Last night, my dear friend Sarah and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s After Dark event, featuring “Andy Warhol”. Beforehand, we had a delicious dinner at Acanto, a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Michigan Avenue near the museum. We enjoyed some scallops as an appetizer and I ordered lobster spaghetti for my entrée. Our …

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Every year, I look forward to the holiday season for many reasons, mainly to have the opportunity to gather and celebrate with loved ones, friends, colleagues, clients, etc. For most, this time of year is full of traditions including annual events. Personally, I have a Friendsgiving, regular Thanksgiving, a museum event, two work-related parties, cookie …

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One of the reasons I love the holiday season is because I love shopping and giving gifts to my friends and family. Compiling a gift guide is also one of my favorite kinds of blog posts to create. This year, I decided to make my holiday gift guide one with an altruistic focus. I’ve picked …

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*Spoiler alert* The 2018 novel, Where The Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens has been on the New York Times Bestsellers list for 20 non-consecutive weeks and was selected for Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club. When I posted it on my Instagram story as my current reading project, I received numerous positive comments from friends, so I …

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As I’ve gotten older, inevitably my style has changed. Matured, really. It used to be all about the skin-tight American Apparel dresses, spaghetti-strapped tank tops, juicy couture tracksuits, low-rise denim, flashy handbags; the list goes on. I have noticed that when I shop now, my focus tends to be on more conservative, higher quality, and …

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Everyone wants a beautiful home that is welcoming, conveys their style, and increases curb appeal. This undoubtedly extends to landscaping, but for many people, myself included, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and at a loss for where to start. Enter Tilly, an innovative online platform that makes professional landscape design more accessible to homeowners. Four long-time …

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Do you ever find a clothing brand where nearly every single item speaks to you and wants to find a way into either your physical or virtual shopping cart? That’s how I’ve been feeling about Madewell for the last few years, but particularly as the fall season approaches. If you know me, you know that …

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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 …

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I loved being a student at Indiana University. Yes, I had too much fun there, but what I mostly think about when I look back on my college years was the sincere joy that I had being a student. While IU is known for their esteemed Kelly School of Business, I had a fantastic education …

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