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Sidetour: The New Way to Experience Chicago

See, Do and Taste Your City in a New Light

June 13, 2013
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cheeky speaks

You know those times you call your friends and ask them what your group should do that weekend and the only answer anyone has is…”Let’s go out.” Doh. These moments happen more often than we’d like, so to solve this little issue of ours, we introduce you to…Sidetour. With Sidetour, you can learn your city better than ever (and have more fun than “let’s go out”). Sidetour allows you to interact with others in small, intimate gatherings while getting to know your city. It’s the perfect place to find fun, new experiences and one-of-a-kind activities (i.e. making pasta with a renowned Italian chef or racing down the U.S. luge track with a …  Read more

Hungry for Love? Coffee. Meet Bagel.

Love So Easy to Find, You Might as Well Look in Your Own Kitchen

May 16, 2013
Jess Piet

Tick. Tick. Tick. Bam. It’s that mini-magical moment in your busy Chicago workday. The noon hour has struck and it’s time for a pick-me-up. What kind of bagel might you get today? There is a place that begs this question in a whole new way, minus the calories and the carbs. Now that you’re paying attention, may we introduce:! Coffee Meets Bagel was founded by three New York-gone-San-Fran sisters: Arum, Dawoon and Soo Kang who too often wondered, “Where are all the good ones?” After baking a fresh batch of matchmaking answers with gobs of girl power and brains to boot, Coffee Meets Bagel was born. This free service, naturally built from a woman’s …  Read more

On a Manhunt!

No, Literally, I Was Part of a Manhunt

July 19, 2012
Christine Hassler, MA

Today I have a short story for you with some reminders for living a more peaceful life… A couple of weeks ago, I was part of a manhunt – not of The Bachelor variety. This was a real manhunt complete with police helicopters, a helmet-wearing swat team and a K9 unit.  I was in Santa Monica taking a walk with my good friend and author/speaker/career expert powerhouse Lindsey Pollak who was visiting from New York. About ten minutes into our walk, it was hard to ignore the rather unusual amount of sirens, but we really didn’t think much of it (I guess we’ve both lived in the city too long!). Once we …  Read more