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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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Support small business Saturday

Support small business Saturday

As Bucktown/Wicker Park blogger Daniela Garcia wrote a few days ago about The importance of shopping locally, I too support this day. One of my favorite stores in the LP is Art Effect. Located at 934 W. Armitage, this store is the perfect place for your Christmas shopping. There are many reasons why I like…

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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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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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VIDEO: Local bff’s prep for nyfw

Nicole and Borris from Nicole L. Townsend on Vimeo. While most Chicagoans spent the last dog days of summer grilling out, cocktailing and dancing until the wee hours of the morning, I’ve been training with one of Chicago’s most talented designers to walk the runway for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week.   With only a…

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Frosh 101: The grocery store

Frosh 101: The grocery store

Oh, fall is in the air! The mild temps just bring us closer to college football, changing colors and, of course, beautiful women sporting sexy sweaters. Sorry. It’s just my Kryptonite. Had to get that out of the way. But of course, fall (Not autumn. Only pretentious poseurs use that word. They think it makes the…

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Sayonara summer Sundays

Sayonara summer Sundays

I can NOT believe next weekend is Labor Day (where did summer go?! And while I’m here, why don’t adult jobs offer summer vacation? Ridiculous). Fall is my favorite season, but I am mourning summer’s end quite a bit this year. I got way too used to lake life in the last two weeks and…

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