L&C is a Chicago-based lifestyle website for women.
We believe in: Going after what you want, and learning from the people who have it; the power of the right outfit; working hard and playing hard; new experiences; beautiful places; boss ladies; and brunch. (Mimosa, plz.).
A sampling of what you’ll find around the site:
Meet the Team:
Kaitlin founded Lux & Concord in December 2012 after leaving a job as an editor at a lifestyle magazine to join an interior design one. As much as she loved (and still loves) home decor, she missed two things about her old job: One, interviewing awesome, inspiring people. And two, writing about broader lifestyle topics. So she started L&C as a way to continue to do both. By day, she still writes about design and decor, and spends her free time decorating her house, and working on L&C (best. hobbies. ever). She’s married to a guy she met in a bar, and they live together with their son and dog in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @kaitmadden, and find out more about her freelance writing biz at kaitlinmadden.com.
A lifelong Chicagoan, Kaleigh currently works in the Windy City’s food social media and marketing world, which is perfect for her cheese and chocolate-obsessed self. She is happy to be able to lend her pen (aka laptop) to Lux & Concord for food, event and fashion features. She loves the Cubs, Beyonce, Champagne, and sunflowers (if you need gift ideas). In addition to L&C, her work has also appeared in CheekyChicago, The EveryGirl, Mastercard’s Love This City blog, Glitter Guide, and Dining Out Chicago Magazine.
Ali Shelton, Editor, Wellness & Beauty
After growing up in the Chicagoland ‘burbs and transplanting to Missouri for college, Ali has settled into a cozy apartment in the heart of the Windy City. Masquerading as a media guru for her regular 9-5, she can be found working on an upcoming novel (!!!!), or word vomiting about the latest fitness trends on Lux & Concord into the wee hours of the night. If she’s not writing, she’s usually irresponsibly caffeinated, attempting to steal the nearest dog & rooting a little too loudly for her favorite Chicago sports teams.
Alani Vargas, Event Editor
Alani is a native Chicagoan with a passion for women’s rights, journalism and coffee. She is a junior at Northwestern University, studying journalism and history; she is on the magazine track at Medill. Alani is the Editor-in-Chief for Her Campus Northwestern and has written for Her Campus National, The Daily Northwestern and the BuzzFeed Community. When she’s not running social media for Underground Printing Chicagoland or trying to adult her way through college, she’s probably binging on American Horror Story or keeping up with the entertainment world. Ed Sheeran and bubble tea bring her joy and she’ll amaze you with her knowledge of Star Wars or Buffy the Vampire Slayer. You can follow Alani (@alanimv) on Twitter and Instagram.
The Fine Print
Boring? Yes. Important? Definitely.
From time to time, Lux & Concord may accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation. However, we believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Even though we may receive compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely our own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
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