Kate Stahl | May 12, 2011 4:21 pmJust because it's sandal season doesn't mean you should neglect your hands — but you're definitely going to need a manicure to withstand the sun, surf, and sand that come with Summer. Located in Ravenswood, No Chip Manicure Boutique has a very obvious specialty. "I wanted to open a place that did no-chip manicures the correct way," says owner Vernadine Kornegay. Since opening in Fall 2010, the boutique has perfected the method using Bio Sculpture Gel, the original creators of the no-chip color gel, a safe, nonallergic gel that's applied directly to your natural nail and lasts about two weeks.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 28, 2011 8:02 amThis weekend, get girly with a pop-up shop, support a local designer's big break, learn how to make your wedding indie, and check out one of our favorite Housewives in person.
Suburban SHE Boutique (483 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847-926-0150) is coming to Mercadito (108 W. Kinzie St., 312-329-9555) for a one-day-only pop-up shop on Saturday from 11:30 a.m.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 10, 2011 8:00 amJanuary and February in Chicago can beyond brutal; frigid weather not only freezes our hands and toes, it can also freeze out the fun. That's why starting today, I'm going to seek out super-entertaining ways to survive the cold. First up: Learn a new art.Read More