Judy Sutton Taylor is an editor and writer with more than two decades of experience in print and online media, guidebook publishing and creative writing.

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THIS Is Why Foodies Are So Obsessed With Chicago

There’s so much to love about Chicago summers, and tops among them is the food: The bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets, the icy, cool treats, and all those amazing restaurant patios. Here, seven influential Chicago food bloggers and podcasters tell us about their all-time...

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Best Chicago Blogs-New Chi-Town Bloggers

By Judy Sutton Taylor. There's so much to love about Chicago summers, and tops among them is the food: The bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at farmers' ......

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Feel The Blues At United Colors Of Benetton’s Bash

This Thursday, April 25, our favorite fluorescent mecca United Colors of Benetton is having a party that will have you feeling blue in the best possible way. Stop by the store’s Michigan Avenue location between 6 and 8 p.m. to enjoy an event that is sure to get you out...

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Food Blogs - Online Recipes, Cookbooks

By Judy Sutton Taylor. There's so much to love about Chicago summers, and tops among them is the food: The bounty of fresh fruits and veggies at farmers' ......

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An Amazing Blowout? This New Spot Isn't Full Of Hot Air

Unlike a haircut or a fresh color application, a blow-dry style doesn't have a long-lasting result. Even so, nothing beats having gorgeous tresses for a night out on the town — especially considering how much work it takes to achieve the same result on our own. But you need not...

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Because Clearly She Needed Another Talent: Tavi Sings

We never tire of seeing what Tavi's going to wow us with next. So, we weren't shocked at all to learn that she could sing (and play guitar). After all, it seems like all she touches turns to talent. Watch below as Tavi covers Joni Mitchell and see how long...

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Put Chicago's New Bike Share Program To The Test: 3 Great Rides

Staying in shape, going green, and getting from point A to B just got a little bit easier. Last Friday, Chicago launched its very own bike share program, Divvy Bike. Priced at $7 for 24 hours of unlimited 30-minute rides, this is definitely a great option if you're looking for...

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8 Of Chicago's Hottest New Restaurants

The leaves crunching under our vintage leather boots. The smell of pumpkin lattes in the air. The sound of a slew of new Chicago restaurants swinging open their doors — yup, fall is officially here. But, don't get down. Sure, it's getting dark way too early and we're not ready...

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Bowled Over: 9 Of Chicago’s Best Chilis

Moonstruck? Try spoonstruck. We've got a serious crush on chili right now. One, it's basically The North Face jacket of foods; dig into a bowl and you may even forget it's 15 degrees outside. Two, even when it's loaded with cheese and sour cream, we can kind of pretend it's...

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Chicago's 10 Best Splurge-Worthy Restaurants Revealed

It seems as though a new restaurant opens up every week in Chicago, and that's just fine by us. We spent our summer alfresco dining at a picnic table over at Parson's Chicken and Fish, and there isn't a dish at Fat Rice that hasn't curled our toes with pleasure....

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Sing It! The Best Karaoke Bars In Town

Photo via Sakura Karaoke Lounge. Some people are born with it. They can hit all of Mariah Carey’s high notes, spit rhymes like Jay-Z, and gyrate like Britney. For the rest of us mere mortals with monotone voices and embarrassing go-to dance moves, there's still hope that we can sparkle...

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Day Pass: 6 Ways To Have Fun In Geneva

UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 12. Let’s face it: Be it time or money, something's probably keeping you from that fantasy vacation. But, don’t fret: A mental-health break (and maybe, some retail therapy) is less than an hour away… A mini-vacay to the charming city of...

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L.L. Bean Gives Chicago The (Really Big) Boot

The Batmobile has nothing on this baby. As preppy favorite L.L. Bean celebrates its 100th anniversary, the rugged brand will tour the country in its Bootmobile, a 13-foot vehicular homage to its most famous product. We already wrote about the Bean Boot’s almost-unreal popularity – and our...

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This Is Happening: Killer Shoes For 50% Off At Luxury Garage Sale

We've never hidden our affinity for Luxury Garage Sale here at R29, but come this Thursday, we'll be even more head over heels — literally. LGS is hosting its first-ever shoe sale, which means you can scoop some serious savings (up to 50% off!) on stems from designers like Alaia,...

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Pumped-Up Kicks: BucketFeet's Latest & Greatest

While we hope you've heard of the (relatively new) Chicago-based shoe company BucketFeet, the savvy founders (Aaron Firestein and Raaja Nemani) are at it again. Not familiar? They're the cool kids that connect local artists with charitable causes, thus creating a win-win situation. The latest...