Posts tagged "Chicago Now"

Chicago Now Blogapalooza Topic: My Hope for Tomorrow

Chicago Now Blogapalooza Topic:  My Hope for Tomorrow
It’s Chicago Now Blogapalooza night and I’m already behind the 9 pm bell to begin writing about our community manager, Jimmy Greenfield’s, latest topic–“Write about your tomorrow. Not figuratively, literally write about anything that you hope, fear, believe, expect — anything — that you may experience tomorrow.” Well, this certainly covers a broad range of... Read more »

My Assignment: Write about Writing

My Assignment: Write about Writing
When Chicago Now Community Manager Jimmy Greenfield says “jump”, all of the 400+ CN bloggers ask “how high?”  So it is with our latest assignment (which is never mandatory, but merely a suggestion): to write about writing and share our processes.  Everyone has different methods for writing, getting in the mood to write and then... Read more »

Chicago Now Blathering 2014 brings romantic surprise at Reverie

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Every year around this time, Chicago Now bloggers gather together to celebrate the holidays, friendship and blogging (not necessarily in this order).  It’s called a “blathering” and all of the CN bloggers are invited.  This year, our fun-filled group of writers met up at Reverie, 414 N. Orleans, a hotspot owned by beloved sportscasters Lou... Read more »
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My Afternoon with Salvador Dali

My Afternoon with Salvador Dali
Every so often, Chicago Now bloggers engage in a creative writing session called Blogapalooza.  For this 8th edition, we have been asked to “write about a favorite or memorable place we have lived for any time at all, whether a country, state, city, childhood home, fraternity/sorority, hostel, hotel or even bedroom.”  Well, I have many... Read more »

Everyone deals with fear: This is how I made it work for me

Everyone deals with fear:  This is how I made it work for me
Every so often, we receive commandments from the Chicago Now Mount (Jimmy Greenfield, our much loved Content Manager) to publish a post in an hour and he provides the topic.  Tonight the topic was “Write about fear, or lack thereof, and the role it has played in any aspect of your life.”  Well, he hit... Read more »

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving

My Gratitude Column for Thanksgiving
I love Mike Sneed’s “grateful” column in the Sun-Times every year around Thanksgiving. I love reading about what people are thankful for. It’s always inspiring and enlightening to read joyful thoughts. I decided, for this Thanksgiving, that I needed to remind myself what has been important to me, too. It doesn’t have to be earth... Read more »
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A Love Letter to Chicago Now (plus CN Holiday Party pics!)

In 2009, when Chicago Now was created, who could’ve imagined how big and how popular this blogging platform would become?   Bill Adee, Tribune Digital Guru, handpicked five local bloggers to begin this journey that now includes more than 400 active blogs.  Collectively, these bloggers get millions of page views each month and dozens of them... Read more »

Burberry Chicago's Grand Opening Party (PICS!)

Burberry’s BIG Grand Opening Party last night, November 29, had every A-lister and fashionista in town in attendance!  The Red Carpet was filled with paparazzi as guests made their way into the event amid flashing cameras.   Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey, who couldn’t be cuter, greeted guests with a smile as he moved through the... Read more »

My FIVE Top Fashion Picks on Luxury Garage Sale: Fall is Fabulous! LOOK!

My FIVE Top Fashion Picks on Luxury Garage Sale:  Fall is Fabulous!  LOOK!
I was so honored to have been asked by Luxury Garage Sale to sift through their fabulous fashions and pick my top five!  It was no easy task with pages upon pages of beautiful couture offerings but it was a very fun challenge that I happily accepted.  Check out my choices and see what you... Read more »
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Who is Chicago's Most Social Scenester? Racked Chicago Contest Results Here!

Who is Chicago's Most Social Scenester?  Racked Chicago Contest Results Here!
One of our town’s most popular websites, RackedChicago.com, hosted a contest to find out who was Chicago’s Most Social Scenester, and I WON!!!  Thanks to all of my friends who voted and allowed me to terrorize them constantly and special thanks to my Chicago Now peeps who helped me win!  (Please visit all of their... Read more »