Kate Stahl | December 7, 2011 10:43 amLocal jewelry designer Erin Gordon creates some of the chicest bracelets around (perfect for a friend who's been extra good this year). The superstylish Chicagoan let us in on her holiday tips and picks.
PopSugar Chicago: What's the one piece of clothing that's a must-have for the holiday season?Read More
Kate Stahl | November 7, 2011 10:00 amOne of the greatest parts of living in Chicago is getting out of Chicago, particularly to charming destinations like Harbor County and Lake Geneva, both of which are a mere 90 minutes away. And now, with the multimillion dollar renovation of the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, I have a new excuse to head to Wisconsin, and this Fall is the time to do it.
Formerly the Lake Geneva Playboy Club (yes, that Playboy), a home away from home for celebs like Sammy Davis Jr. and Cher in the 1960s, the 1,300-acre resort is now a perfect getaway for couples looking for romance, a girls' trip, or a family escape.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 9, 2010 8:00 amAs if you needed another reason to visit the Michelin-starred Deca at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St., 312-573-5160), the bar and restaurant is now offering some awesome holiday drinks and deals, sure to help make you feel all merry and bright.
Deca's new seasonal cocktail menu (available through Jan.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 29, 2010 8:01 amA few laughs are always necessary during the holiday season, and Chicago's legendary comedy house The Second City is the place to get them. Opening tomorrow, Second City's Dysfunctional Holiday Revue brings all the traditional hilariousness of the theater's comedy shows with a dash of Rudolph, Santa, and more. Two of the skits involve taking a clueless boyfriend to couples' therapy with Joseph and Mary (we've all been there, right?) and some really uneven gift exchanges.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 25, 2010 8:00 amHappy Thanksgiving, FreshGuide readers! Once the turkey's cooked, the pies are cooled, and your belly is uncomfortably full, it's time to start thinking about Christmas shopping (at least that's what a million commercials will tell you).
If the thought of battling the crowds on Black Friday brings out your inner Scrooge, then I recommend you head to Theater Wit's The Santaland Diaries, opening tomorrow, instead.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 24, 2010 8:03 amIf you're one of those procrastinators who still doesn't know where you're going to spend your Thanksgiving, don't worry. Head to one of these five restaurants, all of which are serving up modern, delicious renditions of holiday classics, and your belly will be full in no time.
C-House (166 E.Read More
Kate Stahl | November 3, 2010 8:38 pmPopSugar's FreshGuide recently cohosted a party at Juicy on Oak Street to celebrate the holiday collection of the label's latest endeavor, Bird, a high-end, super fashion-forward line of sophisticated separates and dresses. I'm loving every single piece – from the sequined sweater dresses (what could be better than a single piece that's both cozy and sexy?) to the totally chic jackets. Between the Bird collection and Erin Fetherston's new designs for the original label, Juicy is looking better than ever.Read More