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Simply Stylist Soiree

By: Jen Pircon

July 30, 2014
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It was a march in heels this Saturday as fashionistas and beauty gurus strutted their way to the dana hotel and spa for the Simply Stylist conference. Fashion and beauty industry hopefuls gathered to mingle with others who have the same aspirations, in hopes to learn from leading industry experts and enjoy an afternoon of shopping and pampering. The event kicked off with a networking brunch for VIP ticket holders. Over 70 ladies gave their feet a rest, indulged in French toast and bacon, sipped on morning mimosas and built relationships with total strangers. The tables had no seating assignments, as guests were encouraged to connect and network with potential new …  Read more

Meet the Cheeky Guys Behind Crafthouse

By: Dana Hartung

July 28, 2014
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Every Wednesday night, cocktail lovers have been tweeting, Cheeky has been buying and our friends at Crafthouse have been delivering you the best premium all-natural bottled cocktails to enjoy at your Chicago BYOB spot. Now, meet the revolutionary brains behind the bottled Moscow Mule, Southside and Paloma Crafthouse cocktails. Meet Charles Joly A Chicago native, Charles Joly is a bonafide rock star in the mixology world. Charles currently serves as the Beverage Director at the Aviary, which recently won the award for the Worlds Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards in New Orleans. The creative and progressive Aviary cocktail menu, produced by Charles, beat out finalists from …  Read more

Cupcake Vineyards Offers Great Wine for Less

Get a Food-Friendly Bottle for Just $11!

July 21, 2014
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Samantha Nelson

It’s easy to be intimidated by wine when you’re looking at $60 bottles at a store, or a restaurant wine list where a glass of premium Pinot can be pricier than your entrée. But you don’t have to break the bank or settle for some subpar grapes. Cupcake Vineyards has been growing steadily since it started in California in 2008 (in the middle of the cupcake craze) with a goal of providing quality wines for an affordable price. They recently hosted a three-course dinner at Lincoln Park’s Boka that showed off how well their wines pair with food and how good they taste by themselves. The event was held in the …  Read more