Chicago-based creative consultant and author, Jourdan Fairchild, says you can make interesting, cool DIY gifts for family and friends.
These up-and-comers in Chicago are on a short list of the most excellent contenders for “best” 2014 style.
Sweet little items from any of these Chicago spots will get you a nod of appreciation for being thoughtful and stylish.
The gift basket — that venerable option that’s neither too intimate nor overly formal. Fill it with fine soap, scrumptious sweets or even precious little items for the precious little newborn and you’ll be remembered as creative and kind.
Here are a mittenful of Chicago holiday concerts that are sure to take away the bah humbug from your seasonal attitude.
A bistro is a comfortable, neighborhood eatery that serves unfussy food that should be moderately priced – think steak with fries, a perfectly roasted chicken and a hearty bean stew. Chicago has a number of standouts from which to choose.
Take in one of these holiday options and kick out the Ebenezer attitude while upping the rose on your cheeks and the lilt in your winter step.
Craft beer is the way to lift off in this town and you can sample brews from around the region and nation in these spots with killer craft beer lists.
Pumpkin, sweet potato and apple pie: the trident of Thanksgiving desserts. Why not take a stab at something a little tastier, surprising even, to delight your guests or the hostess who will be thrilled with your innovative riffs on ho-hum holiday sweets.
Style expert Lance Lawson and his partner Jim Wetzel have some advice to give to those looking for the perfect hostess gift.
Shop for designer men’s and women’s clothing, accessories and furniture at some of the best consignment stores in Chicago.
Start with these Chicago shops for your piercings needs and have your list of questions ready.
For environmentally sound food that packs a wallop in the flavor department, pencil in a visit to any of these local spots that make organic elements high priority.
Whether you’re going for a sleeve of tats or want just a cryptic little ancient symbol near the nether regions, you need a short map of the experienced places in this city that are reliable and sticklers for cleanliness so your body art can last a lifetime.
Berets, beanies, bowlers, buckets or beavers (faux, natch) are waiting to cover your crown at these fine Chicago hat shops.
Buoy the spirit and sneak away to feast on the visuals because fall is certainly the most fleeting of seasons.
You can rise above soccer mom menus this Halloween with some clever yet chilling treats perfect for both adults and children.
You’ll need a costume or, at the very least, some accessories to complete your Halloween 2014 outfit and these shops stock the ghoulish and gaudy goods.
Those seasonal strip mall Halloween stores pop up faster than a teenage boy’s blemishes around prom time. Here is a list of the top five places to get everything you need for your costume or home this Halloween.
Peruse these nearby leisure pursuits, familial or for just the two of you, and take a breather from the daily struggle.