Chicago Ideas Week coming in October

Today I heard about Chicago Ideas Week for the first time from DJ extraordinaire Niena Drake, and it seems like an exciting event! CIW is dedicated to bringing the world’s top speakers together with Chicago’s best thinkers to create an ecosystem of innovation, exploration, and intellectual recreation. Most sessions are $15, and vary widely in topics. … Continue reading

Take Care

I’m a huge fan of Drake and anxiously anticipating his album, Take Care, to drop on October 24. Today, he posted the artwork for the album, but I was actually more interested in the short post he included: “Feels like it’s been so long. Is life moving so fast in this generation that when we … Continue reading

Adam Makowicz plays Chopin, jazz standards

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the Adam Makowicz concert, especially since I’m not a huge jazz aficionado. However, it was definitely jazz I could get down with. Makowicz is an older gentleman, and he is so adorable – totally looks like a Polish dziadek (grandfather), and I mean that in the best … Continue reading

Social Media Week Chicago Registration Opens Today

I am super sad to be missing Social Media Week in Chicago this year, especially because Zocalo Group (the agency where I work) is co-hosting with the Chicago Tribune! (And yes, I realize I’m lucky to have a job that I enjoy so much I’m actually sad to be going on vacation.) Nevertheless, I’ll be … Continue reading

Preparing for Peru: Machu Picchu Restaurant

Some people might prepare for a five-day hike up Machu Picchu by physically training – you know, running, biking, exercising, etc. Especially people who are not physically fit. But not me. I prepare for Peru by eating Peruvian food! Daniela and I decided to take an impromptu trip to Machu Picchu Restaurant by Ashland and … Continue reading

Polish Jazz Legend Adam Makowicz in Chicago

My mom was at the Jazz Festival yesterday and mentioned that she saw this guy Adam Makowicz perform with one of the ensembles. Apparently he is a really well-known Polish musician and is in Chicago for a few days. If you missed him at the fest, he’ll also be performing at the Chopin Theatre on … Continue reading

Twista at Cubby Bear North

Chicago’s own Twista is performing at the Cubby Bear in Lincolnshire tomorrow evening! I actually had a chance to meet him in person the other day at a client event, and am excited to see him perform. Come out and support, Chicago! When: Sunday, Sept. 4 – doors open at 8 p.m. Where: Cubby Bear North, … Continue reading