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The Chicago Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

The Chicago Gluten & Allergen Free Expo will take place on April 20th – 21st at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.  Tickets can be purchased in advance (www.gfafexpo.com) or at the door.
The gluten-free food revolution is expected to reach over $6 billion this year and is the fastest growing claim in Nielsen’s Health & Wellness Top 20 Claims.  With 90% of shoppers wanting to sample products before they make a purchase, the Gluten & Allergen Free Expo allows the sampling of hundreds of products in one location.  The Expo’s offerings will meet the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten sensitivities, auto-immune, inflammatory diseases, and autism.  Athletes and the health conscious will greatly benefit as well.
There are more than 15 million Americans on a gluten-free diet and most are still searching for the best products available.  “The GFAF Expo is like a giant shopping mall for people with food allergies.  One of the biggest complaints is that many of the restricted diet products don’t taste good or that they are so expensive.  The GFAF Expo allows everyone to taste the products before they make a purchase,” says GFAF Expo Founder and CEO, Jen Cafferty.
The Gluten & Allergen Free Expo features over 150 vendors sampling and selling products.  The Expo also showcases personal care products, vitamins and supplements, and green household cleaning alternatives.  Both the dedicated peanut/nut-free area and special area for gluten-free kids are crowd pleasers.  Allergen savvy health care practitioners will be available to answer medical questions.  Guests can attend free lectures, connect with gluten and allergen-free restaurants, associated non-profits, and much more.

VISIA Skincare Event MyChelle Dermacuticals in Naperville

I received an email from this wonderful Esthetician Jeff Orluck at Whole Foods. If you have seen that weird looking empty TV set in the beauty aisle then you know who he is! Here is the email about an upcoming event.  Jeff is super nice and will cry with you about your wrinkles- I was literally in tears….

I would like to invite you to come for a VISIA skincare event sponsored by MyChelle Dermacuticals at the Whole Foods in Naperville! Come in for a rescan to see how your regime is working for you and be entered to win a MyChelle gift basket filled with anti-aging products valued over $175! For every referral or friend you bring that completes a scan you’ll receive an additional raffle ticket. There will also be two skincare discussions focusing on skin care basics and anti-aging.  **Scans will happen on a first come first serve basis**

Event: Fabulous February Skincare; Review and Renew!

When: February, Saturday 9th

Time: 11 am- 7 pm

The Basics: Skincare 101 Discussion at 1 pm

Is exfoliation really important? What SPF strength is the best? Come discus what every regime should consist of and learn how to get the most out of your skincare regime at home!

Anti-Aging: Turning Back Time Discussion at 4 pm

Ever wonder what is out there to help you look younger but not break the bank? We will discuss key skincare ingredients such as peptides and retinol; also learn how you can help slow the aging process.

I’m looking forward to seeing your smiling faces at our Fabulous February Skincare Event this upcoming Saturday!

Run in Your Undies for a Good Cause February 9 Chicago Cupid’s Undie Run

On February 9, the streets of Chicago will be filled with scantily clad runners participating in Cupid’s Undie Run to raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis (NF) and donations to the Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF).

In 2010, Brendan Hanrahan, Chad Leathers and Bobby Gill set off on a mission to raise awareness and donations to the CTF after Chad’s brother’s diagnosis of NF. Today, Cupid’s Undie Run is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, operated by dozens of volunteers in 17 cities across the country.

To see photos from last year’s event, please visit: http://cupidsundierun.com/toppics

#Performance #Bicycle Build-A-Bike #Giveaway Info @skyyogastudio .com

Performance Bicycle Announces
“2012 Tour Devinci and Build-a-Bike” Giveaway

Enter to win 2-Night Trip to Quebec to Build a Bike at Devinci’s Factory plus a Choice of Devinci Bike

CHAPEL HILL, NC (May 1, 2012) Performance Bicycle®, the nation’s largest independent cycling retailer, invites bicycling enthusiasts of all levels to enter the 2012 Tour Devinci & Build-a-Bike Giveaway. In partnership with Cycles Devinci, a Canadian bicycle manufacturer and designer, one lucky winner will receive a unique, hands-on experience at the Devinci factory in Quebec, Canada and will help build a Devinci bicycle with their own hands.

From May 1– May 28, 2012 people can enter to win by scanning the QR code signage located in Performance Bicycle retail locations or by filling out the entry form available at http://www.PerformanceBike.com/TourDevinci.

The winner will receive:

· Round trip airfare for one person to Quebec, Canada

· 2 nights / 3 days hotel accommodation at Le Montagnais Hotel

· Meals at local restaurants

· Hands-on tour of the Devinci factory

· The choice of either a 2012 Devinci Atlas RC 29er Mountain Bike or 2012 Devinci Leo SL K Road Bike to take home

“Devinci is one of the top brands in cycling and we’re thrilled to carry their bikes at performancebike.com and to be working with their fantastic team on this contest,” said David Pruitt, Performance Bicycle’s chief executive officer. ”From machining and welding to assembly, the winner will participate in all the steps necessary to build Devinci bikes and get to ride one in beautiful Quebec. It’s a truly remarkable opportunity and is certainly a once-in-a lifetime experience.”

From Aug. 1-Aug. 3, 2012, the winner will travel to Quebec to learn about how Devinci bikes are designed, tested, machined, welded and assembled. After helping to build Devinci bikes, the winner will test Devinci’s craftsmanship on guided rides with the Devinci team to nearby mountain bike trails or along the scenic Saguenay River and Fjord. 

Entrants must have valid passport and be willing to travel to Canada in August. No purchase necessary to win. Must be 18 years old & resident of the U.S. (excluding the states of Florida, New York & Rhode Island) to enter. Information entered on entry form will be used for the purposes of administering the sweepstakes and for marketing purposes.

See official rules at http://www.PerformanceBike.com/TourDevinci.

For more information on Performance Bicycle, please visit www.PerformanceBike.com

Where to Find Performance Bicycle

Performance offers three great ways to shop: in store, by catalog and online at PerformanceBike.com. Guests can always check the Deal of the Day on the Performance Bicycle® website or by following Performance on Twitter, @performance_inc, and on Facebook.

About Performance Bicycle®

Performance Bicycle® is the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides a multi-channel cycling retail experience that spans more than 100 stores nationwide, and  www.PerformanceBike.com, all catering to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit www.PerformanceBike.com

About Cycles Devinci®

Cycles Devinci is a Canadian bicycle manufacturer based in Chicoutimi, Canada. It has led the industry by way of manufacturing expertise and product development since its inception in 1987. Cycles Devinci continues to forge ahead with suspension guru Dave Weagle’s patented Split Pivot suspension platform. Combined with the company’s Axis Technologies, Devinci is set on a path for domination. For more details on Devinci and DGR, visit devinci.com

#JillianMichaels #DressforSuccess Power Walk in #Chicago Info @skyyogastudio .com

Jillian Michaels To Lead the Third Annual

The Power Walk for Dress for Success

International Walk Promotes Women and Wellness in 40 cities & 5 countries on 1 day*

NEW YORK – (April 2012) Dress for Success Worldwide, an international non-profit that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women, announces the return of The Power Walk for Dress for Success, taking place May 12, 2012 in 40 cities around the world. 

Leading the international walk-for-wellness event is Jillian Michaels, famed health and wellness expert, best-selling author, successful entrepreneur, and television personality

The 5k walk promotes active, healthy lifestyle choices for women and families and serves as a “walking testament” to the inextricable link between personal health and professional success.

“Dress for Success exists to empower women towards financial independence,” said Joi Gordon, chief executive officer of Dress for Success Worldwide. “Paying attention to the critical role that health and wellness plays towards that goal is paramount. When we are healthy we perform optimally, we miss fewer days from work, and we are more capable of taking care of ourselves and our families overall.”

"I’m excited to return as the official spokesperson for The Power Walk for Dress for Success– the only international 5K dedicated to the promotion of active, healthy lifestyles for women,” says Jillian Michaels about her return to the event for the second consecutive year.

The Power Walk for Dress for Success is open to the public and participants are encouraged to create a team of friends, walk with family, or participate as a Virtual Walker online. This year The Power Walk for Dress for Success offers six unique ways for supporters to participate in this international event. Walkers may register as an Individual Walker, a Power Hero– where participants walk in honor of someone who has empowered them to succeed, a Student Walker– which grants a discounted registration fee for currently enrolled students, a Mom and Me team which pairs power walkers with their moms to officially kick off their Mother’s Day weekend, and they can also opt to register their Power Pup– which encourages walkers to bring their pooches and walk towards wellness together!   Finally, participants who would like to support The Power Walk for Dress for Success but cannot physically attend the walk may register as a Virtual Walker, and track the progress of their virtual walk team’s fundraising goals online.

The 2012 Power Walk for Dress for Success is made possible by the generous support of our partners, including national sponsors American Airlines, Aetna, Cintas, Health magazine, Posterscope USA, and the Style Network.

About Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 114 cities in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, the UK and the West Indies. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 650,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. In 2010, Dress for Success launched a Health & Wellness initiative with the Professional Women’ Group to empower women to make healthy choices in work and in life. Visit www.dressforsuccess.org to learn more.

About Jillian Michaels

America’s premier health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels is a New York Times bestselling author, television personality  entrepreneur and the president of Empowered Media.  Co-founded by Jillian and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, the company operates as life architects whose sole mission is to inspire individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives. The products marketed are part of the total life solution platform created by the Jillian Michaels philosophy.  In addition, Michaels is a passionate advocate, fighting to invoke important changes in all aspects of health and wellness.  For more information about Jillian Michaels please visit www.jillianmichaels.com

About The Power Walk for Dress for Success

The 2012 Power Walk for Dress for Success will be held in 40 cities across the globe. 

*While The Power Walk for Dress for Success is taking place on May 12th in most cities, there are some date variances in select local markets. To find information a specific, local walk, please visit: http://www.dfspowerwalk.org.

The Power Walk for Dress for Success

Diversey Harbor

Lincoln Park


Saturday, May 12, 2012

Registration: 8:00 AM
Walk Start: 9:30 AM

~ Rain or Shine ~

Get started, today!
Register to walk or create a team by clicking on the appropriate button below.
We’ll provide you with all of the necessary tools to be a successful participant after you sign up.

For more information about The Power Walk for Dress for Success in Chicago, please e-mail:

Prizes for top fundraisers (open to everyone) for this year’s event include:

  • Opportunity to win 2 tickets for travel with American Airlines (anywhere within the continental United States)*
  • Four pairs of passes to the opening party for Style Network stars Giuliana and Bill’s new restaurant
  • Four passes for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise 
  • Style Network goodie bag 
  • Gift certificates to Road ID

* The Top Fundraiser* In Canada And The Top Fundraiser* In The United States

DISCOVER THE #WINES OF DON QUIXOTE’S SPAIN #Events #Chicago Info @skyyogastudio .com


The Castilla-La Mancha US Tour will stop in Atlanta, Chicago and New York in May, and
San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle in July
Featuring Tasting Seminars and a Walk-Around Grand Tasting in Each City

New York, April 16, 2012 – Just as local ‘celebrity’, Don Quixote, traveled through his region seeking adventure and noble experiences, guests at the Castilla-La Mancha US tastings will do the same as they discover the wines of 26 participating producers. The tour will visit Atlanta, Chicago and New York during the week of May 21st and continue to San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle during the week of July 9th. Each of these events will offer opportunities to experience the wines, foods, music and traditions of this distinctive region. The events will welcome members of US wine and food trade and press.

Castilla-La Mancha is the most expansive wine-producing region in the world. It is a land of fascinating foods and cultural traditions and, naturally, a wide variety of wines. The land, composed of limestone clay and a great variety of subsoils, makes the region ideal for growing grape vines. Within the Castilla-La Mancha area, we find nine appellations of origin, four estates with their own appellations and many ‘Geographical Indication Wines’.

“The amount of focus and investment in quality wine production throughout the region of Castilla-La Mancha in the past few decades has been astounding. There is much for the US trade to discover about the quality and diversity of our wines,” said Paloma Juncos, of the Foreign Trade Institute of Castilla-La Mancha, which is organizing the US program.

Each event will commence with a seminar, conducted in Atlanta by Gil Kulers, CWE and in Chicago and New York by Doug Frost, MS, MW (one of only three people in the world to hold both titles). The speakers will share with the trade and press the winemaking history of the region of Castilla-La Mancha, the technical qualities of its wines, and the sales opportunity for these wines in the US market. Each seminar will be followed by an afternoon walk-around tasting enhanced by regional foods and live entertainment.

The participating wineries include Altolandon, Arúspide, Bodega los Aljibes, Bodega Pardo Tolosa, Bodega San Gines, Bodega Virgen de las Nieves, Bodegas Arrayan, Bodegas Camino Alto, Bodegas del Muni, Bodegas La Remediadora, Bodegas Piqueras, Bodegas Romero de Ávila Salcedo, Bodegas Saac, Bodegas Vitivinos, Bodegas y Viñedos Sánchez Muliterno, Dehesa Carrascal , Dominio de Punctum Organic & Biodinamic Wines, Finca El Refugio, Finca la Estacada, Finca los Alijares, Parra Family Organic Imports, Señorío del Jucar, Viña Cerrón, Vinicola de Tomelloso, Vinos & Bodegas, Virgen de las Viñas.

To register for the events please visit:

Atlanta, Monday, May 21st

Chicago, Wednesday, May 23rd

New York City, Thursday, May 24th

#Chicago #Cancer Benefit Heeling with Every Step Info @skyyogastudio .com



WHAT: The Heeling with Every Step! Pancreatic Cancer Foundation is hosting its Fourth Annual Cancer Benefit – “A Night at the Kentucky Derby”- to help raise funds and awareness for the disease. The non-profit organization was started in 2009 by Kathy, Stacia, Mike and Shelly Swan in honor of their mother who they lost to pancreatic cancer at the young age of 49.

This year’s event is supported by a large group of young professionals that strive to make a difference in the fight against pancreatic cancer. The Kentucky Derby themed event will include hat and tie contest, dinner, premium cocktails, silent auction and raffle prizes. In addition, Dr. Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue from Johns Hopkins will be sharing the latest research on pancreatic cancer. All net proceeds from the event will go to the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center at John Hopkins.

WHO: Interviews available with Gloria Swan’s children to discuss how and why they started their own not-for-profit as well as interviews with Dr. Christine Donahue from Johns Hopkins.

WHY: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States and is the most lethal cancer with only a six percent survival rate.  The annual event is designed to raise awareness about pancreatic cancer and help support pancreatic cancer research.

WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2011 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Event open to the public / tickets $60

WHERE: LaSalle Power Company 500 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60654

CONTACT: To RSVP or to schedule an interview, please contact Stacia Swan at (312) 912-4333