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October is here which means it’s time to add bonfires, pie baking, and pumpkin carving to your Fall
to-do list.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
Across nine counties, 13,360 homes sold in August, a year-over-year increase of nearly 20 percent, according to data from trade group Illinois Realtors first reported by Crain’s. In the Windy City alone, 2,813 homes sold, up 8.2 percent from 2019.
The summer heat has come and gone. With the weather starting to cool down, the time for fall activities — like apple picking and pumpkin patches — is here. Check out this
list of apple orchards and pumpkin patches around the Chicago area. Each has specific COVID-19 guidelines, including masks and increased cleaning and sanitation.
Although Fall is short-lived in Chicagoland, October is the month to catch the changing leaves at their best. From classic tree-lined streets to local gardens, the change is all around us. Check out Time Out's top recommended places to see the warm colors in their best light.
Lifestyle Tips & Tricks
From Sophisticated Marble to Classic Brick, These70 Striking Fireplace Design Ideas are Sure to Inspire
There’s nothing more cozy than curling up with a blanket next to a toasty fire on a crisp evening. Whether it’s in your family room or your outdoor space, a fireplace will bring you extra warmth and comfort.
If you’re aiming to bring a new hearth into your home or simply need inspiration to upgrade your existing fireplace, Elle Decor's roundup of gorgeous designs is for you.
Meet 9 Rising Stars Taking the Design World by Storm
From coast to coast, Architectural Digest's next generation of great decorators are writing their own rules and going for bold. Taking clients’ homes and shaking them up, whether it be placing a cocktail table artfully off-center in the living room or commissioning an artist to thickly apply gold liquid resin to rust-orange walls, these designers are pushing the boundaries of beauty.
62 Best Fall Crafts to Help You Celebrate the Season, DIY-Style
Autumn is finally here, and that means it's time for a some easy, earth-toned, comfy-cozy DIYs.Country Living has gathered together the best crafts to bring in the new season. Each of these easy, family-friendly crafts is super cute and incredibly simple to make.