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Live Like A Fashion Designer With These Home Trend Tips

Fashion designers aren’t only creative when it comes to designing clothes. They are amazing when it comes to their home, too!

Huffington Post came up with 5 great ideas that you can steal to live like a fashion designer! Check them out below:

Idea #1: Mismatch Seating

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Think beyond the style of a seating arrangement, as Mizrahi did in his living room, shown above. Even the fabric choices run the gamut. But complimentary colors, on the more neutral end of the spectrum, keep the room cohesive and practically timeless.
Idea #2: Think Beyond Paint
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Paint is one of the easiest ways to change up the look of a room, but fabric-covered panels, as used by designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to cover the walls in Hilfiger’s office, lend a far more dramatic effect.
Idea #3: Art Doesn’t Always Have To Be Hung
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For starters, it’s less work for you; second, a row of framed prints sitting along a picture rail (or, better yet, the floor) give you the feeling that they were just acquired on a fabulous trip abroad (and will be hung once the jet lag subsides).
Idea #4: Don’t Be Afraid Of Oversized Pieces
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…Especially if they’re as colorful and fabulous as this.
Idea #5: Utilize The Fifth Wall
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The bold colors and pattern in Hilfiger’s living room feel like ample decoration, but the reflective ceiling tie the furniture’s chrome accents together in perfect harmony.

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Life, Preview Chicago Exclusives

Are You Ready For These Outdoor Chicago Activities?

The weather is warming up and guess what? It’s time to enjoy the weather. Being stuck indoors is such a hassle. There’s so much more to do around this big city than sit in a bar and eat at the same restaurant.

Look at Chicago in the summertime, it’s beautiful:
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Why would you wanna do this:
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When you could enjoy this:
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So, step outside and enjoy these outdoor Chicago activities below:

1. Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago
Get on a bike and take a tour of the city. Bobby’s Bike Hike Chicago offers different biking tours around Chicago such as Lakefront Neighborhood Tours, Bikes Bites & Brews tour, City Lights at Night Tour and much more.
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2. Seadog Cruises
Seadog Cruises is one of most popular attractions at Navy Pier, Seadog attracts history buffs, those who love architecture and even people just looking for a good time. While riding in a huge speedboat, you can enjoy views of Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, the Chicago Harbor, Chicago’s Museum Campus and more!
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3. Lincoln Park Zoo
Spend a day with the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo offers outdoor activities and fun for everyone all ages. Who doesn’t love animals, anyways?
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4. Chicago Line Cruises
Chicago Line Cruises offers Architectural Cruise, Cocktail Cocktail Cruises and Firework Cruise. All cruises are 90 minutes, and have complimentary Starbucks Coffee and soft drinks. Score!
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5. Urban Kayaks
Have you ever been on a kayak? Luckily, Chicago is known for its kayak tours! You can even rentals kayaks and get lessons on the Chicago River all thanks for Urban Kayaks.
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There is so much going on in Chicago! Gather up some friends and family and get out there!

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Eat, Restaurants

Chicago Brunch Spots by Neighborhood

Ahhh, yes. Brunch. Who doesn’t love a Chicago brunch? It’s the perfect way to rejuvenate especially over the weekend. If you are ever in need of a place to go to brunch in your neighborhood, you can try these brunch spots below!

  • Andersonville: Big Jones – 5347 N Clark St.
    • Hearty southern cooking.
  • Bucktown: Birchwood Kitchen – 2211 W. North Ave.
    • Great choices of breakfast sandwiches and waffles.
  • Edgewater: Uncommon Ground – 1401 W Devon Ave.
    • Known as one of the “greenest restaurants in America”
  • Gold Coast: Table Fifty-Two –  52 W Elm St.
    • From salty-sweet fried chicken to fluffy biscuits with spicy gravy, this is a must-visit!
  • Hyde Park: Original Pancake House – 1358 E 47th St,
    • The Dutch Baby is oven baked and served with whipped butter, lemon and powdered sugar. Delicious!
  • Irving Park: Bread & Wine – 3732 W Irving Park Rd.
    • This extensive wine list served in a chic bistro only gives you another reason to have a boozy brunch.
  • Lakeview: Bakin’ & Eggs – 3120 N Lincoln Ave.
    • This place is always packed because it’s known to be one of the best brunch spots in Chicago.
  • Lincoln Park: 2 Sparrows – 553 W Diversey Pkwy
    • Shrimp & grits. That’s all you need to know about this place.
  • Logan Square: Longman & Eagle – 2657 N Kedzie Ave.
    • Chef Jared Wentworth makes the best piña colada French toast
  • River North: Frontera Grill – 445 N Clark St.
    • Do you like your eggs spicy? This is the place to fulfill that craving.
  • Roscoe Village: Frasca – 3358 N Paulina St.
    • The breakfast pizza is to die for. Perfect crispy crust with egg, sausage, bacon, cheese and more!
  • Wicker Park: The Southern – 1840 W. North Ave.
    • Try the chicken and biscuits or eggs sardou with a side of Bloody Mary! There is even an outdoor patio for those hot summer days.

Have you been to any of these places? They are amazing! What’s your favorite Chicago brunch place?

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