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

Shanghai Terrace at The Chicago Peninsula launches new Spring/Summer Menu

Shanghai Terrace at The Chicago Peninsula launches new Spring/Summer Menu

Shanghai Terrace at The Chicago Peninsula just launched their newest Spring and Summer cocktail and food menu, and I was happy to attend the tasting event. Visiting Shanghai Terrace feels a lot like I am on the set of Wong Kar Wai’s film, In The Mood for Love. For me, anyway. Just like the film, […]

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Expanded Happy Hour Menu at #BarFogo

Expanded Happy Hour Menu at #BarFogo

The Brazilian Churrascaria, Fogo De Chao, is known for the all-you-can-eat barbecued meats prepared in the traditional gaucho way.  If you have never been to Fogo De Chao before, be prepared to feast on their delicious selections of bacon-wrapped chicken, lamb chops, Picanha top sirloin, filet mignon, and more that comes in a steady stream of […]

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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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Shops & Services

Design Your Perfect Bag at Laudi Vidni

Design Your Perfect Bag at Laudi Vidni

Laudi Vidni Co-Founder and CEO, Laura Kofoid, and her business partner, Grace Tsao-Wu, could not find a bag that they actually like so they came up with the idea of a custom handbag that will express their personal style. In 2009 they opened up a custom leather handbags store, Laudi Vidni, located in Armitage and […]

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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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Art & Leisure

Design Your Perfect Bag at Laudi Vidni

Design Your Perfect Bag at Laudi Vidni

Laudi Vidni Co-Founder and CEO, Laura Kofoid, and her business partner, Grace Tsao-Wu, could not find a bag that they actually like so they came up with the idea of a custom handbag that will express their personal style. In 2009 they opened up a custom leather handbags store, Laudi Vidni, located in Armitage and […]

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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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Shanghai Terrace at The Chicago Peninsula launches new Spring/Summer Menu

Shanghai Terrace at The Chicago Peninsula launches new Spring/Summer Menu

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Shanghai Terrace at The Chicago Peninsula just launched their newest Spring and Summer cocktail and food menu, and I was happy to attend the tasting event. Visiting Shanghai Terrace feels a lot like I am on the set of Wong Kar Wai’s film, In The Mood for Love. For me, anyway. Just like the film, […]

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“Illinois Made Art-is-an” Travel Experience Itineraries Announced Kicking-off National Travel & Tourism Week

“Illinois Made Art-is-an” Travel Experience Itineraries Announced Kicking-off National Travel & Tourism Week

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Travel and Tourism Week kicks off on May 7-13, and here in Illinois, the Illinois Made program has expanded with Illinois Made “Art-is-an,” a traveling itinerary of Illinois of experiences featuring artisans and notable independent small businesses that can drive truly authentic local experiences. Governor Rauner stated yesterday at the press conference that […]

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Design Your Perfect Bag at Laudi Vidni

Design Your Perfect Bag at Laudi Vidni

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Laudi Vidni Co-Founder and CEO, Laura Kofoid, and her business partner, Grace Tsao-Wu, could not find a bag that they actually like so they came up with the idea of a custom handbag that will express their personal style. In 2009 they opened up a custom leather handbags store, Laudi Vidni, located in Armitage and […]

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