Sami Ari

Sami Ari is a lover of everything Chicago, from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater to the Magnificent Mile to the Promontory Point in Hyde Park. Addicted to tweetups and meeting new people as well as seeing films and writing all about it on Samiari.net and tweeting at @samiari Always a learning sponge absorbing everything about Tech, Social Media, Marketing and PR.

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Celebrate the spirit of the Olympics in Chicago this weekend!

Celebrate the spirit of the Olympics in Chicago this weekend!

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Every few months, the genius minds at The Numbered Days bring a new themed event to Chicago and this weekend they’re helping us celebrate the spirit of the Olympics. It may be warmer in Sochi but this Saturday, Chicago will have more Olympics Fun. This is their 3rd annual loft party and expecting about 450 people. GAMES is […]

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Indochino – Helping Men Look Better, One Suit at a Time

Indochino – Helping Men Look Better, One Suit at a Time

| August 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

Walking in to Union Station, I couldn’t keep my eyes away from the banners hanging out from the Great Hall’s ceiling. I couldn’t decide if I thought that the of Indochino’s Traveling Tailor felt hip and modern or laid-back and retro…or maybe it was a combination of all of the listed adjectives. Indochino is your own virtual tailor, […]

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3 New Chicago Startups to Checkout

3 New Chicago Startups to Checkout

| January 31, 2012 | 5 Comments

The last post “Get to Know few Chicago Startups” was a great way to introduce great Chicago startups so we decided that this should be a regular series here on Chicagonista! How many times have you stepped out of a cab, train or buss and the gloom befalls when you realize that sometime in the […]

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Get to Know few Chicago Startups & win Electricity for a Year from Power2Switch!

Get to Know few Chicago Startups & win Electricity for a Year from Power2Switch!

| December 22, 2011 | 5 Comments

In recent years Chicago has been a major hub for startup companies. It’s not San Francisco but we have got our share of great companies coming out of creative minds here. Here are 3 startups that got our attention for being creative, useful and made in Chicago! DreamChamps‘ tagline is life’s too short to do […]

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The Can’t Miss Picks of The 47th Chicago International Film Festival

The Can’t Miss Picks of The 47th Chicago International Film Festival

| September 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

I can’t believe it’s already that time of the year. The leaves are falling, you can order pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks and it’s time for the 47th Chicago International Film Festival! With more than 180 films from around the globe, you’re bound to find something that’s just for you. The schedule is out so […]

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Months Later, Is Tokyo Different after the Tsunami?

Months Later, Is Tokyo Different after the Tsunami?

| June 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Narita Airport was empty. Did I just make a mistake? Should I have listened to my Chicago friends’ warnings? That it’s too soon to go back to the city I love, that I should consider the tsunami and the radiation months after the incident even though Tokyo is more than 30 miles away? “That can’t […]

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Chicago, it’s Money Smart Week! Are you a Smartey?

Chicago, it’s Money Smart Week! Are you a Smartey?

| April 7, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s not easy saving money. Or is it? Well, April 2-9 is Money Smart Week in Chicago and you can learn more about saving and managing your personal finances better.  The events are held all over Chicago with a variety of topics to be discussed; from saving money now, to retirement, to managing property taxes. […]

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Ways to Help Japan in Chicago

Ways to Help Japan in Chicago

| March 30, 2011 | 9 Comments

Last week, many wonderful people got together to help raise money to be donated to the Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief.  It was a great turn out and we were able to raise a lot with the power of Social Media. Many people have asked me if there are any other events that […]

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The ties that bond me with Japan

The ties that bond me with Japan

| March 14, 2011 | 22 Comments

I’m in love with Japan. The country, the people, the food, the music and the cinema. Before my first visit there, I told my Japanese friend how much I love her country.  I don’t know how it came up but she told me  I would really appreciate the aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi.  Wabi-Sabi is supposedly better […]

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Brazil meets Chicago at Nacional 27’s Carnaval

Brazil meets Chicago at Nacional 27’s Carnaval

| March 4, 2011 | 7 Comments

  From March 4th till March 8th, Nacional 27 is celebrating Carnaval with scrumptious Brazilian inspired food and drinks. If you haven’t been there yet then this is the perfect time to visit Nacional. I had the pleasure of treating my taste buds to few of their very delicious special items from the menu for […]

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