So, how did your closet cleaning adventure go last week? I’m still hoping to see your before and after pictures, so be sure to tweet them to me! In the meantime, let’s tackle our next messy area: our desks and offices! Just because the days are getting longer doesn’t mean our workdays have to, and what better way to maximize our time than to have a clean and organized workspace? Whether you work from home, in a tiny cubicle or a large corner office with bamboo wood flooring and an intricately carved teak desk, chances are you have stacks of papers, paper clips, highlighters and coffee mugs up to your eyeballs.
Good homes are hard to find, so we expect this newly listed, 2,600-square-foot, three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom Margate Park penthouse (5048 N. Marine; still on the market at press time) to sell quickly. The $495,000 asking price makes it $190 per square foot, which seems fair given its spectacular views, sophisticated decor and architectural significance — and the fact that the market is so hot right now that “the median price for new listings has been skyrocketing,” says Midwest Real Estate Data CEO Russ Bergeron.
With plastic surgery becoming more and more popular and new technology coming out faster than we can inject it, I thought I would interview one of the top plastic surgeons in the country to answer common questions we girls want to know. Dr. Terry Dubrow happens to also be my plastic surgeon. (Boys, you can thank him later.) Ladies, this blog is for you.
History has repeated itself for local nonprofit Erie Neighborhood House. Since the late 1800s, the organization has supported Chicago’s immigrant population with community-based education programs, and on April 4, more than 400 guests toasted to its continued success at the 2013 Future of Promise Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 E. Wacker). Jose Ramos demonstrated the positive effects of the Erie Neighborhood House’s workforce development program, taking to the stage to share a motivational speech about his own experience finding work and providing for his family with the help of Erie House.
Mark Pruitt and Lori Toepper’s journey to the aisle was all about beating the odds. The couple reconnected more than 30 years after first meeting in the halls of Bolingbrook High School, and Pruitt popped the question on New Year’s Eve 2011. They rang in the New Year with dreams of a destination wedding, but instead, Toepper was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months later. The two spent much of their engagement in and out of the hospital as Toepper underwent a lumpectomy and eight rounds of chemotherapy. “It was an ugly situation, but it had some beauty to it,” says Toepper. “I honestly believe God gave me Mark to go through this with me. It made me want to marry him even more.”
Even the most devoted fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald may be surprised to find out that the Jazz-Age scribe was once a client of Tiffany & Co. There isn’t a record of exactly what he bought, but it’s possible that he commissioned the esteemed jeweler’s wares for beloved wife Zelda — or perhaps he was imagining how they might look draped across the elegant, high-society characters in his famed novel, The Great Gatsby.