Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift IdeasWhether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.
8 Things You Need For an Epic SummerGear up for an epic summer with these must-have essentials, brought to you by CBS Local's Eat. See. Play.
The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For GuysIt may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.
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...
How Not To Dress Like A JerkPut 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.
Father’s Day Fashion Musts - Helping Dad Not Dress Like A DadWith the right clothing, men can look good at any age. Here are some fashion tips to help dad spruce up the wardrobe.
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?
Hazel: Unique Luxury You Can’t Live Without In ChicagoStores 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.
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...
Pick-A-Side: Which Clutch Would You Rather Own?
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!
Guide To Men's Manicures Around ChicagoCleaning up your nails doesn't have to involve pink polish. Check out some manicure spots around Chicago perfect for men.
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...
Chicago Indulgences: Spoil Your Special SomeoneLittle 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).
What I Have In My Bag This WinterIt 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...