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We can't believe November is closing (and with it we expect a dramatic close to the odd 60 degree weather). We were thankful to be fed and entertained by friends on Thanksgiving, and now wish we could keep the nice, steady calm of this past long weekend throughout our entertainment-filled December. Not likely! While we continue collecting your votes for various Best of Chicago categories, we hope to exchange not only store/shopping suggestions, but also unique holiday decor, serving, and hosting ideas. And...we're curious about how you gift this season. Feel free to elaborate in the comments section!

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