Friday, May 5, 2017

Chicago Lately...

Here's what my last couple of months have looked like:
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A cool shot of the city at the Signature Room on the 95th (John Hancock building). I truly love this city with all my heart. 
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My dear friend from college came to visit last month after years of planning. We went to the Art Institute, the classic architecture boat tour, ate a couple burgers, and laughed a lot, amongst other many "Chicago" things. We hadn't seen each other in 2 years and we synced back up together like no time had passed. Next up - visiting her and other college gals in Houston! 
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Neon shop
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My parents were in town for St. Patty's (but also just to visit and see a Housewives show). We went to the Chicago Flower Festival and got all Irish-y on the 17th. 
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It's all unicorns and rainbows at the bakery! 
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Hosted my first official party at my apartment - and Oscar Party! It was a success and I found out I can actually fit 9 people "comfortably" in my studio! 
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Yeah, def their kid. 
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Bean with Claire! and Spring! 
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Spring confetti // the Art Institute 
Michael and I are finally debuting our sketch show - GALAXY GOO! (I made the poster). We have been working on this show intermittently pretty much since we met 2 years ago. And now, all the stardust and songs and characters and impressions have fallen into place to bring you GALAXY GOO, a duo, a GOO-o. It opens tomorrow! 
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Last weekend was Michael's 30th Golden Birthday, so I threw him a Karaoke party (private room at Lincoln Karaoke). A glittery gold cake, Star Wars polaroid film, and all yellow/gold party favor bags were in order. It was a lot of fun! 

Also here's a new #MelaniaTrumpsHate:
"It's my 100th day as First Woman. I want to share with you some activities my son and I did to celebrate!"

What else have I been doing/watching/listening to:
 - Did a solo showcase at iO (my characters/impressions), it went v v well - better than I could have hoped
 - Witnessed my coziest friend get engaged - the dog was wearing a tux!!!
- Obsessed over the new Feist and Tennis albums
- Binged Big Little Lies, The People vs. OJ, new season of Love

Monday, April 24, 2017

Mixtape Monday: A P R I L

There's a lot of G R E A T new music rn. 
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Also, how gorgeous are these Frida/Mexican inspired videos??
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Here's what I'm listening to lately:

1. The Cure - Lady Gaga (LOVE this new Mother Monster song - does this mean a new album already?!?)
2. This Song (feat. Rostam) - RAC
3. Liability - Lorde
4. High - Little Dragon
5. Satellite - STRFKR
6. Million Dollar Secret - Lucius
7. Pleasure - Feist (into her sparse, raw direction she's going in, a reflection of the times??)
8. In Cold Blood - alt-J
9. Whiteout Conditions - The New Pornographers
10. Fantasy Island - The Shins
11. 10 Minutes 10 Years - Tennis (their new album is their best yet!)
12. Tilt-A-Whirl - Alyeska
13. All That I Can Say - Mountain Castles
14. Matrimony - Tennis
15. We've Been Here Before - The New Pornographers
16. Century - Feist
17. Third of May / Ōdaigahara - Fleet Foxes

Thursday, April 13, 2017

#MelaniaTrumpsHate: Why My Husband and I Have Separate Bedrooms // Why it's CHEAPER for me to live in NYC

Some recent #MelaniaTrumpsHate videos:

"It's true, my husband and I have separate bedroom. The reason why might shock you!! I swear I am happy in my marriage!"
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"Let me explain why it will actually cost you more to have me live in Washington D.C. I have to stay in New York. I heart New York!! and I also love to shop!"

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Spring Pins {Pinterest}

Sprang is here. At least on Pinterest it is....
above: {source / pin it}
below: I predict a new trend in cakes... {source / pin it} // Smoking Rose Paloma {source / pin it}  
 
above: a purrty apple pie {source / pin it} // for some reason I always associate paint with spring, I think it's because of French impressionists {source / pin it
below: {source / pin it} // DIY Flower Artwork Printables {source / pin it

above: cakes on cake {source / pin it} // luv this jacket! {source / pin it
below: Drake on Cake {source / pin it}   
 
 above: fresh jeans {pin it} // are Palomas the new "it" drink?? Strawberry Chamomile Paloma {source / pin it
below: Lilac LOVE! {source / pin it} // LILAC! Valentino {source / pin it}  
above: Rifle Paper Co X Keds {source / pin it}

What's putting a Spring in your step??

Monday, April 3, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Grigio Girls

all artwork by Helen Green

A alt-country-ish playlist inspired by Gaga's Joanne

1. A-YO - Lady Gaga
2. All Blue - Luke Bell
3. Highway Queen - Nikki Lane
4. Dirty Work - CLARA-NOVA
5. Local Girl - Neko Case
6. Doomsday - Ryan Adams
7. House of Mercy - Sarah Jarosz
8. Grigio Girls - Lady Gaga
9. Pageant Material - Kacey Musgraves
10. You Can't Talk to Me Like That - Nikki Lane
11. To Be Without You - Ryan Adams
12. Only A Clown - Caitlin Rose 
13. Biscuits - Kacey Musgraves
14. Mirror Walls - Deer Tick
15. Riverview Fog - The Sadies

Friday, March 31, 2017

CiTy GiRL

Actress Sarah Ramos found this RomCom she wrote in 2003 when she was 12, and then made it into a real thing. I think it properly sums up every pre-teen's obsession with BiG CiTy living at the time (think: 13 Going on 30, Mary Kate and Ashley videos, etc, etc) - being a successful working woman who is unlucky in love. The fashion and home decor in this are straight out of a Limited Too catalogue. Calling nostalgia!
This is seriously entertaining though, and features a lot of Millennial Pink.
Now! Off to find the notebook I kept of movie/story ideas when I was a pre-teen...

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spring Refresh {with Leesa}

I was inspired by Leesa, an innovative direct-to-consumer online mattress company, to bring you some Springtime refresh ideas. Spring is the most exciting time of the year in Chicago because every peep of grass and sidewalk brings so much promise and hope. As the bulbs start to come in and patio furniture comes out, attitudes shift and we all want to take as much advantage of the warmth as we can. 
I start the Spring process by switching up and refreshing little things in my apartment. 

Fresh flowers - everywhere. 
Growing up, my mom would always pick gardenias and daffodils from our yard and place them in little sweet vases all over the house. I don't have my own yard or garden, but I love buying Trader Joes bouquets and dispersing them all over the apartment. 
Switch out closet, winter for spring clothes, & stow away blankets
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Make some DIY Room Spray 
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Bring out the fans, switch pillows out for lighter/seasonal fabrics
Re-pot plants, add to plant collection
Spring is a great time to re-pot and freshen up your plant's soil. Spring and Summer are also ideal times to fertilize your plants. Whenever the weather gets warm I'm always inclined to get some new green friends. Just call me a crazy plant lady. 

Today it's in the 70's and I'm going to go bask in the sunlight and warmth while I can. 

Happy Spring! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

#MelaniaTrumpsHate: 3 Ways to Prevent Online Bullying

A new Melania I made last week: 
"I know how to read! So now I want to read out loud to you an online article I found on how to stop cyber bullying. 3 Tips! Will share more later...."

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Mixtape Monday: Poolside Manners

Summery tunes to get you through the end of winter:

1. Green Light - Lorde
2. Your Love - HAERTS
3. something for your M.I.N.D. - Superorganism
4. My Emotions Are Blinding - Tennis
5. Best Your Ever - Michelle Branch
6. i c e c r e a m - bitte Please
7. Hungry Ghost - Hurray for the Riff Raff
8. STYGGO - The Dandy Warhols
9. We Dissapear - Ryan Adams
10. 3WW - alt-J
11. Rican Beach - Hurray for the Riff Raff
12. Prisioner - Ryan Adams
13. All or Nothin' - Nikki Lane
14. All I Ever Wonder - St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Friday, March 10, 2017

Carrie Shryock

I'm so drawn to these landscapes by Carrie Shryock. 
Peaceful, serene, and Pride and Prejudice-y (yes, thats an adjective of mine). 
See more of her work here




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