Friday, March 28, 2014

A Look Inside Dolce & Gabbana’s New Oak Street Location

Chicago’s Oak Street has been gifted with yet another precious gemDolce & Gabbana. The luxurious new store radiates opulence and Italian elegance. We were thrilled to receive an exclusive glimpse of the new boutique!

The second we walked in we felt like we were in sunny Milan, not gloomy Chicago. Every little detail in the store radiates luxury and encompasses the Italian brand’s authenticity. The stones used to lay the boutique’s floor were brought all the way from the glamorous Italian island of Sicily and the opulent burgundy velvet, which is unique to their boutiques, is prevalent throughout the store.

The boutique features the newest runway pieces that are feminine with a unique Dolce & Gabbana twist, as well as “oh –so-gorgeous” jewelry and accessories. We wanted it all! As the saying goes: the best things in life are free, and the second best are very expensive.

Our preview ended with even more exciting news. Have you ever looked at the Dolce & Gabbana campaigns that feature beautiful Italian families and wondered how amazing it would be if you could be in it? Well dreams do come true!

This year Dolce & Gabbana is hosting the #DGFamily project to demonstrate their belief in the values of a strong family. All you have to do is go on their website, submit your family photo, and voila, you are part of the D&G family.

By Eva Zakarauskaite

Friday, March 14, 2014

Citizen Stone Launches New Website and Blog

Get your wallets ready, Citizen Stone’s website is here!
With a focus on artisan-crafted goods, natural ingredients and beautiful aesthetics, the site will quickly become your go-to for all things eye-catching and practical. Shoppers can easily browse an eclectic selection of housewares, beauty and lifestyle products.

After filling up your shopping cart, check out Citizen Stone’s new blog Olive & Arrow. Olive & Arrow embodies the Citizen Stone’s team’s passion for all things entertaining, design, beauty, travel and style. Daily posts entice readers with insight on design trends, DIY ideas, travel guides, recipes and much more.

In addition to daily blog posts, customers can look forward to new merchandise added weekly. If you prefer to shop in person, the Citizen Stone showroom will remain open and customers may shop on an appointment only basis.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

In Need of Weekend Plans?

It’s that time of the week again and since there are no sub-zero temperatures in the forecast, even more reason to get out of the house this weekend! From concerts to cooking classes to St. Patty’s Day festivities, we have compiled a list of noteworthy events and fun activities to fill up your planner!

Bourbon Bracket (Bub City) All Day
Elements Girls’ Night Out (Bloomingdales’s, 900 N. Michigan) 6pm-8pm

Imagine Dragons (Allstate Arena) 7pm

Demi Lovato (Allstate Arena) 7:30pm
Borris Powell “Freedom” Show (108 N. State St.) 8pm-12am
Women in Travel Summit (17 E. Monroe) 7pm-12am
Rock of Ages (Bank of America Theatre) 7:30pm


Chicago Flower and Garden Show (Navy Pier) All Day
St. Pat’s Trolley Crawl (Lion Head Pub, 2251 N. Lincoln) 8am
Tap O’ The Morn’ (400 N. State St.) 8am-12pm
Spectacle Lunatique (2120 S. Jefferson St.) 8pm-2am

Nick Sturms (Bub City) 12pm-1:30pm, 2pm-3pm
Columbia College Big Band with Special Guest Petet Saxe (Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.) 4pm and 8pm

The Irishman Cooking Class (4747 N. Lincoln) 5pm-7pm
Drop-In Improv Class (Donny’s Skybox Theatre, 1608 N. Wells) 6pm

How are you spending your St. Patrick’s Day? Share us by leaving a comment or by tweeting us at @MonikaDixonPR!

By Marisa Coulter, MDPR Contributor

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I Fly First Class Supports the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

In need of a vacation or a flight in a pinch? Book through luxury travel concierge I Fly First Class and do your part in supporting the fight against pediatric cancer!

During the month of March, I Fly First Class, will be donating $30 for every ticket sold to Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Bear Necessities’ mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.

I Fly First class offers discounted business class and first class airfare on all major airlines that fly to Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. If you're planning an international trip for pleasure of business, take advantage of this unique opportunity to help brighten a sick child's day.

Monday, March 3, 2014

It's Time to #GetPlanty

The day we have been waiting for is approaching soon! We're excited to announce the new date for Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen Goes Planty, hosted by Alexis Cozzini of Citizen Stone and Jessica Murnane of One Part Plant, is Tuesday, March 25 from 5-10 pm!

We can not wait to dive into the world of plant-based dining and you can be among the first to sample new menu items exclusively crafted by Doc B’s Executive Chef Ed Mcintosh. From the Housemade Guacamole and Herbed Vegetable Chips to the California Kale Salad, we can’t decide which dish we are more excited for!

Come hungry and ready to #GetPlanty! Tickets for Get Planty are available for $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite ( RSVP early to make sure you snag your seat.