I love that we love potential. But in January, I purged everything – old contacts, clothes, dishes, my apartment, my old office. I threw away that dress that never covered my cleavage. I threw away the dress – the dress that I was wearing when an old lady on the train walked up to me and said she could see my underwear. I threw away … Continue reading Minimalism: How to Let Go
January and Chicago winters in general is a time that you either get sick, get asked to cuddle, or Netflix and Chill by yourself. One of my favorite newsletters, The Hustle, asked their readers to submit a selfie with what they did over the weekend. The results were pretty mixed and inspiring from a weekend of calling relatives and Netflix and Chill to a day … Continue reading What Do City Girls Do During The Weekend?
When I met Sophia Leaguedi, General Manager of Ameroc Export Inc., she said she would do anything for women. Leaguedi, a Moroccan woman, accepted the Exporter of the Year 2016 Award for Illinois at the International Business Forum in Chicago this November. During the International Business Forum, over three days, The U.S. Commercial Service brought together international delegates and business leaders from Illinois and 23 other … Continue reading Woman Wins Exporter of The Year 2016 Award for Illinois
Adventure. You want it, but should you go on a trip alone? Let’s start with the fact that you can do anything alone. But when you are traveling alone, here are 5 tips to consider during your solo travel. Choosing Your Destination I’ve traveled solo both internationally to Paris and domestically to Seattle. I think that if you are traveling to any major metropolitan area, you … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling Alone
Traveling alone as a woman sounds scary. I recently took my second solo trip. This time, instead of internationally traveling alone, I took a domestic trip to the Pacific Northwest to Seattle. I ate by myself. I went to the club by myself. I walked 29 miles uphill and down by myself. And you know what, traveling alone was the best experience I’ve ever had. … Continue reading Why Traveling Alone Was The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done
“Are you a player?” he asked me as we walked down the street. “No, I just crush a lot,” I smiled. I went home alone that night and I called my friend. “I only date players,” I said. “You’re the biggest player I know,” she told me with no hesitation. No. No, no, no, no. I can’t be a player. The word “player” has such … Continue reading What do you do when you’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw?
ArcLight Cinemas in Lincoln Park’s new entertainment district, NEWCITY, partnered with three Chicago lifestyle and tech entrepreneurs for a special movie night and panel discussion for female entrepreneurs this November. After watching Jennifer Lawrence’s stellar performance in “Joy,” and munching on complimentary Coke and popcorn, a theater full of Chicago women listened to Chicago’s female entrepreneurs, Katy Lynch, Jessica Zweig, and Theresa Carter’s honest advice … Continue reading Chicago Female Entrepreneurs and ArcLight Partner to Discuss ‘Joy’
Ahhh Thanksgiving. It is by far my favorite holiday because I love Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole – and then of course apple pie. Beyond the food, I love that there’s a new rush in the air to think about what we’re thankful for and then also what we want to give to others for Christmas and then goals we want to … Continue reading Friendsgiving with Chicago Bloggers