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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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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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Preface Agency: CHICago’s style experts

The “Windy City” is one of the greatest breeding grounds for talent, and I was lucky enough to be amongst some of Chicago’s most innovative and creative during a promo shoot for Preface Agency. Need assistance with styling? It’s your lucky day! The new local fashion venture specializes in wardrobe and image consulting for print campaigns,…

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Local salon serves up a platter of gorgeousness

Local salon serves up a platter of gorgeousness

Beauty is NOT in the eye of the beholder. There, I said it. No, but seriously, when was the last time a complete stranger complimented you on your “inner” beauty? Let’s be frank with one another, shall we? The hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars we spend to look and feel our best certainly don’t go…

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REVIEW: Pass the rotisserie, please

REVIEW: Pass the rotisserie, please

  They say that comfort food heals all wounds—and looking back, I definitely could have used all of the healing that I could get. It all started when my longtime boyfriend broke up with me, and I was  not only heartbroken, but numb and fatigued from consuming little to no food—emphasis on “no.” My saving…

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PHOTOS: Chicago fashion incubator designers rip the runway

PHOTOS: Chicago fashion incubator designers rip the runway

FACT: Lincoln Park is home to some of Chicago’s most talented and well-established designers. Oscar Design Challenge Winner, Borris Powell‘s boutique is located at Fullerton and Halsted, and Miriam Cecilia Carlson has  studio where patrons can shop until they drop. It goes without saying that these 2 designers definitely have a hand in producing one…

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TRENDS: Caffeine connoisseurs are on the rise

TRENDS: Caffeine connoisseurs are on the rise

  I take pride in being referred to as a snob.  A coffee snob that is, and if you share my love for caffeine then you know what it means when I say that all coffee is not created equally. The Noble Tree is an eclectic and cozy coffee house serving up more than your…

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