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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: FEATURED ARTICLES

RETIREMENT • INVESTING • VACATION

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CO NTE NT S FEATURES 6

Luxury Living

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Senior Living

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20 Investing For The Future 28 Local Event Guide 36 Destination Vacations

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44 Saving For Retirement 48 Travel In Style 50

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CO NTE NT S 2020-2021 Schedules 22

PGA Tournaments

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LPGA Tournaments

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Australian

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - French

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - Wimbledon

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Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments - US Open

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OPEN FLOOR PLANS

A Luxurious home is not just well appointed, it is one where the amenities allow you to feel spoiled. Pools, saunas, in-home gyms, backyard tennis courts, game rooms, and wine cellars are a few things that come to mind.

An open floor plan is one of the most sought-after criteria when deciding on a new home purchase or a new renovation idea. An open and airy floor plan allows the homeowner to elaborate on their design aesthetic and showcase the home’s individual, luxurious features, like a grand entryway or a beautifully designed staircase.

OUTDOOR KITCHENS If opulence and luxury are key, then a standard, fully-stocked kitchen is simply no longer enough. One may consider adding a cozy outdoor living area complete with outdoor kitchen, featuring built-in gas grills and refrigerated food and drink storage. Some other top amenities include expansive outdoor pools with water features such as waterfalls, hot tubs, changing cabanas, and saunas.

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WINE CELLARS Exquisite wine storage is another amenity that most affluent homes contain. Private wine cellars built using materials such as glass and wood and are often thought to be works of art themselves. When considering one of these beauties, many factors come into play. One will want to consider the placement, temperature, humidity control, and of course bottle size accommodations.

LOCATION IS EVERYTHING When it comes to luxury home ownership, nothing beats a great location. Everyone desires their own slice of blissful paradise. One of the most important aspects to consider are privacy features such as bushes, hedges, trees or walls. The right landscape design features provide a concealed oasis, where one can relax and wind down. Picture yourself in a secluded ranch or gated beachfront enclave!

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GAME ROOMS Game rooms or entertainment rooms are an old idea, but still on top of the list of luxury living ideas. Some would argue a luxury home is not complete without an in-home theatre or game room. The boundaries continue to be expanded with extra amenities such as indoor basketball courts, lavish sports bar set-ups, exquisite billiard areas, additional televisions and beverage storage.

IN-HOME TECHNOLOGY This newer trend has taken over the luxury market by storm, and these technological innovations have garnered the new term of “Smart Homes,� and along with it, smart devices. When it comes to technology, most

luxury builders cater to this tech-trend and offer amenities to help with just about all facets of home management. Some things you can do at the touch of a button or smartphone are control indoor climate, window and door security, and lighting. Additionally, an integrated smart home provides the owner with remote access cameras and security systems.

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DRESSING ROOMS A dressing room is simply an extension of the master bedroom. This feature is commonly a top priority for the wealthy, as it functions as a place to both store and display lavish items such as purses, shoes, hats, and jewelry. There is an increasing demand among the jet-set crowd for larger and more lavish closet designs. Typical setups include cedar shelving, storage chests, ample lighting, and mirrors for cosmetics or modeling outfits.

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RETIRE WITHOUT CHANGING YOUR LIFESTYLE

Today’s upscale senior communities offer “resort style living” which is hospitality-oriented and resembles a 4-star hotel or cruise ship rather than a hospital or retirement home. Amenities Some of the more luxurious communities at the deluxe level even feature lively bars with chandeliers and overstuffed pillows. More standard amenities include:

Activities: Education and Entertainment, Fashion shows, Lectures from retired professors and various social and cultural events which are all examples of regularly planned activities for residents at higher-end facilities. In urban settings, planned outings to the city for museums, art galleries or theater visits are frequent occurrences as well. Grounds-keeping: Luxury communities are beautifully designed on the outside as well, from gardens to ponds to putting greens and walkways. Many include well-appointed courtyards for residents to socialize, relax, or enjoy a meal. Concierge Service: Offering ‘Concierge Service’ is what makes a Senior Living community a Luxury one. Similar to a hotel concierge, a resident can use the Concierge to arrange hotel flights or tickets to events, a service that makes these luxury communities clearly more desirable to prospective residents and their families. 16

Modern Therapies: Assisted living communities offer personal care to their residents, and the best communities often offer top notch therapy on top of standard care. In addition to specialized pet and physical therapy, upscale communities often also provide top notch occupational therapy, and music therapy, and always from trained and certified professionals. Residences: The kitchen is the focal point of any home and it’s no different when looking at the residence at an Assisted Living community. A standard assisted living apartment has a kitchenette, traditionally including a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a small amount of cabinet and counter space. The luxury assisted living residences feature full kitchens and appliances plus top of the line finishes, like granite counter tops for instance. (. . .continued on page 18)



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Dining: An upscale senior living community will most likely retain a registered dietitian on staff and employ experienced chefs who serve gourmet meals. Choice and variety are crucial for the success of a kitchen at a luxurious community and most have more than two restaurants within the community, each with their own menus. Personal Fitness Trainers and Recreational Facilities: Recreation rooms are always available to use at the residents’ convenience, with computer labs, fitness rooms and cinemas. Fitness programs supervised by physical therapists and personal trainers are also kept on staff by any upscale community. High-end assisted living communities also provide full service spa treatments, beauty salons for the women and barbershops for the men. Additionally, no luxury assisted living community would be complete without a heated pool and spa, which are always popular with residents. Pet Friendly: Studies have shown that pet ownership has been shown to be beneficial to seniors, and more and more luxury communities are open to 18

allowing residents to have their pets on site. There can sometimes be limitations regarding the size and number of pets. They frequently provide pet care such as dog walking, nail clipping, grooming and litter-box changes as well as formal, certified pet therapy. Spacious Apartments: One can expect about 20% more square footage at a Luxury community (approx 600 sf versus 500 sf at a standard community). A Two bedroom apartment at an upscale community can be more than 1200 square feet. Clearly, senior living is not what it was years ago. And for the retiree with means, it can be a lively, active, and rewarding lifestyle full of growth and fun!



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INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE Not many people stumble into financial security through sheer luck: a lottery win, big inheritance, or huge stock winnings. For most of us the only way to financial security is a long term plan of saving and investing. Consistency is key to reaching long term goals no matter your income. The sooner you start saving and investing, the longer your money has to compound and grow. Set goals for how much of your income you will invest monthly and stick to it. Keep investment money and cash reserves separate so you won’t dip into your investment account when the market is down. Keep expenses low and spend on what is really important to you whether it is experiences or material things. Try to avoid the big mistakes, like buying a home that is more than you really need or creating a heavy debt load. If your employer offers a matching 401(k) contribution, be sure to take advantage of that option and contribute at least enough 20

to receive it. It is essentially extra income that will grow and compound and is not taxed until you withdraw it. You can do it yourself but it probably makes more sense to work with a financial advisor who is more knowledgeable about financial markets. An advisor will help analyze short term vs long term needs, separate emotions from objectives as well as help with devising a portfolio and strategy suitable for your needs. Investing consistently over the long term is the best way to grow your wealth as there is no way to time the market.



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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

DEC 3 - 6 DEC 3 - 6 DEC 11 - 13 JAN 7 - 10 JAN 14 - 17 JAN 21 - 24 JAN 28 - 31 FEB 4 - 7 FEB 11 - 14 FEB 18 - 21 FEB 25 - 28 FEB 25 - 28 MAR 4 - 7 MAR 11 - 14 MAR 18 - 21 MAR 24 - 28 MAR 25 - 28 APR 1 - 4 APR 8 - 11 APR 15 - 18 APR 22 - 25 22

* Schedule subject to change

TOURNAMENT

DEFENDING CHAMPION

Mayakoba Golf Classic

Brendon Todd

Hero World Challenge

Henrik Stenson

QBE Shootout

Tiburon GC, Naples, FL

Rory Sabbatini, Kevin Tway

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Justin Thomas

Sony Open in Hawaii

Cameron Smith

The American Express

Andrew Landry $1,206,000

El Camaleon GC, Playa del Carmen, MEX Albany, New Providence, BAH

Plantation Course at Kapalua, Kapalua, Maui, HI Waialae Country Club, Honolulu, HI PGA WEST (Stadium), La Quinta, CA

Farmers Insurance Open Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

$1,296,000 $1,000,000

$435,000

$1,340,000 $1,188,000

Marc Leishman $1,350,000

Waste Management Phoenix Open TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

Webb Simpson

AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Nick Taylor

The Genesis Invitational

Adam Scott

Puerto Rico Open

Viktor Hovland

World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship

Patrick Reed

Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard

Tyrrell Hatton

Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, CA The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, CA Grand Reserve Country Club, Rio Grande, PUR Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, MEX Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, FL

$1,314,000 $1,404,000 $1,674,000 $540,000

$1,820,000 $1,674,000

THE PLAYERS Championship TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

The Honda Classic

PGA National (Champion), Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Sungjae Im $1,260,000

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play Austin Country Club, Austin, TX

Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship Corales Golf Course, Punta Cana, DOM

Valero Texas Open

TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks), San Antonio, TX

Masters Tournament

Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA

RBC Heritage

Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, SC

Zurich Classic of New Orleans TPC Louisiana, Avondale, LA

Webb Simpson $1,278,000


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2020-2021 PGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT

APR 29 MAY 2

Valspar Championship

MAY 6 - 9 MAY 13 - 16 MAY 20 - 23 MAY 27 - 30 JUN 3 - 6 JUN 10 - 13 JUN 17 - 20 JUN 24 - 27 JUL 1 - 4 JUL 8 - 11 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 15 - 18 JUL 22 - 25 JUL 29 AUG 1 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 5 - 8 AUG 12 - 15 AUG 19 - 22 AUG 26 - 29 SEP 2 - 5

* Schedule subject to change

DEFENDING CHAMPION

Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead), Palm Harbor, FL

Wells Fargo Championship Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, NC

AT&T Byron Nelson

TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX

PGA Championship

Collin Morikawa

Charles Schwab Challenge

Daniel Berger

The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide

Jon Rahm

KI Golf Rsrt. - Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, SC Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX

Muirfield Village Golf Club, Dublin, OH

$1,980,000 $1,350,000 $1,674,000

RBC Canadian Open

St. George's G&CC, Toronto, ON, CAN

U.S. Open

Torrey Pines (South), San Diego, CA

Travelers Championship

Dustin Johnson

Rocket Mortgage Classic

Bryson DeChambeau

TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT

Detroit Golf Club, Detroit, MI

$1,332,000

$1,350,000

John Deere Classic TPC Deere Run, Silvis, IL

Barbasol Championship

Keene Trace Golf Club, Nicholasville, KY

The Open Championship

Royal St. George's GC, Sandwich, Kent, ENG

3M Open

TPC Twin Cities, Blaine, MN

Michael Thompson $1,188,000

Olympic Men's Golf Competition Kasumigaseki Country Club, Saitama, JPN

Barracuda Championship

Richy Werenski

World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational

Justin Thomas

Wyndham Championship

Jim Herman

THE NORTHERN TRUST

Dustin Johnson

BMW Championship

Jon Rahm

Tahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, CA TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN

Sedgefield Country Club, Greensboro, NC Liberty National Golf Club, Jersey City, NJ Caves Valley Golf Club, Owings Mills, MD

TOUR Championship

East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GA

$630,000

$1,820,000 $1,152,000

$1,710,000 $1,710,000

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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES

TOURNAMENT Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions JAN 21-24 Four Seasons Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL FEB 25-28 Gainbridge Championship Drive On Championship at Golden Ocala pres. by MAR 4-7 JTBC Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club - Ocala, FL Kia Classic MAR 25-28 Aviara Golf Club - Carlsbad, CA ANA Inspiration APR 1-4 Mission Hills Country Club - Rancho Mirage, CA LOTTE Championship APR 14-17 Ko Olina Golf Club - Kapolei, HI Hugel-Air Premia LA Open APR 22-25 Wilshire Country Club - Los Angeles, CA HSBC Women's World Championship APR 29-MAY2 Sentosa Golf Club (Serapong Course) - Singapore, Singapore Honda LPGA Thailand MAY6-9 Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course - Pattaya City, Thailand Blue Bay LPGA MAY13-16 Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Course - Hainan Island, China Pure Silk Championship MAY20-23 Kingsmill Resort Golf Course - Williamsburg, VA MAY26-30 Match Play Event TBD U.S. Women's Open JUN 3-6 Olympic Club (Lake Course) - San Francisco, CA LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship JUN 10-13 Lake Merced Golf Club - San Francisco, CA Meijer LPGA Classic JUN 17-20 Blythefield Country Club - Belmont, MI KPMG Women's PGA Championship JUN 24-27 Atlanta Athletic Club, The Highlands Course - Johns Creek, GA Volunteers of America Classic JUL1-4 Old American Golf Course - The Colony, TX Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana JUL8-11 Highland Meadows GC - Sylvania, OH Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational JUL14-17 Midland CC (MI) - Midland, MI The Evian Championship JUL22-25 Evian Resort Golf Club - Évian-les-Bains, France

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* Schedule subject to change

PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,200,000

Gaby Lopez

$2,000,000 $1,500,000

Danielle Kang

$1,800,000 $3,100,000

Mirim Lee

$2,000,000 $1,500,000 $1,600,000

$1,600,000 $2,100,000 $1,300,000 $1,500,000 $5,500,000

A Lim Kim

$1,800,000 $2,300,000 $4,300,000

Sei Young Kim

$1,500,000

Angela Stanford

$2,000,000

Danielle Kang

$2,300,000 $4,100,000


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2021 LPGA

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATES JUL29-AUG 1 AUG 12-15 AUG 19-22 AUG 26-29 SEP 4-6 SEP 16-19 SEP 24-26 OCT1-3 OCT7-10 OCT14-17 OCT21-24 OCT28-31 NOV4-7 NOV11-14 NOV18-21

TOURNAMENT Event TBD Ladies Scottish Open AIG Women's Open Carnoustie Golf Links - Carnoustie, Scotland CP Women's Open Shaughnessy G&CC - Vancouver, BC Solheim Cup Inverness Club - Toledo, OH Cambia Portland Classic Columbia Edgewater Country Club - Portland, OR Walmart NW Arkansas Championship pres. by P&G Pinnacle Country Club - Rogers, AR ShopRite LPGA Classic pres. by Acer Seaview Hotel and Golf Club - Galloway, NJ Founders Cup Mountain Ridge C.C. - West Caldwell, NJ Buick LPGA Shanghai Qizhong Garden Golf Club - Shanghai, China BMW Ladies Championship LPGA International Busan - Busan, South Korea Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA Miramar Golf Country Club - Taipei, Taiwan TOTO Japan Classic Seta Golf Course - Shiga, Japan Pelican Women's Championship Pelican G.C. - Belleair, FL CME Group Tour Championship Tiburon Golf Club - Naples, FL

* Schedule subject to change

PURSE

DEFENDING CHAMPION

$1,100,000 $1,500,000

Stacy Lewis

$4,500,000

Sophia Popov

$2,350,000

$1,400,000

Georgia Hall

$2,300,000

Austin Ernst

$1,750,000

Melissa Reid

$1,500,000 $2,100,000 $2,000,000 $2,200,000 $2,000,000 $1,750,000

Sei Young Kim

$5,000,000

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LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

CHICAGO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

JANUARY

JAN 23 | WHISKEY TASTING FEST Calling all whiskey lovers and connoisseurs. Take your taste buds on a flavor adventure at The Winter Whiskey Tasting Festiva! Now the real question is… which brand and variety will give you the mouth feels and leave your taste buds asking for more? For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3qEoQWQ

FEB 20 | TEQUILA TASTING FEST Connecting tequila lovers with great tequila. From Blanco, Reposado, Anejo or even Mezcal… your taste buds will be in heaven as you sample dozens of amazing tequila & agave varieties. Creating new memories that will last a lifetime! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/39TTrJv

MARCH FEBRUARY

FEB 10 | VIRTUAL JAM SESSIONS In lieu of monthly jam sessions, this virtual educational series provides useful learning opportunities to improve performance skills on and off the bandstand. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/39TsxkG FEB 13 | AUTO SHOW Chicago Auto Show started in 1901. It exhibits every year the most innovations of the automobile world. This is one of the greatest car shows in North America with more than a thousand. For more info visit: chicagoautoshow.com

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MARCH 20 | MAPLE FEST Join our annual tradition of turning Maple sap into Maple Syrup. After a short presentation, head out onto the trails to learn some of the history behind how this delicious product was made throughout the years before ending with a scrumptious tasting! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3sHIfbc MARCH 28 | DESSERT FEST Love Desserts? Enjoy beer? Us too! Join us for the sweetest event in your town! Dessert Fest curates our favorite treats and guests can simply enjoy! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2NoiTz6 (. . .continued on page 30)



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CHICAGO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

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APRIL

APRIL 15 | COCKTAIL SOCIAL Green Curtain Events is proud to announce the Annual Chicago Cocktail Social. This event will feature bartenders from some of Chicago’s most reputable beverage programs in a night of cocktail excellence. The Chicago Cocktail Social will provide the opportunity for guests to get close with these talented individuals as they create and prepare craft cocktails that are second to none. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2McGAJV APRIL 16 - 18 | SPRING FESTIVAL Hundreds of the finest artists and crafters display and sell their handcrafted works. Our Arts & Crafts tour of shows are consistently ranked in the Top 100 Shows in the Country by Sunshine Artist Magazine. An hourly gift certificate winner, plenty of food & drink, lots of family fun, and free parking! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/38ZlhVc

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MAY

MAY 1 | BEER CLASSIC Chicago’s, whcih is nickname is Windy City, hosts every year a beer festival which is one of the greatest beer festivals. The breweries that participate in the festival, provides a great variety of beer with new and known tastes! For more info visit: chicagobeerclassic.com MAY 15 | WINE FEST An Elevated wine tasting experience. Sample premium varietals from some of the best wineries, all while music performers keep the party lively during this all-day, all night wine experience. For more info visit: chicagowinefest.com

JUNE

JUNE 4 - 6 | STREET FEST Division Street is a major east-west street in Chicago. It offers a great fiesta of music, art, shopping, food and children activities. Great pleasure of the atmosphere, the live music, DJs shows! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3sKcBtG


LOCAL EVENTS GUIDE

CHICAGO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

JUNE 4 - 6 | GREEK FEST The Greek Festival that is held in Lincoln Park, is a fiesta of Greek culture and tradition. During the festival’s days the visitors can enjoy Greek live music, authentic Greek food, a lot of activities for children, art and handmade crafts stands, and more! For more info visit: lincolnparkgreekfest.com JUNE 11 - 13 | RIBFEST The food festival Ribfest Chicago promises quality and culinary experience. The festival’s events attract people who greedily eat dozens of tons of pork. In addition to the great variety of roasted meat, the visitors can enjoy live music concerts that

are played by well-known national and local artists on two stages. For more info visit: ribfest-chicago.com

JULY

JULY 9 - 11 | SQUARE ROOTS CRAFT BREW & MUSIC FESTIVAL Square Roots Craft Brew and Music Festival is known as a summer fiesta of live music concerts, food and beer. During the three days of the festival there are shows and concerts of more than seventy bands and artists. For more info visit: squareroots.org JULY 7 - 11 | TASTE OF CHICAGO Taste of Chicago has been held for

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CHICAGO PLEASE NOTE: WE’RE AWARE THAT THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES ARE LIMITING MANY ASPECTS OF LIFE AS WE ALL PRACTICE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING. DUE TO THE CURRENT OUTBREAK, MANY EVENTS HAVE EITHER BEEN CANCELLED, RESCHEDULED, OR CHANGED TO VIRTUAL EVENTS. PLEASE VERIFY ALL EVENTS PRIOR TO ATTENDING. THANK YOU.

more than 35 years. The festival is known as one of the greatest food festivals in the world. In addition to the diverse culinary experience, famous artists participate in various musical shows that are played on several stages. This is a food and music event for the whole family! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2KxPwt7

AUGUST

AUG 6 - 8 | HOT DOG FEST Chicago Hot Dog Fest which is organized by The Chicago History Museum, held for several years. It presents a lot of musical events, good food and a social meeting. The unique festival is actually a huge picnic with the special historical sausage that is part of the history of Chicago. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3qHDXz1 AUG 13 - 15 | ARTS FEST The Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest is a free art festival that features 120+ artists. The Fest brings live music, performances, art demonstrations, street food and craft beer! For more info visit: glenwoodave.org 32

SEPTEMBER

SEPT 3 - 6 | POLONIA FESTIVAL The Taste of Polonia Festival that is held every year in Chicago, Illinois preserves the unique culture of the Polish immigrants who live in Chicago.The festival is based on the Polish tradition and visitors can taste delicatessen of the Polish cuisine and wander along the stands that sell traditional souvenirs and handmade crafts. For more info visit: topchicago.org SEPT 15 - 18 | PUMPKIN FEST Morton Illinois was designated by Governor James R. Thompson as “Pumpkin Capital of the World”. As such the city holds a great Pumpkin festival. Come down and enjoy all this festival has to offer! For more info visit: mortonpumpkinfestival.org

OCTOBER

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USA Today Wine & Food Experience, a savory culinary exploration showcasing the best food, wine, and beer from local and national chefs. Tickets include samplings of chef creations from over 30 of Chicago’s finest restaurants, tastings of fine wines, spirits and craft beers. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3o099ru

DECEMBER

NOVEMBER

DEC 1 | HOLIDAY COCKTAIL FEST Toast to the holidays at this one of a kind event in River North. Grab your friends, throw on some festive holiday attire, and come out to sip on a bunch of your favorite holiday drinks! For more info visit: https://bit.ly/2XY1f7f

NOV 16 | WINE & FOOD Join your fellow foodies at the United Club at Soldier Field for the

DEC 1 | BEER FEST Receive the gift of craft beers and food trucks this holiday season at Mother Truckin’ Fest. Come on by for the craft beer, specialty food trucks, live performances, the cascading Beering-ham fountain, and Santa’s Little Hoppers Workshop. For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3o1J62Y

NOV 2 | ROOFTOP WHISKEY FEST Get together at Chicago’s yearround rooftop for a whiskey festival featuring bourbon, scotch & other whiskey tastings from around the world!For more info visit: https://bit.ly/3pfIY1v

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TRENDING LOCATIONS FOR A GREAT VACATION

EXCITING TRAVEL

Destinations If you are looking for some exciting and awe inspiring travel destinations, consider the following destinations.

1. Sweden, a Scandinavian nation in Europe, offers some wonderful natural experiences and places to visit. Enjoy hiking in vast boreal forests and witness an all-white wild moose. Most principal cities, including Stockholm, are all coastal and offer breathtaking views of the towns and waterfront areas. There are historic medieval towns, an abundance of bridges, royal palaces, and museums to visit. Another sight you will not want to miss are the Northern Lights in Lapland. 2. Tenerife, Spain is the largest of the Canary Islands, which is dominated by Spain’s tallest peak, and dormant volcano, Mt. Teide. Enjoy parades, music, dancing, and a variety of colorful costumes at the Carnaval de Santa Cruz. The island hosts many beaches, some featuring black sand, resort areas to enjoy your stay, high-end restaurants, night clubs, golf courses, and water based sports.

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3. Greece, a southeastern European country with thousands of islands to explore and enjoy. There are a vast amount of sites to visit and places to see that tickle any particular interest. With a plethora of archaeological sites, museums, and historical tours, there is a lot to see and do. To name a few notable sites, The Acropolis is a must see as it is home to some of the most marvelous architectural feats known to exist by this advanced civilization, including the Parthenon and Erecthion. The Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens is the world’s only stadium built in its entirety of marble. This site is home to the first modern Olympics in 1896,

where it held a whopping 80,000 people. Aside from the numerous archeologic areas, Greece also has wonderful beaches, hotels, bars, restaurants, tours, ferries, and charters. 4. France, known for its exquisite cuisine, is also home to famous fashion houses, many classical art museums including the Louvre, and monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Seine, Notre-Dame cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, and the Palace of Versailles. There are also magnificent parks, great music, ancient cave drawings, and renowned wine tasting sites.

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2021 GRAND SLAM

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE Date

Session

Wed - Fri 1/13-15

Rod Laver

Margaret Court

Outside Courts

11:00am

11:00am

10:00am

Sat / Sun 1/16-17 Mon 1/18

Tue 1/19

Wed 1/20

Thu 1/21

Fri 1/22

Sat 1/23

Sun 1/24

Mon 1/25

Tue 1/26

Wed 1/27

Featured Matches Qualifying Rounds

NO PLAY Day

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2nd round

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3rd round

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4th round

4th round

Quarterfinals

Day

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Thu 1/28

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11:00am

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1st Men’s Semifinals

Fri 1/29

Twilight

3:00pm

4:00 pm

3:00pm

2nd Men’s Semifinals

Twilight

11:00am

7:30pm

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Twilight

2:00pm

4:00pm

no play

Sat 1/30

Sun 1/31

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Quarterfinals

Women’s Semifinals

Women’s Finals

Men’s Finals


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2021 GRAND SLAM

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATE

PLAY START

SESSION

SUN - MAY 23

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

MON - MAY 24

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Day - 11:00 AM

1st Round

TUE - MAY 25

Evening - 9:00 PM

1st Round

WED - MAY 26

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

WED - MAY 26

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Day - 11:00 AM

2nd Round

THU - MAY 27

Evening - 9:00 PM

2nd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

FRI - MAY 28

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Day - 11:00 AM

3rd Round

SAT - MAY 29

Evening - 9:00 PM

3rd Round

SUN - MAY 30

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

SUN - MAY 30

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Day - 11:00 AM

4th Round

MON - MAY 31

Evening - 9:00 PM

4th Round

* Schedule subject to change

TUE - JUNE 1

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

TUE - JUNE 1

Evening - 5:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Day - 12:00 PM

Quarterfinals

WED - JUNE 2

Evening - 9:00 PM

Quarterfinals

THU - JUNE 3

Day - 2:00 PM

Semifinals

FRI - JUNE 4

Day - 3:00 PM

Semifinals

SAT - JUNE 5

Day - 3:00 PM

Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final

SUN - JUNE 6

Day - 3:00 PM

Men's Singles Final

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2021 GRAND SLAM

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

* Schedule subject to change

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PLAY START

SESSION

Mon Jun 28

11:00 AM

First Round

Tues Jun 29

11:00 AM

First Round

Wed Jun 30

11:00 AM

Second Round

Thu Jul 1

11:00 AM

Second Round

Fri Jul 2

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sat Jul 3

11:00 AM

Third Round

Sun Jul 4

Mon Jul 5

11:00 AM

Round of 16

Tue Jul 6

11:00 AM

Womens Quarterfinals

Wed Jul 7

11:00 AM

Mens Quarterfinals

Thu Jul 8

11:00 AM

Womens Semifinals

Fri Jul 9

11:00 AM

Mens Semifinals

Sat Jul 10

11:00 AM

Womens Finals

Sun Jul 11

11:00 AM

Mens Finals

No Play


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2021 GRAND SLAM

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE SESSION

DATE

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PLAY START

* Schedule subject to change ** Start Times Listed in EST

MATCHES

1

Sun 30 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

2

Sun 30 Aug

Night

7.00pm

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Mon 31 Aug

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

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Mon 31 Aug

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 1st Round

5

Tue 1 Sep

Day

11.00am

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6

Tue 1 Sep

Night

7.00pm

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Wed 2 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

8

Wed 2 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 2nd Round

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Thu 3 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

10

Thu 3 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

11

Fri 4 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

12

Fri 4 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s 3rd Round

13

Sat 5 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

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Sat 5 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

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Sun 6 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

16

Sun 6 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Round of 16

17

Mon 7 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

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Mon 7 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

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Tue 8 Sep

Day

11.00am

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

20

Tue 8 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Men’s / Women’s Quarterfinals

21

Wed 9 Sep

Night

7.00pm

Women’s Semifinals

22

Thu 10 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Mixed Doubles Final / Men’s Semifinals

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Fri 11 Sep

Day

12.00pm

Men’s Doubles Final / Women’s Final

24

Sat 12 Sep

Day

1.00pm

Women’s Doubles Final / Men’s Final

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10 Year Countdown

To Retirement

Money See Where You Stand - It’s time to assess how prepared, or unprepared, you are financially for retirement. •

Take a quick test: Assuming your retirement is about 10 years away, you want to have roughly seven times your current salary in savings, according to research from Fidelity. That puts you on the road to having about 10 times your final salary saved by retirement and maintaining your present standard of living. Retire before hitting 67 and you’ll need more saved; after, you’ll need less.

Do a deeper dive: Plug your current numbers (such as earnings, savings and future pensions) into an online calculator to estimate your retirement income. Experts say you’ll need 75 to 80 percent of preretirement income to live well — debatable but a good starting point.

Don’t despair: You have 10 years to act, by earning more, trimming expenses or delaying retirement. “Whatever you can do can only help,” says George Papadopoulos, a financial planner in Novi, Mich.

Save the easy way If you’re among the 82 percent of workers paid via direct deposit, save more by splitting your pay across accounts. Have your payroll department put part of each check into an online savings account, where it’s out of sight and out of mind. The direct-deposit users who split their deposits save up to $90 more per month than those who use another method to save, according to a recent study.

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Pad your nest egg If you already have significant savings in a 401(k), 403(b) or IRA, open a Roth IRA (in 2019 you can contribute up to $7,000 if you’re 50 or older), or put money into a regular taxable account. •

Why do it? You’re laying the groundwork for lower taxes later. Say you need a new roof on your house in retirement; If you take money from a 401(k) or traditional IRA, it is taxable as ordinary income, and you may end up in a higher tax bracket, explains Carolyn McClanahan, founder of Life Planning Partners. But you can pull your contributions from a Roth IRA tax free (earnings, too, if you’re at least 59½ and have had the Roth at least five years). You can also invest via a basic taxable brokerage account; when you sell securities, you’ll pay only (usually lower) capital gains taxes on the profits.

Pay down the mortgage The problem with a mortgage in retirement is that you may have to sell investments to cover payments. And sometimes that will be when the markets are down - the worst possible time to sell, says Shelley Giordano, chair of the Funding Longevity Task Force at the American College of Financial Services. Her advice: 1. In place of your monthly payments, make half payments every two weeks. Those 26 payments per year are the equivalent of 13 monthly payments, resulting in a faster payoff and lower total interest costs. 2. Got a tax refund? A bonus? A side job? Apply that to your principal. 3. Avoid refinancing your mortgage, since a new loan with a later payoff date means more of your monthly payment goes to interest expense, not an increase in your home equity. 4. Don’t use a home equity loan or line of credit for purchases. The new tax law makes that less attractive, says Giordano. And this is the wrong time to be growing your mortgage debt. 45


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Put new retirement savings to work Not sure where to invest additional money? Aim for growth, somewhere between a trip to Vegas and stuffing cash into your mattress. The sweet spot • Balanced mutual funds: Seek a mix of stocks and bonds;

a 50/50 or 60/40 ratio of stocks to bonds is reasonable. • Target-date mutual funds: These balanced funds automatically adjust investments to lower risk as you age.

Conservative but sound • High-grade corporate bond funds • Money market accounts • U.S. government bond funds • Certificates of deposit and online savings accounts (See bankrate.com for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.–insured banks offering higher rates.) • Series I inflation-protected savings bonds (sold at treasurydirect.gov)

Work Prepare Your Plan B - Ask yourself these questions, and be honest. 1. Do I work in a stable and growing industry? 2. Do I work for a stable and growing company? 3. Is my heart still in it? Have you answered no to any? It’s time to update your LinkedIn profile and see what else is out there.

Why do it: Only about half of workers cruise their way to a planned, voluntary retirement; the rest of us exit prematurely, often as a result of job loss or burnout. You still have time to regroup. “With 10 years to go, there is still enough runway to make a mark,” says career and retirement expert Nancy Collamer.

How to do it: You know the routine. Tell people who can help you. Sign up for job alerts on the go-to site in your industry. Browse the postings that interest you, and note the skills that employers are seeking.

Want to stay put? Get busy anyway. “Whether you drive a bus or work in a store or in a professional occupation, maximize your opportunities by building your capital,” Collamer advises. “Give talks or write articles to boost your profile, or take advantage of short-term training programs.” One option: Go to linkedin. com/learning and get online access to thousands of business, creative and technology courses for $30 per month.

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Miller, Mark and Powell, Robert, AARP (2019, Feb 6). Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.aarp.org/retirement/planning-for-retirement/info-2019/10-year-countdown.html


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Travel in Style – by Bonnie Roseman

If there’s anything I’ve learned in my 35 years as a stylist, it’s to “carry on,” and by that of course, I mean take a carry-on bag! In order to make travel easier for my busy clients, I’ve spent years developing techniques to make traveling simple and fun. A carry-on bag is key to making your journey more enjoyable; no more hauling multiple bags, or worrying about losing your luggage, which can ruin your trip before you even begin! In my most recent trip abroad, I traveled to the Scandinavian countries before flying to Greece for a little sun in the Cycladic Islands. After that, it was off to Italy and over the Alps. All the while, I had just one bag with me. 48


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To make the most of your luggage space, I suggest you wear your jeans and sneakers, and carry your leather jacket while you travel, to save space in your bag. Roll all items tightly! It saves space, and keeps everything from wrinkling. I usually prefer to stuff my undies and socks in my shoes. Select pieces with fabrics that can wash and hang to dry without needing to be pressed – it’s easier to keep things fresh and avoid using foreign cleaners that can be very expensive. Here are the basics for 6 weeks of traveling abroad across different climates. This short, gender-neutral list includes the basics for a great travel wardrobe. I recommend that your main wardrobe color for travel be black. It looks slimming on everyone, and doesn’t show dirt as easily. A few colorful tee tops can be added to give a little zip to your ensemble. All of these items will fit into your carry-on luggage and provide options for mixing and matching stylish looks while you see the world. You can then personalize your list by adding your toiletries, gloves, hat, or other essential accessories as needed.

TRAVEL WARDROBE Underwear 6 undergarments 6 pairs of socks Pajamas (your choice) Outerwear 2 tee shirts 2 button down shirts (one dressy, one casual) 2 pairs of pants (one jean, one black trouser) 1 pair of shorts 2 jackets (one leather, one raincoat) 1 cashmere sweater (pullover or cardigan) 1 bathing suit 1 basic black blazer (can be worn day or night) Accessories Scarves (colorful, lightweight) Belts (at least one black) Jewelry (a few pop pieces) 1 tie (traditional or bow tie) Shoes One heel or dress shoe One pair of flats (for day or night) One pair of sandals

Feel good, and look even better! Please contact me personally if you have any questions or would like to see my unique travel collection which can be dressed up or down. Bonnie@bonnieroseman.com | www.bonnieroseman.com | 917-209-0516 Bonnie Roseman Bio Fashion Designer. Style Consultant. Wardrobe Architect. The press has designated Bonnie Roseman as the ultimate fashion expert over the years. Featured on the NBC Today Show, People Magazine, and more, Roseman furthered her B-L-T brand by presenting her collection through the Home Shopping Network and Home Shopping Europe. Bonnie Roseman’s BLT has evolved into a full service boutique for women of all body types and lifestyles, featuring wrinkle-free fabrics and unique accessories that pack well and travel lightly wherever you go. Schedule with Bonnie and she’ll tell you all the secrets she’s been telling her clients for over 30 years. 49


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