Hiking without knowing where the heck you’re going is my one of my favorite things to do (ill-advised though it may be). On my last trip to Colorado, the game plan was to drive toward some tall mountains and see what happened. We ended up in Idaho Springs, a quaint old mining town, then winded our way even higher up towards a few trails. All I wanted was to get to a peak, and peak we did on Chief Mountain. It was breathtaking […]
I got to go on quick tour of Downtown Denver a few weeks ago. The city is littered with art and interesting architecture–which I love! Here are some of my findings. (Keep your eyes open for similarities I photographed between some of the structures and my mesh sneakers.) Dancers is a steel and fiberglass statue by Jonathan Borofsky. The couple stands outside of the Denver Performing Arts Complex. It was created in an effort to demonstrate, “everything is connected and all is […]
Well it’s fall y’all, or as I like to call it–the season for idiots to walk around dirty cities in a pair of white pants. I’m wearing some Pilcro flares and my new favorite top. I’d like to think it’s modeled after the ewoks’ hoodies. From Pittsburgh to Chicago, I’ll be the idiot breaking the no-white-after-labor-day-rule with an appropriately named beer in hand.
Welcome to New York, my friends! I just made my yearly trip to the bustling city of Manhattan. It never gets old because you can never run out of art to see and miles to walk. After exploring Chelsea Market, I visited the High Line for the first time. That’s the linear park built on an abandoned elevated railroad. It was really cool to see a space so thoughtfully repurposed and turned into a haven for nature amidst the sea of […]
The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is the world’s tallest arch. Isn’t that nuts?! They built this sucker in the mid 60s and plopped it right on the edge of the Mississipi River. Back then it cost $13 million to construct. That’s equivalent to $180 million these days. When I finally saw the arch in person, the first thing I thought of was someone trying to climb it or fly through the darn thing. Which has actually happened. Some maniac […]
Last Tuesday, I turned 28. What better way to celebrate than to surround yourself in art–and what better place to do that than The MCA in Chicago? And what better to wear than a killer T-Shirt? Take a look at this Shape Shifter Tee by Curated Cotton. It’s incredibly soft and comfy and created by a couple of kick ass girls. They have several different designs and each one is screen printed by hand (see the process here).
You know how using a 35mm camera is a beautiful almost-lost art form these days? After sailing around Lake Michigan last Friday, it made me think that sailing is the 35mm of boat rides. Sailing, in its most primitive form, has been around since around 5000 BCE. It provided a wealth of food and closed large distances in a earth shrinking way. Now, it mainly serves as pastime. It’s so interesting how once revolutionary technologies transition into a cool hobby. I’ll […]
Well folks, the time has finally arrived! I’m getting married tomorrow morning! And you guessed it– I’m wearing a great pair o’ kicks! Weddings are so much work (it’s pretty silly) but I can’t wait to get my party on. Stay tuned and I’ll fill ya in on all the Nike details. I have my wedding crafts packed up and ready to entertain the crowd. Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, I do see the irony in spending July 4th with The Rolling Stones. But I’ll tell you, it was a blast. The seasoned English performers even put on a firework display. All of the band member where wearing sneakers, but I’d love to point out that Keith Richards was wearing Nikes. How kick ass is that?! See the photo below: All I can say is that I hope to be as awesome as that when I’m in my 70s! The show […]
There’s no party like a girl-party in the windy city. With one month till the big day, I can mark the bachelorette weekend off my list. We had a blast with great friends, lots of art, drinks, and good food. Here’s a list of what we did, in case any of your guys are planning a trip to Chicago: Howells and Hood (with the largest draft beer selection in the city) Shopping on Magnificent Mile Slid down the Picasso statue […]