Stella's Out

I have been a fan of discount deal sites ever since their creation. I am often amazed that more people don’t make use of them – why would you pay full price for something when you could buy it at a fraction of the cost?! In college, I would scroll through websites with designer clothes, shoes, and jewelry at bargain prices for hours looking for that incredible must-have item that I could actually afford.

 After graduating, I joined an Americorps program and while the experience was rewarding, the paycheck, unfortunately, was not. In order to make the most of my weekends, I often needed to find a deal online – or better yet, a free event… and find them I did.
This blog evolved from the idea that it is possible go out and have a great time while not breaking the bank. Through Stella’s Out, I aim at providing advice about deals, travel, places to eat, and things to do in my previous home of Chicago as well as places I visit, both domestic and abroad. I currently am living in Thailand on my recent adventure of teaching English!
Breakdown of the Blog
  • Love to travel? So do I! The Budget Traveler section of the blog  is broken down by the destinations I have visited in the last few years.
  • You can find reviews on places I have stayed during my travels under Travel Tips. I also share tips on places to definitely check out in cities I have visited in my ’10 Things to Do in’ series.
  • Looking for a new restaurant to try? Check out the Foodie section for restaurant reviews. These restaurants may appear in Leisure Deals, but also include places I frequented often in Chicago or that have visited during my travels.
  • Looking for a great deal? Check out the Leisure Deals section of the blog. There you can find reviews on deals I have found through Groupon, Amazon Local, Living Social or Gilt City for dining, activities, entertainment, spa services, and shopping.
  • You can follow my recent adventures of teaching English in Thailand in the Teach in Thailand section under the travel tab! I share advice about budgeting and experiences in the classroom.
  • In the Influencer section of the blog, I share the experiences I have had at events exclusive to Yelp Elite. I hope it motivates you to share your opinions on Yelp and work your way up to become an Elite yourself. You can also find write-ups of private events I have been invited to from companies worldwide!
I hope you enjoy hearing about my adventures, and are inspired to find some of your own.
Thanks for reading!
Christelle (aka Stella!)
All questions and/or inquiries can be emailed to stellasoutblog@gmail.com


  1. Hi Stella,

    We would love to get in contact with you (via email) to talk about Chicago Yelp Elite. We would love to talk to you about the food scene here in Chicago pertaining to Yelp Elite.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    New Chapter Entertainment

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