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Welcome to my blog where I share some of my favorite things from the Midwest cities along Lake Michigan.

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Meet Flo

Hi.

Welcome to my blog where I share some of my favorite things from the Midwest cities along Lake Michigan.

 
Mar 07

Each year the National Park Service hosts the Maple Sugar Time event marking the beginning of maple syrup season. During this prime time of year, temperatures at night are below freezing and the days are sunny, making conditions ideal for maple tree tapping. At night the sap goes back into the roots of the tree preventing freezing, expansion, and cracking of the bark. During the day the sun pulls the sap back up into the maple tree for tapping. Scroll to the bottom for instructions on tapping a maple and making syrup.

 
Feb 12

CYCMODE is the first cycling studio in the WORLD to offer moveable bikes along with the fully immersive experience.

 
Nov 19

Valparaiso, a vibrant city, located in Northwest Indiana, provides many things that you'd find in bigger cities while still maintaining the small town feel that I love.

 
Nov 12

YELP bought together 15 of Chicago’s favorites bars and challenged them to create a unique and simple cocktail for their Cocktail of Chicago competition.

 
Oct 18

What are some of your favorite fall activities? Apple picking is so fun and relaxing, it's easily one of my favorite things to do in the fall; especially when the colors are popping.

 
Aug 20

I begin this post as I’m sitting on the rooftop deck of the Marina Grand Hotel. I’m in a place of total peace and relaxation, and I’m grateful.

 
Jul 08

From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., on the first Friday of every month, local, uptown businesses in Michigan City open their doors to the public and host artists and their work.

 
Apr 22

Warm days are ahead, and I'm excited to play in the sand and hit the trails. I do both whenever I undertake the 3 Dune Challenge at Indiana Dunes State Park.

 
Apr 05

360 Chicago recently hosted a SKY 360 Series Launch to unveil the many exciting new things happening on the observation deck beginning Saturday, April 1, 2017!

 
Mar 25

My friend Carol and I recently decided to treat ourselves to a night out at The Chopping Block recreational cooking school in Chicago. It was an experience we won't soon forget. We had a ball!

 
Feb 12

Here's a glimpse of some of the outdoor adventures at the Indiana Dunes! There's much activity to enjoy in every season. Where will you start?

 
Jan 21

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets located in Michigan City is my go to place for shopping. It's home to 120 stores: Calvin Klein, COACH, J Crew, Nike Factory Store, GUESS, The North Face, MICHAEL KORS, Under Armour and Anne Taylor Factory Store to name a few.

 
Jan 10

Winter tends to make me sluggish and lazy. I just want to lie around, eat, watch TV, and never leave the house.