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Perfect Summertime Jewelry

By • May 24th, 2011 • Category: Editor En Route Feature

A gal sometimes always needs exotic earrings to accompany a simple bikini or sundress. Soffe shorts and an old T-shirt may be comfortable, but why dress down when you can look smokin’ at the pool or happy hour? We have found the perfect summertime jewelry source. Don’t these look like they were discovered on your […]



Project Ethos- Flavor Fashionista Challenge

By • May 19th, 2011 • Category: Wine and Liquors

What are you doing tomorrow night? If you have nothing on the agenda, why not attend Project Ethos, a traveling fete that blends music, art and fashion design? May 20, Vitamin Water and Axis/Radius are throwing the Scottsdale leg of this Project Runway-style fashion face-off event series. Talented local designers were each given a Vitamin […]



A-shop-alypse

By • May 18th, 2011 • Category: Sports and Leisure

“Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And […]



Bombshell Cosmetics

By • May 16th, 2011 • Category: Editor En Route Feature

Who is your favorite? Who doesn’t love a little bombshell as inspiration? If there’s one figure in history whose boudoir I’d most like to pore over, it would be the iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe. My current obsession is the newly-released book MM-Personal, From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe ($35), an account of her most […]



Birthday Goodies

By • May 9th, 2011 • Category: Editor En Route Feature

Last Friday was my birthday, so I have some giftees and goodies to share! I am a lucky, lucky girl. Though it was a bummer I couldn’t see them, my mom and dad surprised me with some glorious b-day prezzies. Among them were… Lanvin? Malandrino?  DVF? None of the above. This Asymmeticral Pleated Dress is perfect […]



Secret Weapon: How to Glow Like a Kardashian

By • May 5th, 2011 • Category: Editor En Route Feature

Whether or not you like Kim Kardashian, you have to admit that whoever does her makeup is a genius. Regardless of the surroundings or time of day, her skin glows like a light bulb. See what I mean? Well, when I was in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, I popped into my favorite makeup store of all […]



Sunny Weather Bites & One Sweet Ride

By • May 2nd, 2011 • Category: Dining and Cuisine

My boyfriend keeps trying to get me to buy a road bike. The outdoors are great, but does this gal look like a fan of Spandex? This little beauty, the Kate Spade Bicycle by Adeline Adleine, looks more my speed. The limited edition designer bike is $1,100, and  comes in the brand’s signature kelly green shade! […]



Megalophobia in Chicago

By • Apr 28th, 2011 • Category: Resorts and Spas

Heights don’t bother me one bit, but I’ve always been extremely freaked out by really huge things. After a quick Google, I found out the term is megalophobia. I’m definitely on the mild end of the megalophobic spectrum, but this is probably the reason I have never been to the Grand Canyon. Examples of structures […]



Glassybaby- Candle Candy

By • Apr 21st, 2011 • Category: Homes and Design

I tend to become most obsessed with decor items and flair that has no real use. It happens over and over. How often will I really use a hand mirror? Or hourglass? Geode slice? Any accessory from West Elm, basically. Well, I’ve discovered the most fantastically beautiful little buy ever, that satisfies the need for […]



5 Hair Tips and a Claire Tip

By • Apr 18th, 2011 • Category: Editor En Route Feature

Which one are you most jealous of? I has another visit to my fave new hair place this weekend- Drybar! I want to just try every single style. If you haven’t gone yet, try it out with this special deal from AFM: 50% off at Drybar! It’s good for first-time Drybar clients on Sunday through Thursday […]