March 27, 2014 |
Full disclosure : We originally began this project back in mid-January. Normally, it's reasonably warm enough during Chicago winters to strut out every so often in a pair of tights. Enter the winter of 2014. Now that spring finally has semi-sprung -- and by that we mean it's above freezing -- it's time to debut our official test of the latest tights on the market. Treat your legs to a new outfit -- surely your old tights are ripped and holey by now. Spanx Patterned Tight-End Tights Peek-a-Boo ($32 suggested retail)
December 12, 2012 |
You could probably set your watch by the debut of glogg at Simon's Tavern in Andersonville. Every year on Thanksgiving Eve, the charmingly divey bar dishes out its first pours of the boozy Swedish drink. But now that temperatures have dipped and holiday shopping has driven us to tears, hot spiced wine seems especially necessary. So consider this your public service announcement: Glogg season is in full swing. This year, as they have for decades, Simon's serves up $5 cups of the seasonal beverage, which the owners brew in 15-gallon batches using their traditional recipe.
October 24, 2012 |
During warm periods of fall such as this, people often throw around the term "Indian summer" when they're raving about the weather. But like so many offhand phrases, people don't always know what exactly it means, let alone where it came from. When it comes to the origin of the phrase, there is little-to-no consensus or evidence from which to trace a true etymology. One Chicago-area linguistics professor responded to an interview request by simply saying, "I have no idea. " What people can agree on, however, is that the term was probably introduced in the 18th...
December 19, 2011
Chicago folk-rockers the The Wall & the Window answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire . Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye! What makes your live show great? It's very intimate, and what you hear is what you get. Sometimes we pull out the circus and use all the instruments we know how to play. And sometimes we strip it down to just the essentials: two voices and a guitar. Describe your sound in five words or less. Handcrafted folk-pop tunes.
April 28, 2014 |
Study Hall 2016 W. Chicago Ave. 312-733-4255 My latest trip to Ukrainian Village led me to Study Hall, nestled on Chicago Avenue. Fashion-savvy owner Naoko Nagano said the boutique carries vintage and vintage-inspired apparel for men and women and plenty of nautical- and '70s-style prints. "We're less dependent on trends," Nagano said. Though the sleek store features designers from all over the place, Nagano would like to incorporate more pieces from Chicago designers. "We have a lot of great talent here," she said.
January 11, 2012 |
1410 Museum Campus Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA It's a safe bet that from here on out, the forecast won't be pretty for the remainder of the football season. Chill, we've got you covered with some must-haves for cold weather. Gear: Under Armour Men's and Women's ColdGear UA Base 3.0 Longsleeve Crew and Leggings Price: $70 each for tops and bottoms. Get it: underarmour.com Why you'll need it: Guys will appreciate the warmth - and convenience of a functional fly at the game - even...