Delicious, Excessive Indulgence. Inside the Chicago Gourmet Food Fest

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I had an AMAZING weekend full of yummy food, potent spirits, and obscene levels of fun enjoyed under a clear blue sky and deliciously warm early fall weather. Here I am, in my element!   But wait – I’m getting ahead of myself. Bellas, I’ve got amazing news that will mean some exciting, fun, fresh […]

Why Don’t You Wear Makeup?

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When I was a teen, I went through a virulent and outspoken anti-makeup phase. This lasted for all of two years and was reflective of my mental state at the time (I was also dealing with general teenage angst and unhappiness, and an eating disorder I’ve thankfully managed to leave behind). I kept myself busy […]

Dinner Tonight? Chef Julius Gives Me His Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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  I haven’t blogged much about cooking or food in general lately – traveling too often got me off my regular cooking schedule and sometimes it’s a struggle getting back down to it. Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to follow a clean eating regimen and reign in all of the high processed […]

Hello, Sun Times!

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A few weeks ago I participated in a special photo shoot and couldn’t breathe a word to any of my friends about it. And now the secret’s out! Did you get to see Splash, the brand new Chicago Sun-Times magazine last Sunday? Cause I’m totally in it, right in the middle of the shot! Photo […]

My FAVORITE Moments from the London 2012 Olympics

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Wait, what? The Olympics are officially over? Whatever will I watch on TV now? For the past two weeks I’ve been absolutely glued to the television every waking moment, watching the world’s best athletes compete at the top of their game. There have been SO many incredible Olympic moments, so much to see and be […]

All About Oil Pulling

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The first time I tried oil pulling, I was at the end of my rope. I had been fighting a disgusting cold for weeks and the coughing and congestion was killing my joie de vivre completely. I was SO OVER IT. I took to Twitter to vent about my ongoing illness and was offered a […]

Lollapalooza 2012–The Music, The Fashion, The Food, The FUN

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I spent this past weekend with hundreds of thousands of music fans and festival lovers, tromping through the mud at Chicago’s own Grant Park. And it’s basically taken me two full days to recover. That was me on Saturday. My tee is by Detroit’s own, indie teeshirt label WordPlay. Check them out – they’re awesome! […]