Scene and Be SeenLooking for Nightlife Exclusives? Get you Cheeky Card!
Hands down there is no venue that ties in music and wine like our own beloved Ravinia (how lucky are we?!?). If you picture yourself on the lawn pre-concert, you can see the trees heavy laden with leaves shading your special spot, your bare feet on the blanket with nails painted to match the paisley print…oh, and all of your BFFs holding glasses of delicious wine. Yes, for Chicagoans when you say Ravinia, you say …
Mommy Needs Her (Sparkling) Wine TooMay 14, 2013
I come from people who didn’t drink during the day. A glass of wine, or a cocktail…well, it needed to be after 5pm in order to be enjoyed. Not the old line: “well it’s 5 o’clock somewhere.” But real time: 5pm. Unless, of course, it was a holiday that landed on a Sunday, and then the libation could be enjoyed after church. And on such occasions, my mother loved to enjoy sparkling wine. Since she mixed it with orange juice and made a mimosa out of it, the type of sparkling wasn’t so important. What was important was that it was shared. She wasn’t happy until everyone in the room … Read more
Perfect Plans with Your Older, Wiser BFF...May 8, 2013
From scraped knees to broken hearts, she has been there to bandage them all. And though we tell her we love her often, Mother’s Day is the day to show it. A gift is nice, but really, your older, wiser BFF wants time to spend with her beautiful, and busy, daughter. To celebrate the queen mum in your life, here are four thoughtful ways to make the day as Cheeky as she is! Eating, Drinking, Da Vinci’ing! – Bottles and Bottega Mother’s Day BYOB Brunch Party I’m talking three hours of brunch and brushstrokes! Take your pick of painting sessions: 10am-1pm or 2pm-5pm …just be careful not to rinse paint off in your wine glass … Read more
I WILL Drink More Merlot!April 23, 2013
So, ya know how some things are in, and some things are out, and then some things go around the bend and are in again? Precisely the reason we hold on to some of those items in the closet, hoping that they can re-emerge. Pretty flats were once out, now in. Uggs in, now out. Shirtwaist dresses, in – thank you, Mad Men. Conventional wisdom said that Merlot was out. There was that itty bitty wine movie, Sideways, that put the woof to the varietal and people “in the know” scoffed at the mention (“I will not drink any more merlot!”). But, baby it’s back! Merlot is one of the classic five Bordeaux varietals … Read more