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As we welcome cooler weather and enjoy the rich, changing colors of the fall leaves, we turn our calendars to November and anticipate the start of the holiday season. Read on for everything you need to know this month and discover lifestyle tips and tricks curated just for you!
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Real Estate in the News
Chicago Home Prices Up 10.3% From Last Year
The two-week improvement in the amount of time it takes to sell a home compared to 2019, dropped the average number of days it takes to sell a home to 52. “The rapid turnover of homes for sale reflects the unusually high number of buyers in the housing market this fall, which is fueling fierce competition,” the study noted.
Enter a captivating world of light, color, and sound in an all-new trail designed with your safety in mind. Bask in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights in favorites like the Cathedral of Light and new delights you’ve never seen before. Make new family holiday memories at Lightscape. More details here.
This one-of-a-kind experience offers a merry, family-oriented tradition in the heart of the city. ZooLights will feature hundreds of luminous displays and incredible seasonal activities, all under the glow of millions of illuminated lights, plus reduced capacity admission to keep your family safe.
More details here.
What Does Democracy Look Like? |Until Dec. 23rd
The MoCP invited seven Columbia College Chicago faculty members to dig through the institution's collection, selecting photographs of what democracy means to them.The resulting exhibition reflects different interpretations of the prompt and how photographic images record and shape our understanding of current and historical events. More details here.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
2021 Paint Trends To Try NowFor A Fresh Interior
It's amazing what a can of paint can do. If you've ever applied a fresh coat to your walls, you know how instantly transformational this relatively simple decor task can be. The Zoe Report's paint trends reveal a few themes among the colors that appear to be gaining momentum: those that offer a soothing, calming feeling, as opposed to something more electric and energizing.
Celebrate Turkey Day In Style With 51 Thanksgiving Table Ideas
Aside from the big meal, setting the Thanksgiving table is a big part of the occasion for many families. After all, you want your table to look as good as the food you serve. Paraderecommends
adding a small detail or two to elevate your Thanksgiving tablescape.
Here's How To Put The "WOW" Into Your Home Workout Space
The days of gyms being grungy, unfinished basements with a dusty weight bench are over. Elle Decor showcases how the pandemic's shutdown of public gyms across the country propelled the home gym from afterthought to a design priority. These times have brought new importance to what many fitness buffs have known all along: where you work out matters almost as much as how you work out.