Archive for 2012

'Feliz Dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe' and Why Chicago Should Care

Feliz dia de la Virgen de Guadalupe! Today marks the 481th year since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to the peasant, Juan Diego. Even if you are unfamiliar with Catholic Mexican symbols, you might easily recognize the Mexican icon. In stereotypical fashion, her image is used among the Latino community as a car decal, tattoo or... Read more »

Trade Your New Toy, for a Free Cupcake at Sprinkles

Get in the holiday cheer and trade a new and unwrapped toy for a cupcake! Tomorrow, Tues., Dec. 4, 2012, Nina Chantele from 103.5 KISS-FM, ABC’s Windy City Live and 107.5 WGCI’s Morning Riot joins forces with Sprinkles  (50 E. Walton) to collect toys for underprivileged children. Nina will be behind the counter at  Sprinkles,... Read more »

Le Secret is Unveiled Tonight at Underground Wonder Bar

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Last night I heard from friend Robby Marshall saying he would be in Chicago playing a show, I immediately responded with ‘I’m there!’ I agreed to attend long before knowing any details because I knew I was guaranteed a great show. After all, the last time Robby was in town, he was on tour with... Read more »

Dinner With Chicago's Hottest Names...on Campbell's!

Campbell has a very cool take on a product launch happening this week. To introduce the new Campbell’s Go™ line of soups – an “uncanned” approach to break free of the brand’s stereotypes for a younger generation –  Campbell’s Go is hosting Communal Tables this Thursday, November 15 at Floating World Gallery, 1925 North Halsted Street. Millennials (those aged... Read more »

President Barack Obama...Then and Now

Like everyone else, I remember exactly where I was on the night of the 2008 presidential elections…at my Chicago apartment envious of everyone down at Grant Park. You see, it was my first ever election. In 2004 I had just become a U.S. citizen, but I was too young to vote by just three months.... Read more »

Art Exhibition and Silent Auction benefiting the Mondika Research Center in Congo Africa at Brookfield Zoo

Now, I’m not one to go to the suburbs BUT I have been meaning to go to the Brookfield Zoo and I think I may have found the day. This Friday, October 26, 2012 the American Association of Zoo Keepers is hosting a Art Exhibition and Silent Auction For Gorilla Conservation in the Zoo’s Discovery Center. A $5 admission gets you... Read more »

Sprinkles Plays Willy Wonka, Hides Golden Tickets

If it’s free it’s for me! Today, Sept. 19,  Sprinkles is stocking the Cupcake ATM with random cupcake boxes filled with Golden Tickets. A la Willy Wonka, the golden ticket will be a gift card worth $100! There’s five chances to win so take a walk over to the Gold Coast (50 East Walton Street  Chicago,... Read more »

Chicagoans Caught Canoodling August 11 Could be Rewarded by Ian Schrager's Public Chicago

Make-out, hold hands and stare lovingly into my guy’s (or girl’s!) eyes and I could potentially get free overnight stays at PUBLIC, dinner at the Pump Room or drinks in the Library Bar?!?!?! Sign me up! Everyone of those spots are bomb (check the pics if you don’t believe me! Press release says: On August 11th, Ian... Read more »

Effen Art of Design at Studio Paris

Last Wednesday, July 18,  LimeGreen had a line wrapped out and around Paris Club for their Effen Art of Design event. The club part of Paris Club (Studio Paris) is bomb to begin with (I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again-there is nothing else like Studio Paris in Chicago. Also love that they’re putting... Read more »

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the W Chicago

Fourth of July is just around the corner and if you don’t already have plans-this is the place to be. I really dislike holidays where I am forced to have plans because I really don’t like to commit to anything too early (and feel forced to have fun) but when I saw this I was... Read more »