Pinning like a Pro

So I don’t know about you, but I certainly learned a thing or two at Social Media Week Chicago. On Thursday, I chatted up authors of Pinterest for Business Jess Loren and Ed Swiderski.

Chicago Welcomes Indie Spirit’s Expo With Open Mouths and Arms!

And on the third day of October, The Chicago River will run shaded with multitudes of independent whiskey, rum, tequila, mezcal, cognac and vodka alike. The masses with gather with intense expectations of world-renowned spirit’s that entice taste buds and blur vision of all who participate.

Magnolia Bakery Chicago Celebrates Its First Birthday!

In celebration of Magnolia Bakery Chicago’s first year in the Windy City, we're launching our signature Chicago Cupcake ($3.75), available beginning September 29th. This vanilla or chocolate cupcake is deliciously decorated with a white chocolate disc depicting the beautiful Chicago skyline floating on a lake of pale blue icing.

AKIRA Goes Metropolitan for Their BIG 10 Year Anniversary Fall Fashion Show!

I can honestly say that AKIRA is my favorite retail store in the entire city of Chicago and there are a million reasons why. I’ve narrowed it down to my top 5 so I can keep this short & sweet. 1. Their insanely stylish & innovative women’s & men’s clothing /footwear 2. All of their locations (Over 17 in neighborhoods all over the city & even the suburbs!!) 3. Their amazing customer service & stylists (You won’t walk out their door without a bag or two swung over your shoulder) 4. The co-owner …Jon Cotay (Sweetest & smartest owner in the industry...hands down!) 5. & last but definitely not least…their FASHION SHOWS!

Social Media Week: Chicago

**Updated Sept 19th :: Billy Dec and Rockit Ranch Productions Host Chicago's Official Social Media Week Kick Off Party! Monday, 9/24 at Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W Hubbard) - 8pm Open to the public! Meet, greet and network w/Top Social Media Pros, CEO's, Influencers, Movers & Shakers all night long!**

George Lopez and Rob Schneider To Share Chicago For Some Funny Business on September 22nd

September 22nd should be a great night for comedy as The Chicago Theatre welcomes comedian George Lopez. The comedian is scheduled to entertain what is sure to be a full house during the second night of his 2012 stand-up tour. Following the cancellation of his TBS talk show “Lopez Tonight,” George Lopez has decided to bring his presence to the stage for a second tour entitled “That’s The America I Live In”. The tour kicks off on September 21st in Milwaukee with Chicago on the following night.

Chicago Comedians join 2012 Cast of SNL

By now we all know that 3 Chicago-based performers will be in the cast of SNL. They are Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong. Everyone has been writing about how they all are from The Second City, but guess what? They also performed at other Chicago-based comedy clubs. And Bryant, who went to Columbia College, actually worked at all three!

What’s Next in Chicago Fashion

Have some Fashion envy seeing your New York friends’ pictures of Fashion Week right now? Don’t fret: Chicago will have a week of their own next month! It’s called Fashion Focus Chicago and will show off some of Chicago’s own design talent. Here’s a look at one of the big events of the week, Next Fashion Chicago.

A Taste of Bollywood in Chicago!

Indian pop icon,Shreya Ghoshal, will be performing live at Rosemont Theatre this Friday September 14th. Organized by L.A. TAN’s CEO Nick Patel. Shreya the leading Indian Singer of Bollywood was born and raised in a quaint West Bengal home in India. She has recorded film songs not only in Hindi but also in Assamesse, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Gujrarati, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Nepali, Oriya, Tamil, Telegu, and more.