“My career is where it is because of the lessons I’ve learned. I failed English and that inspired me to become a writer. I failed a relationship and that inspired me to write about love, dating, timing and sex,” said author Jillian Conley as we sat at Rise Sushi, sipping on pinot grigio, shaking off the fall chill. And write about those things she did. In her latest book, Loving Mr. Wright, Conley wraps up the novella …
Sometimes it’s hard to improve on Mother Nature, so why try? Natural, uncut crystals are beautiful just the way they are, and I am seeing them everywhere–on chandeliers, lamps, sculptures, home accessories and jewelry. I love them for their rough-luxe look. The chunky texture is rugged and unrefined, and they have a subdued sparkle that comes in a subtle array of pretty colors straight from the earth. We like the way they work for glamorous settings or rooms that are more rustic. We just specified this gorgeous Fine Arts chandelier for a stairwell… Some people say that crystals have healing powers. I can vouch for that as I have been feeling oh … Read more
It was fashion upon fashion at the Third Annual Think Pink Fundraiser hosted by the Four Seasons earlier this month. The event, which benefits the Lynn Sage Foundation, featured a runway show of Nicole Miller’s new line, donned by the chic bloggers of Chicago. But the fashion began long before the runway started. “It felt like a fashion show just watching the guests arrive,” said Michael Grosso, Four Seasons Chicago GM. “Allium and the hotel lobby were filled with incredible energy, style and buzz. It was wonderful to see such a young and vibrant crowd come together for such a worthy cause.” Not to mention a good-looking crowd. Sipping on pink champagne … Read more
“We all want hope and passion in our lives, and I’m just trying to create music that relates to people on that level,” said Kristen May, lead singer of Flyleaf, a rock band that continues to capture crowds with their powerful and catchy sound. It’s this desire to connect May describes that sets the band apart from others in its genre, because there’s a soulful element in their music as well. May was calling from Washington, D.C., one of many tour stops for the band (who are playing in a different city almost every night), while debuting their new album, Between the Stars. The six-week tour, which has the band traveling to all … 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!