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A #ChicagonistaLIVE Girls Weekend at Rosemont [video & pics]

A #ChicagonistaLIVE Girls Weekend at Rosemont [video & pics]

The ‪#‎ChicagonistaLIVE‬ girls’ idea of a get-a-way is normally a hop on the plane to some exotic destination, but with our busy schedule up ahead, we were excited to join a media tour of what ‪#‎Rosemont‬ has to offer. We packed in a non-stop weekend tour of Rosemont’s fun district starting from Loews Chicago O’Hare […]

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Must-See Shows this Holiday in Chicago

Must-See Shows this Holiday in Chicago

Keep on with tradition The Nutcracker has been a significant holiday show to Chicagoans kicking-off their holidays with their families so the thought of the Nutcracker ending was a  bit concerning. It was a tradition for so many who have seen it for almost a decade. So, YES – this is the final year that […]

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Streeterville Social: A Chicago Rooftop Oasis at Loews Chicago Hotel

Streeterville Social: A Chicago Rooftop Oasis at Loews Chicago Hotel

Summer get Chicagoans all abuzz about finding the best rooftop bars and spaces in our favorite city and I’m almost pretty sure that you’ve seen numerous listings of them everywhere from Chicago Magazine to some local blogs, too. Now I’m excited to tell  you about Chicago’s newest and largest terrace – Loews Chicago Hotel’s rooftop […]

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Eats & Sips

New Chicago Restaurant to Check Out: B.Bim Asian Eatery

New Chicago Restaurant to Check Out: B.Bim Asian Eatery

A new restaurant called B.Bim Asian Eatery opened in Bucktown on Milwaukee Avenue and I, of course, had to go and check it out for myself. After all,  Lancero, Lee, and Aglibot owned restaurants have always delighted many taste buds from their other spots like Reverie, e+o, and YumCha (along with many other restaurants they’ve handled over […]

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Mid Autumn Festival at The Pen [Video]

Mid Autumn Festival at The Pen [Video]

 The Peninsula Chicago will be joyously observing the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival) from September 25-27 for some very exciting Asian experiences. For the three years now, The Peninsula Chicago pays homage to the second largest festival in China celebrating harvest time during the brightest moon of the year. Mooncakes (sweet round lotus bean […]

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A Cut Above All Breakfasts at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse

A Cut Above All Breakfasts at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse

You invited me to deliciously dine, start my work day overlooking the Chicago River, and with the stunning view of our beautiful skyline? Yes, please! That’s like being sent to an Instagram addict heaven! I’m imagining that the struggle between taking a picture of the dish served or the spectacular Chicago sights may just be […]

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Shops & Services

Bet you can hear them now! Verizon is opening a Destination Store in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Bet you can hear them now! Verizon is opening a Destination Store in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Verizon’s General Manager Frank DiBetta is settling in Chicago from New Jersey to open up the new and exciting Verizon Destination Store and we were just there this morning for a media sneak peek of their new place before they officially open tomorrow. The store front is still covered up with red curtains but I […]

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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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Art & Leisure

Start 2016 with a Healthy New You with the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women #YouGoGirl

Start 2016 with a Healthy New You with the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women #YouGoGirl

I have taken the time to take care of my parents, kids, husband, and now it’s got to be my turn! It has to be my turn and now it’s your turn, too! So I’m excited to share with you that MJ Tam and I were asked to partner with American Heart Association for the […]

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Must-See Shows this Holiday in Chicago

Must-See Shows this Holiday in Chicago

Keep on with tradition The Nutcracker has been a significant holiday show to Chicagoans kicking-off their holidays with their families so the thought of the Nutcracker ending was a  bit concerning. It was a tradition for so many who have seen it for almost a decade. So, YES – this is the final year that […]

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A Fall Color Trend Sneak Peek with Revlon #LoveIsOn

A Fall Color Trend Sneak Peek with Revlon #LoveIsOn

The #ChicagonistaLIVE Show is excited to partner with REVLON and Walgreens for the exciting #LoveIsOn Summer Pop-Up Shop event along with our event co-host SoChicLife who invited fabulous local Beauty & Lifestyle blogger friends and spent a wonderful day filming the event video with us. With FALL up ahead, we were excited to get a sneak peek of […]

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A #ChicagonistaLIVE Girls Weekend at Rosemont [video & pics]

A #ChicagonistaLIVE Girls Weekend at Rosemont [video & pics]

| January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ‪#‎ChicagonistaLIVE‬ girls’ idea of a get-a-way is normally a hop on the plane to some exotic destination, but with our busy schedule up ahead, we were excited to join a media tour of what ‪#‎Rosemont‬ has to offer. We packed in a non-stop weekend tour of Rosemont’s fun district starting from Loews Chicago O’Hare […]

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Forever Young! My goal in 2016 from here on…

Forever Young! My goal in 2016 from here on…

| January 18, 2016 | 1 Comment

My brain feels 28, but my ticker is 55. I have a big birthday this month. I can’t even believe it. While on the inside I still feel about 28 years old, I know how important it is to take care of myself. Just because I walk daily, watch what I eat, and spend time […]

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#OneChicago NBC’s ChicagoFire/PD/Med Crossover

#OneChicago NBC’s ChicagoFire/PD/Med Crossover

| January 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sitting in on a Q & A with the TV Shows Chicago Med‘s Colin Donnell ( aka Dr. Connor Rhodes ) and Chicago Fire‘s Joe Minoso ( aka Joe Cruz ) started my 2016 off just right! My love affair with Chicago Fire began Season 1 with my favorite bakeries and my very own street being […]

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