Our great city may be known for having big shoulders, but it's just as full of big hearts that swell with hometown pride. So, as an ode to Chicago — a love letter of sorts — we asked 10 local movers and shakers what makes the Jewel of the Midwest their kind of town.
Hot designer Azeeza Khan has had an affinity for the Hope B. McCormick Swan Pond ever since she was a little girl, while HGTV star Monica Pedersen can't get enough of the film My Best Friend's Wedding, which was shot at iconic places such as The Drake and U.S. Cellular Field. And when it comes to eating, Windy City Live host Val Warner keeps it real with a good ol' burger, fries, and cake shake at Portillo's.
After reading through these adoring proclamations, we think you'll agree that the Second City is second to none.
Having fresh herbs at your fingertips will revolutionize your cooking. We can hardly come up with a dish that doesn't taste better when prepared with fresh — versus dried — herbs. Yet while we might hold this knowledge to be true and believe it without reservation, we're often guilty of reaching for the packaged spices. read
It seems that sustainability and fashion have long been at odds with each other, facing off from the opposing corners of "responsible" and "indulgent." While traditional fashion offers endless inspiration and opportunity for self expression, sustainable fashion typically appears frumpy, monotonously beige, and unstylish read