Rocking out with Nellcôte

The Place to Be Lolla Weekend

July 30, 2013
Kate Nettenstrom

Lollapalooza is coming up fast on the calendar, maybe even a little too fast. Instead of dwelling on the fact that it’s almost August (eek!), focus on your game plan for Lolla. When coordinating your moves for the weekend, a lot comes in to play. You have to consider your friends, the bands, where to eat and drink and where to play when the festival grounds close for the night. Seeing your fave artists is obviously at the top of the priority list,  but there is also so much more to do in the city beyond Grant Park. The best Chicago hotspots bring out the big guns on Lolla weekend to …  Read more

The One and Only Punky Brewster

Cheeky Catches Up with One of Our Favorite Child Stars

May 9, 2013

High tops. Pigtails. Rainbow bright jackets and pants. The 80′s. What does Cheeky remember about this time? Punky Brewster. There’s not a Cheeky gal who doesn’t recall what it was like being young and carefree, curled up watching this American sitcom. Nothing reminds us of that inner girl and how far she has come more than seeing Punky (Soleil Moon Frye) all grown up with a beautiful family, a successful career and a new book. Cheeky: You’re a busy mom and businesswoman. You run MOONFRYE, which is a great space to learn and share about being a parent. What will readers find on MOONFRYE that they won’t find on other parenting sites? Soleil …  Read more

Municipal Bar + Dining Company Grand Opening

Play Ball at River North's Posh New Sports Bar

December 18, 2012
Marina Lambropoulos
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Sporty and sleek. Here comes a haute heavy hitter! A new one-of-a-kind upscale sports bar, gastropub experience in Chicago has arrived. The official grand opening of Municipal Bar + Dining Company took place on Friday night and drew an all-star turnout. VIP arrivals on the red carpet included Brian Urlacher, Jonathan Toews, Major Wright, Charley Oakley, Al Montoya, and Chicago icon Michael Jordan, who still can wow a crowd like no one I’ve ever seen! I must admit, I did make my way over to the booth to snap a pic of “His Airness” chillin’ with Urlacher and friends. Media personalities Anna Davlantes, Lou Canellis, and Kelli Zink were amongst the …  Read more