29Rooms: What You Should Know Before You Go

Refinery 29’s Brooklyn based 29Rooms took the show on the road and set up shop in Chicago for the very first time on my birthday, which made party planning a breeze this year. Held during Fashion Week, this pop up was created partly as an alternative to designers’ exclusive afterparties, and as a canny exercise…

Peach Party Presents…Earth: A Self-Care Sunday Event

What happens when you give a blogger an invitation to an earth-themed self-care Sunday event? Your girl shows up covered in as many banana leaves as possible, giving them earth REALNESS! I’m so lucky I stumbled upon this three-piece gem at Old Navy one day before the event, because it made me feel extremely motivated for…

Shop Buzzed: Chicago’s Best Kept Shopping Secret

I wanted to give you the latest buzz about the newest party in Chicago! Shop Buzzed was concocted by two loveable ladies behind Chloe’s Cravings and Shop 522 Envy. It is a once a month event that combines drinking your favorite cocktail or caffeinated beverage and local Chicago entrepreneurs in one space.They came up with this…

10 Most Instagrammable Places To Eat In Chicago

There’s no doubt Chicago is one of the most photogenic cities in the U.S.—from the breathtaking view of Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower to the sandy beach lake front. But did you know many of our favorite foodies spots are also Insta-Worthy? That’s why we’ve rounded up mouthwatering pics from 10 of the cities…

Did You Know? Eloquii Is Opening A Store In Chicago

YASS KWEEN, you read that right! One of the most beloved plus size fashion brands will open its doors inside The Shops At Northbridge, right here in Chicago.  Their plus size women’s clothes feature all the best trends of the season: Exposed shoulder tops, ruffled blouses, cropped jeans, embroidered dresses, leather jackets… In a nutshell:…

A Magical Ride: Review of Disney Musical Aladdin On Broadway In Chicago

  Thanks to my blogger boo, Jaye of Curvatude and Disney Theatrical Group, I was lucky enough to lounge around The Cadillac Palace Theatre last week prior to viewing Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway in Chicago. Among the group was the production’s company manager, Michael Height who shared his excitement for the show and asked if it was our…

Did You Hear? A Designer Share Service Just Launched In Chicago

DesignerShare is the first truly peer-to-peer marketplace for women to rent their designer clothing and accessories to one another. We all know keeping up with appearances is tough and costly,  so I was thrilled when they asked me to try the service.  It was really simple: I set up an account, browsed my options, selected a…

2016 Queer Fashion Week

Recently, I was invited to attend DapperQ’s iD NYFW show at the Brooklyn Museum. I was super excited to get the invite, but bummed because I couldn’t make it. Lucky for you, and for me the shows producers Anita Dolce Vita, Deeba Zivari and Colette Lee Morales had the event beautifully photographed by Hannah Cohen. The…

Saved By The Bell Pop Up Diner

I totally geeked out when Saved by the Max, a diner modeled after the eatery in the 90’s sitcom the Saved By The Bell set up shop here in Chicago. The diner was a huge hit, so they agreed to stay well past the original end date which means you all have until May 31, 2017…