TGIF Series – Things to Check Out Before End of 2013

Well, we are down to the wire.  It feels weird to say the “end of 2013” but here we are.  This TGIF post will be the last for this year as I wrap things on my end.  I do plan to pick the series up again in January.  We are spending the holidays in the windy city so I am not sure if I will be able to post much. Most likely, I will be on Instagram, so hope to see some of you there.

Here are some things I thought would be worth checking out this weekend:

  • Grounds for Sculpture Holiday Tram Rides – Visit this wonderful museum and exhibition space in Mercer County, NJ.  Enjoy the art and then take the tram ride where joyous holiday music accompanies you as you ride around the wonderful gardens.  
  • French Women Don’t Get Facelifts – She’s back!  Best-selling author, Mireille Giuiliano of French Women Don’t Get Fat fame is back with a new book, which is being released on Christmas Eve.  Could be an uplifting (no pun intended) read, no?  On a serious note, I find this type of books an amusing read after becoming “Frenchified ” when I met my husband 26 years ago.
  • Preview of the New York’s International Children Film Festival – Take your children to see some international movies, many of which may be final award contenders when the film festival takes place in NYC on March 2014.
  • Origami Tree – Visit the annual Christmas origami tree at the American Museum of Natural History.  This year’s theme is the “Wicked, Wild and Wonderful” to complement the museum’s current exhibition on poison.  Kids can also make origami ornaments during their visit.
  • Dickens’ Carolers at Chester NJ’s Downtown District – Listen to traditonal carolers dressed in Victorian clothes serenade you while doing last-minute holiday shopping.
  • Looking for holiday table-setting ideas?  Check out this article for some modern holiday table settings for this season.
  • Let’s face it New Year’s Eve is just not the same with kids.  Read this article for some ideas on how to celebrate this holiday with your little muchkins.

Finaly, here are some photos of the windy city that I took the last time we were there. Chicago, here we come. Have a wonderful weekend!

The Bean in Chicago




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