The Charmed Life
Our tips for living well this weekend

Each week, The Urbaness brings you five fun, intriguing, and oft delicious ways to enjoy Chicago-living throughout your weekend.
Spring Cleaning
Cleaning up from the inside out

With spring finally setting in, now’s a good time to cleanse and detox. For advice and clearing out all the heaviness and excess of winter, we turn to Karen Klutznick of Chicago’s KK Ayurveda.
Hanger by Hanger
Step into the closet of the Sportsanista

The Urbaness sat down with fashion blogger, Mary Krosnjar to talk about her versatile style, career, and closet.
Park It
Adventuring through the city's greenest treasures

Little known fact: Chicago is home to more than 580 parks, amounting to 8,100 acres of lush, green space. Our fair city has the oldest and largest park district in the nation, but its green spaces are so much more than, well, green space.
Ladies We Love: Allie Marie

Allie Marie, manager of Tattoo Candy, talks art, rebellion, and the integrity of tattoos.
A Cup of HotChocolate
with Mindy Segal

Over a cup of heavenly hot chocolate, Chicago's James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal talks careers, restaurant life, and what's next for her Bucktown restaurant.
Chicago Stitches
12 readers. A sunny bakeshop. One perfect afternoon.

Last Saturday, as the sun washed over the cheerful space at Wicker Park’s Bake, twelve readers of The Urbaness poured in through the bakeshop’s doors ready for an afternoon spent chatting and learning a new skill.
To the city’s refugees, one girl makes all the difference

We sit down with GirlForward's founder Blair Brettschneider to learn how one Chicago woman is bringing opportunity, education, and friendship to the city's young female refugees.
Wine and Wise Words
with Liz Mendez of Vera

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Liz Mendez, co-owner and wine director of Vera wine bar, to talk about hospitality, owning a small business, and of course, wine.
The Kinfolk Home
We visit the magazine designer in her Hyde Park home

When Amanda Jane Jones sweeps open the door to her Hyde Park apartment, stepping inside is like slipping into the pages of Kinfolk Magazine: Warm, simple, and thoughtful with a nod to white space in all its quiet glory.
An Assorted Stack
Meet the genius behind the Babycakes food truck

Leah is no ordinary Chicagoan. She’s the chef behind Babycakes Gourmet, Chicago’s only pancake-peddling food truck.
Adventure Awaits
Pack your bags and hit the open road

For anyone who is looking for a quick adventure, we have just the Midwest locales to find one. Read on for five small escapes—all within an easy drive or train ride of Chicago.
Green Living
Living “green,” though sometimes daunting, is, at its heart, a commitment to changing everyday habits. More often than not, these are small, or sometimes even insignificant-seeming changes that are less of a statement than they are a personal pledge to a healthier world. We're sharing 30 fun, creative, and often simple things you can do to challenge yourself to lessen your footprint and make a difference.

Weekend Getaway
Hop in the car down I-94 and you’ll find Three Oaks, Michigan, a charming little town boasting a lively arts scene, thriving local business community, and some of the friendliest people we ever did meet. Get our full guide on where to eat, sleep, and sightsee.

Spring Recipes
To inspire us to lighten up and add a dose of spring green to our diets, we called on health-food lover Kaitlyn Hovsepian. She walked us through four recipes that we can say with confidence are as easy and delicious as they are nutrient-packed. Get our spring green recipes.

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The Comedian
Co-Producer and founder of The Kate’s Comedy and teacher of The Feminine Comique, Kelsie Huff is a pee-your-pants hilarious stand-up and a poignant storyteller who is elevating Chicago’s comedic legacy. With cupcakes. And laughing. Meet Kelsie