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Compass to Care Gold Ribbon Gala 2016

This year, our Compass to Care Associate Board decided to focus our efforts on one big fundraiser instead of several smaller ones. As a result, we put together a Gold Ribbon Gala during September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. We partnered with Mars Gallery to host the event, and I absolutely adore that space. … Continue reading

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Angry Crab

For our monthly dinner club, Bernadette, Daniela, Georgia and I finally tried Angry Crab. It’s a cajun boil spot right by my house that always has a line out the door and is supposed to be amazing. I was a little nervous on what to expect, but I ended up loving it! You basically order … Continue reading

Lazy River Tubing

This summer, Erika and I finally got this Groupon to try Lazy River Tubing in Indiana through Cannonball Productions. I was a little nervous and unsure what to expect, but it ended up being a really fun day! Floating down the river was so relaxing…like, really relaxing. You are miles from the city, it’s quiet … Continue reading

Ruido Fest 2016

I got the chance to go to Ruido Fest for the first time this year; it’s basically the Latin version of Riot Fest. The three-day event featured a ton of great Latin artists, including La Santa Cecilia, Jenny and the Mexicats, Aterciopelados and many more. It was a perfect end-of-summer festival. Here are my photos … Continue reading

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Savannah has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not sure what sparked my obsession, but it was probably seeing Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil. There’s just something mysterious and romantic about places like Savannah and New Orleans. Ever since, I’ve dreamed of going there, or even moving there and getting … Continue reading

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Saved by the Max

When Saved by the Max tickets went on sale, it was a frenzy of quick-clicking at my office to try and snag some. Openings got booked up by the second so I just grabbed what I could…which ended up being a Monday night at 9 pm. Pro tip for you: do NOT go next door … Continue reading

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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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New tattoo: The Little Prince

“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”

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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