“I was lucky to have a lot of organizations that got me out of my hospital room and showed me that I could still do athletic things and achieve athletic accomplishments,” said Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympian and award-winning paratriathlete. “It proved to me that losing a leg didn’t have to stop me from doing anything I wanted to do.” Stockwell has spent the latter part of her week providing such inspiration and motivation to others at …
Meet Jennifer Lane, founder and owner of Chicago-based lifestyle and fashion public relations boutique Jennifer Lane Publicity. Throughout the company’s 11-year history, Jennifer has had the opportunity to represent a number of lifestyle and fashion clientele including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gold Toe Socks, Macy’s and Jim Beam, and local boutiques and spas such as Urban Oasis, Mario Tricoci and Handle with Care. We chatted with Jennifer about starting her own company, work-life balance and the Cheekiest thing she’s done this past week. Cheeky: Why did you decide to start your own company? Jennifer Lane: Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a passion for both fashion and business. After … Read more
I was recently on WGN giving tips on how to get rid of (and prevent) bed mites. (Try not to itch too much during the video.) Mattress : A mattress should be changed every five to ten years Vacuum mattress to keep out dust mites Covering your mattress and pillows in vinyl or allergy-barrier covers that zip closed will insure that mites don’t burrow in your mattress or pillows. It will keep your sheets mite-free a bit longer. Pillow: Keep pillows in vinyl or allergy-barrier covers Vacuum or wash pillows (Some experts even recommend putting the pillows in the freezer.) Bedsheets: People shed skin cells that dust mites feed on Sheets should be washed once a week even if your … Read more
High gloss paint isn’t just for ceilings anymore. We’re seeing this lacquered look on walls in dining rooms, livings rooms, foyers and master bedrooms. Painters used to avoid high luster finishes in dark colors because it may show flaws in the wall, but they aren’t shy about it anymore. High gloss paint in darker colors or neutrals is all the rage. Why? Reflection! High gloss paint draws light further into the room and it adds another texture to a space. If you are reluctant to choose a dark color, remember that the extra light that bounces off the high gloss finish will brighten some of that darkness. Most of us are used to seeing this lustrous surface … 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!