Susan Brunstrum, former owner of a marketing and communications firm, opened Sweet Peas Design after discovering her true calling about a decade ago. For Brunstrum, the fields of business and art weren’t foreign and separate from each other. A Deerfield native and current Libertyville-dweller, she incorporates her advertising skills and passion for interior and architectural design as she did during her college experience. While obtaining her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in advertising at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University respectively, Brunstrum immersed herself in art history, drawing and design classes. Featured in NS: Modern Luxury for the North Shore in its first anniversary issue, Sweet Peas Design was praised for its installation … Read more
After Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent when she was 25, she thought she had failed. Being the Cheeky woman that she is, Christine turned those high expectations for herself, and what she learned from her experience, into a career that she loves. As an author, Gen Y expert and professional speaker, Christine tries to help women realize that we need to learn to manage our expectations and silence our biggest critic: ourselves. Cheeky: What is the main problem young women are facing in their careers today? Christine Hassler: Feeling like they need to figure it all out right away! I see so many women not start or really … Read more
Think about how many times you’ve taken clients to a business dinner. Or tried to impress them during a cocktail hour. It’s doubtful they were able to distinguish one complimentary meal or drink from the next one, much less tie their experience to your brand and its unique offerings. But what can you do? You’re a busy gal as it is trying to play event planner on top of your endless other to-dos. There’s not much in the way of technology out there to assist you in planning an evening of corporate entertainment. (No, Apple, there isn’t an app for that). And to be perfectly honest, you just can’t come … 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!