Leyla’s Lagniappe: April

The first time I heard the word “lagniappe” (lan-yap) was when I first moved to New Orleans. People told me it meant something extra. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s definition of the word is “a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase; broadly: something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure.” 

I’m putting my own spin to the use of the word lagniappe and sharing a few extra things going on in Chicago every month – Leyla’s Lagniappe. 


Now through May 7 – Cavalia Odyesseo

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Cavalia invited us to watch their show last Thursday night and we were blown away with the performance! The horses were so beautiful and the performers were so talented. We even got a change to go back stage to the stable and see the horses.The show will be in Chicago until May 7. They are currently offering a 15% discount code for evening shows. Use code “SOCIAL” at cavalia.com/live.

April 30 – Chicago Parent Playdate Spring 2017

Chicago Parent Magazine is hosting a play date for Chicago area families on Sunday, April 30th at the Athletico Center in Northbrook, IL. There will be entertainment acts, bouncy houses galore and so much more. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at www.chicagoparent.com/playdate.

May 5 – Mother’s Day Mini Session Pop-Up

Hallie Dusenberg Photography is hosting her second mini session photo shoot for Mother’s Day at DL Loft. on May 5 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The session is 20 minutes for $200 with 15 high resolution retouched images via Dropbox on Mother’s Day. Blow Out Junkie will be on site offering mini braid styles for your littles, and hair spruce-ups for you! Make up artist Lauren Ashton will be there to provide light make up touch ups for the mommas, AND Lola & the Boys will be there! They will be providing complimentary styling for you and your babes if you’d like, and they’ll also be having a pop up shop (with 15% off!!).  See this link for more information.




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