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With Memorial Day weekend kicking off the summer vacation season, we’re all craving some work-free time. Whether it’s a long weekend or a full week off, a true vacation—one that doesn’t involve responding to emails or calling into the office—requires a little preparation. Before you take off for vacay, check off these three easy to-dos. That way, you’ll be free to relax and recharge without an ounce of guilt! 1. Prepare your team. A week before vacation: Put …
Get Your Glam On.May 24, 2013
You simply do not go to a casino to do things by halves. These glorious places are all about extravagance, indulging your every whim, getting your blood pumping and every sense tingling. The pleasure palace experience does not stop at great gaming. It’s hot entertainment, exotic liquors, enticing strangers, plush suites, silk sheets and the finest dining on the face of the Earth, that is of course unless you’re into munching nitrogen-treated flower petals at daftly named places in Scandinavia. Assuming you’re not, here’s our list of the top 5 casino dining experiences that are guaranteed to send your tastebuds to heaven and back: Café Deco – The Venetian – Macau: This … Read more
Crazy About Leather for Home DecorMay 23, 2013
I’m as crazy about leather for home décor as I am for my wardrobe – I just bought a beautiful spring linen jacket with leather sleeves from Vince. The same qualities that make leather so desirable for clothing and accessories make it a great choice for decorating. It’s soft and durable, looks rich and feels great. Leather provides texture and adds contrast to fabrics and metallic accents too, the way gold clasps and trim set off a fabulous leather handbag. It is a classic symbol of luxury. At Sweet Peas Design we’re finding many exciting new ways to add leather accents to your home. Instead of committing to an all-leather sofa or chair, try adding leather … Read more
Love So Easy to Find, You Might as Well Look in Your Own KitchenMay 16, 2013
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: CoffeeMeetsBagel.com! 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