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Chicagoan Dr. Amy Lehman, the courageous MAKER

Chicagoan Dr. Amy Lehman, the courageous MAKER

| January 20, 2013 | 5 Comments

“Badass” came to mind when I had a chance to see and hear tattoo-cladded Chicagoan Dr. Amy Lehman speak on her project at the Makers Women luncheon. There I learned that Lehman is the founder of the Lake Tangkanyika Floating Health Clinic. The clinic’s goal was to provide health care services to about 3.5 million […]

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The Rancics Held A Book Signing After The Holiday Tree Lighting at Macy’s

The Rancics Held A Book Signing After The Holiday Tree Lighting at Macy’s

| November 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

Giuliana and Bill Rancic hosted the Macy’s Tree lighting to kick off the 2011 Holiday Season. A book signing event followed after the lighting for their new book, I Do, Now What?– Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-in-Love Couple. They also mentioned in going forward with the plan in building the new restaurant  with […]

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“Chicken in The Car” who partied in a boat: On author Melisa Wells

“Chicken in The Car” who partied in a boat: On author Melisa Wells

| June 3, 2011 | 9 Comments

One of the biggest challenges in parenting is always putting on a set of mommy/daddy goggles to discover great places for the family. Sure there are a lot of places here in Chicago, in fact there are so many options that sites like us (Chicagonista) where equally active and experienced Chicago parent writers can help […]

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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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World Aids Day 2010: A View on Rae Lewis-Thornton

World Aids Day 2010: A View on Rae Lewis-Thornton

| November 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sitting with Rae Lewis-Thornton, surrounded by Christmas ornaments and an aura full of joy and promise, I realize life goes on with each and every breath. Rae Lewis-Thornton is in the prime of her life. She is vibrant, beautiful, accomplished, intelligent and quite the activist. For the past 27 years, Rae has been the voice, […]

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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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A Day Of Beauty & Inspiration – Video

A Day Of Beauty & Inspiration – Video

| May 11, 2009 | 4 Comments

A Day of Beauty – Mother’s Day 2009 from Chicagonista on Vimeo. This past weekend was simply inspiring.  It started out with an early schedule to meet at State Street’s Salon at ULTA with the 3 winners of the ULTAmate Mom contest. As each one of them walked in through ULTA’s main entrance along with […]

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RIBILICIOUS at the Gale Street Inn

RIBILICIOUS at the Gale Street Inn

| April 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Jenny Villanueva With their award-winning cuisine and soft, mellow jazz music by the inviting bar, Gale Street Inn has been an icon in Jefferson Park for over 30 years. This is one “rib joint” where you don’t need a knife – the ribs fall perfectly, right off the bone. They may not have invented that […]

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The Chicagoan Bachelorette Jen Schefft

The Chicagoan Bachelorette Jen Schefft

| April 3, 2009 | 5 Comments

By MJ Tam M&M’s is launching a new personalized shimmer collection and teamed up with Bachelorette Jen Schefft who is using them to customize her upcoming wedding and I had a chance to speak with her one on one. Yes, I did say wedding! Chicagoan Jen Schefft, who is well known as a star of  […]

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One Smile Bring Families Together

One Smile Bring Families Together

| March 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

By Jennifer K When Lori Holton Nash, best known as Miss Lori, walks in a room her magnetic smile touches people, lifts them and they start grinning back. I watched it happen when she arrived at Joy Yee in Chinatown for our interview. Patrons, servers, passers by, young and old- they all started smiling. Ever […]

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