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Chicago Slow & Low Lowrider Festival in Pilsen

The other weekend, I finally made it to the annual Slow & Low Lowrider Festival in Pilsen. Over 200 cars and bikes lined the road in an industrial part of Pilsen just off Cermak for a day founded by the Chicago Urban Art Society. I’m not a car expert, so don’t expect any super detailed descriptions … Continue reading

August 2014 Summer Playlist

My summer 2014 playlist

Summer never really arrived in Chicago this year, and now it’s almost over. While my summer didn’t have much of a soundtrack, I have been getting into a few songs lately that I feel make a pretty upbeat playlist. Enjoy! Hideaway by Kiesza The beat is just so catchy. I’m digging the dance moves in … Continue reading

My Ice Bucket Challenge: Learn About ALS

By now, your Facebook feed is probably filled with friends dropping ice-cold water over their heads. It’s all in support of a good cause, so when my co-worker challenged me, I had to do it. (I donated too!) The ice bucket challenge is meant to spread awareness about ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. It affects … Continue reading

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Lolla weekend without the festival: Art Alliance, Shepard Fairey & Nas

The past couple years I’ve been on the fence about going to Lolla and haven’t ended up going. Each time, I have mixed emotions about missing the festival. When tickets go on sale, I debate if it’s worth dropping the money. Then, when I can see the festival outside my office window, I regret not … Continue reading

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OOTD: Frida Kahlo & Simon Bolivar at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Last week, I met up with some friends at the Museum of Contemporary Art for its weekly Tuesdays on the Terrace event. I wanted to look stylish, but I also wanted to be comfortable so I could lounge outside on the museum lawn. I brought out my safari pants again, and paired them with a … Continue reading

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OOTD: Miami printed pants

If you thought my first OOTD post had some crazy pants, I’m really upping the ante now. I love me some printed pants, and this pair caught my eye when I was in Miami this past spring. To be honest, if they weren’t featured on the store mannequin, I probably wouldn’t have looked at them … Continue reading

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Hebru Brantley featured at Chicago Cultural Center

I love the collaborative relationship between Hebru Brantley and the city of Chicago. With the ever-growing fame he’s achieved nationwide, he stays in Chicago, supporting and growing the local art scene, and the city has reciprocated, supporting his public sculptures and solo exhibits. Brantley has gotten a lot of recognition (rightfully so) in Chicago, but … Continue reading

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OOTD: Safari Pants

After finally finding out what “OOTD” stands for (Outfit Of The Day), I’ve started to enlist my co-workers to help me document some of my fave outfits. For my first OOTD collage, I had to feature my safari print pants. I got these from Top Shop last year, and although I was a little shy … Continue reading

Since our hotel was on the other side of Canal Street from the French Quarter, every day we'd cross the trolley rails to start that day's adventure.

The French Quarter: A New Orleans Walking Tour

We crammed a lot into our four-day New Orleans trip, but a large chunk of our days was spent just walking up and down the streets of the French Quarter. Here is my photo diary of our explorations.

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4 days, 3 nights in New Orleans

After many years in the making, Erika and I finally took a trip out to New Orleans together. I had only been out there once, about 10 years ago, right before Hurricane Katrina, and she had never been. We stayed just a couple blocks from the French Quarter, so our four days were filled with … Continue reading


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