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8 Things You Need For an Epic Summer

Gear up for an epic summer with these must-have essentials, brought to you by CBS Local’s Eat. See. Play.

06/05/2014

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The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For Guys

It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.

03/28/2014

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Jon Stewart Responds To Mayor Emanuel’s Response To Jon Stewart’s Rant Against Chicago Pizza (Is This Getting Out Of Hand?)

A rant about pizza was all it took to seemingly split the country in two — or so some jokes would have you believe.Jon Stewart, apparently not one to let others beat a joke into the ground, had a response for Mayor Emanuel’s gift of Chicago pizza on his Twitter account last night…

11/15/2013

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How Not To Dress Like A Jerk

Put the board shorts down, son. There’s nothing more we can do for them. Flip the collar back down, pull the deep V-neck back up, and bid Sunshine City goodbye for now. Of course, we’re not in Sweater Vest Village yet. There’s a brief detour in Playa del Plaid! But seriously, let’s get you some weather appropriate clothes before the neighbors start to stare.

09/13/2012

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Father’s Day Fashion Musts – Helping Dad Not Dress Like A Dad

With the right clothing, men can look good at any age. Here are some fashion tips to help dad spruce up the wardrobe.

06/07/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Beauty Company Would You Rather Purchase Products From?

Whether you’re shopping for skin care, hair products or makeup, there are countless brands to choose from. Which beauty brand do you prefer to shop for?

04/03/2012

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Hazel: Unique Luxury You Can’t Live Without In Chicago

Stores like Hazel can be dangerous. The eclectic boutique in Ravenswood has side-by-side locations, one for unique, lust-worthy gifts and one for unique (and equally lust-worthy) men’s and women’s apparel. Both are smartly curated and expertly staffed, making Hazel an irresistible vortex of goods where shoppers can’t escape without wanting to snap up everything in sight.

03/27/2012

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Chicago Local Designer Profile: Lesley Timpe, Owner of Squasht by Les Boutique

Lesley 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…

03/20/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Clutch Would You Rather Own?

03/13/2012

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Chicago’s Best Discount Beauty Supply Stores

Today’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!

02/28/2012

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Guide To Men’s Manicures Around Chicago

Cleaning up your nails doesn’t have to involve pink polish. Check out some manicure spots around Chicago perfect for men.

02/14/2012

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Time To Dabble Into Knitting In Chicago

I 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…

02/07/2012

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Chicago Indulgences: Spoil Your Special Someone

Little gifts and romantic gestures need no occasion when you’re head over heels for a special someone. Still, there are times when it’s more than appropriate to pull out all the stops and really layer on the indulgence. While it is the thought that counts, we’ve picked some delightful goods and experiences that are sure to win some hearts (or at least serious Brownie points).

01/31/2012

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What I Have In My Bag This Winter

It might be a little challenging to look great in Chicago’s 20-degree, wet, snowy weather, but if you’re prepared with the essentials, you’ll be just fine. Here are a few items you’ll find in my handbag this season…

01/24/2012

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An Outfit For $40 (Shoes Included!)

The task was tough, which made it all the more fun. My mission to create an outfit for under $40 had me scouring the inventory at several of my favorite shops. This outfit excursion challenged my ability to locate cute clothes on a reeeeally tight budget. I skipped the accessories and went straight to the basics. I’ve wrangled up a three-piece collection.

01/10/2012

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Fashion Picks For New Year’s Eve

If you are like me, you are racking your brain about what to don for New Year’s Eve. One of the biggest nights of holiday fashion is of course New Year’s Eve. You can celebrate this night in the most casual of intimate affairs to the most dashingly dapper social events!

12/27/2011

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How To Stay Chic In The Snow

I have personally spent years figuring out ways to stay fashionable in the snow and slush and I would like to share my following finds and recommendations!

12/20/2011

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Q & A With Local Jewelry Designer Laura Tanner Swinand

Laura Tanner Swinand discovered her love for making jewelry as a teenager. Now, Laura Tanner Jewelry (LTJ) is located just outside Chicago. I asked the designer several questions about what’s in for the season, tips for a few classic pieces to pair with any outfit, and more!

12/13/2011

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Guide To Host(ess) Gifts For Under $50

It’s that time of year again, gift giving season! I’ve found an array of budget friendly options that you’re friends and family will love. Whether you are buying as a part of your family’s holiday traditions, participating in an office gift exchange, trying to impress in-laws or a new boss, or plan on attending an array of celebrations and want to indulge in host/hostess gifts, you can’t go wrong with any on this list.

12/06/2011

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Renegade Holiday Craft Fair

The craft world now seems to be dominated by young, fresh, innovative creators and artists. The new generation of crafters not only have a unique and careful eye, but also an eco-friendly and forward approach to originality. Why not check out Renegade Craft Fair?

11/29/2011

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