Category: Advice


Gold Coast Chic: 3 Arts Club Cafe

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11th August

This cafe is an exquisite, delicious, and very affordable Gold Coast experience! What a unique idea to place it in a gorgeous furniture store. The cafe is owned by a very popular restaurant group and food doesn’t disappoint. Their prices are very accessible and unless you try going for brunch on the weekends, you should be able to walk right in. This is a perfect urban spot to meet friends during the week. Absolutely love!

3 Arts Club Cafe

1300 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610-2001 (Gold Coast)



Spring Cleaning Your Closet and Chicago Consignment Options

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10th March

Trying to spring clean your closet of clothes you’re not wearing anymore? Want to make extra cash while doing it? Instead of going straight to the overflowing clothing bins on the street corner, you could consider a few other options.

First, try check in with a few girlfriends who might be open to swapping some items out with you. A clothing exchange can be a really fun way to get ‘new’ items with a different style than what you would pick out for yourself.  But only share things that are gently used, clean and still have good quality to them- like things that other people would actually want!

Another option is to consign, the idea around consignment is that you are selling items to a second-hand store at a discount rate that they will sell for discount. There are lots of consignment … Read More »



Beat the Heat, Before it’s Gone!

Posted by ladiesintheloop in Advice, Art, Create, Culture, FREE, Moms, Music/ Dance, Seasonal FUN. No Comments

15th August

It’s unanimous that summer in Chicago is nothing to miss! So since we are already in August- gasp! We are?!- Yes, since it’s already August we want to send out a reminder to get your summer on while you still can! If you’ve been so busy with graduations, weddings, family parties, work, etc., do NOT panic! There is still time to enjoy this fantastic season before the wardrobe change begins!

Let’s stick to the basics…

Summer Concerts in the Park: There are eight (8) performances left in the Millennium Park Music Festival between now and August 17th. Times vary and if you can’t make it to an evening concert you can still catch a rehearsal performance usually happening midday on the day prior to the actual concert.

Here is the schedule link for these shows: http://www.grantparkmusicfestival.com/

Summer Dance at Michigan Ave./Balbo– These events run a … Read More »



7/18- Work Out/ Spa Night for New Moms

10th July

The Daily Method in Bucktown is hosting a special night for moms called “All About She! The A-Z of Fertility” for staying healthy and sharp!

Join The Dailey Method® Sharp Mamas and Shine Chicago for an evening all about you and your journey as a mom. Whether it’s preparing for baby or if you’re already a mom this event brings together the best resources Chicago has to educate, enlighten and empower women through all stages of motherhood whether it be infertility, pre-natal and post-partum health (as seen on their website). Click to register!

Thursday, July 17th

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

$15



5/19: CSU Foundation 2013 Essence of an Angel Scholarship Winners

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16th May

Chicago State University Foundation Announces 2013 Essence of an Angel Scholarship Winners

Students to receive $500 awards at Essence of an Angel luncheon on May 19

(CHICAGO)  — The Chicago State University (CSU) Foundation announced that three seniors, who are also single moms, have been selected to receive scholarships in conjunction with the 3rd Annual “Essence of an Angel” Scholarship event at CSU’s Academic Library on Sunday, May 19.  The event, which celebrates the achievements of some of Chicago’s most successful single mothers, was created to fund scholarships for single mothers who attend the University.  Receiving $500 scholarships this year will be seniors Ebony Blair, Secondary Education Major; Tyler Louise James, Sociology Major and Elizabeth Soria, Sr. Studio Art Major.  The luncheon event will be held from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (click here for website…)

 



Looking Back, Celeb Women Advice to “Their 15-year-old Self”

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17th October

Today is the “International Day of the Girl.”  See what advice these women would have given to themselves looking back.

Click HERE to read what Oprah, Christiane Amanpour, and Queen Rania of Jordan  have to say!



Norah Jones Talks with Charlie Rose

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23rd September

Norah Jones talks with Charlie Rose about life, developing her music style by winning nine Grammy awards, and working with a movie producer from Hong Kong.



J’s Blog: How to NOT Look Cheap!

Posted by ladiesintheloop in Advice, Fashion. No Comments

6th September

Excerpt from J’s Everyday Fashion:

 

One of the many reasons I started a fashion blog was to combat the belief that in order to be on a budget, you have to dress “cheap.” My friends, I am here to tell you that there is a huge difference in dressing cheap, and dressing on a budget*. Here’s how to spend the same amount of money, but make sure you never cross into cheap territory:

1. Shop brand names. You can find name brands for less at stores like DSW, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack and thrift stores, that are higher quality than inexpensive brands at Target or Payless, but often cost the same. An occasional shoe from Payless is okay (more on that later), but for the most part, I recommend aiming for brand-names at a discount for the same price.

2. Shop quality materials. Did you know that Forever 21 … Read More »



15 Ways 20-Somethings Ruin Their Twenties

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31st August

15 Ways 20-Somethings Ruin Their Twenties

 

We’ve all been there. Here’s an excerpt from the Thought Catalog blog:

1. Letting themselves get out of shape. If you’ve ever watched The Biggest Loser and questioned the contestants desire, based on their struggles — you’ve never been out of shape. You’ll find that the rumors are true, and your metabolism moves slower than a snail at the DMV as you get older. If you continue washing down brownies with Mountain Dew and discounting the value of working out, you will pay. I assure you that once you’ve officially gotten out of shape, it’s so much harder to get fit. The mere sight of a treadmill will make you want to run anywhere but on it.

2. Spending substantial amounts of money on farfetched concepts. Buying several lottery tickets, playing the slot machines and joining pyramid schemes are all poor decisions, with … Read More »



Suze Orman’s Rules for Lending Money

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30th August

Even though it’s good to lend a helping hand, you’ve still got to make sure all your angles are covered! Check out Suze Orman’s helpful check list BEFORE opening your pocket book to give someone a personal lend. Click HERE to read Suze’s list!

 



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