My 5 Favorite Pairs of Jeans

Sequins and Stripes 1/27 9:21A Liz
Today I m sharing 5 of my favorite pairs of jeans and clearly I have a type here. Relaxed, straight leg, lighter wash and slightly cropped at the ankle. I am 5 4 with muscular legs and feel like I ve...

Our Primary Bathroom Renovation

Sequins and Stripes 1/24 3:31A Liz
I am so excited to share our primary bathroom renovation that we completed at the end of last year! This project was actually a much larger project than just our primary bath. We took the footprint of...

New Items to Love from Shopbop

Sequins and Stripes 1/22 8:40P Liz
Shop this image: No. 1 Mini Faye Dress // No. 2 Claw Clip Set // No. 3 Broderie V-Neck Shirt // No. 4 Checker Knit Beanie // No. 5 Crystal Knot Sandals // No. 6 Time Gone By Mini Dress // No. 7 Bezel...

Our Family Vacation to Harbour Island

Sequins and Stripes 1/20 7:14A Liz
We just got home from a little family vacation to Harbour Island and I m so excited to share the details with you! This was actually only our second time to the island and if I m completely honest,...

Tech Backgrounds for 2023

Sequins and Stripes 1/19 3:49A Liz
Download this desktop background here Officially more than halfway through January — how are we feeling about 2023 so far?! I love the idea of a fresh start, but I also love the feeling of taking...

Into the Lyons Den

Chicago Magazine 1/18 3:19A Lynette Smith
The author moved to Chicago to pursue a career in standup comedy. He was in for a rude awakening.

My Current Workout Routine + At-Home Workout Essentials

Sequins and Stripes 1/15 11:47P Liz
One of my most frequently asked questions is about my current workout routine. I feel like over the years, since adjusting to motherhood and new routines, I ve dabbled in all sorts of workout...

Photos from PAWS Chicago Fur Ball

Chicago Magazine 1/13 7:39A Chicago Magazine
Hundreds of sharply dressed canines and their humans walked the red carpet in support of the city’s largest No Kill Animal Shelter

Photos from Chicago’s Secret Supper at Nisos

Chicago Magazine 1/13 6:49A Chicago Magazine
On October 24, Chicago magazine hosted its fourth and final Secret Supper of 2022 at Parker Hospitality s newest West Loop restaurant, Nisos. Ticket holders enjoyed a five-course dinner curated by Athens-born executive chef Avgeria Stapaki in the...

A Little Motherhood Chat

Sequins and Stripes 1/13 5:33A Liz
No matter how many kids you have – 1, 3, 5, 7, 10 – being a mom is hard. I think the one shocking realization that we know but maybe don t expect to be so all-consuming is the overwhelming emotions...

Qing Xiang Yuan’s Pork Dumplings

Chicago Magazine 1/12 4:36A Lynette Smith
Here’s a get-rich-quick scheme we should all get behind on Lunar New Year: dumplings. “People say the more you eat during New Year time, the more money you will make next year,” says Jesse Li of the Chinatown dumpling authority Qing Xiang Yuan....

Stuffed Meatballs with Sautéed Veggies and Marinara Sauce

Sequins and Stripes 1/11 6:02A Liz
This meal reminds me of our Covid days when we were cozy at home in our house in Chicago. I made this A LOT. It is the most savory, warm meal but is light and easy. I have shared my meatballs before...

Neighborhood Find: Lunch Bunch

Chicago Magazine 1/11 4:19A Lynette Smith
Every morning just before lunchtime my phone lights up with a message from Madhura Cafe’s WhatsApp group chat about the restaurant’s daily thali. And every day it occasions such an intense hunger pang that I consider making the 30-minute drive...
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