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Indian for Everyone: Chicago Author Anupy Singla Shares Her Picks for the City's Best Indian Culinary Spots


Chicago-based Anupy Singla is a former broadcast journalist turned author and entrepreneur. Her commitment to simple, healthful, family-style cooking were reflected in her first book, The Indian Slow Cooker, named a Top 10 Cookbook of 2011 by The Atlantic, and her newly released second book, Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook's Guide to Traditional Favorites, promises to make Indian cuisine even more accessible to the home cook.

Weekend Alert: Oct. 17-19

Fall 2014

Let your autumnal ardor spring forth, Chicago! We've got some coolness headed your way, with the 9th annual Mexican Folk Art Festival, CAF Open House, Fashion Focus Chicago, and a haunted river tour. Spooky! Enjoy this weekend.

Fashion Focus Chicago Preview

Fashion Focus - Blog

Fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris might be over, but now it's Chicago's turn with the city's annual Fashion Focus Chicago, celebrating and exhibiting all things fashion in Chicago.

From Oct. 14-19, the week is jam-packed with fashion shows, shopping events and panels all around the city, exhibiting different levels and styles of fashion in Chicago.

Below is a selection of Fashion Focus Chicago events for the week. Put on your best look and get ready for an

Q&A with Chicago Design Duo Remi Canarie

Remi Canarie

Remi Canarie is the exciting new Chicago-grown label from School of the Art Institute graduates Lisa Panza and Liz Patelski. The duo graduated SAIC in 2011 and have been designing together ever since, most recently launching their online store. Choose Chicago sat down with the girls behind Remi Canarie and asked about how they became fashion designers, the brand's inspirations, why they love working in Chicago and more.

Shop Whitney Eve Pop-Up Oct. 11-12


The weather has officially decided: fall is here to stay. No need to be sad about it, just an excuse to update your closet for the season!

Shopping Chicago: Southport Corridor

Splendid feature

Chicago is known for its shopping. But when thinking about the city's finest shopping hotspots, Magnificent Mile comes to mind.

That's no surprise-Michigan Avenue is home to some of the world's finest fashion houses as well as two malls, The Shops at North Bridge and The 900 North Michigan Shops with hundreds of popular retailers.

But stray from the Mag Mile and that's where the city's shopping scene really shines. From Lakeview to Wicker Park, Lincoln Park to Bucktown, local

Remix Chicago - Chicago’s Recycled Art Fair

Remix Chicago

With the success of 2013's Remix Chicago, Chicago's Recycled Art Fair will be making its second go around this Labor Day weekend! I guess you could say it's been recycled. Okay, all dumb jokes aside, this unique arts festival is a great time for all ages!

Check out the African Festival of the Arts This Weekend!

African Festival of the Arts

Chicago is no stranger to cultural festivals, but one of the largest and best of the summer will be taking place this weekend, and it is a must see. The African Festival of the Arts is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is expecting a well over 300,000 people to visit the historic Washington Park to take on all of the festivities celebrating the African cluture.

Leaders 1354 Owners Talk About Elevating Chicago's Cultural Community

Leaders 1354

When it comes to Chicago's streetwear fashion, Leaders 1354 owners Corey Gilkey (right) and Diego Ross have elevated the playing field. What started as a humble Hyde Park shop in 2002 is now a nationally recognized brand and portal into the city's music, art and design communities with prime location in the downtown neighborhood. In addition to their primary mens and womenswear shop, Gilkey and Ross recently returned to the Hyde Park neighborhood to open LDRS

Q&A with Chicago Designer Lagi Nadeau

Chicago fashion designer Lagi Nadeau.

Lagi Nadeau is a Chicago-based fashion designer in her second year as a designer-in-residence at Macy's Chicago Fashion Incubator. Choose Chicago sat down with Nadeau and asked her about how she became a fashion designer, her inspirations, why she loves working in Chicago and more.

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