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Leah Caplanis: A Cheeky Chick You Should Know

By: Debra Lipson

July 14, 2014
Leah Caplanis
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Leah Caplanis is the 31-year-old CEO of SOCIAL Enjoyments, a deliciously refreshing, sparkling sake line hitting Chicago area Whole Foods, Mariano’s and The Goddess and Grocer shelves this month! Not only is this entrepreneur a sharp gluten-free cookie (she just finished her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business), but Leah is also a survivor. She was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2010. Instead of complacency, Leah turned what could’ve been a setback into a successful startup. Now primed to dethrone Bethenny Frankel as the reigning queen of female-empowered alcohol, she discusses her journey through perseverance, holistic healing and the true meaning of life balance. What’s Cheekier than …  Read more

Summer Eats Beach Essentials

June 30, 2014
Lakesha Rose

Summer is here! Check out my appearance on CBS 2, where I show you fun eats beach essentials. Beyond Chicken is made from plant protein, yet has the same texture and taste as animal meat.  Add this healthy ingredient to your salad to please meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Lakesha’s homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe:  Ingredients: 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 garlic clove, minced 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 Tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 anchovy fillets, rinsed 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Directions: 1. Combine lemon juice and garlic in small bowl and let sit for ten minutes. 2. In a blender, add mayonnaise, Parmesan, vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard, anchovies, …  Read more

Crafthouse Bottles Premium Cocktails

By: Dana Hartung

June 23, 2014
Crafthouse Editorial 2
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Let’s be honest with ourselves. No matter how many Pinterest recipes we follow, making our own premium cocktails never seems to turn out as tasty as the ones we order from the bar. But why? We follow the same instructions, we use the same ingredients, we shake and we stir, but we still can’t seem to get it just right. That’s because there is so much more that goes into making a cocktail than we think. It’s a craft that takes practice, experience and the prefect balance and quality. When renowned mixologist and Crafthouse co-founder, Charles Joly, worked as the Head Mixologist at The Drawing Room, he was constantly being asked to …  Read more