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Amy Tara Koch is an author and journalist who has the unique pleasure of traveling the world for her job. She contributes to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, T Magazine, The Daily Beast, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler and Chicago Tribune.

 

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The High Art of Subtle Sex Appeal Look around. Subtlety has become an endangered species.  Sky high heels. Thigh high skirts. Sheer “shirts” that look more curtain than clothing. Instead of mysterious sex appeal, there is an in- your -face slut factor that triggers confusion. Does...

Keep It Chic & Sleek  A Chicago winter = deep freeze. The eternal quandary: how to have high style when the temps dip into single digits. Newsflash: We third coasters have made a commitment to avoid the dreaded Michelin Man look at all costs. Our secret?...

Since Mobama stepped out with her sleek inauguration ‘do, “getting banged” has taken on a whole new meaning. Suddenly everyone from JHUD to Rachel Zoe is stepping out with a fringe.  Not every bang style is created equal. Some are super feminine. Some are side...

A Five Minute Fix Cold weather= fun fashion: cozy cashmere, fabulous furs, soft-as-butter leather boots. But, things are not so glamorous on the beauty front. Freezing temps invite a host of winter woes. Hair is crispy, Face is flaky. Hands and elbows are chapped. Under eye...

To a mom, a well stocked purse is as essential as a well stocked fridge. Why?  A perfectly prepped purse is designed to benefit the entire family. Aside from money and keys, the purse functions as a magic wand to ward off any number of...

"Busy women have no moments to spare. Believe me, I get it. But I still manage to carve out the nanoseconds required to pull myself together. The trick? Having an arsenal of quickie style solutions at the ready." Here, for the Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH, I show busy...