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How a City Girl Planned a Camping Trip: Van Buren State Park

I sat down – looking around as I dug into my freshly cut, garlic salted avocado. “More coffee?” my friend asked. He handed his girlfriend a Starbucks mug full of French pressed Lavazza (it’s the best coffee and you can order it here) coffee. I’m part of a book club (follow me on Goodreads here). We meet monthly in various neighborhoods in Chicago and for … Continue reading How a City Girl Planned a Camping Trip: Van Buren State Park

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Lone Star BBQ Bar: A Little Sauce, A Lot of Country in Chicago

I can smell something sweet and savory from the patio. It’s the post oak smokewood that Lone Star BBQ uses to marinade their meats. It’s the only oven in Chicago that doesn’t use electric or gas, just post oak smokewood (like the cowboys). My senses are already heightened as I sit down to a table with a roll of brown paper towels ready for me to spin … Continue reading Lone Star BBQ Bar: A Little Sauce, A Lot of Country in Chicago

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Chicago SEO Specialist Travels the World While Working 9-5

It’s not everyday when your group of friends consists of digital nomads, but for me, my closest friends have chosen to work remotely. It’s not because they don’t want to travel to work, but because they want to travel. One of my friends, who I met by leading an accountability group for SheSays Chicago, is almost into her first year as a digital nomad. She’s … Continue reading Chicago SEO Specialist Travels the World While Working 9-5

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Rest and Relaxation at the Palmer House

My friend is a workaholic so she decided to book a room at the Palmer House and bring me along for a girl’s weekend. We spent Sunday night for Memorial Day weekend in a queen sized room. There was no view. We had a full load’s worth of towels from one night. And for once, we drank more water than alcohol. This is my second … Continue reading Rest and Relaxation at the Palmer House

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Queen B Brings Her Own Swimming Pool to Chicago

Okay, ladies. Beyonce kicked off her Formation World Tour in Chicago on the second night starting with “Formation” on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Soldier Field. And we were ready to get in formation. Everyone was slaying, especially the queen herself. There were tears. There was laughter. There was a pool. There was confetti. There was latex. And that was just from Beyonce. The Formation … Continue reading Queen B Brings Her Own Swimming Pool to Chicago

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Nick’s Socks: Chicago Fashion Entrepreneur

Fashion is in the details. And that’s how fashion stylist and now Chicago entrepreneur felt when he started his own line of men’s luxury socks, Nick’s Socks. Nick’s Socks started in Chicago in November 2015. But, the socks are made with Egyptian Cotton in Italy right behind the Spanish Steps in Rome. The CEO of Nick’s Socks,Nick Bruce chose Egyptian Cotton because “it is a … Continue reading Nick’s Socks: Chicago Fashion Entrepreneur

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On Demand Mental Healthcare App Changes The Stigma of Being Crazy

There’s always new apps – new noise. But in Chicago’s Matter at Merchandise Mart, which attracts the likes of the AMA and other healthcare companies in the city, there’s something more than affordable healthcare in our future – there’s on demand healthcare. On Demand Doctors: And what does it look like to have a provider on demand? You don’t have to have a steady relationship … Continue reading On Demand Mental Healthcare App Changes The Stigma of Being Crazy

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There’s a New Fashion Designer in Chicago P.S. It’s You

I swear I don’t intend to wear dresses that are short. I have grouped them in my closet as NSFW.   In fact, my favorite dress is this blue Banana Republic dress. The Banana Republic tends to have more conservative dresses, but I still have the same problem. If my legs aren’t overexposed, I feel that my chest is.   It’s not that I want to … Continue reading There’s a New Fashion Designer in Chicago P.S. It’s You