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Apr 12, 2016 >> Getting Handsy with James Ewert [VIDEO]

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Our Spring Fashion Issue got some extra love with the help of collage artist James Ewert. To bring semblance to our Josephine Baker-inspired shoot, James used his craft to bring the atmosphere of a modern Bronze Venus to life. James’ intricate process of bibliographic foraging, dissection and sticky imposition gives us a whole new appreciation to the art of photomontage.  

James’ tagline goes a little something like this: “I make collages all F-ing day.” His unfiltered and unapologetic personality directly manifests through his work. Many of his pieces bring seemingly irrelevant elements together into an entertaining juxtaposition: think grandma’s quilt turned psychedelic icon or intergalactic gemstones.

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Apr 12, 2016 >> Kehoe is inviting you over for a Boozy Brunch

We can’t get enough of the ambiance our “Unique Voices” issue is serving up this season, so we signed up the brilliant minds behind Kehoe Designs to turn our Josephine Baker-inspired shoot into a lust-worthy mood board for a swinging soiree. And they’re the perfect heads to turn to as they helped fill out our Starlette! shoot with their warehouse of over-the-top goodies. Kehoe event producer Joshua Jones turns a  boozy brunch up a notch with a roaring ‘20s spin.

Get inspired with the musings and go all out at your next party or simply grab a piece to spruce up your bar cart. Muddle up some mojitos and get in the spring spirit by channeling your inner Creole Goddess. By the looks of this dazzling mood board, Kehoe Designs knows how to throw one hell of a party. 

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Apr 12, 2016 >> This Presidio Cocktail is Password Protected! [VIDEO]

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We enlisted the help of our favorite Wicker Park jaunt to whip up a cocktail perfect for Spring. Nestled on Damen Ave, Presidio boasts a moody, dimly-lit space ideal for sipping crafted cocktails and lounging away the night—or day. They’re teaching us how to shake up a gin-based cocktail that pays homage to the prohibition era, and with flavor profiles that give a nod to our Josephine Baker-inspired Spring fashion shoot. From stage right enters: The Flash in the Pan.  READ MORE >>

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Apr 12, 2016 >> Three Ways to Nail Spring Beauty

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Runways around the world are proclaiming Spring fashion isn’t just an ode to clothes and beauty anymore. We’re going fingertips first into Spring style. Manicurist Ashley Gregory created three sets of trending nail art to glam up our Drag Beauty story—because style is all about the tiny details. And since our issue is all about celebrating the uniqueness within, we enlisted the help of one-of-a-kind queens to give us a hand in modeling the coolest nail trends of the season. Put your boring nudes and go-to reds into hibernation: we’re going bright, brazen and drag! READ MORE >>

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Apr 12, 2016 >> Getting Hung Up With Air [VIDEO]

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We’re getting topsy-turvy with fitness prowess Cat Aldana. And since we’re focusing on finding balance and creating our inner conviction this Spring, who better to inspire than someone who gets all tangled up to achieve stability. Cat is a queen of the silks at AIR Aerial Fitness. AIR combines elements of yoga, ballet and pilates on aerial silk hammocks to strengthen, lengthen and tone. This full body workout kicks your abs into gear while toning and sculpting all those little muscles your forgot you had—and boy, does she make it look easy!

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Mar 30, 2016 >> Fashion DIY’s Done Right! [VIDEO]

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Nothing pleases us more at G&F than a good ol’ fashion do-it-yourself project. There’s something empowering about gathering up inspiration and creatively crafting—because you never know what it may actually turn into. We looked to stylist and wardrobe extraordinaire Whitney Middleton to serve up the best Spring accessories that we can craft ourselves. Whitney takes us through the inspiring runways of Christopher Kane all the way to Lanvin for 3 levels of DIYs—easy, medium and hard. And did we mention that they’re all under $15? Because everyone can buy expensive fashion, but it really takes a unique perspective to have style.  READ MORE >>

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Mar 14, 2016 >> Using Our Noodles with Imperial Lamian [VIDEO]

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Noodle crazy? Look no further than the newest outpost of Chinese cool: Imperial Lamian. And forget the ramen craze—we’ve got a new noodle in town that definitely should be on your food radar. Lamian—which literally means “pulled noodle”—originated in China in the 16th century and these delicious delicacies are slurped up in soups of varying broths or wok-fried to perfection. The process seems simple enough: start with a lump of dough. Twist it. Stretch it. Slap it. And then miraculously watch it pulled into even, meticulously measured noodles. In your dreams, you can pull the most perfect noodles. In reality, though, this is the farthest thing from the truth. Just ask Master Chef Wang Jun, Imperial Lamian’s executive Lamian chef. Yes—there is so much art to the act of pulling noodles, that the new River North restaurant dedicates an executive chef exclusively to it. Growing up in the neighborhood of Lanchow, China, Chef Wang has been eating lamian his whole life—and after graduating high school, went on to pursue the art form more seriously. But like any serious discipline, the journey is always continuing. READ MORE >>