How to Live a Beautiful Life

Do you hurry from event to commitment, head down, exhausted and frazzled at the end of the day? How often do you take care of…

How to Share a Taste of Diwali

Although I am shelving most world travel for now, I can still explore the world through different tastes, sounds, sights and events and share them…

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $100

Ok, listen up. Mom wants what she wants, not what she needs. For Mother’s Day, put a little thought into the gift. Show her that…

Spring Style with #ChicagonistaLIVE!

Yes, I am fully aware that the ground is covered by a massive quilt of snow. Yes, I know I am talking sandals when snow…

Fall Lookbook #2

Cooler nights, shorter days…and FALL FASHION. Are you as excited as I am? I am back with another Fall Fashion Lookbook, this time with a…

DYO (Design Your Own) Jewelry

My grandma loved jewelry. I remember her bracelets jangling and rings flashing as she played the piano during Christmas parties. I distinctly recall picking her…

Viva Vintage!

I have shopped at thrift and vintage stores since I can remember. If you knew me in high school, you might recall trips to Goodwill…