Chicago Slow & Low Lowrider Festival in Pilsen

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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

My summer 2014 playlist

August 2014 Summer 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

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

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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

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

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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