I love working in the loop. There’s a nice energy here, and more importantly, there are tons of great restaurants to enjoy. But, lunch is one of those meals that you should probably pack and bring because it does get pricey with $12 lunches and $5 lattes. But just because you pack your lunch for work, doesn’t mean it has to be boring. And most important, … Continue reading 5 Places to Eat Your Packed Lunch Outside in The Loop
I have been on my entrepreneurial journey for more than a year. As I was looking back on my adventures of the past eighteen months and sifting through all the noise to get to the learning, I realized that this journey has taught me a lot of things – little and big life hacks that has fundamentally transformed the way I look at business and life. Some of these are easier said than done, and I need to remind myself everyday to do it, but some have become an integral part of standard operating procedure for me. I want to share these – with women, men, entrepreneurs and wanna-be-entrepreneurs – hopefully some of these will resonate. Continue reading 10 Life Hacks I Learned as a New Entrepreneur
I was in love with this Colombian restaurant from the moment I saw walls made out of pennies and men with margaritas. There are three things every Chicago city girl wants when she goes out on the weekend. The first is good drinks. Like a martini or a margarita. We like them refreshing as we like them fruity as we like them picturesque. The second … Continue reading Colombian Food in Chicago: Come for the Ambiance, Stay on the Dance Floor
Nothing quite satisfies like craft beer – for some people. If that’s you – then this week is your week. Bringing together Chicago’s craft beer aficionados, the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild is hosting its annual Chicago Craft Beer Week from May 18 through May 25, 2017. There is a number of great events every night to prepare you for excellent craft beer options for your Memorial Day … Continue reading Craft Beer Week is in Your Chicago Neighborhood This May
Want to be a model? Now’s your chance – well, Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1-2 pm at 343 W. Erie (3rd Floor) is your chance. You don’t have to lift weights or go on a juice cleanse this week to be part of this Chicago photo shoot. You simply have to be comfortable in your own skin. Did I lose you? (no this isn’t … Continue reading How Comfortable are Chicago Women with Their Bodies?
On a rainy Wednesday, May 10, 2017, the trailblazing Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, Ann Shoket got real about how she helped young women navigate the tricky terrain of adolescence and become smart, confident, self-assured young women. After her career at Seventeen, she’s continuing the conversation with her latest book, The Big Life. Shoket had an event at WeWork River … Continue reading Ann Shoket, Former Editor of ‘Seventeen’ Magazine, Provides a New Millennial Guide in ‘The Big Life’
It’s time to take your mother out of the kitchen this mother’s day and invite her to a nice brunch at Chicago restaurants. If you’re a mom – thank you. Thank you for all you do to raise us, to feed us, and clothe us, to make sure we’re educated, know our manners, how to clean, and of course, remember curfew. But thank you for loving … Continue reading Take Your Mother to Brunch Here on Mother’s Day
Earlier this year $9 million dollars was cut from the state budget of Illinois for domestic violence shelters & non-profits, leaving many without housing benefits, clothes, food, and more. Each day three women die due to domestic violence in the U.S. and many families are impacted economically and emotionally due to these issues. It is important to not only continue to support these foundations but to educate … Continue reading Why We’re Grateful 4 Her: Comedy Show Raises Money for Domestic Violence Victims in Chicago