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Start 2016 with a Healthy New You with the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women #YouGoGirl

Start 2016 with a Healthy New You with the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women #YouGoGirl

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have taken the time to take care of my parents, kids, husband, and now it’s got to be my turn! It has to be my turn and now it’s your turn, too! So I’m excited to share with you that MJ Tam and I were asked to partner with American Heart Association for the […]

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#InMyShoes – A Twitter Chat All Parents with Teens Should Know About!

#InMyShoes – A Twitter Chat All Parents with Teens Should Know About!

| January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Just when new parents think they’re done with milk & diapers, parents suddenly get an unexpected smack in the face dealing with a budding young adult!  Almost instantly – long gone are the days when these new parents-of-teens can decide what, where, and why their young ones should, eat, and sleep. These newly teenaged creatures […]

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The Biggest Loser is in Itasca!

The Biggest Loser is in Itasca!

| June 14, 2013 | 3 Comments

From Malibu, CA, to Niagara, NY, and Ivins, UT now comes Itasca, IL as the new destination of The Biggest Loser Resort. This TV show inspired Resort & Spa promises a “new you transformation”. A 7 day experience comes with education, empowerment, relaxation, and of course lots fitness and exercise. The one week of stay […]

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Learned to Kick Off that Totem Pole at the #CCBalancedLiving Event

Learned to Kick Off that Totem Pole at the #CCBalancedLiving Event

| December 21, 2012 | 7 Comments

Disclaimer: I was compensated for my participation in Coca-Cola’s Balanced Living Workshop, but my thoughts and views are my own. Pre-family I was a svelte size 8 actively working in the fashion industry. I worked hard, loved life and embraced everything with vigor. Dancing, swimming, workouts, eating well, were just simply life. I also grew […]

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The Mercury Method: A New Fitness Concept & Club Opens in Chicago [pics]

The Mercury Method: A New Fitness Concept & Club Opens in Chicago [pics]

| November 12, 2012 | 5 Comments

You would never know that the new The Mercury Method is a fitness club from its unassuming facade. There’s a very lounge-y and sexy vibe to this new space and I would not have known that it is a fitness club if not for the launch party invitation. California native fitness video star and exercise […]

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Beyond Chicago: Let me take you down where I’m going to…Strawberry Fields!

Beyond Chicago: Let me take you down where I’m going to…Strawberry Fields!

| June 19, 2011 | 9 Comments

I actually already went last month, but the pictures below can hopefully help take you there. The location was in the beautiful Monterey of California blessed with good soil, ever-present sun and cool ocean air. I flew in as one of the 5 chosen bloggers in the country to learn about everything strawberry and I […]

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The Fab Giver, Red Pump Rocker & National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Fab Giver, Red Pump Rocker & National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

| March 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

How well do you you know our fellow Chicagonista and charitable queen Karyn Brianne Watkins? Each time Karyn surfaces on the social media scene, she is wearing a different hat. Each hat she wears is a giving hat, one that shares, cares and makes us all more aware. Sitting down with Karyn, we learn that […]

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Melt away at the Elysian Spa & Health Club

Melt away at the Elysian Spa & Health Club

| January 27, 2011 | 7 Comments

Chicago is still in the mid of winter and our bodies and spirit are clamoring for some much needed warmth. If you have an hour or two to spare then you should go away to Elysian Spa & Health Club located in the Elysian Hotel. They are now offering culturally-inspired treatments from around the world. […]

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Sweat out the soreness with Bikram Yoga

Sweat out the soreness with Bikram Yoga

| December 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

I don’t like to exercise. Running? Only if I’m trying to catch a bus. Swimming? Ugh, I hate putting my face in the water. Lifting weights? Hahaha. Surely you jest. It’s not that I’m not active, it’s just that my preferred activities include accessories like dancing shoes or an English saddle. Yet, a gym-avoiding person […]

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Experience Hot Bamboo Fusion Massage at Mario Tricoci

Experience Hot Bamboo Fusion Massage at Mario Tricoci

| December 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

A revolutionary concept in massage called Hot Bamboo Fusion Massage has made its way to Chicago and Mario Tricoci salons and spas are the first ones to take on. I sat down with Julie Moore of Toronto, Canada for a small interview before experiencing the luxurious session at Mario Tricoci’s Michigan Ave. location.  Julie Moore […]

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