Everyonce in a while, when things seem like they aren’t going your way and you are down, the city of Chicago has a way of showing me something new and making me look at it with a different set of eyes. In doing so, it takes me out of my funk and inspires me. Sometimes... Read more »
My adorable friend Jennifer is married to a Brit and lives in London with her two sweet children, one of which happens to be Vivien’s best friend and partner in many of her travels. Jennifer and I have had adventures with the girls in Chicago, London, Thailand and Rome. From elephant tours in Koh Samui to tea at the... Read more »
The weather is chilly, the snow is falling. Sometimes you feel like cuddling up and staying in. Other times, cabin fever hits and getting out is a must, must, must. Here are a few recos for each that are sure to make you feel utterly lovely no matter how ugly the weather gets. Staying in... Read more »
Last year I had the pleasure of co-chairing the first annual Joffrey Auxiliary Board’s Pointe of Departure Event. This year, the event is back and is even more exciting, with an amazing venue, incredible art offerings and great food. Don’t miss it! The event takes on Thursday, January 26th from 6-9pm at Spertus, 610 S.... Read more »
If you haven’t read Jian Ming’s Mulberry Child, get your hands on it this week. The book is an astounding memoir of Jian’s childhood in China during the Cultural Revolution and her survival and transition into a U.S. citizen and mother of an acculturated Chinese American daughter. The film hits the Gene Siskel Center Jan... Read more »
As the weather cools down and we prepare for snowmaggedon, here are some ideas to get skinny, healthy and add a little romance to your life. Self improvement for the City MIG: 1. Rent a few films you’ve never seen. - Cinema Paridoso: An unbelievable Italian classic, this is a timeless story of love that takes... Read more »
YIkes! Sorry to be late on this but if you get it – lucky you! $100 off Nicole Miller fabulousness! Go visit the store at .1419 N. Wells.
Lovely weekend in the citta bella (beautiful city for you non-Italian speakers). Here were some of this weekend’s highlights for this MIG. 1. A Run on the River: The weekend began with an early office escape to take advantage of this gorgeous weather. 4 miles never felt so good. 2. A Gelato Stop: Since the Lincoln Park... Read more »
Another beautiful weekend in Chicago here’s where MIGs & IGs could be spotted: 1. The Lycee Francais Fall French Market – Paris came to Chicago and the crepes and baguettes abounded. If you missed it, make sure you don’t next year. 2. Magnolia Bakery in Block 37 – The cupcake shop is serene, beautiful and full of... Read more »
Italia came to Chicago for 3 nights and gave us a little taste of La Dolce Vita. A design competiton sent one luck designer to Milan for fashion week next year. Chianti, prociutto, Fiat and Chicagoans with la bella figura. Grazie Silvia Raffa, Sara Barbieri and team for giving us a taste!