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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.

A New Year A New You

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time for a change, it allows us to make decisions and start fresh. We all become that bold, fearless woman, we feel invincible like nothing is impossible and we have 365 … Continue reading

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Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar Brings Texas Size Fun To Rosemont

Arriving from the lone star state is Rosemont’s newest night spot, Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar. This new bar is the chain’s only location outside of Texas. Located near the Fashion Outlets of Chicago and Donald Stephens Convention Center. Pete’s can … Continue reading

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“Market Days” A Celebration Of Love

On the LGBTQ calendar, there are two events that are prominent. One is the pride parade at the end of June and the other is Market Days, a two day celebration of diversity and love. Halsted in Boystown becomes one … Continue reading

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Choosing One Taste Over Another “The Taste Of Evanston”

Lately we’ve had some real scorchers. The temperature has gone up, the sun beats down on the pavement and life just slows down. A few weeks ago Jen and I brought along our water bottles as we went off on … Continue reading

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Southern Breeze “Sunshine In A Glass”

In the movie “Steel Magnolias” it’s referred to as the house wine of the South. On a warm summer day there’s nothing like a cold glass of it. It has bypassed coffee as the world’s most popular beverage. What are … Continue reading

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Feed Your Stomach While You Feed Your Soul

This weekend instead of heading downtown to the Taste of Chicago do something different. Head to Evanston and enjoy many cuisines, desserts and drinks while raising money for Connections for the Homeless at the  5th annual Taste of Evanston. This … Continue reading

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A Chicago Staple Returns For 39th Year

Its summer in Chicago which means festivals! The biggest is The Taste of Chicago! You can sample some of Chicago’s best restaurants, attend great concerts, buy souvenirs and course  have tons of fun! The Taste of Chicago runs from July … Continue reading

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