Working on the magnificent David Adler designed Lake Forest Showhouse last spring rekindled my interest in this country house architect who worked for Chicago area clients from the early 1900s to the 1940s. For my third interview with prominent people in the design world, I called New York author and Adler expert Stephen Salny to chat about how he fell in love with Adler’s style and was inspired to write a book, The Country Houses of David Adler, which I turned to for inspiration when designing my showhouse room. (Stephen’s latest book is William Hodgins Interiors, tracing the five-decade career of one of the last, old-guard American interior designers and another of … Read more
Women celebrating women is a concept close to Cheeky’s heart; that’s why we want to give a shout-out to Chicago local Susan Garcia Trieschmann, a Woman of Worth honoree by L’Oréal Paris. Susan is nominated for her outstanding work with Curt’s Café in Evanston, a non-profit restaurant that provides training and support for at-risk youth. At Curt’s Café, patrons are able to “dine with a purpose”: They support their communities and enjoy delicious grub. Susan is one of ten remarkable women across the country to be nominated for the Woman of Worth award. She, along with the other nominees, will receive $10,000 for her charitable cause and will be acknowledged at an awards … Read more
If you’ve been watching the NFL this season, you’ve probably noticed the catchy new commercial by NFL Apparel for Women. With a dramatic voice-over featuring an inspirational pep-talk by the Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Raven’s coach John Harbaugh, we witness a variety of beautiful women in fashion-forward and fitted NFL gear go about their normal business (including everything from riding skateboards, to tending to babies, to shopping and riding motorcycles). The ad’s underlying message is that it’s fashionable and totally appropriate (if not fierce) to wear your NFL gear just about anywhere these days, and the NFL has plenty of options for us ladies to chose from. The commercial is just … 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!