Over Labor Day weekend, I spent a few days in Austin with my parents to celebrate my Mom’s birthday. For the first few nights, we stayed at a really cool AirBNB on the east side of town. This place was great–well designed and perfect for a weekend get away. Take a look at the gorgeous lamp shade they made out of a tumble weed (pictured below). The last night we stayed at The Westin in downtown. They have one heck of […]
Lollapalooza is mayhem, it’s a madhouse, and every year I find myself back there. This go-round it was 4 days long. I got to see Radiohead, M83, Bastille, Big Grams (Big Boi and Phantogram), Miike Snow, Frightened Rabbit, Leon Bridges, Chris Stapleton, Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silversun Pickups, Haim, Bloc Party, and LCD Soundsystem. That’s right. I said Radiohead. It was my first time seeing them, and I sure as heck hope it’s not my […]
I just got back from spending a weekend in New Orleans. It was my first time in the flavorful city–and I absolutely loved it! There is so much color, grit, smiles, art, good food, and music (not to mention you can roam the streets with the adult beverage of your choice). Let me show you around: Don’t miss out on brunch at Restaurant Stanley, right in the heart of the French Quarter. Get a load of the seafood concoction we enjoyed. While […]
Y’all–it’s my birthday! and birthdays are the best days and the best days call for the best sneakers, so I’m wearing my wedding sneakers (just like I did last year). When I was a kid, I used to dread getting older. If only I could go back in time and clue little Jenny in on a few things: Being grown up is awesome. You get to eat as much candy as you want, buy all the sneakers your little heart desires, and […]
I was so happy to spend last weekend at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. It’s one of my favorite beaches in the continental US (and it’s only partially because I’m a sucker for a boardwalk with cheesy arcades–woohoo for hoops!). The entire town reeks of an adorable charm that’s sure to tickle your architectural fancy. We went fishing and frequented the Dogfish Head Brewpub. There are also a number of unique little restaurants packed with history (like Gus & Gus or […]
Chicago’s Air and Water Show was this past weekend–and it was fantastic as always. This year’s headliners were the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds the F-35 Heritage Flight. The show has been around for 57 years. Back then, the budget was only $88. I’d love to know what the total cost is now that Shell is footing the bill. There is nothing like watching some amazing stunts while gazing at the city that you love.
Every year Pantone picks a color that encapsulates what’s going on in our culture at the moment. Don’t you love the idea of of condensing modern time and mood into a hue? For 2016, Pantone identified 2 colors that represented the our current state: Rose Quartz and Serenity. “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation […]
Are y’all ready for my Pittsburgh Guide No.2? (here’s number one in case you missed it a zillion years ago) If you have a day to spend in the city, here are a few things to tickle your fancy (not to be confused with Fancy Ketchup–it’s Heinz only here folks!): Get a load of the Carnegie Museum of Art .(Don’t miss the Ai Weiwei exhibit. It’s only around until August 29th!) Grab a beer or a snack at the Grandview Saloon. It’s on […]