Trying to turn your home into an indoor plant oasis? After your Spring cleaning is done, this season is the perfect time to focus on those perfect oxygen-producing roommates of yours. To ensure they are happy and will thrive in time for their growing season, be sure to check on a few little things that won't turn into a problem down the road.
An easy check is to see if any roots are growing through the bottom of their pot. If so, it’s a sign that your plant is ready for a larger pot. Another quick tip is to note whether your soil has become hydrophobic. This is easily seen when watering; if water rests on top of the dirt, or only runs through the pot without saturating all of the soil, you should think about repotting your plant with new dirt.
There are loads of tips for plant parents out there, but only you can assess what your plants need. Check out the tips from these plant experts to ensure you’re making the right moves in your caretaking! https://pistilsnursery.com/blogs/journal/spring-indoor-plant-care-5-steps-to-happier-houseplants
It’s not every day you go out for a run and pass live DJs along the way. That’s part of what makes the Night Nation Run 5K so special. The after-hours 5K features a 3.2-mile path around Solider Field punctuated by several stages, upon which live DJs spin the adrenaline-inducing soundtrack that’s pumped out across the entire course.If you want to experience the nightclub/running club/music fest mash-up, register online ($60) and come to Soldier Field on the evening of Saturday, May 7th. Make sure you have your glow-in-the-dark tee and glow stick necklace on! Feel free to don other neon or glow-in-the-dark extras if you really want to stand out on the racecourse. Then begin your leisurely jog around Soldier Field and by the lake, running through Lantern Land, a laser light show, and a sea of glowing bubbles along the way. Once you wrap up your race, stick around for a finish-line festival unlike any other. At the main stage (just past the finish line), the after-party kicks off with a full lineup of popular DJs, drinks, and food.READ ARTICLE
A taste of Beverly Hills comes to the Loop thanks to Jose Andres and Bazaar Meat. With roots on the West Coast, this swanky eatery pays homage to the original location by including many of the most popular meat-centric tapas from the Beverly Hills outpost on its menu. They’re part of an innovative roster of dishes that includes both “traditional” and “modern” categories.You’ll definitely want to make a reservation to secure your table at this buzzworthy new restaurant. Start with a few smaller “snacks,” such as the bagel and lox cone stuffed with dill cream cheese and salmon roe or Jose’s taco stuffed with Jamon Iberico Osetra caviar, nori, and embellished with real gold leaf. Then share a few of the traditional tapas with your dining companion, perhaps the seared scallops with Romesco sauce and Marcona almonds and the papas Canarias, salty, crispy potatoes smothered with mojo verde and mojo rojo. For a few “modern” plates, order a round of the cauliflower couscous with puffed quinoa and Harissa broth, the oysters seasoned with citrus and yuzu-infused air, and the Lombardo beef tartare. Then taste your way through an array of Japanese Wagyu and Kobe beef cuts, Amish chicken thighs, Catalan-style pork sausage, and much more.READ ARTICLE