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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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Oct 24, 2016 >> Get the Look: Boy George [VIDEO]

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As if we needed an excuse to play dress up, we’re welcoming another spooktacular Glossed & Found Halloween edition! And this year we’re making it a throwback to the oh so colorful era of the ‘80s. We enlisted the help of our favorite makeup artist and fellow Halloween-enthusiast SHANNON O’BRIEN, teaching us not what makes a man, but what makes a boy—Boy George that is! Inspired by the brightly beated visage of the English singer, including those idiosyncratic brows and rainbow lids, Shannon takes a step-by-step to create this colorful tribute to the ‘80s legend.

Don’t forget your perfectly placed bowler and about a dozen hair wraps to complete this androgynous look. Oh, and a quick trip to the thrift store will reveal ‘80s patterned shirts aplenty. Just remember that more is more in creating this ‘80s punk pop style!

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We asked Shannon to create a beauty arsenal of the super pigmented hues that really embody the Boy George look. These pieces are perfect for recreating this super fun Halloween costume, but can also be used any day of the year. To create a cleaner beauty look think less is more, and create a singular brightly colored focal point for a real statement.

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Oct 24, 2016 >> Saved by the Max Malt Recipe [VIDEO]

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Saved by the Bell marked the end of ‘80s, and we would be doing our Totally ‘80s Glossed & Found Halloween a disservice without giving a shout out to Bayside High’s favorite hangout spot, The Max. SAVED BY THE MAX diner in Wicker Park is showing us how to whip up an All in the Malt cocktail. This spiked shake may look complicated, but the recipe is definitely more treat than trick. With a little chocolate ice cream and a splash of espresso liqueur, Saved by the Max is taking your Halloween sweets to the next level this year.

Follow along with the video below to make your own All in the Malt. Just garnish the rim of a  glass with chocolate syrup—sprinkled malt-powder on top optional!—then mix together 1.5 oz. almond-infused Jameson Whisky, 0.5 oz. Avion Espresso and 2 scoops chocolate ice cream.

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Oct 24, 2016 >> Get into the Groove! Drag Madonna Makeover [VIDEO]

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We’re transforming into the Queen of Pop with one of Chicago’s very own Queens as part of the Totally ‘80s Glossed and Found Halloween special. Miss BEVERLY LATELY invited us into her personal dressing room to take us step by step through a Madonna metamorphosis. Although there are many faces of Madonna over the decades, Beverly is channeling Blonde Ambition Madonna—think classic Marilyn and that iconic Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra.

Beverly Lately’s big drag inspiration comes from the women of Russ Meyer films, most with hyper feminine statures, big busts, cinched waists, curvy hips and that tough edge. So naturally, Beverly has always been drawn to Madonna’s ability to really command a stage with imbued sexuality and bad girl antics. What would the 1980’s been without Madonna’s devotion to redefine what’s expected of women? Beverly gives us tricks and treats to get into the groove this Halloween by giving major Madonna face.

Like a virgin? See Beverly’s expert tips below on how to perfect the look. And add the finishing touches with really expressing yourself in a cone bra—DIY here!—and get those luscious golden curls from Chicago’s favorite wig emporium Arda Wigs.

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STEP 1: CREATING THE FACE

Create dramatic cheekbones by contouring from the ear to corner of the mouth with a darker shade, and highlighting the top of the cheek bones. For Madonna’s nose, highlight straight down the middle and create pronounced nostrils by contouring half moons around nostrils. Highlight middle of the forehead shadow anything more recessed, like temples. Blend and set with powder.

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