{This Weekend} 3 Events to Keep You Satisfied until Lollapalooza

{This Weekend} 3 Events to Keep You Satisfied until Lollapalooza

Lolla’s one week away and we’ve all gotta find something to do until August 1st. Fortunately, ChiTown has a few diversions lined up for the antsy. Two street festivals, and your favorite SNL cast member lands on a Chicago institution. These are the weekend’s top events in Chicago. Taste of Lincoln Avenue When: Saturday, JulyRead More …

{July Giveaway} Black Girls RUN! Preserve the Sexy Tour comes to Chicago and we’ve got your Tickets!

{July Giveaway} Black Girls RUN! Preserve the Sexy Tour comes to Chicago and we’ve got your Tickets!

My Running Story: Proving Something to Myself I’ve been running for more than ten years.  It started as a stint in high school volunteering with a breast cancer awareness 5k. After the charity runs came the fun runs and then the competitive races. Gradually, it grew into a routine.  Before dawn during a business tripRead More …

Festival Fashion Headwear: 4 Ways to Rock the Trend

Festival Fashion Headwear: 4 Ways to Rock the Trend

  Well, this is sad. Lollapalooza, the unofficial last big fling of the season, is almost here. We knew summer wouldn’t last forever, but who knew it’d end so soon. Headed to Grant Park August 1st-3rd? Awesome! You’ll need something to wear. Last July, Chicagoings published the super useful article “5 Ways to Master FestivalRead More …

{This Weekend} 2 Things to do that aren’t Pitchfork Music Festival

{This Weekend} 2 Things to do that aren’t Pitchfork Music Festival

This weekend, all of your indie music loving friends will be at Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. If you’ve never had the pleasure of attending Pitchfork and are thinking of buying tickets this year, sucks for you. Tickets are already sold out, save for Friday. The bright side? Pitchfork isn’t the only thing happeningRead More …

{Photos} Home is Where the Maxwell Street Polish Is – Stuck in NYC

{Photos} Home is Where the Maxwell Street Polish Is – Stuck in NYC

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” – Maya Angelou I’m sure that when the great Maya Angelou expressed those words, an airport terminal was not her inspiration. Not even if your name is Mehran Karimi Nasseri would you want to find your home in terminal “1”.Read More …

Weekend Highlights: The Everyday People Brunch

Weekend Highlights: The Everyday People Brunch

Keeping in line with today’s brunch theme… Last Sunday, Dark and Lovely, maker of the new Au Naturale line of curly/kinky girl hair products, invited me to an Everyday People brunch hosted in Chicago. Everyday People is a New York City based monthly day party centered on copious amounts of food and throwback soul music.Read More …

{June Giveaway} Everyone wins with 25% off at Static Nails

{June Giveaway} Everyone wins with 25% off at Static Nails

Last weekend, yet another friend complemented me on my amazing manicure. I can’t take all of the any of the credit, though. I found Static Nails, a hot new Chicago nail company, at this year’s Makeup Show and promptly picked up two kits of what are essentially *ahem* press-on nails. She couldn’t believe it! Neither can I, toRead More …

{Exclusive Interview} Fill-in-the-Blanks with Alexis Irene, CEO of Static Nails

{Exclusive Interview} Fill-in-the-Blanks with Alexis Irene, CEO of Static Nails

Yesterday, we announced Static Nails’ super exclusive offer to all readers of Chicagoings.com – 25% off of your order plus a free gift for the 15th customer who uses our promo code. Today, we’d like you to meet the woman responsible for all of this fabulousness. Alexis Irene, CEO of Static Nails, is this week’sRead More …

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