away from the hem of your perfect gown. Hosted by TBS Bridal, the Expo will feature a fashion show, several beautiful exhibits, tastings, live performances, and exciting prizes. This year’s Grand Prize winner will walk away with a trip to Mexico for two.

The Bridal Expo starts at noon and goes to 4pm, but be sure to get there early! The first 100 brides will receive a complimentary mini-champagne basket. Now that’s something I would get out of bed early for. The fashion show is scheduled to begin at 2:30pm. The Bridal Expo is sure to display many creative and original gown designs that will have you feeling confident in your dress purchase. The Bridal expo will introduce you to expert hair and make-up artists who can teach you the tricks of the trade, including the coveted Smokey Eyes Technique. The event is one day only, and you can get your first 4 tickets for free here!

TBS Bridal which also runs Event Planning and Retail is located in Oak Brook and offers bridal gowns, accessories, shoes, headpieces and veils. They carry many elegant bridal fashions including Impressions, DaVinci, Symphony, Enzoani, Jordan, Casablanca and many more. TBS allows you to try on and purchase not just bridal gowns, but also bridesmaid, mother of the bride, and flower girl dresses and rent tuxedos. The Bridal Sampler Wedding Expo more than just a fashion show and live music, it’s also an opportunity for you to make connections with wedding dance instructors, DJ’s, florists, honeymoon experts, cakes, candle and décor. TBS Bridal is dedicated to making your wedding experience the most beautiful, affordable and rewarding wedding it can be. Make sure you bring your mob of friends, family, and loving fiancé to the Bridal Sampler Wedding Expo on January 22nd.

Good luck ladies!

Wanjiku Kairu

 

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26 Beers For 26 Letters Of The Alphabet

chicago, Food

If you’re anything like me, you can find yourself in the liquor store on any given night spending as long as ten Chicago minutes to decide what the heck you actually want. You walk in, look around for something appealing in the front first, you’re feeling adventurous so you wander over to the import beers, no sales, and you quickly talk yourself out of to drinking a beer you can’t pronounce all night. You shift to the domestics where you start calculating ounces to dollars, looking for that hidden sixer of tall boys that saves you a buck from the 12 pack… college budget. Then, next thing you know, you’re sitting on your couch watching a game with the usual Budweiser in hand… real adventurous.

To my boring beer drinkers, and craft brew connoisseurs alike, this Saturday, January 21st at the Local 22, a perfect pint sized event is commencing. Alpha Beer VII: The Chicagoland Edition, is a 3 hr tour of all the lagers, ales and frothy brews you can drink. I’m talking about a total of 26 different beers, one for each letter, to satisfy all your taste buds’ needs and leave you feeling for a lack of a better word, well…drunk. I am SOLD. The best part about this event is that the focus of these beers will be on Windy City (and surrounding area) breweries. Chicago has seen a kegs worth of new small craft breweries, and specialty liquor stores in the past few years and the scene seems to constantly grow among Chi-towners, you have to respect that. California, you can keep your wine scene, were starting our own over here that doesn’t require any ridiculous glasses!

Guiding all of you enthusiasts will be Chef Jill Houk, who certainly knows a thing or two about the naughty water. A former smuggler of Bell’s Two Hearted Ale (before it was sold in the 2nd city), and home brewer who has hosted multiple beer appreciation events, she will be as entertaining as she is passionate. It should be an epic night! Get your tickets in advance at the link below and save $10 off the $50 price at the door. Eat, drink, and be merry!

For more info on the event you can click here.

- Cheers
Bryan

 

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