Homemade Candy, Local Bands, & More We're Buzzing About This Week

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If you're anything like the ladies of R29, you get a serious candy craving on the reg. While we'd love to indulge in sugary snacks every time the mood hits, it wouldn't jive with our waistlines. Next time, we're trying these delicious-looking natural strawberry treats, created by one of our favorite bloggers. (Miss Renaissance)

Add this to the category of quirky but cool: The Glossed & Found team recently caught up with the founder of Bike-A-Bee, a new initiative that promotes beekeeping by bicycle. Yes, you read that right — biking and bees, all in one. You've gotta watch the video to believe it. (Glossed & Found)

Fall isn't just about reinventing your wardrobe; it's about reinventing your whole look. We're digging these new beauty trends, especially the funky braids and hair twists. (His & Hers)

This week in local music, we're digging this podcast with Gold Motel. The band talks about its new sophomore album and what it was like to perform at Lollapalooza last year. Give it a listen while you soak up one of the last beach weekends! (Chicago Verse United)

It's no secret to Chicago locals that the Windy City's restaurant scene is all that, but now it's getting a little more love, courtesy of Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods America. Check out what host Andrew Zimmern has to say about the best food in the Midwest. (Timeout)


Photos: Via Miss Renaissance, Chicago Verse United