Nov/ Dec 2015 Magazine

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Chicago's only women's magazine features Loretta Rosenmayer, Founder and CEO of Intren on the November/December cover. This issue also features other notable Chicago women such as Terri Brax of Women Tech Founders, Amanda Lannert of Jellyvision Lab, Kate Maehr of the Greater Chicago Food Depository and more!

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Our magazine is also chock-full of content covering entrepreneurial spirits, decision-makers and trailblazers, as well as essentials like power lunch spots, home decor tips, and beauty bests. We'll be doling out the content on our website over the next few weeks, but if you're impatient, you can read the entire digital version. We hope you're as inspired reading FW: Chicago as we were putting it together for you. 

FW: Chicago is currently available at all Fitness Formula Club locations, as well as select stores, salons, and businesses all over the city. Want to carry our magazine or know a place of business that should? Email us at and we'll hook you up. 

The November/ December issue is here! Read the digital edition or read the magazine articles on the website! 

Also see out 2015 Holiday Edition! 

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Terri Brax cofounded Women Tech Founders (WTF), a media and networking organization for women founders and leaders of tech start­ups. more

Taste Makers

Managing editor Rebecca Taras talks about honoring tradition during the holidays, and how FW: Chicago plans to create new traditions in the year ahead. more

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Jennifer Smith Tapp

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Editor Jennifer Smith Tapp highlights FW: Chicago's special double cover issue for November/December. more

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Each month we keep you updated on the best beauty services and styles in Chicago. This month check out A | K Glam, Wulkfa, Ortanic and more. more

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Check out our ideas for saving time and setting the mood during this busy holiday season! more

Entertaining + Recipes

Chicago-based artist Sandra Abbo calls on nature and the city’s urban landscape to inform her multi-media pieces. more

Style Makers

Here’s your monthly list of important things to take note of, featuring the Trello app, Proxfinity, Working Girl Inc., and more. more

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Check out these recommended style and home list — Attalie Dexter, Maria Pinto, Nyet jewelry, Styled book from Emily Henderson and more. more

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Tom Kehoe

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Tom Kehoe, President of Kehoe Designs, is known as one of the best event production leaders in Chicago. Here’s his advice for the holidays. more

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Andrea Schwartz

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Here’s how Andrea Schwartz keeps the holiday tradition of the lighting of the Great Tree in the Walnut Room magical. more

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Holiday Style Makers

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The most wonderful time of the year shouldn’t be taxing. We asked Chicago tastemakers how to make the most of the holiday season. more

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The Stylist, Mel Muoio

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Mel Muoio, Stylist and Style Director for Levy Restaurants, has all the tips on how to be effortlessly stylish this holiday season. more

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The Nutcracker

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This holiday season is the last time The Joffrey Ballet will perform The Nutcracker. Here’s the history of the holiday classic. more

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Gift-giving for colleagues can be tricky, but the key is to understand their personalities and tastes while respecting your professional relationship. more

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The eyes are the windows to the soul – and so is a woman’s purse. Check out what’s in acupuncturist and herbalist Jin H. Ngan’s. more

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Kendra Chaplin

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Publisher Kendra Chaplin shares her thoughts on the importance of having gratitude during the holiday season. more

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Learn about the driving force behind INTREN, Loretta Rosenmayer, and how she became a woman of power. more


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We’ve rounded up some cool ideas for under the tree or inside the stocking for your littles — whether they’re toddlers, teens or furry! more

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