The truth is awkward. It’s awkward and uncomfortable to hear and even more so, to witness. I wanted to walk out of the movie theater during the first 30 minutes of Trainwreck. I know what you are going to say. My man, LeBron James was in the film, and I had to wait for his debut. It was only fair. Since it is all about LeBron, it’s true. He … Continue reading Trainwreck: Why Journalists Don’t Get the Guy
“Talk to me when you’re 30,” my friend said, insinuating that I will join the growing fad and get some Botox when wrinkles start to show and my face becomes far from pretty. “Italians don’t age well,” she added. Since it is National Martini Day, while you raise your martini and get together for girl’s night this Friday, add this to your cocktail chatter—Time Magazine just … Continue reading Botox is the New Make-up: Time Magazine
Edition: October 17, 2016 There’s always fun ways to advance your career throughout the week – their called networking events, where it’s okay to drink and do business at the same time. Every week, I like to find Chicago networking events that will help me meet my business and personal goals. Since I’m in marketing and currently developing a 2017 Marketing Plan strategy, my main … Continue reading Top Marketing Events in Chicago This Week
Summer is a beautiful time in Chicago for sandy beaches, kayaking the Chicago river and of course boating. A native Chicagoan recalls spending her summer’s on Lake Michigan and enjoying the boat parties. From her experiences, she got a business idea – a fashionable business idea. She’s a real life Elle Woods, as she stands before me, a petite blonde in head to toe pink, … Continue reading Belle & Whistle Swimwear Adds a Little Silk, a Patent, and a Cocktail Bikini to Chicago Boat Parties
I walked up to the bar. There was a cosmopolitan freshly poured. As I went to pull out my chair, he said, “We’ve been waiting for you.” And yes, I mean “we”. We were on the roofop at the Godfrey Hotel, a respectable place for a first date in Chicago. “Your friend has told me a lot about you,” he went on. And by my friend, … Continue reading Is it a date when you bring a friend?
Summertime is that time where we can finally where skirts and dresses and open-toed shoes. We don’t have to carry coats (just umbrellas) and you can actually be outside and show your whole outfit instead of covering it up buried in a coat, gloves, scarves, boots, leg warmers….. I’ve been spending summer wearing black – but there’s nothing like the colors and the patterns and … Continue reading What do you wear to Chicago Festivals?
While men are more likely than woman to become entrepreneurs, Chicago, in particular, has made great gains for female entrepreneurs. Chicago was recently named the world capital for female-founded startups, with 30 percent of startups started by women. I wanted to spotlight some advice I learned from one of Chicago’s newest female entrepreneurs Lakesha Rose, who recently launched her own online lifestyle magazine, Rose Phillips … Continue reading Chicago Female Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise: A Look Behind The Success Story
It’s 4:42 a.m. I have three minutes before I absolutely have to open my eyes, pull myself out of bed, and start my morning weekday routine. Ugh, mornings. If I leave the house by 5:28, I can make it to the train just in time. I’m not a morning person. I used to roll out of bed at 7:30 to get to work by 8:15, and part … Continue reading How early would you wake up for your career?
For every Girl Boss in Chicago and actually the midwest for that matter, there is one conference that you want to attend – the Simply Stylist annual conference. We checked into the Dana Hotel and Spa in Chicago on Saturday, July 16, 2016 for the day long conference.Beauty bloggers and stylists were treated to a day of doing what we love – hearing from the … Continue reading Simply Stylist Annual Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference
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