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#GFPlaylist: Field & Florist Bouquet-Off!
#GFPlaylist: Field & Florist Bouquet-Off!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

From early spring to late fall, Field & Florist produce the sweetest blooms and freshest flora from their Barrington, IL farm. Heidi Joynt and Molly Kobelt take G&F through a good ol’ fashioned, hand-tied bouquet showdown!

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Bang Bang Pie Eating Contest
#GFPlaylist: Bang Bang Pie Eating Contest

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

t’s no secret that pie is a summer staple, but Bang Bang Pie is serving scrumptious slices all year round. Owner Michael Ciapciak of Logan Square's Bang Bang Pie + Biscuits plays judge in G&F’s first ever pie eating contest--on your mark, get set, key lime!

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Sunrise Yoga at the Trump
#GFPlaylist: Sunrise Yoga at the Trump

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

We’re kicking it down dog style with yoga instructor Kristin Krupa. On top of the Terrace at Trump, we’re balancing through three poses to get minded and meditated all the way to namaste.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: W Lakeshore Mix Up!
#GFPlaylist: W Lakeshore Mix Up!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Mixologists Mia and Carrie of the newly renovated W Lakeshore are teaching us how to shake up some killer cocktails for this next challenge. May the best swizzle stick win!


The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: It's a Paint-Off with Amdur Productions!
#GFPlaylist: It's a Paint-Off with Amdur Productions!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

We’re flexing our creative skills with a race to the brightest and boldest canvas. We take some pointers from art festival pro Amy Amdur and veteran artist Carla Bank, who has a gift for bringing colorful inspiration to life.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Wine Tasting at The Boarding House
#GFPlaylist: Wine Tasting at The Boarding House

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Sommelier Kelly Capri Peterson Bates regaled us with some serious vino therapy at the Boarding House for this G&F Playlist.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Asian BBQ at bellyQ
#GFPlaylist: Asian BBQ at bellyQ

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

We’re stoking the fire with one of Chicago’s favorite chefs, Bill Kim, and busting out our best grilling power stance for this head-to-head challenge at Asian BBQ notable bellyQ.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: The Biggest Spin-Spun Cotton Candy!
#GFPlaylist: The Biggest Spin-Spun Cotton Candy!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Spinning brings a lot of things to mind, from torturous workout classes to our favorite dj’s dance-inducing tunes, but Seth Bankier is bringing a trendier (and tastier!) type of spinning to Chicago--cotton candy! We go head to head in making the biggest cotton candy.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPlaylist: Touchdown Dance with Sami Grisafe!
#GFPlaylist: Touchdown Dance with Sami Grisafe!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Sami Grisafe is unlike any triple-threat we’ve ever met! The all-star quarterback for the Chicago Force is challenging us to get down and dirty on the field.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFPLAYLIST: Caffè Oliva Beach Bartender Brawl!
#GFPLAYLIST: Caffè Oliva Beach Bartender Brawl!

See the entire #GFPlaylist Story: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/gfplaylist-series-summer-2014

Nothing gets us in the competitive mood quite like a cocktail challenge. Ashley Rodney of Caffe Oliva takes us through a boozy bash at one of the best city and lakefront view.

The #GFPlaylist is a series of 10 challenges completed at 10 of our favorite al fresco finds in Chicago. Ready. Set. #GFPlaylist!

#GFxFURLA Haute Happy Hour Event
#GFxFURLA Haute Happy Hour Event

SEE MORE: http://glossedandfound.com/found/gfxfurla-haute-happy-hour/

We can't pass up a summertime Happy Hour. Seriously—try us. Especially when we can throw one with a fashion favorite of ours. We teamed up with Furla to gather some of the most stylish sirens in the city to come toast to the luxe Italian handbag company's pre-fall collection + a brand new partnership with the Thompson Chicago.

COMING SOON: The G&F Summer Playlist Series!
COMING SOON: The G&F Summer Playlist Series!

Fun in the sun—Yes, Please! We're dashing around the city to bring you some of our favorite summertime activities—and all with a little friendly competition in mind. From making the biggest piece of cotton candy to sunrise yoga (and even a pie eating contest!), G&F hosts D. Graham Kostic and Candis Hickman go head to head in the name of good old fashioned, silly fun.

Tune in next week to GlossedandFound.com for 10 not-to-miss al fresco activities that definitely need to be added to your Summer Playlist.

Until then, tweet us @glossedandfound with #GFPlaylist for your favorite sunny to-do's this season.

G&F loves LVX's Branka Tomic
G&F loves LVX's Branka Tomic

A woman after our own colorful hearts, Branka Tomic literally hit the nail on the head with her luscious lacquers. As co-founder of LVX nail polish, Branka has created a line of total extravagance accessible for any woman to indulge in. LVX is the high fashion of polish, proving to be the ultimate way to show off your individuality and personal style without breaking the bank! Not only is LVX faithful to keeping us on trend with color palettes inspired by the runway, but formulas are free of the most common nail polish chemicals: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene and Camphor. And if that wasn’t enough to fall in love with the bright hues, all products are produced cruelty-free in the great US of A. We catch up with Branka at Standout Style in Lakeview and get to work talking hands.

SEE MORE: Glossedandfound.com/spotlight/branka-tomic/

SUN TIPS! G&F's Summer Nail Trends Get Hot
SUN TIPS! G&F's Summer Nail Trends Get Hot

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/08/summer-nails/

We might be flying through the summer season—get out there and do something!—but lucky for us, we've got plenty more nail polish colors before we start thinking about the F word: Fall. To celebrate the season, we're showing a few of our favorite colors and trends. From the Geo French to a flirty polka dot, we've got plenty of fun in the sun by way of your talons. Go ahead—try these on for size.

A G&F Extra: Musical Theatre Trivia with Option Up!
A G&F Extra: Musical Theatre Trivia with Option Up!

For director and choreographer Chris Pazdernik and music director Aaron Benham, up staging each other isn't always a theatre faux pas. The two Chicago theatre pro's—whose work includes shows with the Bailiwick and Porchlight Musical Theatre—first started working together when they concepted a cabaret show at Wicker Park's Davenport's club. A combination of extreme talent and a riotous sense of humor, the two are a match made in musical theatre heaven.

Now, with a few more theatre credits in the bag for them both, they are joining forces again for a second season of Option Up! It's their monthly cabaret slash live talk show hybrid for musical theatre lovers. Yes, you read that correctly. With Aaron riffing on the piano while Chris goes through the comings and goings in the Chicago theatre scene, the bubbly pair welcome a diverse crew of theatre professionals to join their campy and sweet set. And like the classic saying goes: what happens on the Option Up! stage, stays on the Option Up! stage. The duo invite their guests to perform and talk shop—and from the energy they brought to our G&F shoot, we give them two thumbs up for this concept. With one season under their belt, they're kicking off season two at Stage 773 on August 10th, performing the second Sunday of each month through November 9th.

In honor of #GFMusical month, we invite Chris and Aaron over to play a little Musical Theatre trivia—may the best Broadway baby win.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE G&F BLOG: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/musical-theatr…with-option-up/

A G&F Extra: Rachel Rockwell talks Brigadoon
A G&F Extra: Rachel Rockwell talks Brigadoon

Want more Musical Theatre fun?
#GFMUSICAL STEAM HEAT!
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/steam-heat-gf-musical/

#GFMUSICAL FILM
http://youtu.be/zAZivvNGbOc

Meet Rachel Rockwell. The Chicago-based director and choreographer recently took on a very tall order: the revival of Lerner and Loewe's Brigadoon. And what a milestone it is! It's the first splashy stage version of the Broadway classic in over thirty years. What's more? Handpicked by Liza Lerner, daughter of famed lyricist Jay Lerner, Rachel armed herself with a talented team of theatre professionals to remount one of the most unique stories in musical theatre history.

The show is vibrant and happy. But all that musical theatre lightness is undercut with high stakes in the love department. Dance is an artform in the sleepy village of Brigadoon, a town that comes to life one day every 100 years, and the musical numbers that Rachel envisioned light up the stage with energy and purpose. And men in kilts.

We visit Rachel at the Goodman Theatre after opening night. From the plush velvet seats of the cozy theatre house, Rachel walks us through the making of Brigadoon—from perfecting her scottish accent, the family tartans of the highland clans to the research behind the remount, excuse the musical theatre lyric that's about to come your way: It's almost like being in love this season at the Goodman.

Brigadoon plays through August 17th at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn Street. Visit GoodmanTheatre.org for more information and tickets.

G&F Extra! Behind the Scenes of #GFMusical
G&F Extra! Behind the Scenes of #GFMusical

#GFMUSICAL STEAM HEAT!
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/steam-heat-gf-musical/

#GFMUSICAL FILM
http://youtu.be/zAZivvNGbOc

Strap on those character shoes and tighten that dance belt! All this month, we're bringing you our Musical Theatre favorites, anchored by #GFMusical "Steam Heat!" A celebration of all things Summer swim—styled in honor of the Great White Way.

With a star-studded team—including NY-based photographer Billy Rood, LA-based choreographer Kathryn Burns and America's Next Top Model favorite Jaslene Gonzalez—G&F presents an explosion of lights, camera and a whole lot of action. We're tipping our hats to the classic American musical and we had a helluva a fun time doing it.

Come take a peek behind the scenes with the G&F team from the model casting to the final glitzy shoot. We guarantee that you'll be humming your favorite Broadway tune in no time at all.

Curtain's Up! #GFMusical Summer Swim Editorial
Curtain's Up! #GFMusical Summer Swim Editorial

FOR THE FULL SHOOT + CREDITS: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/steam-heat-gf-musical/

We have a secret to confess: we're musical theatre geeks. From the glitz and glamour, the sequins and curtain calls, we're taking a cue from Broadway to deliver a Summer Swim editorial that is as hot as the center spot. With one-piece suits that remind us of rehearsal wear of days past, we're rocking our best Fosse poses to share summer's sweetest. And with a supporting cast of three models, lead by Jaslene Gonzalez, that sizzle in the summer's steam heat, this entire issue is dedicated to the Great White Way. This is hats off to Bob Fosse—it's time to take center stage, Broadway Baby, this is our time to shine.

A FILM BY: billy rood
CREATIVE DIRECTION: d. graham kostic
STYLING: helen berkun, ford artists
CHOREOGRAPHY: kathryn burns
MODELS: jaslene, 10 mgmt; grace + selena, factor models
MAKEUP: Fredy, factor artists
HAIR: kerre berry, factor artists
NAILS: ashley gregory, ford artists
BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO: jordan lindley
TYPE TREATMENT: Katie Buckleitner
STYLING ASSISTANTS: nelissa carillo + anna schowe
PHOTO ASSISTANTS: joseph horejs + inna kostukovsky

MUSIC REMIXED BY DJ MATT ROAN "Steam heat," pajama game (doris day) with inspiration clips shown from singin' in the rain, kiss me kate, 42nd street + busby berkeley

A G&F Extra: Rachel Tucker of The Last Ship
A G&F Extra: Rachel Tucker of The Last Ship

READ ON GLOSSEDANDFOUND.COM: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/07/the-last-ship-rachel-tucker

It's G&F's Summer Culture Issue—and we're going crazy for all things musical theatre. While we love the classics—our latest fashion editorial was a tribute to the jazz legend Bob Fosse!—we've got our eyes on the horizon as well. And pulling in at full steam is The Last Ship. With music by Sting, the brand new musical previewing in Chicago before it's Broadway debut is a story of an English seafaring town on a quest to preserve their daily grind: the shipyard.

We go backstage of the new project to talk with one of the show's stars, Rachel Tucker. Hailing from Belfast, Ireland, this stunning talent made a name for herself early on in her career on a BBC talent show-themed TV series. From there, she graced the West End stages in London and, after the Chicago engagement, she's just moments away from making her Broadway debut in the role of Meg in the critically acclaimed new work.

Rachel invites us into her dressing room at the Bank of America theater to talk about her family band, pre-show routine and calling Chicago home for the last two months.

A G&F Extra: Container Gardening with On The Ledge Landscaping
A G&F Extra: Container Gardening with On The Ledge Landscaping

It's G&F's Green Goddess issue! From al fresco food (http://youtu.be/zOVrFmqfdqU) and herbing 101 (http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/sara-gasbarra/), we've met some fab females doing good in the name of all things outdoors. And here's another one to add to the list: Joanne Green of On the Ledge Landscaping.

With a name like Joanne Green, it must be destiny to end up a gardener. But you need a lot more than a last name to make it in the biz. With a background in landscaping that has spanned the globe—Joanne's had work visas in London, Amsterdam, Tokyo and Beijing!—she's now focusing on chic city dwellers and adding a little pop of floral fun to small spaces in the city.

G&F co-host Candis Hickman catches up with Joanne outdoors to get some of the basics down. From picking out punchy flowers like the Patriot Bright Violet Geranium to learning some lingo, Candis and Joanne concoct an overflowing flower box that is delightful and will stay bright and cheery well into the Fall.

MORE INFO: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/06/on-the-ledge-gardening-video/

G&F loves Sara Gasbarra of Verdura
G&F loves Sara Gasbarra of Verdura

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/sara-gasbarra/

As a self proclaimed garden girl, Sara Gasbarra lends a helping hand—or green thumbs rather—to restaurants around the city in building and maintaining vegetable gardens. From the Hilton Chicago to Nellcôte, this jolly green goddess knows a thing or two about having some good thymes. (If you liked what we did there, just wait until you check out the puns in our video below). Sara turned her love of gardening into a full functioning urban garden consulting biz where she can implement sustainable and organic practices in unconventional spaces. And for the layman, we love her advice for experimenting with herbs in your own space. In between getting her hands dirty, she snaps beautiful greenery on her inspiring instagram account.

In the spirit of G&F, things get a little punny as Sara walks us through a super simple DIY of chive blossom vinegar and a handy field guide to having fun with herbs.

G&F loves Momma Cuisine
G&F loves Momma Cuisine

Welcome to the G&F Green Goddess issue. We've got plenty of green goodies for you—and one that we absolutely can't get enough of: Momma Cuisine. The hustlin' blogger hosts Great Everyday Meals cooking show on her site, offering easy and delicious recipes for the girl on the go. We catch up with Momma on the rooftop of Zed451 for some al fresco fun—cooking and mixing up a G&F Double Feature: A Farmer's Market Salad with Grilled Peach Vinaigrette and a Grilled Peach Sangria. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview to snag the recipe and try it out for yourself.

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#GFTravel + Fashion Issue: Nashville Moving Postcard
#GFTravel + Fashion Issue: Nashville Moving Postcard

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

+ THE #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

Road trip season is here. And we're traveling south to Nashville. The jewel of Tennessee is a melting pot of cool history, great music and a style all its own. And, dare we say, the city is experiencing a cultural renaissance that is overwhelmingly electric. While we're featuring a full travel guide to unlock the city's distinct personalities, watering holes and other to-do's, our #GFTravel issue wouldn't be complete without a fashion story that's just as sweet as home-made apple pie. We scour Nashville's thriving vintage and retail scene—and mix in a few of our favorite wanderlust brands—to bring you a #GFTravel moving postcard to inspire you to get up and go. Wish you were here!

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#GFTravel Nashville: Marshmallow Eating Contest with Bang Candy Company
#GFTravel Nashville: Marshmallow Eating Contest with Bang Candy Company

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

After her friends dubbed her marshmallows, "swallowing god in velvet pants" Sarah knew she was on to something real sweet. The Bang Candy Company operates out of a cafe in Marathon Village, Nashville, where you can see confections being made to perfection or hang out to nibble on a salad. But with so many sweet choices, a salad might not be the best choice. Sarah's creations range from artisan syrups to liven your libations to boozy bourbon caramels. We catch up with the Queen of Marshmallows—we proudly dub her this title—to learn the art of 'mallow eating.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Southern Brunch with Two Old Hippies
#GFTravel Nashville: Southern Brunch with Two Old Hippies

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Nashville brings together an eclectic mix of Americana aesthetic, but Two Old Hippies brings style through their liberating philosophy of life to their store. Founded by two veterans of the original hippie culture, Molly and Tom Bedell feature travel discoveries, interesting textiles, diverse wares and artwork in the shop. A non-native, Molly invites us over to her home to take a peek into the fineries of Southern fare. We talk style and savories—two of our favorite things!—with the consummate hostess.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Naughty Needlepoint with Old Made Good
#GFTravel Nashville: Naughty Needlepoint with Old Made Good

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Don't threaten us with a silly time because we're all about F-U-N at G&F. We giggle with Kate Mills and Ashley Sheehan of Old Made Good—perfectly abbreviated to O.M.G—who craft and source amusing vintage finds at their East Nashville outpost. Their cross stitch pieces are a perfect combination of antique goodness with sarcastic attitude—lovingly called Naughty Needlepoints. We catch up at their glittering emporium of tantalizing treasures and cool finds and sit down with the duo to try our hand at our very own Naughty Needlepoint. And although they aren't going to bring us on as copywriters for this project, we get to know the Nashville-based duo.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Three Easy American Born Moonshine Cocktails
#GFTravel Nashville: Three Easy American Born Moonshine Cocktails

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Moonshine conjures up some serious imagery (read: hillbillies with ceramic jugs marked XXX, right?!) But for the crew behind American Born Moonshine, the goal is to create Moonshine that is totally sippable and still holds true to its Southern roots. We asked Paradise Park bartender Sam Douthit to mix up three quick American Born Moonshine recipes. The result? Easy drinking.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Learning the ropes at the Franklin Rodeo
#GFTravel Nashville: Learning the ropes at the Franklin Rodeo

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

What do you get when you put together 276 cowboys and a thousand apple pies? A darn good time at the Franklin Rodeo! From steer wrestling to mutton busting, a trip to Nashville would not be complete without getting down to some southern rodeo roots. Billed as the largest rodeo in Tennessee and happening once a year just 20 minutes outside of Nashville, the Franklin Rodeo hosts over 16,000 attendees a year and is run by the local Rotary club to raise money for community causes. We got to celebrate their 65th anniversary Tennessee-style with some Strawberry shortcake, cowboy hats and some hootin 'n hollerin.

Executive director Bill Fitzgerald roped us in before this year's rodeo to talk steer ropin'. The result? We'll let the professionals do this from now on.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Taste Testing American Born Moonshine
#GFTravel Nashville: Taste Testing American Born Moonshine

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Moonshine conjures up some serious imagery (read: hillbillies with ceramic jugs marked XXX, right?!) But for the crew behind American Born Moonshine, the goal is to create Moonshine that is totally sippable and still holds true to its Southern roots. We catch up with co-founder Sean Koffel—who is one tall glass of Moonshine—at Paradise Park to taste test the lovable liquid.

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#GFTravel Nashville: Pinewood Social mixes the Marathon Manhattan
#GFTravel Nashville: Pinewood Social mixes the Marathon Manhattan

SEE THE FULL #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE GUIDE:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gf-travel-nashville/

+ OUR #GFTRAVEL NASHVILLE FASHION STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/gftravel-fashion-nashville/

Pinewood Social is a distinguished space that takes social gathering to the next level (just check out #PinewoodSocial on instagram to get a serious case of FOMO). The sophisticated playground is a hot spot for tasty food, divine drinks and shameless fun—cue the karaoke and bowling. We're mixing up a cocktail with some Nashville roots with Pinewood Social's beverage director Matt Tocco. The Marathon Manhattan is a smokey delight featuring whiskey by Corsair, the first post-prohibition distillery in Nashville. Snag the recipe here.

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#GFTravel Sneak Peek: Nashville Issue Coming Soon!
#GFTravel Sneak Peek: Nashville Issue Coming Soon!

Memorial Day is next weekend. And that can only mean one thing: SUMMER ROAD TRIP SEASON HAS BEGUN! Perhaps our favorite time of year—who can deny a good long weekend to recharge your long-ass-winter batteries?!—we pack up our car and head down south to Music City, USA: Nashville.

While there is plenty to do to fulfill your music needs, we explored a little deeper into the heart of the jewel of this Tenneseee town. And coming next week, we're brining you our #GFTravel guide to a city that is stylish, laid-back and oozes southern charm for days. From sippin' Moonshine to naughty needlepoints, catch a peek at our wild ride in Nashville and check back into GlossedandFound.com after Memorial Day for the full #GFTravel guide + fashion issue.

Until then, follow us on Instagram (instagram.com/glossedandfound) and check out the hashtag #GFTravel to follow our travels + see behind the scenes of our #GFTravel Sneak Peek party. See it here: http://iconosquare.com/tag/gftravel.

A G&F Extra: KO! Boxing Work Out
A G&F Extra: KO! Boxing Work Out

Meet Efrain Torres. He's a boxer. And a good one at that.
To celebrate the G&F Men's Issue, we head to Reach: Beyond Fitness to get in the ring with this pro. From a jump rope warm-up—that we totally need to practice more—to the proper form for the jab 1-2, we work. it. out.

And even though we're not getting in the ring for regular competitions (although we wouldn't mind getting our hands on a killer embroidered silk robe), we've found a heart-pounding, fist-pumping work out that's worth its weight in a one of those cool ass champion belts. Watch this G&F extra to wet your whistle on the art of the punch.

See more Men's content:
http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/mens-essentials/

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http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/mens-spring-fashion-play-boy/

A G&F Extra: Sportsman's Club Drink How-To
A G&F Extra: Sportsman's Club Drink How-To

We're taking you behind the bar of Chicago's newest craft cocktail tavern, Sportsman's Club. Beverage Director Wade McElroy walks us through the ultimate summer concoction (and a G&F exclusive cocktail!) for our Men's Issue. Nestled between Humboldt Park and Ukranian Village, this neighborhood spot has a revolving menu changing daily to satisfy all thirsty tastebuds. Stop in for a game of cordial checkers or post up at the back patio. From the mounted antlered taxidermy to the mallard-clad stemware, we're cozying up to this new watering hole all summer long.

READ MORE: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/sportsmans-club-drink/

G&F Spring Fashion: Play Boy!
G&F Spring Fashion: Play Boy!

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/05/mens-spring-fashion-play-boy/

With the change of the seasons—and this change has been exceptionally trying!—comes a brand new, stylish look for yo' man. Strap on your spring trainers, boys! We're debuting our favorites for Spring Fashion for men. From daywear with a varsity prep feel to uber-stylish duds for a post-workout coffee, we're doing multiple reps to bring you the most stylish get-ups for the season. Watch this exclusive G&F interview + fashion editorial.

G&F loves Pine & Plastic
G&F loves Pine & Plastic

See the full spotlight: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/pine-and-plastic/

For fashion lover Andrew Wayne, the phrase "If you dream it, you can do it," has never been more real. Case and Point: The Chicago-based designer had a dream one night of walking through a pine forest and uncovered plexiglass boxes of painted canvas bags. Freaky? Yes. Unbelievable? No. Pine + Plastic was born from one quick REM cycle. Featuring hand-painted designs, Andrew has developed totes and travel pouches with panache—and a little more staying power than the handful of others we have recently retired (read: thrown away because they get too dirty). These sturdy bags feature high-grade canvas and are all fully lined with with two side pockets.

We catch up with Andrew in his Andersonville studio to walk us through the making of a bag. While we dip our toes in the creative design pool, we're happy to shop the styles on site that are already prepped, printed and ready to tote.

G&F Accessories: Spring Line-Up!
G&F Accessories: Spring Line-Up!

FOR CREDITS + MORE, SEE THE SHOOT: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/04/accessories-spring-line/

Bold style and bright color? That combo just screams Springtime in our book. We're lining up our favorite accessories this season and giving you the rundown on the perfect sidekicks for your style. And since we're covering every color on the spectrum, there's a little something for everyone. From yellows and oranges to bright whites and pastel peach, we're giving ROY G. BIV a run for his money.

A G&F Extra: Saving Face With Joanna Vargas
A G&F Extra: Saving Face With Joanna Vargas

For Joanna Vargas, being up close and personal to the stars comes with her job. As industry-touted "Skin Care Guru," the University of Chicago grad has created quite a sweet niche in the beauty world, offering top-of-the-line facials to show off clean, clear and glowing skin. From celebs like Julianne Moore—who we have a huge skin crush on!—Joanna is the go-to esthetician for those in the know.

We sent G&F's Candis Hickman to check out the budding beauty and her line of work at Bloomingdale's Michigan Avenue. From Joanna's personal mantra of creating positive beauty ideals for women to avoiding the "cookie cutter beauty decisions," Candis gets her beauty fix on with the Joanna.

G&F Spring Fashion: Style Academy
G&F Spring Fashion: Style Academy

SEE THE SHOOT: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/04/spring-fashion-style-acadmey/

Forget Spring Break! At the head of the class this season? Florals! Pastels! Color! It's a brand new style set of feminine fun—from graphic sweatshirts and mint jumpers to bold, bright accessories and ladies-who-lunch charm detail. As If! We're giving out extra credit to our new crew of popular girls who are rocking the season's trends and have time for after school activities. Welcome to Style Academy—and you can totally sit with us.

G&F loves Emma Arnold of Tres Awesome
G&F loves Emma Arnold of Tres Awesome

Spring is finally springing and we got a head start with a gal who knows a thing or two about staying cute—and with brand spankin' new stuff on her site!

Emma Arnold, the genius behind Street Style blog TresAwesome.com is expanding her horizons this year, sharing fun new features and crafty how-to's on her well-known and beautifully shot site. We were so enamored by her first DIY (ahem...glitzy and glammed up gold honey pot vases) and totally did the bunny hop for her Homemade Peeps Cocktails that we wanted to get in on the action, too! With festival season happening NOW, Emma walks us through an updated spring classic: the floral crown. Emma's addition? A denim twist.

Visit more of Emma at TresAwesome.com

A G&F Extra: Meet Project Onward artist Lucy Woodhouse
A G&F Extra: Meet Project Onward artist Lucy Woodhouse

All this week, we're kicking off our brand new friendship with Project Onward—the Chicago-based artists studio that is dedicated to providing studio and career services to artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

SEE THE ARTISTS' PROFILES HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/project-onward/

Meet Lucy Woodhouse. Lucy talks inspiration for her current piece and the one thing you'll never see her draw.

A G&F Extra: Meet Project Onward artist Adam "Hollywood" Hines
A G&F Extra: Meet Project Onward artist Adam "Hollywood" Hines

All this week, we're kicking off our brand new friendship with Project Onward—the Chicago-based artists studio that is dedicated to providing studio and career services to artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

SEE THE ARTISTS' PROFILES HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/project-onward/

Meet Adam Hines—the artist sounds off on his band, the "grand tour" and waxes poetic about the silver screen and his nickname "Hollywood." Basically, we're a fan.

A G&F Extra: Meet Project Onward Artist John Behnke
A G&F Extra: Meet Project Onward Artist John Behnke

All this week, we're kicking off our brand new friendship with Project Onward—the Chicago-based artists studio that is dedicated to providing studio and career services to artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

SEE THE ARTISTS' PROFILES HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/project-onward/

We combed through the footage and wanted to share a few more detailed stories on film. Meet John Behnke. His art is meticulous, detailed and full of wonder—John takes his through his start and the detail-oriented work.

G&F loves Project Onward
G&F loves Project Onward

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/project-onward

We asked 34 talented artists "What is art?" Their response? Just as varied as their work.

Art is a wonderful thing to do.
Art is Past and lifetime.
Art is Refuge.
Art is Community.
Art is A universal map.

These talented voices often go unheard. But if there is one thing we're committed to at G&F, it's spotlighting talented individuals who are reshaping the status quo. We're excited to announce a year long partnership with the non-profit organization, Project Onward.

Operating as both a studio and gallery, Project Onward's mission is to cultivate career development and professional opportunities for artists with mental and developmental disabilities.

The residents are regarded as artists first. Pride and respect exudes from every corner of the space. Project Onward not only provides the artist with the materials of their choice, but builds an esteemed community where all creativity is valued. Headed by Program Director Rob Lentz, the organization recently made the transition to Bridgeport Art Center after a long stint at the Chicago Cultural Center. The move tripled the space and allowed an expansion into printmaking and ceramic mediums for their artists.

We asked each artist to fill out a brief questionnaire about themselves, including their artistic process and what inspires them. The results are impassioned, creating vibrant and striking perspective. The artwork transcends their view of the world to give us a better understanding of the challenges faced living with disabilities. One of the questions we asked was, "If not yourself, who would you be?" The overwhelming response was they wouldn't be anybody else than themselves.

Here at G&F we treasure this organization—we are proud and excited about our partnership with Project Onward. Through each and every medium this non-profit aims to motivate change and dissolve the stigma of mental illness and developmental disabilities. They're breaking the boundaries of artistic stereotypes and celebrating diversity in all forms—a guiding principle that G&F strives to achieve and impart.

A G&F Extra: Talking Scents with 12.29
A G&F Extra: Talking Scents with 12.29

Scented runway shows. Signature hotel fragrances. Scented media. It's all high-touch buzz words in the world of Samantha and Dawn Goldworm, the beautiful geniuses behind 12.29 Olfactive Branding.

Recently, the twins helped celebrate their new project with the Thompson Chicago—check out the post coverage fun in our G&F Found! section here: http://glossedandfound.com/found/sounds-scents-thompson-chicago/—and we scored a few a minutes to talk about fashion's brave new world: scenting. And with a little peek at their clients page on their website, it's safe to say that the fashion industry likes what they do. We hate to drop names, but Prabal Gurung, Tocca, Lady Gaga, Jason Wu and Rodarte are a few of the (extreme) heavy hitters who have all lined up to work with 12.29. With backgrounds in fragrance and business, Dawn and Samantha's rise to creating their business is a total movie script—complete with a scene about the former nose of a beauty brand and a room full of teddy bears. We loved the story so much, we want a sequel.

Hello Love: The Glossed & Gowned Issue
Hello Love: The Glossed & Gowned Issue

SEE THE SHOOT: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/03/glossed-gowned-bridal-fashion/

Call us old fashioned, but when it comes to the L-word, we're head over in heels in it. Add a ring on that finger, and Swoon! We've got serious heart problems. Meet Glossed & Gowned—your guide to unlocking some inspired fashion and beauty to-do's that will elevate your aisle style just as fast as you can say "I Do!" Feminine details reign supreme for our favorite wedding day looks. From BHLDN to Valentino, G&F is channelling our inner Parisienne princess in our "Hello Love" editorial and fashion film. From thoughtful florals to girly charms, we're wild about L-O-V-E and all that comes with it.

A G&F Extra: Bridal Designer Veronica Sheaffer
A G&F Extra: Bridal Designer Veronica Sheaffer

They say it's all in the details, and no one knows that better than local wedding dress designer Veronica Scheaffer. The bespoke line speaks to dressmaking of days gone by: excellent craftsmanship, thoughtful and surprising details and unsurpassed quality—all good things when it comes to your wedding gown.

We catch up with the boho beauty in her Chicago studio to talk aisle style, her love of the veil and much more bridal goodies.

Find more on Veronica and her dresses at: http://vsgowns.com/

G&F loves George Kotsiopoulos
G&F loves George Kotsiopoulos

While we never trust ourselves to get that mouthful of a last name correct, we are confident about one thing when it comes to George Kotsiopoulos: he speaks fashion, we listen. We snag a few minutes at the Swarovski boutique to talk staying chic with the Chicago-born celeb stylist and TV personality. And who would have thunk that G&F co-host Candis Hickman and him share the same hair woes?! Want more tips? George's new book—appropriately titled "Glamorous by George"—is out now with plenty of tips and tricks to being your baddest, most beautiful self. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview.

G&F loves Kraeo Handmade Knits
G&F loves Kraeo Handmade Knits

Let's get loopy! With the weather being like it is, we're suffering from a serious case of loopiness. But this is just the daily grind for Kristin Oldach of Kraeo Handmade Knits. Her wish-she-would-have-thought-about-it-for-a-bit-longer namesake line might just be our only luxury during this dreadfully long winter. And like anything—when you can't beat 'em, join 'em. So we stop over her home studio for a quick crocheting lesson. The result? She's much better than us. But crochet away, Kristin! We want as many of her chunky, funky knits that she can churn out.

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