Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle On Fountainhead’s Roof Top 8.13

Fountainhead Chicago

Fountainhead Chicago


Fountainhead is excited to host the Craft Beer Boat Ticket Raffle on the roof deck! Guests can join as the Fountainhead team welcomes Artisanal ImportsAllagash Brewing and Surly Brewing to mix, mingle & enjoy delicious craft beer! Buy a draft beer from one of these spectacular breweries and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win two tickets to the August 27th Craft Beer Boat!


The Craft Beer Boat is single handedly one of the most fun beer events of the year…on a boat…on Lake Michigan!


Among an amazing draft line-up is De Proef/Surly Long of Tooth, a rare and unique collaboration between two exceptional breweries. An English-style old ale that has been aged in toasted oak and cacao, this beer is the latest addition to De Proef’s extensive Brewmaster’s Collaboration series. This collaboration is the perfect balance between the styles of the two breweries while still showcasing some new and unique characteristics.


Draft prices range from $6-$10. The regular rooftop menu will also be available for purchase and Chef Cleetus Friedman will have some delicious specials on hand for the event.


For more information, visit the Facebook event page.


The Draft List:

De Proef /Surly Long of Tooth
Aspall Dry Cider
Iron Maiden Trooper
St Feuillien Saison
Surly Furious
Surly Pentagram
Surly Coffee Bender
Surly Bitter Brewer 
Allagash White 
Allagash Interlude
Allagash Odessey
Allagash James Bean



Wednesday, August 13, 2014
6-9 p.m.



Fountainhead Chicago

1970 W. Montrose Ave.

Chicago, IL



Free cover, food and beverages available for purchase


Hotel Monaco Chicago

National Relaxation Day Chicago Hotel Specials 8.15

Hotel Monaco Chicago

Hotel Monaco Chicago

National Relaxation Day coming up August 15th! Check out these really great packages at Hotel Monaco Chicago and other Kimpton hotels across the country for a quick getaway. The best part is, National Relaxation day is on a Friday this year!  Hello, mini-getaway!

Hotel Monaco (Chicago, IL):  Black Out Digital Detox Package

Let’s face it, technology isn’t going anywhere. But even the most avid Instagrammers, Tweeters and texters need to disconnect, rejuvenate and relax from time to time. Take a break at the Monaco in style while ditching your gadgets and devices at the front desk for this unique detox package:

  • Overnight accommodations in our Tranquility Suite
  • Surrender your electronic devices at check-in where they’ll be kept under lock and key until your departure
  • Complimentary tech-free amenities based on your favorite ways to relax. Prior to your arrival, we’ll ask you to complete a quick five-question form so we can have a few of your favorite goodies waiting for you.
  • $30 in-room spa credit
  • Late check-out, if available
  • Rates starting at $349/night

Book online or call 1.866.610.0081 and mention rate code BLKOUT. 5-day advance booking window. You will be able to access your devices at anytime in case of emergencies.


Hotel Palomar (Philadelphia, PA):  Rejuvenation Vacation

With serenity-inducing accommodations, you’ll be greeted with:

  • In-room yoga mat roll-out service
  • Three-course prix fixe clean and healthy meal curated by Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo at Square 1682
  • Total body workout at Pure Barre followed by a fresh-squeezed and simply satisfying juice from Square 1682.
  • Pamper yourself at the hotel’s neighbor Adolf Biecker Salon & Spa and enjoy 15% off all services.
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 2 p.m. so you can rest up and relax!
  • Rates starting at $299

Book here:


RiverPlace Hotel (Portland, OR):  Romantic Revival

Check in and check out with this offer of romance revisited. We’ll help you disconnect so you can connect with your loved one.  We’ll keep all your personal electronics in our private office safe while you spend a special night with that special someone. This package includes:

  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Local chocolate truffles
  • Luxurious and local Rose City bath amenities
  • A private bath butler (upon request) to draw you a personal bath in one of our luxurious tubs
  • 2:00 pm late checkout

Book online at using the rate code: PROM


Topaz Hotel (Washington, DC):  Serenity Suite

Topaz Hotel’s premier guestroom, the Serenity Suite, is spread over 475-square feet in which to reenergize, featuring a king bed and separate seating area with a 37-inch flat screen TV, pullout sofa bed and a full wet bar stocked with organic products. True to the suite’s name, guests can enjoy relaxing amenities when booking the suite including a serenity waterfall, soothing noise machine, complimentary sleep mask, and an aromatherapy diffuser stocked with calming scents.

  • If guests of the Serenity Suite want total relaxation, they can surrender their electronics at the front desk in exchange for a complimentary $30 in-room spa credit.
  • Rates starting at $439/night

Book online:


Save Money And Design The Baby Room Yourself

When a baby is on the way, stress is high. There is no end to your preparations and even more so, the cost of those preparations. The house will be shifted around and equipment will be purchased as you prepare for a couple of decades of worry, poverty and anxiety. Of course I am exaggerating here. The arrival of the baby will be the most beautiful thing that has happened in your life yet, but all new parents are crippled with the thoughts of what’s to come. One thing is certain, babies cost money. Not all at once, but over the course of time, this growing, new human will certainly set you back a couple of bucks. Your first big expense will be designing and building the new baby room, but if you do it all yourself, you’ll save a ton of money!

Know what you want

Know what you want



Never go into a big project without a clear idea of what you want the final product to look like. Sure, your vision will evolve, and during the process, you’ll get ideas, but before you spend a cent at the store, have a plan. You know you’ll need a crib and a changing table, but after that, your imagination will be your window into the perfect room. Think of props or paint colors. Many parents choose colors based on whether or not the baby is going to be a boy or a girl. I’m not terribly fond of this practice, but that’s just me. After you have a color scheme, think about the props you want. Think soft, educational, and too big to put in your mouth. If you need ideas on building materials or on how to build pieces of your new baby room, go to either grommet hole punch or and peruse the wisdom bestowed upon you from the internet! DIY sites like these and others are great resources for any do-it-yourselfer.

Execute your plan

Execute your plan


Okay, you have a detailed idea of what you want your baby room to look like. You have all your supplies, maybe even a blue print for a crib or that changing table. Now all you have to do is put everything together. Simple, right? Wrong. However, this is the price you pay for saving money and doing it yourself. DIY projects are often learning processes, so don’t get frustrated right off the bat. Make sure to take your time and stick to your plan and before you know it, you’ll have the baby room of your dream. Whenever I plan a big DIY project, I turn it into a DIWF (with friends) project. That way, I get the best input from the people I trust most.


This is a good strategy when you know that there’s a lot of work to be done. It will probably cost you a few beers or some pizza, but in the long run, it is worth it. 

Chicago CityPass

CityPASS gives you VIP admission to 5 must-see Chicago attractions

Chicago CityPass

Chicago CityPass

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Adults: $76 (Regularly $157.62)

Kids: $59 (Regularly $136.08)

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  • Shedd Aquarium
  • The Field Museum
  • Skydeck Chicago
  • Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago
  • John Hancock Observatory OR Museum of Science and Industry

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