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My Poland Playlist

One of my favorite parts of traveling to Poland or any other country is to hear what’s hot on the charts there. Since I spent my evenings trying to fall asleep on a tiny futon in my grandma’s living room that I shared with my mom, I had plenty of time to watch music videos … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: Tory Lanez “Say It”

I am currently obsessed with this song “Say It” by Tory Lanez. I came across it in a random Spotify playlist and it keeps popping up since then. Tory Lanez is an artist from Toronto, so if he’s from Drake’s hometown that’s good enough for me! Best part? It samples the 90s R&B classic Brownstone … Continue reading

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The 606

One of the city’s newest attractions is The 606 trail. I am totally on board with the concept of re-purposing the former train tracks for a trail. You can tell it’s still a work in progress, but a unique way to explore some of the city’s neighborhoods. Here are a few shots I snapped along the trail (which … Continue reading

replace the lace compass to care childhood cancer awareness september

Replace the Lace with Compass to Care

I’m super excited to be involved in Compass to Care’s Replace the Lace campaign! During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, we’re asking people to replace their regular shoelaces with gold ones to help support kids fighting cancer. Laces are only $5 and it’s easy to be part of the campaign: Learn more and purchase … Continue reading

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Try the World

As I was scrolling down my Facebook feed, I was hit by an ad for Try the World, an “exotic food subscription.” They were having a promotion, so I figured I’d sign up and give it a try. Basically, every two months they send out a box of local delicacies from a different country. It … Continue reading

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Night Heist Gala at the Art Institute

June marked the fifth annual Night Heist gala at the Art Institute, and it was such a blast helping plan it with the Evening Associates board (follow us on Facebook for all our events!). This year’s featured exhibit was Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014. His massive and intricate aluminum and steel sculptures were the perfect backdrop … Continue reading

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Mana Conteporary

I recently checked out an open studios event at Mana Contemporary. It’s a large building just down the street from Lacuna Lofts, and a very cool space. Unfortunately, I showed up shortly before the event came to an end, so my tour was rushed, but I did get to visit several talented artists’ studios. I always … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Underground Donut Tour

Don’t call it a doughnut. My co-worker, Jeff Woelker, has long been the donut guru at Zocalo Group. Now he’s bringing his love for donuts to the rest of the city with the Underground Donut Tour.  Join him for a two-hour tour of the four best donut shops in the city. Tickets are $25 and … Continue reading

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Books by the pound at Market Fresh Books on Taylor Street

I was meeting friends for dinner at Davonti Enoteca for a monthly girls dinner club, and arrived super early, so decided to see what other attractions can be found in Little Italy. I was thrilled to read about a bookstore where you could buy books by the pound! Market Fresh Books is a used bookstore … Continue reading

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Art & Arepas at Puesto Sandwich Stand in Lakeview

I’ve been meaning to check out Puesto Sandwich Stand for awhile, and finally stopped in to taste the restaurant’s arepas. The menu was full of delicious-sounding hot sandwiches, small plates and desserts. But I had to go with a pulled pork and guacamole arepa, an elote cup and a cafe con leche. Everything tasted divine! … Continue reading


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