Category Archives: AtoZ Blog Challenge April 2015

AtoZ Blog Challenge – O – Open House Chicago

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE ‘FOLLOW ME’ so we don’t loose touch when the #Challenge is over. After a vacation, I’ll be posting once again. OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO is a free two day event every year that is put on by … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – N – Piazza Navona

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE ‘FOLLOW ME’ TODAY TO ITALY Piazza Navona – Rome In writing Facing East, one of the main characters, Robert Davis, heads to Italy for six months hoping to find his Shangri-la. It allowed me to draw from … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – M- Marshall Fields

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE This is your invitation to FOLLOW ME. Hope you will do so. When I was a little girl, my mother would take me to see the dolls in the toy department at Marshall Field’s. There were … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – L – Lutz Bakery

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE ‘FOLLOW ME’ SO YOU DON’T MISS THE FUN I wrote a scene that includes the famous Lutz Bakery in Ravenswood, IL If you have time to visit the many neighborhoods in Chicago, you might want to … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – K – Kroch’s and Brentano Bookstore

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE FOLLOW ME and join my Blogging World Forgotten Chicago posted this photo on their Facebook page soon after I  finished my research on Kroch’s, and was writing the scene I have used for this post. I … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – J – Jazz Chicago Style

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE ‘FOLLOW ME’ SO YOU DON’T MISS THE FUN The “Great Migration” of poor black workers from the South into the industrial cities brought traditional jazz and blues music to Chicago, resulting in Chicago blues and “Chicago-style” … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – I – Italy (Lucca)

Are you following this blog? This is an invitation to do so ASAP Once upon a time I went to Italy on a garden trip in Tuscany. I have said many times since then that I want to return to Pienza … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – H – The Hassler Hotel

The novel, Facing East is set in Chicago, but considerable time is spent in Italy. I once visited Tuscany with my garden club, and remember the joy of it all. Based on my own experience, and the research I did, the … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – G – Gold Coast Area in Chicago

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE Inviting you to follow my blog so you won’t miss anything, but can read in leisure. Let’s stroll Lake Shore Drive today along The Gold Coast Important to this lake front scene are the elegant apartment … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – F – Fairy Lights of Chicago

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE Inviting you to follow my blog and join me this evening on Michigan Avenue among the Fairy Lights I hope on a future visit to Chicago you will experience the fairy lights along Michigan Ave. In … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – E – Evanston and the EL trains

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE Consider following this blog so you can read the posts in leisure I grew up in Evanston, IL. We moved there from Chicago in time to celebrate my 6th birthday in our new home on Asbury … Continue reading

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AtoZ Blog Challenge – D – DNA in a home

WELCOME TO THE #CHALLENGE ‘FOLLOW ME’ SO YOU DON’T MISS THE FUN Born in Chicago, I grew up in Evanston, Illinois on the corner of Asbury Ave and Lyons Street in a large Georgian Home. I revisit this lovely architectural … Continue reading

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