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Now in Chicago

Now in Chicago

Last week we had an opportunity to introduce Kalla Flowers in Chicago. The ritual of sending flowers has become very mundane; Mothers Day, the birth of a baby, birthdays, graduations, and other special occasions are not mundane events. These touchstone moments in our lives represent the very best in life. They are the connections with our family, relatives, and friends that embrace the most wonderful moments that we cherish.

Bold floral designs and signature gift box are sure to wow!

Bold floral designs and signature gift box are sure to wow!

Kalla does so much more than just package and send flowers. Kalla put’s the meaning back into the old saying Tis better to give then receive” with Kalla they help create a connection to the receiver and the giver to show that the occasion is truly one that is special, should be celebrated, and build on the memories for our lifetime.

Since Flowers represent the true circle of life, from the first gift a new baby receives when they enter the world, to all the special moments, from graduations, birthdays, weddings, holidays, I love you days, and many more moments.

Broadcasting Live from 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago - Showcasing Kalla Flowers

Broadcasting Live from 900 North Michigan Shops in Chicago – Showcasing Kalla Flowers

We feel that Kalla has a unique role where the generic arrangements of the past have no place when it comes to really showing the receiver of a Kalla’s arrangements how much the sender loves, appreciates, and is connected to the occasion.  The reasons you send a Kalla arrangement is it envelopes true emotional memories and connections to be cherished forever.

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Checking out the very cool – Vertigo Sky Lounge

A very cool view of Chicago 

A Warm  View On A Cold Chicago Night Keeping warm

A Warm View On A Cold Chicago Night Keeping warm

Come get a stunning view of Chicago, sit near the warm fireplace, experience excellent bartenders, hear spot on music, meet, mix and mingle with 100 very “cool” people you don’t know yet, all this while standing outside in this frozen winter weather. This weekend even though the temp was 18 degrees outside @MJtam from #ChicagonisatLive and I  were invited to check out the Vertigo Sky Lounge – Ice Bar, an indoor and outdoor bar at the Dana Hotel.

I knew it would be freezing in the Chicago Winter sense; I was pleased to see how sizzling this experience was, with a cocktail party feel, and a warm mix of people it was the place to be. At my Boomfluent age I love when I uncover a “hot” spot to hang with my coolest friend’s.

Even a boomer can be cool

Even a boomer can be cool

When you enter and if your lucky you might be able to grab off the rack one of warm comfy fleece blankets to wrap around yourself and keep you cozy while enjoy the drinks from the Ice Bar.

The warmth of the fire pit was enough to keep us toasty as we sipped some of the balmy warming drinks. I loved the Hotti Toddy, and adult hot chocolate. I enjoyed the vibe and seeing the city view from this venue is not to be missed.

The warmth of a Firepit - the beauty of Chicago City View

The warmth of a Firepit – the beauty of Chicago City View

This ice bar features a frozen bar, fireplace, sofa and sculptures all carved into great designs.

The walls and seating are made of ice. Beautiful and shinning is the ice bar with a frozen Ice “Luge Drinking” station where they pour the shot of choice through the ice sculpture into your mouth. That will warm you up.

Warm and toasty and just in time for winter, my drink of the night was the Hottie Toddy is a classic drink that will warm you


Here is a recipe of this warm cocktail you can try at home. Feel free to use the tea that you like most.  Many black and green teas mix well with the sweetness of the honey and lemon.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


  • 1 oz  brandy,  whiskey, or rum.
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/4 lemon
  • 1 cup hot water

1 tea bag



  • Coat the bottom of a mug with honey, or add to a paper warm drink cup
  • Add the liquor and the juice of the lemon quarter.
  • On the side, heat water in a tea kettle and add the tea bag to make hot tea.

Pour the steaming tea into the glass and stir.

3 Fashion No No’s Even if on Sale – Walk Away

Boomers, we know what looks good on us. Let’s not let the fashion world tells us what we should be wearing.  Step away from the summer sales, you know that are trying to move the fashions that have not moved the masses to purchase them. Below are three fashion don’ts – so please don’t.

Heck yes it’s summer, but let’s please do not wear those half hem dresses. You know the one, it’s a dress or skirt – is it business in the back and party in the front?. It’s a fashion no no – in both front and back.

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Let’s say yes to single shoulder frocks. They frame your neck and shoulders in a great flattering way. I have found them to make my neck appear longer, and my arms slimmer.

Can we be truthful and please let’s take a pass on the Peplum skirts. What do they hide? I have only found them to accentuate some other areas, that we don’t want to bring attention to. If you want to try on that trend, maybe pick a solid color and dress it up with a simple shirt.

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I’m a fan of the color block dresses. Many flatter in the areas that well we would like to flatter, and that make areas appear flatter.  You can find the dresses with all different kinds of patterns.

Another look that we should look away from, even if on sale. Can we just say no the overalls – they didn’t look good then and they don’t look any better now. If you do decided to try them out, please keep both straps buckled, and no floral.

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Layers are great, you can pull off many different looks have something to keep you cool a layer on top to cover what you might want to camouflage or hide. Feel free to place patterns over solids or patterns over patterns.

Girls – one more thing – let’s double check our bra’s and panties. I have been liking the thongs this summer, because I don’t feel the crease at the top of my tush or around my hips.

What did you buy this summer that has been a fashion no no for your body?

Boom Fashion – Istanbul Turkey

Turkish WomenLoved the way the women dressed.