Velvet Taco: I’ll Have Tater Tots with My Tacos

Sandwiched right between two of Chicago’s best neighborhoods for food, shopping, and nightlife, Gold Coast and Near North Side, Velvet Taco fits right in with its trendy vibes and delicious food. Actually a chain in Texas, Velvet Taco Chicago is the only location outside of Texas (amazing!) and is a favorite for its unique, but delicious tacos. Velvet Taco has a really casual, but hip vibe, where … Continue reading Velvet Taco: I’ll Have Tater Tots with My Tacos

Tortoise Supper Club Creates Cocktail For a Cause This April

River North Restaurant & Lounge Raising The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago During the Month of April 2017. What if you could make the world a better place just by heading to a bar and ordering a drink?  Well, it’s a start. Chicago’s Tortoise Supper Club (350 North State St. in Chicago, IL.  ) is helping diners do just that through their Cocktails for a Cause … Continue reading Tortoise Supper Club Creates Cocktail For a Cause This April

The Cycles of Beauty

This is a sponsored post. Remember that 30 Rock episode where Liz Lemon’s boyfriend, Dennis, reminded her that “technology is cyclical?” While bringing back Motorola’s is obviously a terrifying prospect, there’s definitely “cycles” in beauty and fashion. Consider that weird 60s revival we had in the early 2000s or the 90s influences that are starting to trickle in now. To some degree, we all ride … Continue reading The Cycles of Beauty

Chicago 2017 Guide to Good Friday Service

This time of year is always reflective and transformational – especially when you take up lent. If you’re looking for a church service during Holy Week 2017, see some of the churches and parishes offering Good Friday and Easter Sunday service. This list is by no means exhaustive of Chicagoland churches and Holy Week services, but it’s a good start to your search. 1. The … Continue reading Chicago 2017 Guide to Good Friday Service

How a Chicago Tech Power Couple is Teaching a Billion Kids to Code

Katy Lynch wants a billion kids to learn how to code. And she stepped down from her job as CEO of Techweek, to pursue her passion and launch her second start-up this year in Chicago. Using today’s technology and building a new, simpler code syntax called KidScript, Lynch is transforming a seemingly solo and challenging endeavor – learning how to code – into a collaborative, … Continue reading How a Chicago Tech Power Couple is Teaching a Billion Kids to Code

Chicago Instagrammers Who Rock as Brand Ambassadors and How To Become One

You know those people who promote Hello Fresh? Yeah, those (especially from The Bachelor franchise) are brand ambassadors. You can read tips on how to create good content to be a brand ambassador from a Chicago Instagrammer, who just worked with Edelman and Kellogg’s here.  Brand ambassadors provide positive feedback and promotional videos, photos, Instagram posts or blog posts about a certain brand to their audience. … Continue reading Chicago Instagrammers Who Rock as Brand Ambassadors and How To Become One

The Hustle from Chicago Female Entrepreneurs

What’s It’s Really Like to be a Chicago Female Entrepreneur

What’s it really like to be an entrepreneur? Now add, what’s it like to be a Chicago female entrepreneur? In June 2016, Chicago was named the world capital for female-founded startups, with 30 percent of startups started by women. After attending motivational talks, female creatives or business groups, and interviewing Chicago female entrepreneurs over the past four years, I’ve pulled together some of the best … Continue reading What’s It’s Really Like to be a Chicago Female Entrepreneur

How to be a Chicago stylist

Insight from a Chicago Wardrobe Stylist

From my first encounter with Katie Schuppler, I could tell she was a go-getter, businesswoman. It’s the quality I see in many Chicago female entrepreneurs. And that quality is not just connecting with people, but what I like to call “power networking.” In a few minutes, she understands your business and brand and finds a way for us to work together. No small talk, just … Continue reading Insight from a Chicago Wardrobe Stylist