Over the delightfully, yet disconcertingly warm Presidents’ Day weekend, I took a homemade and not entirely extensive cultural tour of the windy city. It started off in Chinatown, wound around Pilsen (a colorful Hispanic neighborhood nearby), downed a few German brewed pints, and ended up smack dab in the middle of what most consider highly American–a monster truck rally. If you’re looking to add some spice while in Chicago, here are a few ideas for ya, starting in the south […]
I’ve been to Miami plenty of times in my lifetime to visit my Cuban grandparents. They lived in a sweet little Spanish-style house with terracotta tiles and a pale blue swimming pool. Every morning started with a strong dose of Cuban coffee and very smushed, very buttered bread that had been toasted between flat sides of a panini press. I miss that little house and my Abuela knocking as hard as she could on the table to indicate she was […]
The art scene in Amsterdam is even more intoxicating than I imagined it. It was home to Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Mondrian, and the list continues. I love a city that is so chock-full of art and creativity, you don’t even have to set foot in a museum or gallery to see pieces of imagination brought to life. Here are a few hot spots you can’t afford to miss: The Van Gogh Museum: Take note that I got to see one […]
Pilsen is quite possibly my favorite Chicago neighborhood. There is a large hispanic presence in the area–creating a colorful vibe from street to street. There are murals and art instillations everywhere you look. If you’re going to spend the afternoon in the area, here are a few hot spots: La Vaca Margarita Bar: grab a drink and chill on the patio walk along Halsted and go into the art studios along the way grab a meat pie or scotch egg at Pleasant […]
Check out this cool Nike sports bra I got the other day! It zips! I paired it with a sweater top from Target, Gianni Bini skirt, Sky High Dunks, and Google Eyes. It’s a great outfit for a stroll in Wicker Park or the Bastille concert I went to that night. (which was awesome, by the way) I’m so ready for Chicago to warm up so I can take more strolls like this.
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My favorite part of Detroit is all of the colors– it’s the home of street art. Each building has a million stories to tell and there are a million different ways to interpret them. I thought I’d wear some art on one of my Carhartt jean jackets much like the buildings wearing art in Detroit. See how you can make these fabric applique flowers yourself HERE.
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