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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.

G&F Winter Weekend Getaway: Cool Winter Activities
G&F Winter Weekend Getaway: Cool Winter Activities

It's our Winter Weekend Getaway Issue at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. When you can't beat the weather, you join 'em!

For the full story & more videos, visit: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/02/gf-at-grand-geneva/

Skating, snowboarding and sledding, oh my! If you have the winter sports bug, the Grand Geneva is your cure. With 1,300 acres of land, imagine the possibilities!

We hit The Mountaintop and take a snowboard lesson, lace up our skates and take a spin on the outdoor rink and relax under a cozy blanket for a snowy sleigh ride.

G&F Winter Weekend Getaway: Grand Geneva History + Playboy Legacy
G&F Winter Weekend Getaway: Grand Geneva History + Playboy Legacy

It's our Winter Weekend Getaway Issue at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. When you can't beat the weather, you join 'em!

For the full story & more videos, visit: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/02/gf-at-grand-geneva/

We drive to the Grand Geneva with big hopes and a few dollars in spending cash. The result? A grand old time. The extremely family friendly resort might not be at the top of the list for a getaway but a quick history lesson proved that the property is sitting on a legacy of F-U-N.

Constructed in 1968 to operate as the Playboy Club, the property was host to Hugh Hefner and his bevy of beautiful babes in bunny ears—say that ten times fast!—and for the next 14 years, the bunnies entertained hundreds of card-carrying clients and big name acts. Upon arriving to the property, we catch up with Director of Facilities Jim Crothers and former Bunny Pegs Weber, who may have hung up her ears but still works on property at The Mountaintop ski slopes.

G&F Winter Weekend Getaway: Après Ski Cocktails
G&F Winter Weekend Getaway: Après Ski Cocktails

It's our Winter Weekend Getaway Issue at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. When you can't beat the weather, you join 'em!

For the full story & more videos, visit: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/02/gf-at-grand-geneva/

After a day on the slopes, a visit to the ski chalet is much deserved. While lunch is in order, let's get our priorities straight: drinks!

And Après Ski cocktailing is a time honored tradition. Even in Wisconsin.

Jamaica Fincher, the Grand Geneva's private party planner talks us through two simple and tasty treats to warm us up. Cheers!

G&F loves Burlesque Star Michelle L'Amour
G&F loves Burlesque Star Michelle L'Amour

Here she is boys! Here she is world! The fiery burlesque queen Michelle L'Amour knows how to work an audience with a boa and pair of gloves. The showstopper is among the best in the biz and has teased from Sao Paolo to Zurich. It's Valentine's Day, so a little flirting and subverting feels oh so right. "The Most Naked Woman" dishes on burlesque inspirations and teaching women how to embrace femininity. Did we mention her delightful derriere is behind the viral video "Butthoven"? You can also learn to bump and grind at Michelle's Studio L'Amour in the West loop. And when the provocateur isn't teaching, she is performing with her Follies-inspired group of 15 sultry women, the Chicago Starlets. And bonus! You can catch Michelle's tease this Valentine's Day in her Big Sexy Show.

Michelle guides G&F co-host Candis Hickman through some titillating hip rolls and shimmy shakes. Watch the G&F interview and get inspired to bring out your inner starlet.

SEE THE WHOLE STORY:
http://glossedandfound.com/?p=8071

G&F Fashion: Valentine's Day PJ + Lingerie
G&F Fashion: Valentine's Day PJ + Lingerie

Ultra feminine. Super girly. Whatever you call it—we love it. We're embracing our inner candy-coated Marilyn Monroe to show off some of our favorite frilly things this season. In this steamy and dreamy world, romantic hues in soft blushes and baby blues mix well with playful animal prints. And forget diamonds, this G&F girl goes goo-goo over the feminine charms of Agent Provocateur to TopShop. See the shoot + watch the G&F Valentine's Day PJ + Lingerie film.

SEE THE SHOOT: http://glossedandfound.com/2014/02/gf-valentines-day-love-fool/

G&F Valentine's Day DIY #1: Pooch Pouch + Cards
G&F Valentine's Day DIY #1: Pooch Pouch + Cards

We're sharing quick and easy Valentine's that are as cute as they are quick. Download our templates (link below!) and relax—you got this love thing in the bag! Because after all, why spend all the time and money on something that's just going to get shoved to the side when your love comes in for that big smooch.

SEE MORE VALENTINE'S DAY DIYS: http://glossedandfound.com/?p=8034
+ Download the Templates here: http://glossedandfound.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/GF-VALENTINES-DAY-TEMPLATES.pdf

G&F Valentine's Day DIY #2: Doggy Cake Topper
G&F Valentine's Day DIY #2: Doggy Cake Topper

Go ahead! Make a Valentine's Day Wish! Why should blowing out candles be reserved for just birthdays? Celebrate VDay "woof" love with these spray painted doggy candle holders—just add cake!

SEE MORE VALENTINE'S DAY DIYS: http://glossedandfound.com/?p=8034

G&F Valentine's Day DIY #3: Spiked Oreo Milkshake
G&F Valentine's Day DIY #3: Spiked Oreo Milkshake

We're putting a little extra silly into a tasty—and easy!—Oreo Milkshake. For a fun, festive dessert, dress up this classic soda shop order with a shot (or two!) of bourbon. Milk—it does a lover good!

SEE MORE VALENTINE'S DAY DIYS: http://glossedandfound.com/?p=8034

G&F loves Grandbaby Cakes
G&F loves Grandbaby Cakes

We couldn't help but get a head start on Valentine's Day. And there is no better person to get us in the mood—and groove!—than Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes. The sweet treat blogger, who was inspired by her grandmother to start her baking blog, cooks up classic desserts with a modern twist. Oh, and did we mention she's a whole lot of fun? Watch the G&F Interview to learn the recipe for the Strawberry Heart Upside Down Cake—just in time to try it yourself for a very special VDay treat.

And get the recipe here, too:
http://grandbaby-cakes.com/2013/02/strawberry-heart-upside-down-cake/

A G&F Extra: Barre Bee Fit Kicks Our Butt
A G&F Extra: Barre Bee Fit Kicks Our Butt

Meet Barre Bee Fit. It's guaranteed to kick your butt. The group fitness fusion program geared toward women mixes ballet barre technique with some serious floor work and choreography. Don't sweat the small stuff though—the results are incredible. And with four Chicago locations, there are very few excuses not to try it out. Why G&F loves BBF? Because it's tailored to what you can do, not what you're supposed to do. Yes, the workout is in intense. Yes, it's going to make your legs feel like jelly. But living by The Barre Code, the BBF mantra, is the best takeaway. That and those rock solid abs you're bound to end up with.

Workout pros and BBF Founders Jillian Lorenz and Ariana Chernin lead G&F co-host Candis Hickman through a few of the Barre Bee Fit standards. Watch the G&F Interview and get inspired.

For locations and more information, visit BarreBeeFit.com

G&F's The Art of Good Living
G&F's The Art of Good Living

Read each individual story here: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/art-good-living/

It's Health + Beauty month on G&F—but for these seven go-gettin' entrepreneurs, every month is Health + Beauty month. We tapped some of our favorite up-and-comers who are pounding the pavement to deliver the good word on good living. From two new juicing concepts to a subscription-based fragrance site and even an organic skincare line based on Chinese medicine, G&F's The Art of Good Living guide follows seven companies whose goal is to make your life more conscious and more beautiful. Happy Living, y'all!

G&F loves VENeffect
G&F loves VENeffect

Talk about a dynamic duo! Sisters Cecil Booth and Dr. Rebecca Booth, through years of development, have released a revolutionary product line that has taken the G&F staff by storm. Meet VENeffect, the sister's brand of anti-aging skincare solutions to reverse the signs of hormonal aging. And this isn't anti-aging just for those chasing the fountain of youth, the properties of VENeffect are universal—producing an undeniable glow and restoring skin to its peak (read: your early twenties). It's all in maxing The Venus Effect, Rebecca and Cecil's tagline referring to all the feminine wiles provided by estrogen. When estrogen begins to fluctuate later in life, VENeffect steps in to replicate the properties with its natural plant-based complex—and we thank them for it! We sit down with the sisters to talk phytoestrogens (we knew you had to read that word twice), bad hair days and more in this week's G&F Spotlight.

Watch the G&F Video to meet the founders of VENeffect, Dr. Rebecca Booth and Cecil Booth. And see the G&F Spotlight for more on Rebecca & Cecil: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/veneffect/

A G&F Extra: Indie Lee is back with one more Beauty DIY
A G&F Extra: Indie Lee is back with one more Beauty DIY

In this week's Spotlight, we introduced you to a new favorite pal, Indie Lee. Her line of eco-chic beauty products is thoughtful, effective and downright luxurious. She stopped over to talk through the brand and two easy and useful beauty DIY's that you can try at home (watch them here: http://youtu.be/89z17Sn-dlk). But we weren't quite ready to see her go. So we begged Indie for one more—and she delivered. We're topping off our champagne and trying our hand at a moisturizing Cantaloupe Mask.

SEE MORE OF INDIE HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/indie-lee/

G&F loves Beauty DIY's with Indie Lee
G&F loves Beauty DIY's with Indie Lee

All hail the green goddess! Indie Lee's rise to eco-chic beauty queendom is one for the books. After a life-threatening diagnosis which cornered environmental toxins as the cause, the NY-based entrepreneur set her sites on creating some good out of the heartbreaking news. And good she did create! Meet the Indie Lee eco-chic beauty line. The spirited brand touts all-natural ingredients to enhance your grooming regimen—or as she calls it "Green Glamour." We invite the bubbly beauty over to share some easy DIY recipes to get you started in the new year with a brand new lease on your beauty life. Throw open your cabinets or make a quick run to the store—these are two very simple DIY's that will soon be new standards for your weekly routine. We guarantee it.

SEE MORE: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/indie-lee/

G&F Best of 2013
G&F Best of 2013

Wow, Mom, Wow! It's been quite the year. From grocery cart racing to fortune cookie making, beach dancing and models prancing, and everything in between, we've had a whole heck of a lot of fun in 2013. Oh, and we learned a lot, too. Check out a quick snapshot of our year-in-review. Our takeaway? If you're not having fun, you might as well just give up. So like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe to us on YouTube. Write us mail. Call us on our landline. We want to see a lot more of you in 2014.

Want more G&F? http://glossedandfound.com
FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/glossedandfound
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/glossedandfound
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/glossedandfound
PINTEREST: http://pinterest.com/glossedandfound/

G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: Ho Ho Yule Logs
G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: Ho Ho Yule Logs

HO HO HOLD UP! Store bought sweets dressed up for a fancy schmancy cocktail party? Sign us up! We give the classic Ho Ho a Yule tide makeover that is sure to impress your guests.

MORE ABOUT G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY
This season, we teamed up with our friends at The Cakegirls who helped us sweeten up some new (tasty) holiday traditions. Watch our DIY videos to create your very own 50's-inspired holiday. Go ahead—knock yourself out, Doris Day.

TO SEE ALL OF THE DIY'S, VISIT: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/holiday-diy-2013/

G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: The Peppermintini
G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: The Peppermintini

DITCH THE EGGNOG—MIX UP SOMETHING EVERYONE WILL LIKE! For the perfect dessert drink, mix up a batch of these minty cocktails (and be sure to watch our Peppermint Extras video to see how to make the candy swizzle stick)?

MORE ABOUT G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY
This season, we teamed up with our friends at The Cakegirls who helped us sweeten up some new (tasty) holiday traditions. Watch our DIY videos to create your very own 50's-inspired holiday. Go ahead—knock yourself out, Doris Day.

TO SEE ALL OF THE DIY'S, VISIT: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/holiday-diy-2013/

G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: Ribbon Candy Cake
G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: Ribbon Candy Cake

RIBBON DANCER! Start with a freshly baked cake (we don't care if it's store bought or made from scratch) and add a little extra personality. The result? A holiday pleaser that looks and tastes good.

MORE ABOUT G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY
This season, we teamed up with our friends at The Cakegirls who helped us sweeten up some new (tasty) holiday traditions. Watch our DIY videos to create your very own 50's-inspired holiday. Go ahead—knock yourself out, Doris Day.

TO SEE ALL OF THE DIY'S, VISIT: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/holiday-diy-2013/

G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: The Peppermint Extras
G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY: The Peppermint Extras

MINT OVERLOAD! We've got some cutesy ways to show off your holiday spirit. Try the handmade Peppermint Swizzle Sticks and Peppermint Candy Bowls.

MORE ABOUT G&F x The Cakegirls Holiday DIY
This season, we teamed up with our friends at The Cakegirls who helped us sweeten up some new (tasty) holiday traditions. Watch our DIY videos to create your very own 50's-inspired holiday. Go ahead—knock yourself out, Doris Day.

TO SEE ALL OF THE DIY'S, VISIT: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/holiday-diy-2013/

G&F Holiday Fashion: Behind the Scenes
G&F Holiday Fashion: Behind the Scenes

Liked our Holiday Fashion Issue? Take a peek behind the lens and join us on set. We've got some fun up our sleeve (i.e. a real live Jolly St. Nick!).

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/12/gf-the-vixens

G&F Holiday Fashion: Meet the Vixens
G&F Holiday Fashion: Meet the Vixens

We're making a list and checking it twice! Because we don't want to be without a fab frock this holiday season. Bright and cheery, we take a visit to the Northpole to glam up Santa's little helpers. From cozy PJ's that are a Christmas morning must to the perfect blush-tone party dresses for a fun night on the town, we doll up the G&F Vixens with holiday looks that will cover all your events for the season. And topping our wish list this year? Ditch the LBD and go super-sized festive.

SEE THE FULL STORY: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/12/gf-the-vixens

G&F Extra! Holiday Hair How-To: Super-sized Chignon
G&F Extra! Holiday Hair How-To: Super-sized Chignon

We're just nuts for the holidays. And when it comes to our most favorite time of the year, getting all dolled up is part and parcel to the season. Last week, we shared how to get our Tinsel Town inspired look with vintage bombshell waves. And now, here is another very simple hair how-to to put in your holiday party rotation. Ford artist Heather Schnell gets her hands dirty on camera to build the perfectly oversized chignon. Afterall, if there is a time for excess, it's in December.

Check out The G&F Blog for the step-by-step: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/12/get-look-super-sized-chignon/

G&F Extra! Holiday Hair How-To: Vintage Waves
G&F Extra! Holiday Hair How-To: Vintage Waves

Glam up your cocktail parties this season with sleek and sexy (and simple!) vintage holiday waves.

See the full how-to with step by step text on The G&F Blog: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/12/get-the-look-vintage-holiday-glam/

HAIR: Heather Schnell, Ford Artists
MAKE UP: Chrisondra Boyd, Ford Artists
MODEL: Barbara, Factor Women

G&F's Holiday Gift Guide 2013
G&F's Holiday Gift Guide 2013

The mad dash to find the perfect gift has begun. Don't fret if you're behind—that's why we're here! We've combed some of our favorite spots in the city to bring you fool-proof presents that will make the recipient giddy for more. But buyer beware! These giftables are potently powerful in their cuteness and we can't help you if you want to keep most of them for yourself (and we'll turn a blind eye if you do!). For every special person in your life, take a look at G&F's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

SEE ALL THE GIFTS HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/12/gf-holiday-gift-guide-2013

G&F and Cadillac Holiday Style Preview Event
G&F and Cadillac Holiday Style Preview Event

READ MORE on GlossedandFound.com: http://glossedandfound.com/found/gf-cadillac-holiday-style-preview

And see our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/12/gf-holiday-gift-guide-2013

A G&F Extra: Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Treats Part Two
A G&F Extra: Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Treats Part Two

And... she's back! Our little pint-sized co-host helps out with one additional Thanksgiving-themed treat. This time, we're talking teepees. Colorful, tasty ones. And G&F creative director's niece Francesca jumps right in to dress hers up right!

Chef Alekka Sweeney of Give Me Some Sugar takes ice cream cones and helps us transform them into charming little snow dusted teepees.

Love this look? Don't miss our Quirky Turkey how-to, too: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/11/kid-friendly-thanksgiving-diy-turkey-video/

A G&F Extra: Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Treats
A G&F Extra: Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Treats

With Thanksgiving around the corner, you'll need all hands on deck. Even the tiny little ones. G&F creative director D. Graham Kostic recruited his niece Francesca for a sweet one-on-one with Chef Alekka Sweeney of Give Me Some Sugar. The result? Fun, quirky Thanksgiving day turkey treats that the whole family will enjoy. Up first? We make funny little chocolate turkeys. Although delicious, these little works of art can be used as name holders for place settings and decor.

A G&F Extra: Sophia Bush's Holiday Kick-off at Coach
A G&F Extra: Sophia Bush's Holiday Kick-off at Coach

We camped out at Coach to get a little one-on-one time with Sophia Bush. The chicago-based actress talked Holiday hits and misses, where she'll be spending Thanksgiving—and surprise! Even this brunette bombshell is overwhelmed by the fast-approaching Holiday season.

G&F's Design Issue Extra: We DIY with Wreck Creation
G&F's Design Issue Extra: We DIY with Wreck Creation

The Lincoln Park studio and showroom of Neil Galiti is a woodworker's dream come true. And an artist's. And a designer's. Basically, it's a real treasure trove. Featuring all reclaimed furniture and vintage finds, Neil's passion comes to life in this underground sanctuary for unexpected works of art that he's reworked, refinished and recreated into unbelievably creative pieces. Recycled? You better your bottom dollar it is. Although Neil has over 18 years of carpentry experience in his tool belt, he attacks each project, be it big or small, with the same amount of attention and detail.

We catch up with Neil in his workshop to whip up a simple DIY that's as easy as it looks. But the colorful finishing result is sure to be a conversation piece for any room. We won't tell if you brag about how long it took you to finish.

G&F loves Coyle & Herr
G&F loves Coyle & Herr

Talking with Mary Beth Herr and Dorothy Coyle together is like chatting with sisters. The dynamic pair—whom affectionately go by their nicknames M.B. and Dot, respectively—are behind the 12,000 square foot furniture consignment super showroom Coyle & Herr. Yes, you read that correctly: 12,000 square feet. Housed in the Bridgeport Art Center, the boutique is a rotating door for all sorts of home design pieces—in different shapes, sizes and, wait for it!, price points. From high to low (and we're talking ridiculously low), the pair talk their favorite pieces and more with G&F.

G&F loves Interior Designer Melody Soleimani
G&F loves Interior Designer Melody Soleimani

Bright eyed interior designer Melody Soleimani knows her way around a room. The LA-based designer cut her teeth with some industry biggies (ahem, Ammie Kim and Kelly Wearstler) and ventured out solo style on a variety of high profile projects soon after. The result? She's honed her sleek style into a fantastic mix that is at once rich and layered and also sweetly playful and punchy—quite like herself, we'd say! Not wanting to keep all the trade secrets to herself, Melody has recently launched an e-commerce leg to her brand, providing shoppers (and design fawners) an opportunity to snag high end pieces at great, designer-only prices. From wall scones to bar carts and everything in between, Melody's virtual shop is a must-click destination for any design lover. G&F's creative director invites the interior designer over to his place to talk design & also catch three of Melody's moodboards for the season.

SEE MORE OF MELODY: http://glossedandfound.com/spotlight/melody-soleimani/

G&F loves Tziporah Salamon
G&F loves Tziporah Salamon

For street style icon Tziporah Salamon, fashion is an art. And in her presence, we feel sorely underdressed. But we don't let that stop us from talking shop and style with the woman who has built a career off of, to be it plainly, getting it right. We play 'Where were you when' with some of our favorite past looks of Tziporah. For having so many clothes, she has the most excellent memory ever. Watch this exclusive G&F Interview today.

And get more G&F at http://GlossedandFound.com

G&F loves Halloween with Rochelle Trotter
G&F loves Halloween with Rochelle Trotter

It's our Fourth Annual G&F Halloween Special and this year, we got all dolled up to belly up to the bar with lifestyle expert Rochelle Trotter. The TV Personality and wife of chef Charlie Trotter mixed up some intoxicatingly spooky cocktails just in time for Halloween. And what's even better? These drinks may look complicated, but the recipes are more treat than trick. With a few unexpected surprises and some exotic-looking ingredients, Rochelle is taking your Halloween cocktail party to the next level this year. And we happily will sip along with her.

GET THE RECIPES HERE: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/10/halloween-drink-recipes-rochelle-trotter/

G&F Men's Issue Extra: Sausage Making with Chop Shop Chicago
G&F Men's Issue Extra: Sausage Making with Chop Shop Chicago

Get ready for the sausage puns, people! Just in time for our Men's Issue, we head to the brand new Chop Shop Chicago to check out this meat market. We suit up behind the scenes to try our hand at sausage making—which, we find out, is not as glamorous as it may sound. But it sure was one helluva good time.

Armed with the Glossed & Found Sausage Bell, we mix up a co-owner Mario Minelli's grandma's secret sausage recipe for a damn good link. Served with their Italian beef and hot giardinieara or (our favorite!) sweet peppers, next time we visit the Chop Shop, we're staying on the customer side of the counter.

Read More on The G&F Blog: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/10/meat-market-chop-shop

G&F loves Stock Manufacturing Company
G&F loves Stock Manufacturing Company

When it comes to men's fashion, shopping for the latest trends isn't always the best way to build a stellar wardrobe. Enter Stock Manufacturing Company. The fledgling men's fashion label sits pretty in Chicago producing high-quality, well-constructed and American-made garments that are perfect additions to the modern man's wardrobe. From simple button-ups to fall flannels and plaids, we step behind the scene with product development and production lead Tim Tierney to talk men's fashion and building the stock manufacturing wardrobe—oh and we hardly think that you dress like a slob, Tim. Watch the exclusive G&F Interview.

And check out our Men's Fashion editorial: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/10/happy-camper-mens-fall-fashion/

G&F's Fall Beauty: Second Skin
G&F's Fall Beauty: Second Skin

Last week, we shared our Fall Beauty Favorites—get the easy How-To looks here: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/09/gfs-fall-beauty-muses/—but before you go getting all fancy with your make up looks, we want to share the most flawless, most classic, most basic beauty look. And guess what? This is everyone's best face forward. This is your second skin.

Watch the how-to video above + click to our story to get more detailed how-to and see the transformation: http://glossedandfound.com/2013/09/gfs-second-skin-beauty/

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