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Mexican revelations

Mexican revelations

Alternately titled: Happy to be back in Chicago! On Saturday, I returned from a glorious, fun (and tequila) filled week in Mexico (to a gorgeous grey reception, thank you Chicago). At one point on said trip my travel companions and I were the only five American people on a (very cheesy pirate themed) boat full…

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Holiday spirit, get some

Holiday spirit, get some

As it happens on most holidays, Lincoln Park has gradually become a ghost town. It’s no wonder the ugly sweaters start coming out the weekend after Thanksgiving, because this week and next are darrrk, socially, in our little corner of the world. Our resident DePaul’ians have long since fled the scene and anyone who’s not…

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Who doesn't love martinis? And, oh. makeup

Who doesn’t love martinis? And, oh. makeup

I don’t know about you, but I live for fashion, health and wellness, and best of all discovering the hottest beauty trends from the industry’s top experts.  Makeup and Martinis Chicago held their first holiday beauty extravaganza with special guest appearances from Oprah’s long-time makeup artist, Reggie Wells and reality television star, Kai Morae, of…

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PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

PHOTOS: Local big ten fans bleed scarlet and gray

Die-hard Ohio State fans frequently rally at Mickey’s Bar & Patio to cheer on the Buckeyes, and despite Saturday’s less than impressive weather, dozens showed up (and out) to support the long-standing rivalry against the Michigan Wolverines. I felt like I’d traveled back in time to the north side of OSU’s campus where my girlfriends…

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Thanksgiving away from home. remixed.

Thanksgiving away from home. remixed.

  “Oh, there’s nooo place like hooome for the holidays!” That’s a great song, but what if you’re a student who can’t get home for Thanksgiving? Jack’s Bar and Grill and 404 Wine Bar extend their warm and welcoming establishments during the holiday for those stuck in their dorm rooms, modest apartments, or hell, just…

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Puppy love

Puppy love

I am feeling feelings about puppies lately (see above nephew pup, Webster Phillips, the epitome of Lincoln Park pups … he’s even named after an LP street). Residing around the corner from Pocket Puppies does not help with said feelings. Why do they have to advertise a constant population of baby bulldogs, the cutest baby…

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The library. A new hot spot, say what?

The library. A new hot spot, say what?

  I think the character, Mr. Big, from Sex and the City posed the question best: “Are you the last person in New York still taking out library books?”  While Carrie’s answer may have been shocking and possibly unrealistic for some, I on the other hand completely identify with the notion that libraries are not…

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PHOTOS: Pizza, pasta and paparazzi

PHOTOS: Pizza, pasta and paparazzi

Foodies, trendsetters and Chicago’s most stylish celebrated the launch of Vapiano restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park with wine, paparazzi and some of the best hand tossed pizza I’ve tasted in a long time. The cozy Italian décor is quite charming for a ‘hood eatery and the menu is reasonably priced for the most…

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