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Inside the March issue I share with you my crazy experience inside a Korean bath house. Plus, I share the must-attend activities that you need to keep on your radar for Spring.

THE CHICAGOLITE MARCH 2017 ISSUE 15 A D O S E O F E L E G A N C E
THE CHICAGOLITE MARCH  2017     ISSUE 15  A  D O S E  O F  E L E G A N C E
EDITOR S NOTE Hello everyone We re just a few short weeks away from Spring February was filled with all kinds of fun and excitement For V Day I got my burlesque on at Studio L amour I would show you the super secret video but I don t want anyone laughing at me In addition I went to the Valentine s Massacre themed dinner at RAISED Everything was so delicious and the cocktails were absolutely divine My full experience is coming to the blog soon I think cocktail pairings may be the new wine pairings for me February was also about living life on the adventurous side On the blog you can read about my incredibly freezing experience at Chicago Cryospa Thank God I survived the chamber and managed to not get frost bitten I m also re imagining The Chicagolite Spotlight When I initially started this feature I wanted to highlight influential Chicagoans who inspired me However due to the abundance of inspiration in Chicago it is impossible for me to limit this feature to once a month Moving forward this feature will be entitled Talks with Genius Expect in depth stories on all my features which is a departure from the Q A style I m also using my platform to highlight people of color who inspire me so if you like what you see expect a lot more inspiration from me It was truly an honor to interview Nicole Pittmon of Nicole Marie Events Chicago I m constantly in awe of her work so it s only right that I share her story with you all Plus I had a chat with burlesque super star Jeez Loueez Jeezy s Juke Joint was everything It was unlike anything I had ever seen You truly missed out if you didn t go Hope you guys weren t snowed in for too long There s so much happening so you really need to get out and enjoy the city Without further ado let s dive right into March
EDITOR S NOTE Hello everyone  We   re just a few short weeks away from Spring. February was filled with all kinds of fun a...
Weekend Snapshots I had a very random and unexpected weekend a few weeks ago Remember when I said that cryotherapy was the craziest thing I ve ever tried Let me take that back and now crown my visit to a Korean bath house as the winner My friend Kamerin and I ventured to Niles to check out King Spa Sauna I ve always wanted to go since they constantly have deals on Groupon The facility boasts 9 different rooms ranging from amethyst base rock salt and an ice room There s also a wet portion where there is a giant Jacuzzi and a wet steam sauna Prior to visiting I had an inkling that there would be nudity However I assumed nudity was optional and I like a silly person wore a swimsuit Everyone looked at me kind of crazy and the staff was waiting for me to completely disrobe After I noticed that absolutely no one had clothes on I removed my swimsuit and let it all hang out When in Rome right Overall my experience was very interesting Sweating and relaxing in a sauna is my idea of a good time It s a lot more tolerable than a Russian sauna so keep that in mind I recommend anyone try it ou King Spa if they are looking for something new Although I would have found it more therapeutic if there weren t as many people When you go make your visit early in the day because it starts to get packed around late afternoon Moral of the story don t be afraid to try something new even if it means being naked in front of 50 people
Weekend Snapshots I had a very random and unexpected weekend a few weeks ago. Remember when I said that cryotherapy was th...
30 Seconds I was a Model 2017 has certainly been the year of stepping out of my comfort zone and I did just that by modeling on live TV In honor of Black History Month I made my TV modeling debut for Chicago fashion blogger Ceta Walters of Clark and Stone For my first segment on WCIU I wore a gown inspired by the one and only Dorothy Dandridge Yassss Dorothy P S I show a little bit of leg so it may not be safe for work lol In my second segment on FOX32 I wore Chance the Rapper s favorite overalls by designer Sheila Rashid Both segments were super fun to shoot and I m definitely open to modeling again You can watch the WCIU clip HERE and check out some fun snapshots from the sets As of now you can totally refer to me as a professional TV model Just don t ask me to walk any runways lol This month I encourage you to do something you would have never imagined Stepping out of your comfort zone is an incredibly powerful experience You ll be surprised what you can accomplish just by letting go of fear Don t let fear or the fact that you ve never done something before stop you from realizing your full potential
30 Seconds I was a Model 2017 has certainly been the year of stepping out of my comfort zone and I did just that by modeli...
WHAT S NEW Rhyme or Reason Wicker Park is bringing back the 70 s and vinyl records with Rhyme or Reason This new hot spot has dapperly dressed servers and all music is played on vinyl While the tunes are sure to get you out of your seat and moving it s the food that has you wanting to come back for more Must try dishes are the Wicker Park Pizza and the Edamame Dip Plus stay for dessert because the red velvet is to die for Bunny Slope It s apr s ski at River North s new party spot Bunny Slope Located in the jacuzi room of the ACME Hotel is a hidden escape to Aspen The space mimics a ski lodge complete with ski props While you enjoy the bubbling jacuzi sip on delicious libations courtesy of your private bartender Christian Hetter from Bodega and The Berkshire Room is leading the cocktail list so you know it ll be good I don t know about you but I think we definitely need to have an apr s ski party You can book Bunny Slope HERE P S they get you with the drink purchase minimum but it s still a cool experience nonetheless Ronero You can never have too many after work cocktail spots which is why you can now add Ronero to the must try list Seems like the Chicago restaurant industry has a new obsession with Cuba and we are totally fine with that Ronero is bringing a sexy Latin flair to the West Loop complete with equally exquisite Latin cuisine However once the night enters the later hours 9 PM you can check out their secret speakeasy Esco Bar for tableside cocktails They also have large cocktails ideal for sharing with 4 6 people Looks like we have a new afterwork spot
WHAT S NEW Rhyme or Reason     Wicker Park is bringing back the 70   s and vinyl records with Rhyme or Reason. This new ho...
WHAT S COMING UP Charlie Parker s Yardbird For only 2 shows the Lyric in collaboration with Harris Theater will be bringing to life the life and times of jazz legend Charlie Parker The performance will be a chamber opera providing audience goers with an intimate look into the life of the musician Lyric favorite Lawrence Brownlee is guaranteed to deliver a riveting performance This is sure to be a spectacular engagement so don t miss out on this rare performance You can buy tickets HERE Macy s Flower Garden Show You know it s Spring when the Macy s Flower and Garden Show comes around From March 26th April 9th Macy s will transport guests to the colorful and vibrant world of Carnival You ll be able to celebrate all things Spring by witnessing elaborate flower installations Plus there are tons of fun workshops to attend such as a chocolate tasting with Harry London Be on the lookout HERE for the full Flower and Garden Show calendar The Backroom at Chicago Athletic Association If you like cocktails and scientific specimens then you are in luck because The Chicago Athletic Association has partnered with the Field Museum to create a popup cocktail experience In collaboration with Johalla Projects and Land and Sea Dept this unique bar will be placed in the hotel s ground floor which was former the CAA pool From now till March 25th visit the space to check out the special events and happenings in honor of the latest specimens exhibit The bar is open every Friday and Saturday from 5 PM Midnight You can see the full schedule of events HERE
WHAT S COMING UP Charlie Parker   s Yardbird     For only 2 shows, the Lyric in collaboration with Harris Theater will be ...
THANK YOU FOR READING So many exciting things are coming to the blog We haven t talked about food in a while so I m sharing why you need to check out one of the fabulous dinners at RAISED Delicious cocktails and scrumptious food Of course I was in there like swimwear Plus I m giving you a sneak peek inside Saved by the Max s Final Semester Spots fill up fast so you don t want to miss this It s a pretty cool place to take your out of town friends In honor of highlighting people I admire we ll have a chat with the incredibly talented filmmaker Amir George His work is pretty trippy but that s why we love him Also I have a giveaway coming up so be on the lookout for that I ll give you a hint do you guys need your clothes dry cleaned Like do all of you need your clothes dry cleaned If you do then I got you Stay tuned and talk soon Best Kori
THANK YOU FOR READING So many exciting things are coming to the blog. We haven   t talked about food in a while so I   m s...
The Chicagolite Photo Credits Kori Coleman Letter to Editor Photo King Spa Sauna Rhyme or Reason Bunny Slope Charlie Parker s Yardbird Macy s Flower Garden Chicago Athletic Association Dihann Williams King Spa Sauna and Groupon Rhyme or Reason Bunny Slope Dominic Mercier Opera Philadelphia Macy s Kari of Chicagoings com www thechicagolite com
The Chicagolite Photo Credits    Kori Coleman Letter to Editor Photo King Spa Sauna Rhyme or Reason Bunny Slope Charlie Pa...