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Clean Just Got Easier

By: Georgiana Pascanu

July 3, 2014
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Had an incredible weekend but woke up realizing your little black dress got ruined? Have no fear, DRYV is able to help you out and make everything right again. For all you Cheeky gals out there who need more hours in the day, or a more convenient way to get your most precious dresses cleaned, DRYV is about to become your new best friend! Based on mobile technology with no store fronts, DRYV is the modern-day, revolutionized dry cleaning service. DRYV allows you to order a pick up, get notifications when your laundry is ready and schedule a drop off all through the convenience of a mobile app. What’s even more convenient …  Read more

Graffiti Trending at Home

The Next Stylistic Trend in Furniture!

June 26, 2014
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by:
Susan Brunstrum

Graffiti isn’t just vandalism anymore; it’s an art form that has gone legit. I first spotted street art in Park City, UT and in Chicago restaurants like River North’s Mercadito and the West Loop’s Packing House. Now, it has filtered into fashion and home furnishings! Count me as a fan. I’m so inspired by these artists — their individuality, energy, edginess and bold use of color is impressive. Graffiti art not only makes a statement in your home; it is a statement. These artists are culling their philosophies and opinions down to a few words or a provocative comic-like image. I’m seeing “street art” designs on upholstered furniture, wallpaper, dinnerware, lighting fixtures …  Read more

Summer Entertaining

The Best Local Eats for Your Summer Bash!

June 2, 2014
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by:
Lakesha Rose

I was recently the guest co-host on You and Me This Morning on WCIU. We had a fun segment with Eric Steiglman, founder of Bonfire wines. He brought along some a red and white wine and delicious bites for a summer picnic in Chicago. Check it out! Notes: Wine from Bonfire, sold at Whole Foods and Mariano’s. American Spoon and “Q” BBQ sauce, sold at Blue Door Farm stand in Lincoln Park. Goddess and Grocer sell a variety of delicious prepared foods. Urban Accents is a local Grocery store. Magnolia Bakery is in Chicago. I hope you enjoy all of these local foods for the summer!