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Fabulous Fashion Can Be Eco Friendly!

Fabulous Fashion Can Be Eco Friendly!

| October 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Vert Couture show as part of Fashion Focus Chicago.  It was an eye opening experience. Although it felt a little voyeuristic at times (see images below), I learned about an aspect of fashion I had little knowledge.  I saw beautiful, eclectic collections made by local designers. These […]

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Chicago’s 2 Grocery Giants Gone Green

Chicago’s 2 Grocery Giants Gone Green

| September 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

Jewel Osco and Dominick’s are both making big strides into greening their stores inside and out and into our homes. 2 new Dominick’s will be opening this September in the North side of Chicago, and Jewel’s has been running their LEED certified store since 2008. While Jewel upped the ante on selection and price against […]

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Look Out for the Bag Monster!

Look Out for the Bag Monster!

| September 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

So, you need to get some groceries and head to the nearest supermarket. When standing in the checkout line, you see their display selling ugly, reuseable bags marked with the store logo and think to yourself, “Ugh, I forgot my bags…again.” But oh well, you just check out and toss the bags into the garbage […]

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Urban Gardens, Local Food!

Urban Gardens, Local Food!

| March 9, 2010 | 1 Comment

As the weather finally starts to warm, I’m starting to think about the coming days with my kids at the parks, zoos, and pools. But to many farmers and urban gardeners in and around Chicago the change in seasons is their green light to get things growing! We are so fortunate to live in a […]

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Be Still My Bleeding Heart

Be Still My Bleeding Heart

| February 23, 2010 | 1 Comment

I love sweets and although I am trying to maintain a vegan lifestyle, sweets are often where things really fall apart for me. Luckily, there is a place in town that can satisfy your need for beautiful, sustainable, decadence while also offering a flavorful, health-conscious choice. Located in the heart of LakeView, nestled on an […]

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Chicago Consistently Ranked Top 10 Greenest Cities in US

Chicago Consistently Ranked Top 10 Greenest Cities in US

| September 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

Recently, you may feel like “being green” messages are everywhere. Well, that’s because they are! Here at Chicagonista, we feel that leading a lifestyle that’s as eco-friendly as possible is important, but that no one needs to revamp their entire way of life overnight. Writing from an eco-conscious mom  point of view, each month I’ll […]

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Grow, Baby, Grow!

Grow, Baby, Grow!

| July 13, 2009 | 0 Comments

This Spring, my husband and I decided to make our large balcony into a container veggie garden instead of buying $100 worth of annuals as we’ve always done before. I asked him first what he thought about growing some vegetables out ther and his response was, “Why not do all vegetables?”. Yes! Why not? I […]

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Shawn Johnson host a Chicago Family Event and win a Flip Camcorder

Shawn Johnson host a Chicago Family Event and win a Flip Camcorder

| June 6, 2009 | 5 Comments

“The Olympic spirit is alive in Chicago” as Michael Jordan said on the Chicago2016 promo video and so we couldn’t be more excited that Gymnastic Olympian and Dancing with the Stars winner Shawn Johnson will be hosting a family event here in Chicago. Kraft Brand’s Lunchables with Shawn Johnson launch the Lunch Your Tummy Right […]

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French Markets: A Sign of Spring

French Markets: A Sign of Spring

| April 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Farrah Brown This year, spring has been a long time coming. We have had a long, brutal winter. But a sure sign that spring is here… outdoor market season! This weekend is the inaugural weekend for most of the french markets in the Chicagoland area. The term “french market” refers to the style of […]

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Time to Explore at Hobbitland

Time to Explore at Hobbitland

| April 14, 2009 | 6 Comments

By Kristen Holub There is a new indoor playground in Chicago, and it is setting itself apart! Hobbitland is a clean, open playplace which opened this March (2009) On Western Ave just South of North Ave.  The area has been needing something like Hobbitland for a while now and I’m especially excited that I’ll be able to […]

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