Trends are fickle by nature, but one Spring 2019 trend I can truly get behind is the focus on lavender! The color evokes visual freshness, energy, and levity. As a scent, it calms, soothes, and comforts, forsaking the heavy musk often in winter fragrances. I am very eager to shed the dark color palette that… Continue reading Spring Trend: Lavender
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Yesterday I had the privilege of going to see a popular musical, newer to Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly The Oriental). I always feel lucky whenever I get the chance to experience theatre of any kind. Based on the book by Steven Levenson, with music and… Continue reading Dear Evan Hansen: A Review
Hi everyone. Sorry for the delay in postings this week. Work has been insanely busy and I just have been harder pressed for time. That said, I had some ideas a-brewin` and I decided since they're rather miscellaneous or komono (thanks Marie Kondo), I would do another round of Smörgåsbord! Alright Volume V; let's do… Continue reading Smörgåsbord V
This week, I decided to check out a newer series on Netflix called, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Seeing the words, "tidying up" immediately caught my attention because while I'm certainly not at an OCD level of tidiness, I really like for my personal spaces to be neat, both and home and work. Marie Kondo is a decluttering guru,… Continue reading I Tried The KonMari Method
I always look forward to Pantone's announcement for Color of the Year. For 2019, they chose Living Coral! What great timing, too, as springtime will be upon us in the next three or four months. In fact, there have been days in December and January that have felt unusually springy. Not only is this color… Continue reading Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!
One of the more interesting (at least to me) hobbies I've developed of late is puzzling. I've noticed some of my friends doing jigsaw puzzles, so a few days before Christmas, I went to Old Orchard Mall to run a few errands and make some returns. I decided to pop into Barnes & Noble and… Continue reading Puzzling!
This past weekend, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to attend my first opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with my dear friend, Sarah, who works in their development division. She also happens to be a trained vocal artist herself! She treated me to a viewing of Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore.… Continue reading Baby’s First Opera
'Tis the season of many a holiday party. From Thanksgiving dinner at your significant others' to work events, your calendar is probably jam packed for the next few months. And one of the questions plaguing women often can be, "what should I wear?" I'm going to suggest some ideas for you all depending on what… Continue reading Holiday Outfit Ideas
Without further ado, I present you with a curated gift guide that covers all the bases I could think of! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah; enjoy this holiday season and don't be a Scrooge; treat your loved ones to more than just a basic gift card or cash! Please let me know if you end up choosing… Continue reading Megan’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide!
I'm always on the lookout for new trends that I personally would buy into and lately, I've been seeing jeans with front seams all over the place. There's no real uniform way to search for them online; you can try "front seamed" or "center seamed". Either way, these jeans remind me of the 2000s and… Continue reading Trend Alert! Front Seamed Jeans