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Feb 8, 2017 >> A Cupcake Bouquet DIY [VIDEO]

It’s the season of L-O-V-E! And here at G&F, we believe the best way to celebrate your sweetheart—or sweethearts!—is with some scrumptious sweets. We enlisted the help of the Nicole Triebe, a.k.a the WINDY CITY DINNER FAIRY, to bake up some magic and transform a basic batch of cupcakes into a work of heart for Valentine’s Day. Instead of over-the-top kitsch, Nicole teaches us a little bit of cake art with a beautiful hydrangea cupcake bouquet.

This Valentine-themed masterpiece is a perfect example of Nicole’s knack for edible art. From working as a paralegal to studying pâtisserie arts, Nicole realized that her true passion was in the creation of beautiful cakes. In 2010 she started Windy City Dinner Fairy, serving as a catering company prior to establishing herself as a cake artist in 2014. We guarantee you’ll fall even more in love with her Instagram, full of colorful cakes and buttercream dreams! READ MORE >>

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Jan 25, 2017 >> The ABC’s of G&F [VIDEO]

So you may be asking yourself: “What is G&F’s modus operandi for the new year?” Our answer: The same damn thing we’ve been doing for the last five years—celebrating FUN. And in the process of searching for stylish jubilation, we meet the most interesting people along the way. From the far reaches of our G&F Travel features to Chicago heroes, who we cover share their diverse stories and distinct personalities with us creating G&F’s multicultural platform that aims to uplift and inspire. Oh, and make ’em laugh, too. We walk through THE ABC’S OF G&F for you—classic Glossed & Found fun, from A to Z!

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Dec 27, 2016 >> It’s the Best of 2016!

How do you spell Glossed & Found? F-U-N. That’s how. We’re looking back on a whole year of good times, great people and undeniable G&F style to boot. Meet THE G&F BEST OF 2016 With a nod to Josephine Baker in our Spring fashion feature to the groovy beats of the British Invasion for Fall, our fashion sets this year were a playground for uber-creatives. Mix this with wacky and touching interviews from all across the city, and you’ve got yourself a formula for curing what ails you.

And G&F travel, too! From a trip to tropical Charleston, mystic New Mexico and the indestructible Detroit, we’ve scoured the U.S for the most authentic people to share through the G&F lens. 2016, we had one hell of a ride with you. But all good things must come to an end. Enjoy a look back at a round-up of our favorite moments of an epic year. And do not fret—we’ve got another year of classic G&F style, fun and savoir-faire waiting for you in 2017.

Want more? Visit the G&F Lookbook for a look back at 2016’s features.

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Nov 30, 2016 >> Meet the Justice of the Pies [VIDEO]

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It’s the most wonderful—and scrumptious!—time of the year. And we’re making it even sweeter with the help of JUSTICE OF THE PIES‘ Maya-Camille Broussard, a woman who fulfills over 200 pie orders per holiday. That’s a lot of pie. We couldn’t help but share Maya’s love of pies with all of you to help make the holidays a little more merry and bright. Follow along with this holiday pie special for a mistletoe-filled baking tutorial, along with a basic pie crust recipe and expert tips for any pie enthusiast.

Justice of the Pies specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts. Maya established her niche bakery in honor of her late father, Stephen—who dubbed himself the Pie Master and was a criminal defense attorney with a passion for baking anything made with a crust. Justice of the Pies was created to celebrate his love for pies and to honor his belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to reform their lives. Not only is Maya whipping up amazing pies, but she’s positively impacting the lives of those who work for Justice of the Pies.

Watch below as Maya walks us through a customer favorite, her Bleu Cheese Praline Pear Pie. This fruit-filled pie is topped with an oatmeal crumb, homemade praline sauce and bleu cheese crumbles in a savory crust. And to amp up the festive cheer, throw on Maya’s favorite This Christmas by Donny Hathaway for optimal baking results.

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Nov 30, 2016 >> Holiday Beauty Eye How-To [VIDEO]

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Makeup extraordinaire ANDREA SAMUELS is our go-to gal to have on the Glossed & found set. Straight from our holiday editorial, Andrea is helping us achieve an uber festive and chic beauty look with a two-toned eye tutorial. This gilded pop of color is the perfect accessory for all your holiday festivities to keep you looking merry and bright—with plenty of time to snag a cocktail with friends before that holiday dinner. And of course, we couldn’t resist asking Andrea about all the other seasonally-approved beauty trends to rock this winter. Follow along with this simple two-toned eye tutorial—including a step-by-step guide with everything you’ll need to complete this glossy look!—and other stylish tips straight from the beauty expert.

LEARN THIS SIMPLE HOLIDAY EYE >>

Andrea’s trick for rich, bold color that will be more flexible for the lid? Transform a powder pigment into creamy texture using water or oil. And our favorite tip we snagged on set? For a more editorial look, add a layer of lipgloss over the finished eye to give it a poppy, wet look that will be sure to dazzle.

And the totally wearable beauty trends don’t stop there. Andrea adds that gold is always a staple during the holidays and adding anything with a metallic finish on the eyes or lips are foolproof for the holiday party circuit. Also, a quick highlighter on the tops of cheekbones is the quickest beauty pick-me-up and always the key component of finishing your look with an instant lift. It may seem predictable to gravitate toward darker colors in the cooler months, but Andrea says do it!

“I really love that my clients have been looking to try out deep purples, mauves, plums and berry lipsticks this season,” says Andrea. “I feel like winter is the perfect time to experiment with darker tones on your eyes and lips.”

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Nov 30, 2016 >> The Nutcracker’s Newest Additions [VIDEO]

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Before Santa and his reindeers, the magical imagery surrounding the holidays beckoned from the stage. THE NUTCRACKER with is unforgettable Tchaikovsky score has and will always be a holiday mainstay. Countless ballet companies have reimagined the battle of gingerbread soldiers with sinister mice, the enchantment of the sugar plum fairies and elegance of pirouetting snowflakes. And this year, the JOFFREY BALLET will transport audiences to a magical moment in the city’s history—The Nutcracker set at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair. It’s an enchanting—and unprecedented!—undertaking headlined by acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

The two-act ballet will feature six new dancers to the prestigious ballet company; Aaron Renteria, Riley Horton, Chloe Sherman, Lucia Connolly, Yumi Kanazawa, Olivia Tang-Mifsud and Alonso Tepetzi. Ranging in age from 19 to 25, many of these young dancers have dreamed of being part of The Nutcracker since the first time they put on their slippers. And their undeniable freedom and fervor on the stage makes this show so much more magical.

Joffrey’s Artistic Director Ashley Wheater explains that choosing the right dancer for each role within The Nutcracker goes beyond bravura and flashy tricks, and there’s never a certain type. “Joffrey dancers have always been individuals, as diverse as the people of our country,” says Ashley. “They must be technically accomplished, and they must find purpose in their dancing. Artistry is found in musicality and the way one gestures organically progresses into another.”

Watch our behind-the-scenes video into the heart and soul of the new dancers of the JBC corps as they embark on the exciting world premiere of Chicago’s The Nutcracker.

MEET THE NEW RANKS OF THE JOFFREY BALLET >>

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Nov 30, 2016 >> Behind the Seams at the Joffrey [VIDEO]

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This year the JOFFREY BALLET will transport audiences to a magical moment in the city’s history. Their holiday classic, The Nutcracker, will be set at Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair as seen through the eyes of visionary choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. Although we can’t wait to see new talent emerge on stage, we’re just as excited about the magic that happens behind the scenes. Follow us on an enchanting journey through the Joffrey Ballet costume shop and see what creations await in the wings.

The anticipated production of The Nutcracker features the vision of Costume Designer Julian Crouch. Originally from the UK, Julian is a Brooklyn-based theatre practitioner, artist, and musician, known for his groundbreaking production of Shockheaded Peter, Satyagraha at the Met Opera, and the Tony-nominated set of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Julian’s costume and set designs are known for larger-than-life props and landscapes. And what really tickles our funny bone: Integration of live animation.

GO BEHIND THE SEAMS WITH THE JOFFREY BALLET >>

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Nov 30, 2016 >> How to Make: Pisolino Clams Casino [VIDEO]

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The holidays are all about feasting and indulging with the ones you love, so we’re giving you an authentically decadent recipe inspired by the Italian-American Christmas tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. We enlisted the help of the husband-wife team behind PISOLINO—our new favorite Italian hideaway in Avondale. Follow along to learn how to craft the most delectable Clams Casino, which is definitely a feast you’ll want to share with friends and family.

Chef James De Marte and event planner Rachel De Marte opened up the doors of their cozy and stylish neighborhood spot nearly a month ago. The small Italian café creates the pizzas and pastas Chef James spent 10 years perfecting in Southern Italy, while Rachel brings her high-profile event planning, styling and catering background to create a magical dining experience. The name Pisolino means nap in Italian, and Rachel even refers to James as the “Nap King” after picking up the habit in Italy.

DAZZLE GUESTS’ WITH THIS CLASSIC RECIPE >>

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