‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Cocktails in The Gold Coast

Sweet & Savory Sips inspired by the iconic novel in the Gold Coast Great literature has inspired everything from music, movies and fashion to social movements, cultural events and even food trends.  Many famous writers…

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Celebrate National Pasta Month in Lincoln Park’s Trattoria Gianni

When you go to dinner and want a real conversation – you know to catch up over a few courses – Italian dinners are the way to go. I feel like we bond when we…

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A Weekend Away in Milwaukee: Fall Guide

Sneaking away for the weekend to Midwest cities has been my new way of life. Each town and visit feels familiar but is also distinct. I recently went on a fall trip to Milwaukee from…

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What’s it like to have Breast Cancer in your 20’s?[Interview]

A few years ago, I interviewed a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in her 20’s. She was awarded a grant from FAB-U-WISH, an organization founded by TV Personality, Giuliana Rancic that grants wishes for women…

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Boozy Brunch for Bourbon Month

Sometimes you need something smooth in the morning. Fall weekends are so refreshing because you don’t feel as bad staying in bed a little longer and perhaps changing brunch plans to breakfast in bed plans.…

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Staying Fresh in The City with Chicago-based Skincare Line, Oars + Alps

This is a sponsored post. I joke that when I leave the house in the morning, I basically am taking a trip to a different city. My bag isn’t just my purse. It’s my gym…

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What To Do When You’re Alone During Holidays

Being alone is nice but it’s also kindof sad when you’re alone during the holidays. I’ve found myself being alone for the holidays quite frequently in my twenties. In college, I would spend Thanksgiving with…

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How We Spent Friendsgiving

There’s a point in your life when friends start feeling more like family. I realized this when l moved to Chicago. And especially this year when are went to four Friendsgivings. Four! They basically took…

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10 Tips for Going on a Winter Road Trip With Friends

There’s a lot that you can learn from traveling. I’ve traveled with my best friend, strangers and even did solo travel. I wanted to share my experience driving cross country from Chicago to The Grand…

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3 Ways to Create Better Leads At Your Next Event

Do you ever wonder why some people go to an event and meet the same people you do, but they create better leads at events? Seeing someone else sign a deal when you didn’t is…

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HBO and Bloggers Debate How to Throw Successful Influencer Events [Video]

Anybody can throw a party, but what does it take to throw successful influencer events (like this one, or this one, or oh, yes this party)? Influencer marketing has become explosive in the past few…

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Paradise Park: There’s a New Paradise That Everyone is Talking About

I seriously thought I got invited to a Bachelor in Paradise party – but here I was at a Paradise Park party. It was nothing short of surprises. The restaurant is owned by the same…

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Cool and Chill Places in The West Loop

The West Loop has become kindof my second home and I get that there are some of the best restaurants there – I read Emily Belden’s “Hot Mess” (and also interviewed her on a West…

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How to Host a Patio Party Without Cooking By Yourself

Summertime Chi is busy. Everyone wants to find that friend of a friend who has a boat. And when that doesn’t happen, we turn our attention to rooftops and patios. So this year, I’ve decided…

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How We Wish Men Answered Our Bumble Messages

Saying “Hi” and “Hey” on Bumble (Tinder, OkCupid, Match, eHarmony, Hinge, etc.) is one of the worst ways to start a conversation. Just kidding, we all do it. I mean sometimes swiping is like liking photos…

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The Founder of OkCupid Talks Soulmates

Love. It’s in an algorithm. At least according to Sam Yagan, a mathematician who founded OkCupid. Yagan and I met in the back room. As a serial entrepreneur, who is now investing his resources in Chicago,…

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DIY Oreo Halloween Costume for When You Don’t Want to Be a Disney Princess

You know it’s a last-minute costume when you take a blow dryer to it to speed up the drying process. Everyone is talking about Disney – I mean when are we not. But this was…

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