Mikhaila Woodall stands out in a crowd. Her long hair is streaked magenta, her infectious laugh can be heard across a crowded hotel lobby, and her striking features and bodacious bod have a tendency to turn heads. She’s fresh on the scene as a teacher but is already gaining notoriety in the Chicago Yoga community as a formidable talent, packing classes full of devotees both at CorePower Yoga and Lakeshore Sport & Fitness where she …
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
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
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
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!