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The Influencers

VoyageChicago owes a huge debt to the incredible local community of influencers – from fashion bloggers to foodies – who put in countless hours of work uncovering hidden gems throughout Chicagoland. We’d like to introduce you to some of Chicago’s most gifted tastemakers and influencers below.


There’s nothing like being myself and not worrying about anything else.

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With the power of @Olay behind me, I would like to take a moment to inspire you to never be afraid to chase your big dreams. 💓🙌🏼 Since I was a little kid, I dreamed of becoming an orthodontist, an extremely competitive profession. The path was hard and filled with numerous sacrifices along the way. Exactly seven years ago, I moved to #Chicago to start my residency without knowing what challenges the next three years would bring. ✈🌃 New country, new city, new culture, never ending amount of knowledge and information to be absorbed, intimidating school environment, and financial difficulties like tuition and housing expenses.📚🤯 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I know many people go through similar or way more difficult and traumatic life-changing events: they either make you or they break you! I wake up each morning every single day and I feel grateful for all the beautiful things in my life and the career I have chosen. All the hard work was well worth it. It is exceptionally rewarding to provide my patients with a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. 🤗 I am also grateful to have had my family’s support when I had to give my utmost devotion and commitment to my career. Currently, I am pursuing my dream of traveling around the world, chasing rainbows and #BubblyMoments while balancing work and trying to start a family. 🌈👶 I’ve learned to be patient and that pursuing your passions often involves taking risks, redoubling your efforts, and not giving up during difficult moments. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ With the power of @Olay behind me, I would like to encourage you to keep going and #BeFearless! ⚡️ Don't be afraid to go after what you want in life! You deserve it! Don't give up on your dreams and don't put limits on anything! You’re worth it! And don't forget that sometimes you need to be the one to make your own luck. You can and will achieve that goal or big dream in front of you! Anything is possible! 😘 #Olay #ad ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #mystory #chicagoblogger #travelinfluencer #travel #travelgram #chicagoinfluencer #beauty #influencer #exploremore #wanderlust #outfit #style #ootd #fsblogger #styleblogger #wiw #skincare #fashionblogger #lifestyleblogger #beautyblogger #motivation #travelblog

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It’s been an awesome weekend with family but we are so excited to see dad tomorrow!!

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TwentyFINE ❤️

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Giving that side-eye to the end of summer. 👀 What are you going to do before the season ends? . . . One of the biggest challenges that I faced this summer was shifting from entirely free to a regular work schedule. It felt like all my chances to do fun activities or explore the city almost entirely disappeared. However, I more recently realized having a more structured schedule to my day actually made me MORE productive. I treasured my weekends and packed them super full of activities, work out after work, listen to podcasts throughout the day, and I slept early. Having something to keep you busy really improves your mental health. With that being said, I can’t wait to go back to school and continue to build upon my career path! I’ll see you soon, UIUC 🌽 . . . #eurasian #hapa #mixedrace #summertimesadness #motivation

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⠀⠀⠀Ни один другой город мира не будет настолько узнаваем с земной орбиты так, как Лас-Вегас. Он горит миллионами огней и всем своим видом показывает — вот она столица азарта, ночных тусовок и безудержного веселья. ⠀⠀Вы только представьте себе, что Макао(Китай), является самым большим центром азартных игр в мире, где ежегодный оборот денег составляет 600 млрд $!!! И это в пять раз больше чем в Лас Вегасе 😱😱! Я уже не могу даже представить какая там царит атмосфера. 🔥💥💥Ведь здесь казино повсюду от аэропорта до супермаркетов. Более того, чтобы добраться на ресепшн нужно пройти через огромный холл игровых автоматов🎰🎰. ⠀⠀⠀Как я плохо не отношусь к азартным играм, я считаю, что очень правильно со стороны государства легализировать подобные вещи как казино и разные виды гэмблинга. ⠀⠀ Правда только ко всему нужно подходить с умом☝️, и очень жаль, что многие становятся зависимыми от этого вида игор😢 ⠀⠀А как вы считаете стоит ли легализировать игровой бизнес или нет?🤔

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Taste of Chicago is always elote fun 🌽

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Ok so real talk: I’m back to working out and trying to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. My goal is to become healthier, drink more water, and not feel so lethargic all the time. My second goal is to lose 15 pounds and get leaner. Joining #OTF has already got me super hyped and motivated to stay active and I’ll be sharing IG stories twice a week so you all can hold me accountable. I can’t wait to get back to a place that I’m happy/comfortable with — Help: what are your favorite healthy snacks? I’m a carb addict and love bread/rice/naan — this is legit the hardest part. I’m currently trying intermittent fasting to help so I can still eat some carbs but restrain myself from eating super late at night — . . . . — #ootd #whatiwore #muslim #muslimbloggers #chicagobloggers #chicago #lifestylefashion #modestfashion #hijabstyle #muslimfashion #lookoftheday #minimalstyle #minimalistic #simplestyle #classy #hijaboutfit #hijabootd #outfitinspo #outfitideas #outfitinspiration #modestfashion #highendfashion #hijabdresses #trend #trendalert #modestroute

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  1. Desirée

    February 2, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I feel so honored to be included in this lineup of amazing bloggers! Congrats to you all and thank you for the blogger love VoyageChicago.

    BIG hugs,
    Desi |

  2. Taylar Barrington

    February 14, 2018 at 2:34 am

    Wow!!! Thank you all so much for the feature! Such an honor to be named amongst these amazing women!

  3. Kirsten

    February 14, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring me in this article with so many other amazing Chicago bloggers! XOXO

  4. Sierra

    February 21, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Thanks so much for the feature! Such great content from everyone!

  5. Lexi Holden

    March 20, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Thank you for featuring me among other amazing bloggers! SO cool! XO.

  6. Jessie Barber

    March 27, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Thanks so much for the feature! <3

  7. Kaitlyn Biver

    April 12, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature

    🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 Lilacs_and_lattes

  8. MIchelle Jones

    April 13, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Thank you so much for featuring me and also connecting me with other amazing influencers! Excited to be a part of the Voyage Chicago community! – Michelle Jones (@styledbymjonesy)

  9. Cierra Thurman

    May 3, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Thanks so much for including me in this awesome feature. It was nice to get more information about other Chicago bloggers. I’m honored to be included amongst these fabulous women!!!

  10. Mary

    May 24, 2018 at 1:37 am

    Love this page and this space! Thank you so much for including me!

  11. Megan Zink

    May 24, 2018 at 4:01 am

    OH MY GOSH thank you so much for the feature!!! I am so beyond moderately excited. This made my month!! Thank you guys for doing what you do.

  12. Natty

    June 7, 2018 at 2:39 am

    Thank you so much for the feature!!!! I am so excited to be one of the bloggers here in the feature.

  13. BeBe Jones

    June 7, 2018 at 3:14 am

    I’m very grateful for you guys thinking of me!!! Thank you, VOYAGE CHICAGO!!!!

  14. Rese

    June 7, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Thanks so much for including me with all these fabulous influencers!

  15. danielle

    June 7, 2018 at 5:25 am

    So honored to be on here! Thank you so much! So many inspiring people

  16. Allie Pesche

    July 26, 2018 at 1:17 am

    What a great article about female leaders on social media! Thank you so much for featuring my fitness page!

  17. Tova

    July 26, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Thank you for the feature! ☺️☺️

  18. Karen

    August 9, 2018 at 12:45 am

    Awesome!! Great content!

  19. Ashley Smith

    August 9, 2018 at 2:10 am

    This is awesome! Thanks for the feature ❤️

  20. Mia Xiu

    August 9, 2018 at 4:03 am

    Thank you for the feature! I’m blessed to be on this platform you guys have created to showcase Chicago on a more local level! I look forward to seeing your future publications! (@mia.xiu)

  21. Casual Code

    August 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    Thank you so much for the feature !!!! Feels so great to be part of all these amazing influencers!

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