Ortanic

Fashionably Tan, ORTANIC

Now that fall is here, our days of laying out in the sun are officially over.  However, you don’t have to lose your tan.  I am going to share one of my most treasured secrets…ORTANIC.  It’s one of the most fabulous customized spray tans on the planet.  I use it summer, fall and winter without the bat of an eye.  So here’s how it works- you head to the spa at Equinox in Lincoln Park.  (Be sure to book your appointment far in advance because, they are quite popular.) Now, for…

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Selectively Single

We checked out a really cool new roof top and a fun approach to dating.  I headed to Epic Sky to enjoy the breath taking view of the city and learned what a selectively single girl is suppose to do!   Selective Search held one of its frequent “Meet the Matchmaker” events.  Single women of all ages flocked to the rooftop to enjoy free drinks, appetizers, goodie bags and to talk to their potential matchmaker.  Now, these matchmakers could possibly hold your destiny in the palm of their hand.   However, it…

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Segway “Glide at Night” Tour

The segway “Glide at Night” tour is an unexpected treasure in your own backyard.  It’s literally in mine!  I run by the lake quite frequently and always see groups of people on segway tours.  I never quite understood all the hype until I recently tried it out.  I actually had the best time, EVEN while wearing a helmet.  Yes, I had to wear a neon green helmet…”safety first.”  You can literally zip, glide and cruise around by the lake to discover the city in a whole new way. The night…

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No Postseason Again

Seeing as how days seem to be flying by, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk a little baseball before it all ends. This season has once again proved disappointing for our two ball clubs. First, let’s talk about the Cubs, who for whatever reason just looked uninterested in baseball this year. Here was a club that should have been a contender in the weak division that is the National League Central. Instead, you got bad fundamental baseball, another Carlos Zambrano meltdown, a manger who after a while…

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Exploring Comic Con

Whenever I heard about Comic Con, I would immediately think of kids who don’t really play outside much and who are really into Dungeons & Dragons.  Now is that a completely fair assessment?  No.  So what better way to break a stereotype than to educate and go check it out for oneself…and I’m so glad that I did!  The variety of people & celebrities was fantastic; and the costumes….The COSTUMES!  So much fun; people watching galore! I found out that Comic Con isn’t just for comic books, it’s the largest…

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Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. in Chicago

Hey this is Gina Ferraro!  I’m so thrilled because I got chat with actor Robert Downey Jr., and director Todd Phillips. You’ve probably see some of Phillip’s films: The Hangover, and Old School to mention a few. The boys were in town because  The Gene Siskel Film Center paid tribute to actor Robert Downey Jr., presenting him with the Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award. You never know what you’re going to get when you meet a new celebrity– let alone TWO coming down the Red Carpet together like Robert…

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Mark Giangreco (Raw Archive Footage)

Nick Rosario coming at ya!  If I were to make a list of the best sportscasters in town; Mark Giangreco would be at the top of my list. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mark back in 1998 for the first time and believe me I am still laughing today at some of the things he said. I found him to be the same off camera as he is on camera. He is light hearted and quick witted. Mark was definitely one of my favorite interviews. He even admitted to…

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Gina Ferraro on the Skydeck

Steppin’ Out on the Skydeck

Hey! It’s Gina Ferraro here. My trip to The Skydeck Ledge at the Willis Tower was unforgettable. Randy Stancik, the GM of the Skydeck was kind enough to hold my hand as I walked out onto the glass bottomed-Skydeck. What a rush!! There’s only 6 inches of glass separating me from the streets of Chicago. It is a heart stopping experience, but I highly suggest you do it. Everything told me “don’t step out there,” but Randy eased my mind and did it with me. When you go,  be sure and…

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AeroBalloon

AeroBalloon

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s something big and white in the skyline!  The giant white bubble hovering over Navy Pier is it’s latest attraction.  The AeroBalloon lets you float 350 feet above the lakefront.  You can get high for $25 and for 8-10 minutes before you need to firmly plant your feet back on land.  Don’t worry you won’t drift away because the state-of-the-art helium balloon is tethered to the ground while you are harnessed inside.  Be sure to check the weather, because you won’t be flying in rain…

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RICK BAYLESS

Chef Rick Bayless

Tony Lossano & various co-hosts chat with Rick Bayless, Chef/Owner of Frontera Grill, Cookbook Author, Host of Mexico-One Plate at a Time. Award-winning chef-restaurateur, cookbook author, and television personality Rick Bayless has done more than any other culinary star to introduce Americans to authentic Mexican cuisine and to change the image of Mexican food in America www.rickbayless.com .

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