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People, Places, and Organizations to Watch in 2018

<b>Angie McMonigal <b> moved to Chicago more than 15 years ago and has been exploring the city with her camera ever since. Raised in a small town in Wisconsin, she approaches the urban environment with the spirit of someone who grew up surrounded by nature, finding moments of meditative calm in terrain that is always transforming. Focusing more frequently on bold architectural details rather than sweeping cityscapes, her photographs celebrate those unexpectedly iconic elements hiding in plain sight. From landmark buildings she distills the essential lines and textures that frame the city. McMonigal sees these structures as actively shaping, and shaped by, human activity; they are never mere backdrop. Steel and brick towers are presented as quilts rich with history, solid structures soar with soul, and concrete edifices echo the lofty ambition of planners and dreamers.  <br>
An award-winning fine art photographer, Angie’s work has been internationally exhibited and published. Her photos have been showcased by galleries in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Barcelona and other destinations. Her Urban Quilt series is now part of the Catherine Edelman Gallery’s Chicago Project. Publication credits include National Geographic, Departures, and SHOTS Magazine. She has received awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) and Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3), among others. <br>
Angie frequently works with art consultants, designers, architectural firms, and private collectors to provide compelling photographs for their collections. She has collaborated with national and global brands, including Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Stir, and Icebreaker, creating distinctive images to complement their brands. She is available for commissioned, one-of-a-kind projects for both individual and corporate collectors. Creating images that draw out the organic interplay between design, structure, environment, and society, Angie offers a fresh viewpoint that fulfills clients’ commercial and creative needs. <br><br>
<a href="http://www.angiemcmonigal.com">  Website</a>
Watch =To look at or observe attentively, typically over a period of time….. The 2018 edition of my annual people places and organizations to watch blog looks at some rising stars in the creative, philanthropic, business, fashion and health and beauty fields.  People you need to get to know, work with, follow and support. Also,... Read more »

Chicago Food and Wine Crawl Creates Unique and Enjoyable Experience for All

 Chicago Food and Wine Crawl Creates Unique and Enjoyable Experience for All
While traveling to Napa in 2012 for a wine country tour I stumbled upon what I thought was a great idea. How do i provide the same wine tour experience in an big city setting. While Chicago may not share the Napa Valley landscape (or the great year round weather) one thing Chicago does have... Read more »

Taste For A Cause Offers, Food , Fun , Support for Gilda's Club Chicago

Taste For A Cause Offers, Food , Fun , Support for Gilda's Club Chicago
I have made it my mission to help in any way I can organizations that are helping to negate the physical and emotional toll that cancer causes.  I’ve had too many losses friends and family.  So tonight I continue that help mission with “Taste For A Cause” a tasting event at Tocco (1266 North Milwaukee).... Read more »
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"It's All About The Shoes" As Revitalized Neighborhood Brings Entrepreneurs Together for Hyde Park Fundraiser

"It's All About The Shoes" As Revitalized Neighborhood Brings Entrepreneurs Together for Hyde Park Fundraiser
  The following story is one that ShoeHeals will never forget. It’s how we came to know their first shoe recipients. Destiny and her little sister made a pact. She would write Santa a letter for new boots, and her sister would write him for new coats. That way, if Santa read one of their... Read more »

The "Fall Crawl" Features Wine and Food Pairings on Mini Tour of Chicago Restaurants

The first time we tried a Wine Crawl back in the spring it was like “hey let’s just see if we could do it” in the summer it was more like lets see how big we can make it.  But for the upcoming  “Fall Crawl” (November 16th 2:30 – 10PM) we wanted to really raise... Read more »

Food , Artists, Music Highlight Today Street Food Artisty Fest

Food , Artists, Music Highlight Today Street Food Artisty Fest
Finally I’m being recognized for my one “recognizable” talent, eating.  Today I have the fun job of being a judge at the third annual street food artistry fest at the Zhou B. Art Center 1029 West 35th from 1 PM to 7PM. Discover the hottest food trucks, artists, and music that Chicago has to offer. ... Read more »
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This Sunday-Websters Celebrates Bastille Day The Only Way You Should, With An All Day Party

This Sunday-Websters Celebrates Bastille Day The Only Way You Should, With An All Day Party
The fine folks at Webster Wine Bar really know what Bastille Day is all about…the love of  champagne that wonderful gift from our friends in France.  This Sunday, with some assistance from Henriot they will be throwing an all day party in celebration of Bastille Day and all things French.  Sunday, July 14th, from 1-8pm.... Read more »

Twitter Phenom #Foodiechats Celebrates 2 Years With Bash at Rockit

Twitter Phenom #Foodiechats Celebrates 2 Years With Bash at Rockit
If you know my friend Steve Green (pictured below)  the founder of Foodiechats, you know he is a loquacious fellow. But I don’t think he knew what he was about to create when he sent a random Tweet on May 11th 2011 asking a foodie question.  Since that fateful day, every Monday he hosts a... Read more »

A Little Tip For Guys: Chocolate Works Early and Often

A Little Tip For Guys: Chocolate Works Early and Often
I’ll probably never publicly be accused of being a romantic. But I see myself as a supporter of  “non romantic” guys struggling this Valentine’s season trying to be romantic.  So I’m here to provide one small tip that can take them through the next 16 days.  Give chocolate,  early and often.  Like giving a baby... Read more »
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Celebrate Chocolate This Saturday At Kilwins Hyde Park Grand Opening

 Celebrate Chocolate This Saturday At Kilwins Hyde Park Grand Opening
If you love chocolate, Kilwins is the place for you.   Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality products and excellent service.  Kilwins heritage was built on the simple premise of creating their products from the finest ingredients and providing customers with great service.  Today... Read more »