We love that the holidays are a time to gather, chill, reflect and of course…EAT. But we admit we can go a little overboard sometimes (and it doesn’t always feel great!) We’re all about treating yourself (whether it’s the holidays or not) but it doesn’t hurt to add some mindfulness in an area where we […]

It seems like so many things in life revolve around drinking – celebrations (weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or literally anything else to be celebrated), gatherings (dinner parties, going out with friends) and of course the holidays. But with the #SoberCurious movement on the rise (we’ll get to that in just a minute), the holidays might pose […]

Finding healthy and delicious food in Chicago isn’t as easy as our big city counterparts like New York or LA. Thankfully as the wellness community has started to grow here, so have our nutritious food options (slowly, but surely!) What happens to be one of the newest (and one of our favorites) in that category […]

You can Google “gratitude” and find the definition, its benefits, how to practice it and so on. But before you’re influenced by all that the Internet has to say, ask yourself – what does gratitude mean to you? Although there are core principles to gratitude, it’s a very personal thing and can mean something different […]

We’re approaching that time of year where consumption is at an all time high. We’re over eating (because it’s that time of year where that second slice of pumpkin pie is always a ‘yes’), and shopping like crazy (Black Friday, Cyber Monday…it’s hard to avoid all those sales!) But at the core of holiday season […]

If you’re a regular yogi, you likely hear the word “gratitude” in almost every yoga class. There’s a reason, though, this word is mentioned so often in our practice. Gratitude quite literally means “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” It’s important to not only show yourself some […]

It seems like we can’t go one day without hearing the about the distressed state of our environment. Whether it’s the enormous amounts of plastic in the ocean or record breaking forest fires, it all feels so disheartening. Then when we think about all of the things we do on a daily basis that creates […]

We love supporting local entrepreneurs, especially those who are trying to make the world a better place. With not one but TWO sustainable brands under her belt, we are very excited to be featuring the founder of both BIDE Market and Town & Anchor – Paris Morris.

It’s one thing to have a super cool brand making super cool things. But you know what makes that brand even cooler? When they incorporate sustainable practices into their business. It’s not an easy task, so we appreciate when companies make the extra effort to create products from recycled materials, share their transparent practices, and […]

Being in the Midwest, Chicago rarely gets the fashion credit it deserves. We are no New York or LA, but that’s what makes us special, right? We have our own unique sense of style, thanks to a number of amazing local designers and boutiques. If you love to support local and / or are looking […]