Chicago as a travel destination (bring your warmest coat!!); Avec at 615 W Randolph St in Chicago (ring in the New Year with Chef Perry Hendrix’s sensational five-course prix-fixe); The Aviary on 955 W Fulton Market in Chicago (you can’t go wrong at Chicago’s most exciting place to drink!); Girl & The Goat at 809 W Randolph St in Chicago (for a delightful and unique dining experience in a hip atmosphere); For cosmetics, Kevyn Aucoin’s The Lip Brush (create the perfect pout with this makeup bag must-have!); Anya Hindmarch’s Vanity Kit Patent Leather-Trimmed Cosmetics Case (I am obsessed with this spacious design made to hold all of your beauty essentials); Wes Gordon’s Demi Lune Dress (I love the tailored construction & the vibrant floral pattern – so feminine); Paul Andrew’s Passion Satin Pumps (team this printed pair with the Wes Gordon strapless number for an irresistible update – incroyable!) Valentino’s Rockstud Medium Reversible Leather Tote (hand-finished with the label’s signature pyramid studs, this bag can be worn with either the tan or black side visible – genius!); Zimmermann’s Floral Frill Bikini Top and Floral Skinny Bikini Bottoms (this seriously adorable bikini set includes ruffle details and a sweet print – perfect for your next warm weather destination); Assouline’s American Fashion Designers at Home (an intimate look into the private quarters of more than 100 members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America – talk about chic!).