See & Plays

The Conrad Mini Tour

The Conrad Mini Tour

Crain’s listed the newly built The Conrad at 101  E. Erie on their new directory of Chicago’s Best Event Spaces and so I wanted to see it for myself. Coincidentally, I got invited to a Venue Showcase event at The Conrad, and they didn’t disappoint. The dramatic Chicago views at every turn and every event […]

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PEPSI® Tall Ships at Navy Pier July 27-31

PEPSI® Tall Ships at Navy Pier July 27-31

As part of Navy Pier’s Centennial Celebration, The Tall Ships event are bringing in over 14 majestic vessels. This five-day festival is kicking off July 27th starting with a Parade of Sails at 3pm-5pm and with fireworks at 9:30pm. Guest have the opportunity to walk the grounds, board the ships and sail out. Tickets can […]

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ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival – Chicago

ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival – Chicago

It’s a great time to be a girl! After all, the world’s thinking is a lot less male-dominated, and women are slowly getting easier access to rights and opportunities, unlike the women before us who had to live or watch other women fight for gender equality for most of their lives. Still, our world has […]

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Eats & Sips

A Tour at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters

A Tour at Bow Truss Coffee Roasters

Check out our Chicagonista visit to Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, a local coffee company who recently expanded to Beverly Hills in California. Check out all their other locations here. You must try the Lavander-infused cappuccino and nitro cold brew. When in their Lakeview location, visit the Bunny, The Micro Bakery goodies that complement Bow Truss’ javas! My […]

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New Chicago Restaurant to Check Out: B.Bim Asian Eatery

New Chicago Restaurant to Check Out: B.Bim Asian Eatery

A new restaurant called B.Bim Asian Eatery opened in Bucktown on Milwaukee Avenue and I, of course, had to go and check it out for myself. After all,  Lancero, Lee, and Aglibot owned restaurants have always delighted many taste buds from their other spots like Reverie, e+o, and YumCha (along with many other restaurants they’ve handled over […]

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Mid Autumn Festival at The Pen [Video]

Mid Autumn Festival at The Pen [Video]

 The Peninsula Chicago will be joyously observing the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival) from September 25-27 for some very exciting Asian experiences. For the three years now, The Peninsula Chicago pays homage to the second largest festival in China celebrating harvest time during the brightest moon of the year. Mooncakes (sweet round lotus bean […]

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Shops & Services

Old Reid Murdoch Building showcases newest Whirlpool appliances

Old Reid Murdoch Building showcases newest Whirlpool appliances

One could not miss the old brown Reid, Murdoch & Co. Building as most call it the clock tower by Chicago River in between LaSalle and Clark if you were ever in the downtown area. Built in 1914, this Chicago Landmark, was once a grocery warehouse, a makeshift hospital, and even once a City of […]

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Get lulled to sleep with LULL

Get lulled to sleep with LULL

We partnered with Lull Mattress, Premium Memory Foam Mattress, and we received a queen-sized piece of heaven! Not very often you hear people change their mattresses until backs are breaking because of one big reason: Mattress purchases are bank-breaking luxury spending, so people tend to hand-down used mattresses to families and friends instead. Imagine the […]

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Verizon & HTC 10 just gave us a better reason to take more selfies!

Verizon & HTC 10 just gave us a better reason to take more selfies!

Verizon is celebrating the launch of the much-awaited HTC 10 and Chicagonista got to be part of it! So while the Android internet world is buzzing about how impressive the new selfie camera on HTC 10 is, I had an opportunity to be at the Verizon Destination Store on Michigan Avenue to demonstrate on the […]

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Art & Leisure

The Imperial Hotel Tour in Tokyo, Japan

The Imperial Hotel Tour in Tokyo, Japan

MY ANA trip to Tokyo arranged accommodation at the beautiful Imperial Hotel, a 120-year-old legendary landmark in Tokyo that welcomed royalties, heads of state, and world and business leaders. This grand hotel located in central Tokyo at the Hibiya area around Japan’s Royal Palace corner. This hotel houses 17 restaurants and a plaza with shops […]

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Day Trip to Kyoto (from Tokyo) with ANA

Day Trip to Kyoto (from Tokyo) with ANA

It is 372 miles from Tokyo to Kyoto. So we took an ANA flight and landed to the nearest airport in Osaka. After 60 minutes of the bus ride, we arrived in Kyoto, Japan. First stop, is a quaint roadside restaurant for a traditional 4-course kaiseki meal. Fresh vegetables, seafood, tofu, rice, and soup. A […]

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ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival – Chicago

ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival – Chicago

It’s a great time to be a girl! After all, the world’s thinking is a lot less male-dominated, and women are slowly getting easier access to rights and opportunities, unlike the women before us who had to live or watch other women fight for gender equality for most of their lives. Still, our world has […]

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The Conrad Mini Tour

The Conrad Mini Tour

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Crain’s listed the newly built The Conrad at 101  E. Erie on their new directory of Chicago’s Best Event Spaces and so I wanted to see it for myself. Coincidentally, I got invited to a Venue Showcase event at The Conrad, and they didn’t disappoint. The dramatic Chicago views at every turn and every event […]

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International Home & Housewares 2017: A Weekend Of Wonders

International Home & Housewares 2017: A Weekend Of Wonders

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again when all the new food, kitchen and home products will be here in Chicago for one lone weekend. That’s right, it’s almost time for the International Home and Housewares show at McCormick Place this March 18-21st. IHA is a weekend I both love and dread every year. Love because […]

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The Imperial Hotel Tour in Tokyo, Japan

The Imperial Hotel Tour in Tokyo, Japan

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

MY ANA trip to Tokyo arranged accommodation at the beautiful Imperial Hotel, a 120-year-old legendary landmark in Tokyo that welcomed royalties, heads of state, and world and business leaders. This grand hotel located in central Tokyo at the Hibiya area around Japan’s Royal Palace corner. This hotel houses 17 restaurants and a plaza with shops […]

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