Food, Style | Amy Tara Koch
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MY DINNER PARTY BASED ON SPRING FASHION TRENDS It all started with a show stopping 11 course meal at Grant Achatz’s gastro palace NEXT in Chicago last month. The intense flavors and crazy modern pairings were the stuff of food porn fantasies. The innovation of the meal left...

I am excited to be a part of SheKnows new EXPERT AMONG US program. I am obsessed with scarves. So, it should come as no surprise that my first post (and accompanying video) is all about how to wear a scarf. READ FULL STORY ...

HOW TO ENERGIZE A MIDDAY COMPLEXION THE ISSUE In the middle of the day, exhaustion sets in. And, it physically manifests in the form of cakey makeup and/or a dehydrated, I’ve-had-it looking complexion. THE FIX Resetting your radiance quotient is all about the skillful application of beauty products. This on-the-go...

THE ISSUE Who has time to remember a necklace? Accessories matter. They are outfit makers, the Bernaise sauce on a succulent filet. Jeans and a black tee shirt by itself? Eh. Jeans tricked out with a fab necklace, a scarf and some attention grabbing earrings-wow! But, in order to get...

HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR LBD INTO A HEAD-TURNER  THE ISSUE How to elevate a basic black dress into a look? A black dress is a black dress is a blah black dress. But, when you layer it with statement making elements, a forgettable garment is swiftly transformed into...

ISSUE Super dry, winterized hair and skin. THE FIX Olive oil is a staple in many high end beauty products. Channel your inner Mediterranean and apply this hydrating oil to your body, face and hair. Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil $6.38...

ISSUE Muffin top and bulging belly dripping over your waistband! THE FIX One of Spanx's newest products--the high waisted shorty--flattens the tummy and compresses the waist under any length garment. Spanx Haute Contour® High-Waisted Shorty $48 ...

ISSUE You have an event tonight. There is no time to shop. How do you update your go-to little black dress? THE FIX A thin, eye-catching belt. Why? Adding a decorative belt transforms a classic black dress into an evening appropriate ensemble. Pastels and metallics are on-trend. They add...

THE ISSUE So, your lower back is throbbing and a massage and/or chiropractor visit is not in the cards. How can you temporarily alleviate the pain? THE FIX ThermaCare Heat Wraps for Muscles and Joints $6.99 WHY This is my in-purse staple. When back pain calls, I respond by slapping...

I always have a blast on Windy City Live. Especially when I get to dissect Oscar fashion. Here is the video of my dish session with Jena Gambaccini and Keith Ward. My favorite = Lupita Nyong'o ...