Day 14: a song that no one would expect you to love

So I kind of have this some-what secret love for ABBA. Yes, the 70s Swedish pop group. It all started with my Disney Channel days (which admittedly only ended recently, and that’s only because I no longer have cable), when I saw this UK group, The Steps, perform at some televised concert. They sounded a … Continue reading

Superfun Summer Party This Saturday

The team at @Superfun is at it again…this Saturday they’re hosting a Fool’s Gold Great Chicago BBQ event, featuring artists from Brooklyn-based Fool’s Gold record label. In addition to artist appearances & performances, you can expect a dunk tank, cotton candy, squirt guns, water balloons and yummy BBQ. What more could you ask for to … Continue reading

Ok, I guess not ALL people are assholes

I know I’ve ranted & raved about the CTA a LOT, but it’s only because there are SO MANY rude people on the bus & train. Is simple etiquette really that hard to practice? For instance, if I’m standing in front of you and clearly getting off at this stop, is it necessary for you … Continue reading

Polish Film Festival Poster Contest

To me, poster art is a big part of Poland’s art scene & heritage. Now, the Polish Film Festival of America is hosting it’s own poster contest for this November’s event. But hurry – the deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 30. The artist’s design will be unveiled in September 2011 at the reception for the festival.  The … Continue reading

The Weeknd – Thursday

Well, it’s finally here – Thursday! I just discovered this Toronto-based artist a couple months ago, and ever since listening to his first mixtape, House of Balloons, have been anxiously waiting for the second mixtape in a series of three to drop. After much anticipation and then pretty solid clues from both The Weeknd & … Continue reading

Bonsoir from Paris!

Last week I hosted a Parisian-themed dinner party. Yes, I realize it makes no sense at all for me to host a dinner party (because I can’t cook for shit), but I bought these French placemats & Paris napkin holder when I was traveling last year, and I really wanted to put them to use! … Continue reading

J. Cole “Work Out” video

J. Cole’s brand-spanking-new video for “Work Out” just [officially] premiered, and I gotta say, I really like this track. And I LOVE the “Straight Up” sample. (Yes, I still have that album on cassette tape.) What do you think of the video & the song?

Lollapalooza: Lessons Learned

Ok, this is my last Lolla post. Since this was my first time, I learned some important tips for next time. And yes, there will most definitely be a next time! Don’t wear jeans. Is it ever not hot during Lolla? Plus add in hundreds of thousands of people = hot, sweaty mess. And just TRY … Continue reading

Lollapalooza Day 3: Nas, Damian & lots of rain

Day 3 of the festival got off to an even slower start – hey, Lolla takes its toll on you, and I’m getting old. Anyways, the main act I was excited for on Sunday was Nas & Damian Marley. After wandering around a little, loading up on food & drinks, and watching a group of … Continue reading

Lollapalooza Day 2: Eminem

For day 2 of Lollapalooza, I was ready to go with a more appropriate outfit (the previous day I wore jeans and sandals, two no-nos as far as I’m concerned). Unfortunately, we didn’t make it downtown quite in time for Skylar Grey, but let’s face it, Saturday was pretty much all about Eminem anyways. We … Continue reading