Chicago Local Designer Profile: Lesley Timpe, Owner of Squasht by Les BoutiqueLesley Timpe has made a name for herself in Chicago. Our avid CBSChicago readers will remember seeing her label appear on our site before--when her store was rated one of the top ten boutiques in Chicago--and she’s still rocking the Chicago design world today. With a newly expanded store in Ukrainian Village, Squasht by Les offers Chicagoans a variety of locally designed merchandise, most famously, her reversible knit hats...
Style Icon Keira Knightly: Finding The Military Jacket in Chicago You can wear them oversized, fitted or cropped. With shades, belted, or just with your favorite pair of jeans – we are talking about Style Icon Keira Knightly’ on-trend Military Jacket ensemble! We mean true bejeweled, Michael Jackson-inspired jackets – like the style of the M-1943 field jackets worn by the troops in the Second World War...
Chicago’s Best Discount Beauty Supply StoresToday’s enlightened city gal knows there’s just no reason to agree to pay $45 for a bottle of designer shampoo. And why would she when she knows there’s an abundance of discount beauty supply stores sprinkled all over Chicago? If you’re tired of paying $10 for your favorite color of OPI nail polish, I’m with you. Check out where to find the best beauty bargains, right outside your door!
Style Icon Victoria Beckham: On-Trend Sweaters Found In ChicagoWe’re seeing it all over the city--in shop windows, on the adorable girl in line at Starbucks--it’s the trendy winter-inspired sweater that everyone seems to have but you. Here we see it on style-icon, the posh Victoria Beckham. Luckily it’s not too late for you to jump on the trend! Here are the Chicago shops that carry Victoria’s look, for less.
Time To Dabble Into Knitting In ChicagoI wanted to learn how to knit, but had no idea where to go in this city to learn! A friend of mine suggested Dabble – a Chicago-based website that offers classes of all kinds for only $20 a class. Sure enough they had a “Knitting Basics” class – a sort of intro-to, exactly what I was looking for. I signed up online and a week later I was sitting in an adorable coffee shop in Lincoln Park, CityGrounds Coffee with four other women learning to knit...
Style Icon Elle MacPherson: The Faux Fur Vest There’s no question whether or not the 70’s are back. When I went home for the holidays I happily accepted my mother’s old chunky bangles, lime-green wedges, and yes – a faux fur vest. Love it or hate it, its back! We’ve seen it all over Hollywood, here on style icon Elle MacPherson, and now we’re seeing it all over our fair city. Pair it with skinny jeans, an eye-catching necklace, and cute pair of boots and you’ve got yourself an ensemble that really turns heads! Check out a few ways to pull the outfit together for less.
Chicago’s Best JukeboxesThe jukebox is perfect for a neighborhood bar setting because it fosters a community feel as much as the bar itself does – everyone can come together to choose the evening’s tunes. Check out these five jukeboxes – in five different Chicago neighborhoods!
Best Music Lessons In ChicagoThis year I’ve resolved to pick up a more exciting hobby: playing the piano. I took piano lessons as a child but never really mastered the art. In researching Chicago’s best places for music lessons, I stumbled upon quite a few great places to learn. Here they are...
An Interview With Rockit Bar & Grill: Rockit During The HolidaysRockit Bar & Grill, one of my favorite stomping grounds, has this holiday tradition down. I caught up with Josh Hauer, General Manager and Operating Partner at both Rockit Bar & Grill locations (River North and Wrigleyville) to chat about how Rockit celebrates the holidays...
Citizen Scene Spotter: Chicago’s Holiday ScenePart of being a true Chicagoan is the ability to survive a frigid winter. Not only a frigid winter, but a very, very long, frigid winter. As the temperature dips below zero, sometimes our spirits go with it. One way to beat the winter blues is to take advantage of Chicago’s upbeat bar scene...
Chicago’s Quiet(er) BarsWith the elevated train rumbling over your head, honking cars and police sirens screeching in your ears, this city is noisy enough! The last thing you want to do after a long week is find yourself at a bar with friends where you can barely hear one another speak...
Dog Friendly Bars In ChicagoIf you’re looking to take your pooch out for drinks tonight, check out these dog-friendly bars.

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