MJ Tam

Head Chicagonista, Co-host of the Chicagonista LIVE! show, Lead blogger for TheChicagoMoms.com, and Co-Founder of Women Driving Excellence.

MJ is also the annual host of SocialRevUp - Brands & Bloggers Summit (#bbsummit) attended by about 200 professional high-profile bloggers nationwide.

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[Hawaii Video] Nectar Sweetness for the Entire Family!

[Hawaii Video] Nectar Sweetness for the Entire Family!

| July 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since I’m a mom of teens now, I’m consciously watching at what I wear before one of my kid label me as “trying too hard to look cool, young, or hip” (or what’s that word now? DOPE?!) So the first time I visited the Nectar Sunglasses website, I was a bit intimidated that I may […]

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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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Expanded Happy Hour Menu at #BarFogo

Expanded Happy Hour Menu at #BarFogo

| April 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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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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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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United Polaris revolutionize the business travel experience from “lounge to landing”

United Polaris revolutionize the business travel experience from “lounge to landing”

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

United just launched Polaris, an elevated service for weary business travelers. They built an experience that will maximize comfort and sleep before, during, or after their flight. Chicago O’Hare is one of the first Polaris Lounge that opened Dec. 1st, and it has truly redefined what an airline lounge should be. Long gone are the […]

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Day Trip to Kyoto (from Tokyo) with ANA

Day Trip to Kyoto (from Tokyo) with ANA

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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ANA’s Chicago O’Hare Inaugural Flight to Haneda (Tokyo) + Tour

ANA’s Chicago O’Hare Inaugural Flight to Haneda (Tokyo) + Tour

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

ANA just launched a direct flight from Chicago O’Hare to Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan and lucky me; I got to be part of the Inaugural flight. So after the airline launch festivities at O’Hare, I finally boarded my flight and was excited and thrilled that I was placed in the Business Class section where […]

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