Inside a bustling factory and design studio in Chicago, needles embroider children's names on rocking chairs, receiving blankets, and mammoth toy boxes. Nearly every Hoohobbers item is highly customized—whether with monogramming, personalized color and pattern options, or a choice of fabrics. This feature isn't the only one that appeals to design-minded parents. Furniture, accessories, and household goods for babies, toddlers, and children are portable, lightweight, and durable. Unfortunately for neglected screwdrivers, allen wrenches, and stress balls, the items require no assembly. Their practical yet modish designs often appear in magazines, including Chicago Parent, Life & Style, and People and regularly win awards, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Best of Chicago title for infant and toddler gear in 2009 and 2010.
Jamie O'Hara the Magic Guy's child-friendly, interactive performances have entertained jaded children and giddy adults with a balance of magic and comedy for nearly a quarter century. Jamie's balloon-shaping hands, humor-filled hats, in-depth encyclopedia readings, and surprise rabbit showings keep special events entertaining with eye-fooling flimflammery.
Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, International Medical Corps’ mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training.
A NEW WAY TO HOST AN EVENT: The Starving Artist: Personal Chef!
*Invite your guests to dine handsomely in the comfort of your own space * Be the author of your own personal wine-tasting dinner * Gather your friends for an in-home cooking class * Devise your own idea and menu with professional guidance
Kenneth is a classically trained photographer and has worked in fashion photography, photojournalism, and portraits. He'll use this experience to create an on-site photography session that captures the vivacity of its subjects by helping you choose a location with a special personal meaning—or arranging a spontaneous shoot by throwing a dagger at the nearest metro map. Show off the kids, or get photographed with the family. Afterwards, Kenneth will give you a DVD containing full resolution copies of all the images taken during your shoot, including a copyright release.