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I’m often asked, “Who’s the best handyman in the area? Where can I find a great home cook for my party?” After 30 years in the business, I’ve gathered quite a list! That’s why I created my Little Black Book–a comprehensive, 80 page guide of my most trusted vendors, service providers, and partners in Chicago.

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The Ultimate Chicago Neighborhoods for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Most out-of-towners associate Chicago with its bone-chilling winter season. Despite the few months of frosty weather, Chicago is celebrated for its open-air entertainment. Chicago’s many amenities, Michelen-rated restaurants, and historical roots entice renters and homebuyers seeking urban comforts. Coupled with …

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ASK ANTHONY: Good From afar.. Could be Far From Good

Don’t be fooled by poor quality home staging Home staging is in vogue to help homeowners sell their homes faster and for a better price. Professional home stagers work with sellers to make their homes as attractive to potential buyers …

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Chicago… Must Love Dogs

About once or twice a week, my boyfriend and I love to take evening strolls around West Loop – always making pit stops at the various dog parks along the way. We love to see which pups are making their …

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ASK ANTHONY: 50 Shades of White

Ever go to the store and ask the guy for a gallon of white paint, only to find that it looks horrible once you put it on your walls at home? Did it end up looking pink, yellow or green, …

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Grandpa Florie’s Giardiniera Recipe

One of my favorite childhood memories is of tending the garden with my Grandpa Florie.  He had the most gentle hand, with his beloved granddaughter and with his beloved fruits and vegetables; 3 varieties of grapes, towering apple tree and …

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ASK ANTHONY: 10 tips for a more romantic master bedroom

With Valentines Day just around the corner, let’s get a design professional’s opinion on creating a more sexy and alluring bedroom retreat. Simple design changes can spice up the drama in your life… even if you’re single. Resist the urge …

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