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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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How to Make Money While Traveling the World

Traveling and working at the same time seemed like an impossible task for many in the past, where career meant people were refined to offices. But due to the power of technology and the Internet, it has provided many workers an opportunity to balance both tasks of earning money while exploring the world. Journalists refer to these techie travelers as ‘Digital Nomads’. Digital Nomads are … Continue reading How to Make Money While Traveling the World

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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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Get a Summer Body with this Spin Session

It’s time. You know it. I know it. Backless dresses and white pants have replaced snow pants and overworn hoodies. So with the title to the summer time Chi that helps us get through winter, we need a workout that will help us focus on our goals as well. I want to introduce you to the spin class, Flywheel Sports. Yes, they turn off the … Continue reading Get a Summer Body with this Spin Session

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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