New Fitness Class At Equinox: Best Butt Ever

There’s a new fitness class at Equinox that I’ve tried several times and now I’m hooked! I unwittingly took the class my first time. I showed up for cardio sculpt with one of my favorite instructors Julie Valenti. In her cheerful voice she asked the class, “Are you staying for Best Butt Ever?” We all …

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Spinning At Chicago's New SoulCycle Loop Location

SoulCycle Loop is now open! Located at 111 West Wacker, this much anticipated location held its grand opening celebration this past Saturday. The space is a massive 4,000 square-foot, 67-bike studio, home to the signature SoulCycle workout and an expansive SoulCycle lifestyle boutique. SoulCycle’s original clothing collection changes with the seasons, and this space also …

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Shop Urban Zen By Donna Karan Online

Urban Zen is now available online! The lifestyle brand created by Donna Karan inspired by her philosophy of living launched an e-commerce site yesterday. Urban Zen is collective of Karan’s experiences as a designer, yogi, philanthropist, and traveler. It is a connection of mind, body and spirit touched and inspired by cultures and craftsman from …

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Pilates Private Sessions at Equinox: Complete Your Fitness Routine!

Everyone can benefit from Pilates. Pilates is a vigorous, highly-focused total-body conditioning workout that builds strength and improves flexibility simultaneously. It carves out your deep core muscles, corrects muscular imbalances, improves joint mobility, stability and posture. Using spring-loaded equipment or mat, Pilates  using resistance to strengthen while it stretches. By adding Pilates to your to …

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Perry Clark Home: New E-Boutique Featuring Farm To Table

Last month, Perry Clark Home launched a well curated e-boutique for inspired living and giving featuring home goods. Perryclarkhome.com offers both hand-selected artisan goods and high quality notable brands. You can find handmade Italian Vietri dinnerware and beautiful home pieces by artisan Rae Dunn. The site even offers dining tables created with old railcar wood! …

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Second City Style's Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Tech & Audio

I’m not much of a techie, but I appreciate a great gadget. In the interest of time I lumped tech and audio together, but yes, I know they are completely different. Here is our tech and audio gift guide: 1. Celltronix 06-CE-SLR6K 6000mAh Solar Charger, (Reg $79.99) $51.17 Don’t overlook Radio Shack for great last-minute …

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Brian Stanziale Book Designs At The Collection by eDrop-Off

A special reception was held for artist & interior designer Brian Stanziale at The Collection by eDrop-Off yesterday. His book designs are on display and available for purchase at the store and make  fantastic and thoughtful holiday gifts. Brian showed me how he starts with a hard cover books, adds some extra backing to the front …

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