Style

As any graduate of the University of Michigan can attest, Saturday afternoon games at The Big House were the stuff of collegiate nirvana. The weather was crisp. The beer was flowing. Even though I had no clue what a chop block or a flea flicker was, the kinetic camaraderie was enough to draw me week after week. Yet, as the decades flew by, I attended few games. For starters, the drive from Chicago to Ann...

Men’s Journal asked me to spotlight the most egregious fashion felonies that women wish men would stop making. Here’s my round up. There are certain looks that yield style suicide: daddy denim, the kind that extend above the belly button and flow like a bloated river from rib cage to boat shoes, oversized suits, of the Better Call Saul variety, hideously hued golf shirts bearing commemorative logos like “Lake Forest Fish Fry 1998” jammed unceremoniously into...

I don’t need much of a reason to head to LA for a few days. Especially in the middle of a Chicago winter. So, after a brief chat with my husband (don’t we need a parent getaway?) we packed our bags and headed west armed with a checklist of all that is new and buzzy on the left coast. [caption id="attachment_20160" align="alignnone" width="500"] The Broad Museum[/caption] First stop after reviving myself with a vanilla iced blended from The Coffee Bean? Anastasia...

She’s boisterous, beautiful, and so dynamic that prolonged exposure to her charms is known to weaken the senses. New York City is a siren. Give her a few days and she will seduce you with her beguiling brand of grit and glamour. Pick your passion. Art? Iconic edifices? Broadway shows? Shopping? Generation defining restaurants? All of this-and a few slices of killer pizza- are at your disposal. Plan well and dream big. It’s the NYC way.   1....

Sometimes, a mom has to exit stage left. Organizing lives, keeping house, wiping butts and noses and producing science fair volcanoes with precision and a smile sucks the hours from one's day. As a card carrying member of the supremely stressed syndicate, I grow resentful that the inherent chaos of parenting eats up the time that used to be spent on me! Motherhood is rewarding, yes. But it is also riddled with responsibilities and a never...

I love athleisure. A great pair of harem pant. Yoga pants with groovy accents. Modern, drapey racer back tees. I am not sporting these casual pieces for my professional life. But, for running around on the weekends and lazy weekends by the beach, they are perfection. There is a huge difference between gym clothing and atleisure. Essentially, it’s all about the details. To the gym, a ratty t shirt and sweats are de rigeur. Athleisure will...

ATK Shows You How To Get The Look For Less Springifying your wardrobe doesn’t have to break the bank! Amy showcased five trends that can be had for under $50 on Good Day Chicago. Here is the video: FOX 32 News Chicago Accessories from Charming Charlie, Old Navy, H&M and lip color from Flower Beauty.                       TRENDS 70s Chic A Burst of Color Sassy Slip Ons Luxe looking layered Bangles Pretty Printed Scarves ...

Test Driving the Brit Celeb Makeup Artist's Line at Selfridges I had a mission in London. The beauty industry had been buzzing about celeb makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s new line. The mascara was said to be next level. The concealer able to camouflage a decadent night of partying. And, the Wonder Glow Primer able to deliver a lit-from-within effect that filled in wrinkles creating an anti-aging optical illusion. With a cadre of celeb clients that range...

ATK Rails on These Disastrous Duds on Good Day Chicago There is a lot to love about the holidays. One big exception? The plethora of atrocious Christmas themed garb. Of course there are the parties where people ironically sport these bedazzled getups and snort with laughter over how silly they look. Then there are the people who wear this type of clothing in earnest convinced that they are sartorially emanating the joy and goodness of the...

Then Recover with Delicious Tarts and Pommes Frites My story from FoodAndWine.com It’s the thrill of the hunt. For decades, treasure seekers have scoured the allées of Paris’s famed flea market Marché aux Puces for vintage trinkets and eclectic furniture. To inveterate hunters and gatherers, the aha! moment of plucking bric-a-brac vintage serving pieces, an art deco sconce, textiles and quirky French hotel signage from the back of a dusty stall offers an incomparable high. But the Puces has gotten a bad...