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On Repeat: Gavin Turek

To kick off “Night Heist season,” our Evening Associates board hosted a party at 1st Ward Events at Chop Shop last night. One of the highlights was Gavin Turek, a “disco pop princess” who’s been featured on Billboard, NPR and Vice, among others. She rocked the stage with her smooth voice and vibrant dance moves. She also … Continue reading

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My 2015 Year in Books

  After joining last year and getting through 12 books, I set a goal to read at least 15 in 2015. I managed to just surpass my goal with 18 books (and still have two in progress at the moment on December 31). Here is my 2015 in books. The Ocean at the End of … Continue reading


On Repeat: DVSN

Each week, I’m excited to discover at least a handful of new songs or artists that I immediately become obsessed with and play on repeat. Sometimes they’re new, sometimes they’re old, sometimes they’re just tracks I’ve always loved and get in the mood to listen to again. This week, it’s dvsn, a new artist/project from … Continue reading

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Art Basel Day 3: Design Fair, Perez Museum + Wynwood at Day

Our last day in Miami ended up being the nicest – the sun came out and the weather was gorgeous. Perfect for squeezing in as much as we could. We started with a visit to the Botanical Gardens, which unfortunately did not live up to expectations. That may be because they were right next to … Continue reading


Art Basel 2015: Wynwood at Night

After making it through the convention center, I met up with a couple friends to head over to Wynwood to see our artist friend Marcello Ibanez at a gallery that was exhibiting several of his pieces. Luckily the rain that would not stop most of the day finally cleared up enough for us to roam … Continue reading

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Art Basel Day 2: The Expo

On our second day in Miami, we tackled the actual Art Basel exhibition. If you haven’t been to Miami for the art fair before, the actual Art Basel takes place in the Miami Convention Center in South Beach. It is a MASSIVE display of art from all over the world. However, as you’ve likely seen, … Continue reading

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Miami Polish

….and I’m not just talking about me in Miami. After checking out the SCOPE Art Fair, me and my mom went over the bay into downtown Miami for a Polish artists exhibit. It featured several artists we know from Chicago, including Malgorzata Czerniejewska, Miroslaw Chudy and Piotr Janowski, among others. It was a fun evening, … Continue reading

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Art Basel Day 1: SCOPE Art Fair

Miami was pretty much as gloomy as St. Petersburg, but at least it was warm. Our first day there, we grabbed an early dinner on Ocean Ave. (where I had a surprisingly delicious meal despite being on Ocean Ave.) and headed to the SCOPE Art Fair. Scope is one of my favorite fairs in Miami. … Continue reading

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Brunch in Sarasota

After one day in St. Petersburg, we were ready to drive to Miami for Art Basel. But a girl’s gotta eat…especially before a 4+ hour drive across the state. So my mom and I decided to stop in Sarasota. I didn’t do any research to see where we should go, so I just set the … Continue reading

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Curiosity in St. Petersburg

My Art Basel weekend started with a pit stop in St. Petersburg to catch the opening of family friend Piotr Janowski’s exhibit opening at the Museum of Fine Arts there. We (well my mom especially) have known Piotr for years, so we figured we’d take advantage of being in the state to see his work … Continue reading