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From Chicago’s Centered Chef to Weight Watchers to TED Talks, Chef Ryan Hutmacher is Cooking!

This Local Chef is Getting America Healthy, One Meal at a Time!

January 5, 2015
Chef Ryan Hutmacher
Lisa Payne

Coming off a holiday season full of cocktail parties, Mom’s meatloaf and an assortment of holiday buffets, there’s no better time to be excited about eating healthy. Enter national culinary expert extraordinaire, Chef Ryan Hutmacher. While initially following a corporate career path in sales management, Ryan soon found himself in a whole new direction. “I was struggling both physically and mentally with the stress and was in search of something more fulfilling that supported the lifestyle I truly wanted to live,” he says. “I always loved food, even to a fault, but I decided to go ‘all in’ and headed to culinary school to explore my interest in the art form …  Read more

Holiday Workout Plan: Pure Barre in Lincoln Park

Get Your Buns Into Shop at the Barre

December 24, 2014
Pure Barre Lincoln Park
Kaleigh Glaza

The Christmas season is known for decking the halls, jingling all the way and dashing through the snow. And maybe most importantly, it’s a time for dancing and dreaming of sugarplums a la The Nutcracker. But one too many sugar plums or gingerbread cookies means that New Year’s dress might be running a little more snug than planned. Don’t worry though–there’s still time to hit the ground dancing before the ball drops on December 31st thanks to the Pure Barre classes at their new Lincoln Park location. For those looking for a fun and different way to burn off holiday calories, there really is no better workout than the simple but …  Read more

Legs and Lips and Lashes…OH MY!

Knock 'Em Dead this New Year's Eve with Killer Legs, Luscious Lips and Alluring Lashes!

December 24, 2014

There is no better feeling than sashaying your way into the New Year feeling saucy and sexy. It’s that one night of the year you can glam it up, dust the shimmer from head to toe and wear that bold lip with confidence. These expert tips will guarantee the traffic stops when you walk into the room. Legs for days! I know it’s Chicago, and I know it’s freezing, but don’t wear tights or hosiery of any kind. Suck it up and gloss up those gams. Follow these five steps for silky, seductive legs that would make even Carrie Underwood jealous. Exfoliate your legs with a sugar scrub like Beautycounter Glow Sugar …  Read more