Takito Kitchen BrunchAbout Kari

Kari Herrera is a freelance writer, photographer, and the founder of Chicagoings.com, Chicago’s independent city guide. Although she now calls Chicago home, she was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI where she attended Rufus King High School and studied Journalism at Marquette University.

Kari’s lens and pen have been hired by companies such as Head & Shoulders, Groupon, Burt’s Bees, Perrier, Motorola, and more. Her website, Chicagoings.com, has been featured on Refinery29 and was nominated for Best New Blog and Best Blog Series in the 2013 Black Weblog Awards. Follow Kari on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @Chicagoings. For a look at her portfolio, please email info(at)Chicagoings(dot)com or click the button below. 

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What is Chicagoings.com

Chicago is full of thriving and creative independent businesses. Chicagoings.com grew from a love of these boutiques, coffee shops, and stores and a desire to see these thrive in a world full of faceless corporations.

Each week, we feature new indie entrepreneurs, exciting events, and fun, yet informative, articles. Every post is published with a purpose. Regular readers, local and from across the country, find themselves falling in love with Chicago repeatedly through this site.

Why Readers Love Us

Chicagoings.com provides an authentic look at Chicago – a point of view you won’t find anywhere else. Every tourist knows about Navy Pier, the Gold Coast neighborhood, and the Willis Tower. Few, however, are familiar with more hidden gems such as the Garfield Park Conservatory, Palm Court at The Drake Hotel, or the city’s cheap water taxi service. This blog is a city guide for those attracted to authenticity and a unique experience in one of the world’s best places. We keep readers ahead of Chicago’s thriving fashion scene, ever changing culinary climate, and independent events calendar.

As Seen In…

In 2013, Chicagoings collaborated with the amazingly talented Nikia Jefferson of ChiTownFashionista.com on a three part video series we called ‘Behind the Design’. Each episode featured an exclusive and intimate look at an upcoming Chicago fashion designer.

This three part video series was heralded by the national fashion mega-site Refinery29 and can currently be found on ChicagoingsTV (YouTube channel).

Media and Advertisement Inquiries

Interested in collaborating on a project? I can’t wait to work with you! Review our media kit by clicking here.

Reviews and Giveaways

Chicagoings.com reserves the right to not review any product, event, or service. This includes products, events, or services provided free of charge to Chicagoings.com or to any writer or contributor associated with our website. Keep in mind, we may decide not to write a review in order to avoid writing a particularly bad review.

Any questions, please email Kari at Kari@chicagoings.com

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