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Friday, March 25th, 2011

PopSugar City Girl: CS Editor Korey Karnes Huyler


Korey Karnes Huyler is one of the busiest, and most enthusiastic, women I know. The editor-in-chief of the most stylish city magazine in town, CS, Huyler also runs two websites, including national wedding site Bride Buzz (along with yours truly) and the awesome Garmental, which pulls together looks from Chicago's most fab boutiques, and is mom to adorable eight-month-old Elizabeth. I sat down with Huyler, who's also extremely fit and fitness-obsessed, to talk about balance and her favorite things in Chicago.


PopSugar Chicago: You have a busy schedule. How do you balance it all?
Korey Karnes Huyler:I truly have no idea! The first six months of having a baby plus all these jobs were a little too much stress for me to handle, but I made it through — with some tears and sleepless nights. (Suzanne, my partner in Garmental, literally came over when Elizabeth was 10 days old and we went through about 50 outfits for Garmental while Elizabeth slept in a sling! It was the only time that she EVER slept in a sling, but someone from up above was looking out for me that day!) Now I just try to schedule things perfectly. If possible I get up early, like at 6:30, to go the gym and come home right around when Elizabeth wakes up at 7:30, then we play with her, feed her and take her to our nanny share. Then I work all day, get her by 6 p.m. at the nanny, then head home. Elizabeth goes to sleep at 7 p.m., so I usually work a little after she goes to bed. But I really just want to hang with my husband and then go to sleep. I go to events once a week now, no more than that. I only pick the best ones!

PSC: You get the scoop on what's coming up in Chicago before anyone. What openings are you most excited for this Spring/Summer?
KKH: So many! I'm excited for Topshop more than anything, but I’m also dying to find out if Louboutin is really coming to town. That rumor has been going on for months. It would be major. Protein Bar is opening three new locations in 2011, two of which are really close to our office! That will be so great. And Barre Bee Fit is opening a new Lincoln Park location in May. Hooray!

PSC: You're one of the most active, health-conscious people I know. What helps keep you in such great shape?
KKH: I go to Barre Bee Fit every day at lunch, unless I have to go to a work meeting and go running at Lincoln Park Athletic Club either in the morning before the baby gets up or after I put her to bed. I also love gyrotonics at the Elysian gym with Dori Goldstein. If you buy a semiprivate lesson with a friend it isn’t too expensive! My husband is a super healthy eater, so he cooks a lean protein and veggies for us practically every single night. I also drink a million glasses of green tea a day, interspersed with huge water bottles. I would do BluePrintCleanse once a month if I could, and I think white-wine spritzers are the key to happiness.

Korey's Favorite Things:

Shops: Perchance (3512 N. Southport Ave., 773-244-1300) and Handle With Care (1706 N. Wells St., 312-751-2929) are both definitely my style. I also always love Bloomie's.
Workouts and gyms: LPAC, obviously. I also love Equinox, Barre Bee Fit, Core Power Yoga, and Bikram Yoga in the City on Chicago. It's not fancy, but it’s the hottest of all the Birkam studios.

Salon and spa: I get Brazilian waxes from Cleise at Cleise Brazilian Day Spa (1841 N. Sheffield Ave., 312-440-1060; 732 N. Wells St., 312-664-0750); she is super hard to get into but worth the wait. Massages from Rosalba at PhysioLife (712 N. Dearborn St., 312-255-8308) will change your life — no joke! And I love Becca for cut at Maxine (712 N. Rush St., 312-751-1511) in the Gold Coast!

Restaurants: My favorite restaurant is Red Rooster (2100 N. Halsted St., 773-929-7660). Always. I usually eat fish or chicken. I also love Merlo on Lincoln (2638 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-529-0747).

Spot in Chicago: The lake path or taking walks with my friends on warm Summer nights.

Chicago attraction: The Terrace at Trump (401 N. Wabash Ave., 312-588-8600) is possibly the coolest view in the city and Wrigley Field, which is probably my favorite date activity.

Any other local favorites? I’m obsessed with everything, but I really don't like touristy places at all. I love the Botanic Garden during the Harvest Ball. I love Jonquil Park movie nights in the summer. I love walking along side streets with big houses in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, and Roscoe Village. I love having drinks on the back patio of Kirkwood Bar & Grill (2934 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-770-0700) in the Summer after or during a Cubs game.