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Notable Women of General Motors

Notable Women of General Motors

While women executives have been slowly infiltrating the automotive world on many top level positions, Mary Barra‘s appointment as General Motor‘s new CEO has set her as the highest ranking woman in the automotive industry and much like Yahoo’s announcement on Mayer, Barra’s new job move has created a lot of excitement. This one is […]

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It’s beginning to look & feel like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look & feel like Christmas!

The bitter cold did not stop people from enjoying this year’s Magnificent Mile Lights Festival and the cold and festivities will keep on coming this week. Here are 2 that you should check out! Nov. 26th – The Tree Lighting Ceremony on it’s 100th anniversary is a highly-anticipated event drawing people of all ages to the heart […]

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Kick-off The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard with Water Tower Place

Kick-off The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard with Water Tower Place

This outstanding festival will once again take over downtown Chicago’s famed shopping Avenue for 12 fun-filled days of fashionable events. From Thursday, August 22, through Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), Water Tower Place, along with the city’s top restaurants, retailers and hotels, will combine fashion, food, fitness and fun for an experience you won’t want […]

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Eats & Sips

Trellis, a new #Chicago spot to check out!

Trellis, a new #Chicago spot to check out!

If you are looking for a warm atmosphere to gather with some friends, Trellis is a place to check out. Tucked in the corner of  Racine and a block north  of Fullerton in the Lincoln Park neighborhood you’ll find an unassuming new boutique wine & cocktail bar that will surprise you with the plethora of cocktails […]

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A Gastronomic Week of Priceless Chicago Experiences by Conde Nast Traveler and Mastercard

A Gastronomic Week of Priceless Chicago Experiences by Conde Nast Traveler and Mastercard

Chef Bill Kim treated a group of family diners at BellyQ to a feast of what he described as dishes he made up in his head. Can you imagine cornbread with kimchi and bacon? I sure couldn’t have thought of that one, but my tongue and tummy was in agreement with Kim’s brain! The kids […]

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Chicago Soon to Lift Forks with LYFE Kitchen Restaurant

Chicago Soon to Lift Forks with LYFE Kitchen Restaurant

“There will be something here for everyone – almost like the United Nations of food” Mike Roberts CEO of LYFE Kitchen was referring to the variety of lifestyle menu offerings they will have available to their customers. LYFE (Love Your Food Everyday) Kitchen has developed food choices for flexitarians to vegetarians, and omnivores to vegans. Chicago […]

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Shops & Services

Williams-Sonoma Lincoln Park Opening Celebration [pics]

Williams-Sonoma Lincoln Park Opening Celebration [pics]

The new Williams-Sonoma store in Lincoln Park held a private event to celebrate its new store location and Chicago cooking school. The event was hosted by the new WTTW Check, Please! host Catherine De Orio, Andrew Kaplan, and Nina Mariano. Local restaurants like Spiaggia, RPM Italian, and Perennial Virant, provided the food.

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Kick-off The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard with Water Tower Place

Kick-off The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival presented by MasterCard with Water Tower Place

This outstanding festival will once again take over downtown Chicago’s famed shopping Avenue for 12 fun-filled days of fashionable events. From Thursday, August 22, through Monday, September 2 (Labor Day), Water Tower Place, along with the city’s top restaurants, retailers and hotels, will combine fashion, food, fitness and fun for an experience you won’t want […]

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Head Out For The Neighborhood Toy Store Day!

Head Out For The Neighborhood Toy Store Day!

“Did you know that for each dollar you spend at an independent business in your community, three or more times as much goes back into the local economy vs. a dollar spent at a big chain store?” That’s according to The Woohoo Factor and just one more reason to shop local this Saturday on the […]

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Art & Leisure

India: Up Close & Personal at the Majestic Taj Mahal

India: Up Close & Personal at the Majestic Taj Mahal

Did you know that the Taj Mahal was planned for not 6 months and took 22 years to build? Sounds like a long time but if you consider the every little details of what the Taj have then 22 years will make sense. The majestic marbled Taj Mahal is UNESCO World Heritage Site and listed as one of […]

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Beijing, China: 798 Art Zone [pics]

Beijing, China: 798 Art Zone [pics]

798 Artzone is a thriving community of contemporary artists in Beijing on a now defunct Dashanzi factory once built as a ”Socialist Unification Plan” of military-industrial cooperation between Russia and China. Walking around you can still see many old Maoist slogans on ceilings, buildings, etc.   My Instagram post: Disclaimer: I am one of the official #DTourist with DoubleTree […]

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Celebrate the spirit of the Olympics in Chicago this weekend!

Celebrate the spirit of the Olympics in Chicago this weekend!

Every few months, the genius minds at The Numbered Days bring a new themed event to Chicago and this weekend they’re helping us celebrate the spirit of the Olympics. It may be warmer in Sochi but this Saturday, Chicago will have more Olympics Fun. This is their 3rd annual loft party and expecting about 450 people. GAMES is […]

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Kuala Lumpur – An Unforgettable Experience in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur – An Unforgettable Experience in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

I spent four full days in Malaysia, my last #DTour stop ending my 31 nights in Asia. I was exhausted by the time I hit Kuala Lumpur but my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur had done a fantastic job with my itinerary and I couldn’t wait to get started! Looking back now, Malaysia was the perfect […]

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Kuala Lumpur: Sacred Shrine at the Batu Caves in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Sacred Shrine at the Batu Caves in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

On my very last day in Malaysia, my host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur arranged a trip to the holiest Hindu Temple in Malaysia at Batu Caves – 8 miles away from Kuala Lumpur. Seeing from afar I was easily intimidated by the grandiose limestone hill with a 140 ft high Lord Murugan statue (supposedly the tallest […]

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Kuala Lumpur: Thanking Teachers with #CookieCare in a Local School in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: Thanking Teachers with #CookieCare in a Local School in Malaysia

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

My Malaysian host DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur had me tagging along on what I felt is the most rewarding experience on my entire #DTour travel. Not very often a normal tourist can or would plan to visit a local school and get a chance to talk to students and teachers from another country. I was fascinated […]

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