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Your “Rad” Summer

Branch Out this Summer with an Amstel Radler!

July 17, 2014

Summer. If you live in Chicago, you know summer is that magical time when people come out in droves to soak up the sun, fun and endless possibilities our city has in store. From festivals to lounging on the beach, we’ve got our new fave summer accessory: the Amstel Radler. The Amstel Radler is a mix of beer, lemon juice and natural ingredients. Think delicious beer meets sparkling lemon water. In a word? Refreshing. If your summers consist of going to farmers’ markets or hitting the same five restaurants for cocktails, shake off the ordinary and try out our three fun, new picks instead. Your Rad Summer Itinerary 1. Road trip to Michigan  Michigan is just …  Read more

Summer Entertaining

The Best Local Eats for Your Summer Bash!

June 2, 2014
Summer Fun
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!    

A DIY Kentucky Derby Day!

Throw a Fabulous Derby Party in Three Easy Steps!

May 1, 2014

Whether you watch for the fabulous hats or the sleek horses, the Kentucky Derby is a family fun event that never loses its edge. Learn to throw your own DIY Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday using our favorite A Perfect Event celebrity party stylist’s tips and tricks. Decor First impressions are everything when guests arrive. Design a few focal points around the party, near the entrance, at the bar or on the buffet to bring the theme to life. Just like the jockey’s “silks,” create bold pops of color with my favorite floral tip: “colorblock” groups of bright colorful spray roses or standard roses into julep cups, silver vases or drinking glasses right from your pantry. Add …  Read more