Move over, Soho House. There’s a cooler, less crowded, more wine-ier social house in town. Birch Road Cellars is exclusive, off-the-beaten-track and on-trend. I went to this little slice of heaven in Lincoln Park (don’t look for the sign, they don’t have one – you just have to knoooowwww) to meet the owner and left thinking that a membership at Birch Road might just be more important than one at my gym. What other social house …
With the Oscars right around the corner – red carpet photos, videos and predictions are all abuzz in the fashion media. But the red carpet is going to come closer to home in Chicago thanks to the Junior League of Chicago. The Junior League of Chicago’s Annual Gala: “A Night on the Red Carpet” will take place on Saturday, February 28 at the The Museum of Broadcast Communications, and you won’t want to miss it! The philanthropic event is a true black tie affair, and the largest fundraiser of the year for the charity. The evening will include a red carpet entrance complete with photographers, and will be emceed by Erin … Read more
Blogs, websites, old yellowing pieces of paper stuck into cookbooks…this is where we find ourselves looking for recipes. Yes? But how then to match these favorites, old and new, to the wines that will elevate the dining experience – whether it’s at a well-set table or eaten on a coffee table while watching Scandal? It’s a cinch with Neiman Marcus Cooks, a fantastic cookbook that pairs each and every recipe with a wine. Written by Kevin Garvin, Executive Chef at Neiman Marcus restaurants, the book (a completely revised edition of a classic favorite) takes the guesswork out of the seemingly impossible task of selecting the right wine to go with foods that often have … Read more
Rooftop bars are all the rage in the Windy City…in the summertime. But what is a girl to do during the other, colder months of the year? For those of you craving a little outdoor time, even in the icy winter weather, you’re still in luck! Vertigo Sky Lounge, lofted high above the dana hotel and spa, is celebrating its fifth anniversary as the city’s only outdoor winter patio and ice bar. All season long those looking for an icy fun time can enjoy frosty drinks and great views! Located on the 26th floor of the hotel, the bar is a great spot even for those who want to stay indoors … 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!