“I was lucky to have a lot of organizations that got me out of my hospital room and showed me that I could still do athletic things and achieve athletic accomplishments,” said Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympian and award-winning paratriathlete. “It proved to me that losing a leg didn’t have to stop me from doing anything I wanted to do.” Stockwell has spent the latter part of her week providing such inspiration and motivation to others at …
Looking for a sizzling new summer read? Emily Giffin — chick lit author of the novel-turned-movie Something Borrowed (starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin) — has just released her newest book, The One & Only. And it’s definitely a top pick for a warm weather Cheeky page-turner. In Emily’s eagerly awaited new novel, readers meet Shea Rigsby, whose world is turned upside down when a tragedy strikes her hometown of Walker, Texas — a small college town that lives and breathes the game of football. Effortlessly charming, witty and thought provoking, Emily has written another classic tale of forbidden love, loyalty and following your heart. Cheeky caught up with the six-time New York … Read more
For nine fabulous years, TV starlet Sophia Bush played the role of “Brooke Davis,” a flirtatious cheerleader on the CW’s hit drama, One Tree Hill. Not one to ever sit still, after the show’s finale in 2012, Sophia kept busy working with some of her favorite charities and several TV projects including landing the role of Detective Erin Lindsay, on NBC’s hit new cop drama Chicago P.D. The show, located and filmed here in Chicago, is sort of a younger sibling to that of NBC’s Chicago Fire, which is already in its second season. As P.D.’s tough as nails Detective Lindsay, Sophia reigns as a leading lady among a nearly all … Read more
What do you get when you pair incredible design and style sensibility with a hot new Bravo show? You get Jay Michael, star of 100 Days of Summer and “life architect” (this might be our new favorite phrase), who took the time to chat with Cheeky about all things career and personal style (with a good dose of Chicago’s hit reality show sprinkled in). Cheeky: How did you get started in the design business? Jay Michael: Calling myself a designer always felt unnatural. I think my life’s work is more about understanding the way ordinary people (like myself) live, and empowering them with the tools to live extraordinary lives. Although it’s part … 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!