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Give the Gift of Health: Top Holiday Wellness Gifts

By: Michele Gelman

December 17, 2014
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Anonymous

At this time of year when the days are shortest, our bodies need more sleep and warm, nourishing food. Instead, we are busier than ever, going to parties, consuming too much inflammatory, acidifying alcohol and sugar, staying out late and over extending ourselves in the spirit of giving. This leaves us with compromised immune systems just when the cold and flu viruses are lurking everywhere. To make the New Year happy and healthy, I am focusing on gifts of wellness this season for myself and others! Here are some of my top picks: Give the Gift of Greens Nutrient dense green vegetables are always in season (in winter, think kale and chard). …  Read more

Blown Away

Score the Blowout of Your Dreams at Chicago’s Newest Styling Salon

December 17, 2014
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Melanie Rud Chadwick

Calling all blow dry regulars! The latest addition to the Windy City salon scene is DreamDry, the chic styling spot founded by celeb stylist Rachel Zoe and Robin Moraetes. With only two other DreamDry locations open in NYC, how did they settle on Chicago for their third? “Chicago is one of the best cities in the world, and we wanted to bring the convenience and affordable luxury of everyday glamour to the fabulous women of the Windy City,” Zoe told us. “They have incredible personal style. We just want to give them the resource to able to perfect their greatest accessory—their hair!” We couldn’t agree more, Rach. Choose from 19 different styles—an …  Read more

Skin Deep

Top 5 Tips for Keeping Your Skin Hydrated This Fall!

November 5, 2014

As the weather becomes cooler (okay–colder), we need to be extra vigilant about keeping our skin hydrated. When our skin dries out, it can become itchy, ashy and more prone to showing our wrinkles–no thanks. With the polar vortex (round two) coming our way, what’s a Cheeky gal to do? “The fall is a great time to get into good skin care habits to protect your skin throughout the harsh winter months,” says Kelly Mack, a licensed esthetician and owner of Absolute Precision Skin Care in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. “Keeping your skin properly hydrated will make your skin look brighter and healthier all winter long.” Here are Kelly’s top five tips for …  Read more