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Dating during the holidays is pointless

While the holidays are a good time to get together with friends and family and maybe make eyes over peppermint lattes at the cute guy at Starbucks, overall it is not a good time to start dating someone. There is out-of-town travel, family visiting town, countless parties, and general commitments that don’t allow much time…

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My latest discovery: El Pipila

My latest discovery: El Pipila

Have you ever noticed that you can walk all around your neighborhood, down the same street dozens of time, and can still find something you hadn’t noticed before? That’s kinda why I love Wicker Park so much. I walk up and down Division on a regular basis. I was doing just that this Sunday while…

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Street style: Cluck clutch

Street style: Cluck clutch

Krystal just killed me with this ultra fun hen bag. Love the way she sneaked warm colors into her look, after all it’s winter and we need a bit of sunshine. Her frames give her a catwoman/Enid-from-Ghost-World flair, which makes total sense since she’s a cartoonist. Check out her blog here. See more Chicago Street…

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Non-committal New Year's Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

Non-committal New Year’s Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

It’s now officially that time of year to start stressing. And no, I don’t mean about Christmas presents, or your holiday weight gain, or what you’re going to cook for 22 people for Christmas dinner, no. I mean, what the hell are you going to do for New Year’s Eve? Oh New Year’s. Where people…

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Single girl conversation topics to avoid at your holiday work parties

Ahh awkward work holiday parties. It’s that time of year. When you’re standing around drinking cheap champagne and eating finger foods, talking to coworkers, it can be awkward. You don’t want to talk about work, because well, it’s the holidays and then you’re just known as a Scrooge who can’t let it go away from…

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New 4 a.m. on Division street

New 4 a.m. on Division street

I recently got word that Shambles received the only 4 a.m. license on Division street in Wicker Park. So naturally, I dropped in to see what was up. It had been a minute since I had been to Shambles. When I walked in the door I noticed something…different. I couldn’t quite put my finger on…

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