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At Heron, our team of dynamic, creative communication strategists and business storytellers go beyond producing glossy placements to develop strategic integrated marketing campaigns that produce real results.Our keen attention to detail is why we’ve built a strong portfolio of long-term clients, media contacts, and promotional partners. They know we deliver on what we say. Every time.We believe in our reputation, which is why our clients trust us with theirs.
Giveaway – TONY ‘N TINA’S WEDDING and NEWSIES
The first two people to email Holly will receive a certificate for 2 tickets to either of these shows.
What We’re Loving
Shepherd’s Pie from Muldoon’s Irish Pub
SafeHouse Chicago 
60 E. Ontario, Chicago

SafeHouse Chicago, known for its delicious spyfood and Chicago’s #1 burger, is officially launching a Bottomless Brunch. The new brunch, a surefire way to cure any “side effects” incurred from a late-night mission, will be offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. With a $15 bottomless spy-mosa offer, savory Bloody Mary’s, and new delicious menu items, including a burger made with donut buns, SafeHouse is the perfect place for elusive early-morning eats and sneaky snacking. The Bottomless Brunch is only available on Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 312-313-1007 or visit www.safehousechicago.com.
ROOF on theWit

201 North State Street

State and Lake Chicago Tavern

201 North State Street

Geja’s Café 
340 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago

Geja’s Café, Chicago’s oldest wine bar, will donate a portion of proceeds from a special list of California wines to those affected by the recent wildfires in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino. The restaurant, famous for its extensive wine list offerings, is currently featuring a full page of wines through the end of the year, with $10 per bottle donated directly to the fire relief funds in all three affected regions. Guests will be able to choose from a selection on this special list that includes wines from affected regions such as Sauvignon Blanc from Hanna Winery in Sonoma and Stags Leap in Napa Valley, Chardonnay from Artesta in Sonoma, Stags Leap in Napa Valley and Domaine Anderson in Mendecino Valley, Zinfandel from Sbragia Vineyards in Sonoma, Pinot Noir from Hanzel in Sonoma and Artesa in Napa Valley, Merlot from Tangley Oak in Napa Valley and McNabb Ridge in Mendecino Valley, and Cabernet from Aviary in Napa Valley. This exclusive list will be available from November 1st until the end of the year and all proceeds from this list will be donated. For more information, please call 773-281-9101 or visitwww.gejascafe.com.
El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen
2100 Spring Rd, Oak Brook

El Tapeo Modern Spanish Kitchen has announced an official re-launch that includes a new, Spanish-inspired menu with a selection of simple, ingredient-driven dishes and the launch of regular, food-focused events. From monthly Chef’s Table dinners with Executive Chef Matthew Cappellini, to Paella Night and Pre-Fixe menus weekly, El Tapeo is now a refreshing and unique venue in the Chicago suburbs perfect for lively evenings with family and friends.  For reservations or additional information, please call 630.828.2044 or visitwww.eltapeorestaurant.com.
All Chocolate Kitchen
33 South Third Street Geneva, IL

The famed All Chocolate Kitchen, is excited to bring back its delicious fall treats for the season. Guinness World Record-holding chocolate artist Chef Alain Roby, owner of All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva, is known for creating stunning desserts, and with the fall season in full swing,  he is making a variety of treats such as: delicious chocolate covered apples (pictured above) and blown sugar pumpkins.  For more information, visitwww.AllChocolateKitchen.com or call 630.232.2395.
Staytion Market & Bar
One West Wacker Drive

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel believes that everyone should experience their 5-9 with as much vigor as their 9-5. Their daily bar ritual at Staytion Market & Bar kicks off at 5:15pm every Monday through Thursday.

Staytion has announced the November events for their Fall Mixology Series, which is a series of mixology classes on Thursdays from 5pm- 7pm. These events are open to the public and the cost is $14. Each event will include ingredients that guests can easily duplicate at home. Dates for the event are as follows: 11/16 (Espresso In Cocktails), 11/23 (Thanksgiving Leftovers) and 11/30 (Feelin’ Peachy).

Staytion Market & Bar’s hours are Monday-Wednesday 11am-1am Thursday & Friday 11am-2am Saturday 10am-2am Sunday 11am-12am. Staytion Bar’s kitchen is open until 12am. Staytion Market is open Monday – Saturday 6am – 4pm and Sunday 6am – 2pm. For menus and more information please visit www.staytionbar.com

Now Open

Peter Miller’s Naperville, 3202 English Rows, Naperville, is officially open!  Established in 1994, Pete Miller’s is a modern-classic that has been serving up the finest steaks and fresh seafood while treating everyone to the country’s best live jazz for over twenty years. The Pete Miller’s experience takes guests through the grand days of post World War II as live swingin’ jazz fills the air while being pampered with exceptional service and feast on aged steaks, chicken, chops, fresh seafood and the world’s best wines. Guests are treated to live jazz performances by various artists and bands seven nights a week. With an intimate private dining room and open patio with bar, the new location is the perfect spot for American contemporary cuisine and great music. For more information, visit their website.

Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago
100 W. Monroe St., Chicago
Chicago adventure awaits at the chic Hyatt Centric The Loop Chicago, 100 W. Monroe. The hotel’s perfect centrally-situated location to explore the city and its vibrant neighborhoods is just steps from many of Chicago’s transportation hubs. With historic design, furnished with swanky, contemporary art-deco fixtures from the 1920s, guests feel right at home in the middle of the action that makes this city great, from Millennium Park to the Magnificent Mile and more. For more information or to book your stay, visit their website.
The Westin Nashville
807 Clark Place, Nashville
The Westin Nashville is home to Rhapsody Spa, an urban oasis located in the heart of Music City. The spa, which features nine thoughtfully designed treatments rooms within 6,000 square feet of space, is cozying up for the cooler months and has just announced their new and unique holiday services. These services include: Honey-Butterscotch Rum & Relax Pedicure,  Organic Pumpkin Cranberry Facial, and a Rhapsody Holiday Personalized Facial. Rhapsody Spa will also be offering their Holiday Giving Tree promotion this season, where spa-goers who have booked one of the special holiday services can pick an ornament off of the tree and enjoy a 5-20% discount! Follow Rhapsody Spa on Facebook and Instagram. For more information and for a complete list of services, please visitwww.rhapsodyspanashville.com.
Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District
32 W. Randolph St
Cambria Chicago Loop – Theatre District recently opened its doors above the historic Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre. Located on the upper 19 floors of this historic building, the hotel features 199 guest rooms, and is centrally located near numerous companies, Chicago theaters, high end restaurants and retail outlets including Block Thirty Seven. For more information, visit their website.
Soul Spa

407 South Congress Street

The Westin Jackson, Mississippi’s hottest new hotel, is officially open! And so is the luxurious Soul Spa on property, just in time fro the holidays! An oasis of beauty and tranquility,Soul Spa offers guests the highest quality services within a modern and sophisticated urban setting.  Soul Spa has seven treatment rooms, manicure and pedicure stations, a sauna, experience showers and a relaxation sunroom that looks out on the outdoor courtyard with a whirlpool jacuzzi. The spa is an exclusive partner with ESPA, a premium UK-based skincare company, Farmhouse Fresh and OPI. For more information, visit www.westinjackson.com.
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

200  North Columbus Drive

Due to its incredible popularity, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park’s Cookies and Cheer has grown into a two-night event to be held Thursday, November 30, and Friday, December 1, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cookies and Cheer gives guests the opportunity to mix and mingle with Fairmont’s esteemed culinary staff while enjoying wine tastings and sampling an incredible array of seasonal cookies. This modern take on the cookie exchange takes the stress out of holiday baking, and attendees will take home three dozen gourmet cookies of their choice, wrapped in custom luxury packaging. In addition to cookies and wine, Friday night visitors will be treated to a special adult hot chocolate bar. To keep the fun going all night long, Fairmont Chicago is also offering a new guestroom package for both evenings that will include admission to the Cookies and Cheer event for two people. Single tickets for the Cookies and Cheer event are $60 onThursday and $75 on Friday.
Hotel EMC2

228 East Ontario St

Hotel EMC2 is home to two thoughtfully designed, multi-functional meeting and event spaces: Emmy Noether and Symmetry, which boasts a 690-square foot Terrace. The rooms, totaling nearly 2,500 square feet, are named after Noether, an often-unmerited German mathematician and professor of the early 1900s who laid the groundwork for Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and symmetry, the guiding principle behind Noether’s theorem. Emmy Noether overlooks the Albert – a poetic gesture to Noether’s influence on Einstein’s groundbreaking theories – and Symmetry faces the bustling Ontario Street. Located on the second and third floors of the 21-story hotel, the spaces are adaptable to any setup and offer customizable audio-visual capabilities with 10-inch touch screens, table microphones, built-in speakers, ear-set microphones, lavalier microphones and Solstice Pod Streaming Video Players. For more information or to book your meeting or event, please visit www.hotelemc2.com or call 884-205-3939.
Hotel Ivy

201 South 11th Street

Minneapolis’ premiere luxury hotel, Hotel Ivy, is excited to announce its exclusive Immersive Holiday Penthouse Packages, which are perfect for inspiring your enchanting Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Each package is specially-curated for the holiday including amenities such as complimentary valet, chef-catered dinner for 10 in the penthouse, in-room breakfast and more extravagant specialties. The packages start at $8,000 and can be booked directly with Kevin Callaghan at kevin.callaghan@thehotelivy.com or 612.353.3558. For more information, visit here.

Paper Source
Paper Source, a Chicago-based premier paperie and gift retailer, is giving everyone the best way to give thanks and be grateful this year! With fun and trendy party decorations and favors, Paper Source is the one-stop-shop for all your Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving decoration needs! Head to one of their 125 stores in the U.S. or visit their website atPaperSource.com which offers nation-wide shipping, to pick out all your Thanksgiving-themed party favorites.

Massage Envy‘s 47 Chicagoland locations have officially launched their new Total Body Stretch service, a customizable 30 or 60-minute therapeutic assisted-stretch session for individuals to restore range of motion, mobility and assist in performance and recovery. Performed by a trained service provider, the proprietary Streto Method, developed by an award-winning chiropractor, massage therapist and ergonomist for Massage Envy, is built around a sequence of 10 targeted stretches performed top down. Massage Envy is proud to make Total Body Stretch and our Streto Method part of everyone’s wellness routine, so they can continue to do what they love to do and live their lives feeling their best. For more information or to find your nearest location, visit www.massageenvy.com or call 866-922-ENVY.

Orangetheory® Fitness is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout that uses intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Their heart-rate-monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone (known as the “orange zone”), no matter what the fitness level of the individual, they will be stimulating metabolism and increasing energy. The workout is half endurance and half strength and power training. Everyone in class wears a state-of-the-art heart rate monitor with their individual heart rates displayed in real-time on large monitors positioned throughout the studio.

Check out some of the top performing studios in the Chicagoland area:

  • South Loop (1005 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605)
  • Oak Park (7121 W North Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302)
  • Frankfort (21000 South La Grange Road, Frankfort, IL 60423)
  • Hyde Park (Opening Soon!)
Douglas Theater Corp. is a full service stage and theater lighting company that also does indoor/outdoor concerts. and corporate events. They sell and rent many different types of lighting equipment and have a team of people who assist with design, programming and rigging. For more information, please call 312-642-2342.

January 10-14, 2018

Where else can you hang out on hundreds of boats and RVs and paddle board in the dead of winter in Chicago? The Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Sail Show®, the Midwest’s largest indoor boat show, is dropping anchor at McCormick Place, 2301 South Lake Shore Drive, January 10 – 14, 2018. Packed with jaw dropping power and sailboats and hightech RVs , the show will offer attendees a glimpse of summertime fun without leaving Chicago. Showgoers will have the opportunity to board, view, and shop over 600 boats and 100 RVs, ranging from inflatables to 50 ft. yachts, the latest in outdoor and marine accessories and technology, and attend a variety of free and paid educational seminars. For more information, visitwww.chicagoboatshow.com. 

Healthy Home 2017

Consistently on the forefront of providing healthier indoor living environments, Dior Builders announced today that Healthy Home 2017 will officially be open to the public starting Thursday, December 7, in partnership with the American Lung Association Health House™ program. Healthy Home 2017 will be the very first in the country to be built under the American Lung Association’s revised Health House™ guidelines, featuring everything from energy efficient products and innovative technologies, to green building materials and non-toxic furniture and accessories. For more information, visit HealthyHome2017.com.

Chicago Scenic Studios


(Chicago Scenic Studios has built more than 50 museum exhibits including the above featured American Writers Museum in Chicago.)

Celebrating their 39th year in business, Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc., the largest and oldest fabrication studio in Chicago, has actively contributed to some of the nation’s highest profile and most memorable political events, corporate and museum exhibits. From initial concept to the final curtain, Chicago Scenic Studios’ team of craftsmen and artisans, led by President Bob Doepel, has spent nearly 40 years mastering the complexities of dynamic environments, challenging interactive experiences, theatrical productions, and entertainment attractions of all types across the country. They’ve built more than 48 Santa sleighs, four gigantic sports team jerseys for the Field Museum’s Brachiosaurus and three convention environments for Democratic National Conventions in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston. One of their most iconic builds is the lectern from which former President Obama delivered his 2008 election acceptance speech in Grant Park. For more information about Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc., visitwww.chicagoscenic.com or call 312.274.9900.

NEWCITY

Stop in and stay for awhile! NEWCITY, 1457 N. Halsted, is home to Kings Dining & Entertainment Chicago! This exciting hot spot is the perfect indoor activity center for the dropping temperatures. Grab drinks and appetizers after work and unwind with games like billiards, bowling and more. With happy hour specials and bowling nights, Kings Dining & Entertainment is great for catching up with friends or dining as a family. An urban oasis for one-of-a-kind entertainment, eclectic dining and luxury shopping, NEWCITY is Chicago’s newest lifestyle destination developed by Bucksbaum Retail Properties. For more information, visit www.experiencenewcity.com or call 312.248.8569.

Marriott Theatre Presents:

NOW PLAYING

From the bustling streets of New York City at the turn of the 20th century comes the Tony Award-winning new American musical, NEWSIES, making headlines at the Marriott Theatre just in time for the holidays, currently running through December 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring an electrifying score with music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, and book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, NEWSIES is the ultimate story of courage and overcoming one’s fears. Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez (Marriott Theatre: Evita, On the Town, Mary Poppins) brings his high-octane energy and brilliance to direct and choreograph the heartwarming piece, with Musical Direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.

To reserve tickets, please call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847-634-0200 or go toMarriottTheatre.com today!

JUST DANCE LIVE

JUST DANCE LIVE, an immersive and interactive experience based on the #1 music video game franchise of all time, is coming to the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier in Chicago March 15-18, 2018. JUST DANCE LIVE is an explosive 2+ hour experience, where the world of JUST DANCE comes alive like never before. Part stage show, part audience-involvement, fans play an integral role in the show—from walking the red carpet, to mingling with other JUST DANCERS, to transforming their hair and makeup looks in the “Get Ready For it” zone — all before entering a thrilling live performance that surrounds audience members. Regular ticket prices start at $45 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com. Visit JustDanceLive.com for more information.

Use code HERON10 for dicounted tickets!
Flanagan’s Wake transports the audience to the fictional town of Grapplin, County Sligo, Ireland, where local roustabout, Flanagan, has died. Here they meet an eclectic cast of characters including Fiona Finn, Flanagan’s spirited fiancée of 22 years, Brian Ballybunion, his best friend and drinking mate, Father Damon Fitzgerald, the sharp-tongued parish priest, Mayor O’Doul, the town mayor and bartender, the innocent Mother Flanagan and several other colorful citizens. The mourners pay their respects to the deceased in The Irish Tradition (with a quick stop at the pub first). Flanagan’s Wake is performed in the irreverent improvisational that won it rave reviews in Chicago. Much of the play’s hilarious detail is created as the cast and audience interact, each offering anecdotes about Flanagan himself, speculation on the cause of his unfortunate demise, and claims to Flanagan’s estate – all employing tall tales and rip-roaring songs. Spontaneous improvisation guarantees that no two shows will ever be the same. Visit ChicagoTheaterWorks.com or call 312.391.0404 for more information.

Use code HERON10 for discounted tickets!

Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, directed by Paul Stroili, is a hilariously interactive production that is guaranteed to make guests feel like they are truly friends and family of the bride and groom. From the wedding ceremony to the high-energy reception, complete with an Italian-style meal, champagne toast and wedding cake, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate alongside this larger-than-life couple and the large cast of 23 of Tony n’ Tina’s closest family and friends. Presenting a hilarious, full wedding experience from the I do’s to the buffet to the bouquet toss, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding will take place, for the first time in Chicago, at a real church – another nod to the fully immersive nature of the original Off-Broadway smash hit. Visit TonyLovesTina.com or call 312.391.0404 for more information.

Stage 773 Presents:

The Executive Board of Stage 773 is pleased to announce Stage 773’s next phase in art making; renovating the Thrust Theater and building a stronger home for all artistic voices and professional development! Join them for a one-night only event as The Cupid Players & Friends take guests on a music and comedy adventure of what it takes to create a successful Chicago production. Tickets include an open bar, light appetizers, and gourmet desserts. Also, enter to win VIP level raffle prizes! For more information on how you can support, please visit theirwebsite.
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