Kate Stahl | March 28, 2011 8:02 amBarre Bee Fit (435 N. LaSalle Blvd., 312-595-1600) has been one of the hottest workout spots in town since opening last year, and today, the River North Studio gets a second studio and turns up the heat with a new class: Barre Burn! The new workout takes place in a heated room at about 90 degrees, so you know you're going to sweat!Read More
Kate Stahl | February 17, 2011 2:30 pmWe hope you had half as much fun at last night's Public House event as we did! The turnout was fantastic — thanks for coming out! — the vendors gave away some great goods (how about those Yumcakes?!), and the drinks and apps were simply wonderful.Read More
Kate Stahl | February 8, 2011 8:00 amThe snow defeated us once, but we won't be kept down for long! Our exclusive party at Public House (400 N. State St., 312-265-1240) is back on for Wednesday, Feb.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 31, 2011 8:02 amOne thing Chicago isn't lacking: a huge variety of amazing gyms and fitness studios. The only problem is which one to choose — after all, gym memberships in the city don't come cheap. But new local business Urban Fit Clubs totally takes care of the dilemma, allowing you to buy one membership that gains you access to a network of workout options across the city.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 31, 2011 8:01 amThis week, celebrate The Southern's one-year anniversary with a lowcountry boil, indulge in some chowdah, and come to our brew bash.
The first annual Chowdah Fest Chicago, from the creators of the Chicago Ice Cream Festival, takes place on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 26, 2011 8:03 amClear your schedules for next Wednesday: you're joining us at Public House (400 N. State St., 312-265-1240). The newly opened hottest bar in town is opening its doors for an exclusive event just for PopSugar's FreshGuide (soon to relaunch as PopSugar City) event on Feb.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 30, 2010 8:00 amSweet fitness studio Barre Bee Fit offers a super-effective ballet-barre workout incorporating elements of heart-pumping cardio, yoga-like stretching, Pilates mat work, and light weights. The result: a toned, lengthened body from head to toe. This is the workout every woman wants, one that helps you create a smaller waistline, a tighter butt, and leaner legs — all in a 60-minute class.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 21, 2010 8:03 amWhile PopSugar's FreshGuide Chicago only launched in November, I've been following the latest trends in Chicago all year long. Here are my top 10 openings, happenings, and trends in the health and beauty space in 2010.
Super-quick hair color: Charles Ifergan (106 E.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 10, 2010 8:00 amMy name is Kate, and I'm addicted to barres — only this kind doesn't come with cocktails, creepy guys asking for your number, or the next-day hangover. I'm talking about Chicago's barre classes, habit-forming, great-for-you, 60-minute workouts that work your entire body through exercises done on a mat and at a ballet barre. Unintimidating yet challenging, barre workouts at the Bar Method, The Dailey Method, Exhale, and Barre Bee Fit — some of the appealing fitness studios in the city — are all designed to create long, lean muscle, improve your core strength, and generally give you that perfect skinny jeans body.Read More