How to Participate in a Wine Auction

Lyric Opera of Chicago Wine Auction (Photo by Todd Rosenberg.)

Attending your first wine auction can be intimidating business, even for serious wine connoisseurs. Here’s our step-by-step guide to being a smart and serious bidder, all in the name of charity. Do Your Research  For many wine auctions, descriptions of lots are available online several weeks prior to the sale, giving you ample time to

5 Makeup Trends to Try Now (Plus the Best Eco-Friendly Products to Use) (Goldplaited)

Looking to update your makeup look before you head out for a night on the town? “A casual date night with your significant other can be the perfect way to experiment with a makeup look, products, or techniques before a wedding, anniversary, or big party,” says Mal Strong, Chicago makeup maven and co-founder of Goldplaited,