Getting my first facial was a big deal. A lot of my friends are talking about getting Botox and I’m not at that stage yet. So, I’m opting for preventative care – eating right, working out, and having a good skincare routine. Going to the spa has always seemed like something for the rich and famous, not the young and entrepreneurial. But according to experts, … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From My Frist Facial
Do you know the best way to prepare for being on the radio for the first time? Not just the radio, but WGN in The Chicago Tribune Tower. The answer is a tequila party. Thursday, August 17, 2017, Amanda Elliott, founder of Windy City Cosmo was part of a special radio show – Pretty Late with Patti Vasquez Birthday Edition. We were celebrating Patti’s birthday … Continue reading How I Prepared for Being on WGN Radio
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
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?