As summer fades to fall, it’s hard to keep the healthy food train going. There are casseroles and cream-based soups demanded to be eaten, and thick, warm brownies drowned in fudge. While we transition to cooked foods as the weather cools, our bodies have to work extra hard to digest all this fatty fare. It becomes less about nutrition and more about comfort, but there’s a way to throw in some superior nutrition that’s raw, easy to digest and tastes amazing as well. From the creator of the award-winning line of JuiceRx juices, juice cleanses and nut milks, Dean now brings you a full lineup of convenient, on-the-go delicious and healthy raw … Read more
Just in time for tailgating season, Chicago’s local beer, Old Style, has launched the new Chicago Heroes commemorative can that honors Chicago’s Bravest. Sales from these cans will benefit the Ende, Menzer, Walsh and Quinn (EMWQ) Retirees’, Widows’ and Children’s Assistance Fund, which provide financial support to widows and orphans of members of the Chicago Fire Department. The commemorative can features the image of a firefighter along with details about the EMWQ Assistance Fund. The 16 oz. can is being individually sold at Chicagoland retailers and will be available through December. Proceeds (up to $20,000) will be donated to the EMWQ Assistance Fund. Old Style has been sold in Chicago since 1902 … Read more
I absolutely love the Lincoln Park Zoo. When the spring thaw makes going outside tolerable again, it’s one of the first places I want to go to stretch my legs and check out the inevitable rush of baby animals. It’s a perfect place to spend a summer day watching the lions bask in the heat and then retreat to an air-conditioned building like the Small Mammal House, where you can see some of my favorite critters like an armadillo and sand cat. Every winter, you’ll find me warming up with some cider while admiring the displays at ZooLights. So when I heard about Wine & Wildflowers, I couldn’t wait to go. … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!