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This Kid and a Whale

This past weekend, we took a field trip out to Renegade Craft Fair, a yearly gathering of artists and artisans that descends upon Chicago. It was a bustling scene, full of more hipsters and wannabes than an Arcade Fire concert. But we had fun.

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A Taste of Something Big

This past weekend was the start of a few big things. I can’t say what one is yet, so please forgive me for being vague. It’s a very personal, very painful project that has been haunting me for a while now, and this weekend, I finally committed to doing it. Even writing that is scary to me.

The other is something fun that I hope to plant the seeds of soon and watch it grow. And I think you guys will be excited about it.

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This Weekend: Dose Market Combines Food & Fashion

Enough said. Check out the Dose Market website for more info.

Review | Dot & Ziggy from Chicago Children’s Theatre

A few weeks ago we were invited to a complimentary showing of Dot & Ziggy, a production of the Chicago Children’s Theatre in conjunction with the Seattle Children’s Theatre. I was told that the play was for toddlers. Needless to say, I was skeptical. Miles isn’t one to sit still for very long, and I didn’t know if this would be able to hold his attention.

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This Saturday: The Vintage Bazaar

I’m very excited to be finally stopping by The Vintage Bazaar here in Chicago this weekend. I’ve wanted to go for a while, as I’ve heard nothing but good things.

Curated by the uber smart duo of Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, this “modern pop-up flea” will have all kinds of vintage goodies. In their words, “It’s like a swap meet without the socks & overstock.”

See you there?

J. Crew Men’s Shop & UrbanDaddy Coming to Chicago

Very excited to stop by this event, for a few reasons, not the least of which is that they’re serving single malt Scotch, or the fact that attendees get 15% merchandise.

Anyone else going to join? Let me know below, or hit me up on Twitter the day of.

Historic Chicago

Lately I’ve been into watching the new show The Chicago Code. It’s not because it has great acting, or a plot with imagination (it’s skimpy on both). I like it because it’s a blatant love letter to the city of Chicago, but it doesn’t paint the city as one dimensional or gloss over its blemishes. Chicago is what it is: a city with depth, history, and blue-collar toughness.

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Haiku for Winter in Chicago

And is that more snow?
Does Mother Nature hate us?
All signs point to ‘yes’.

Chicago #Snowmageddon #SnowCliches

#SnowTableauPhoto

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Review & Giveaway | Know Your Flag

When Chicago-based designer Meng Yang contacted me to see if I would do a review of some of his designs from Know Your Flag – a company Yang created to sell his screen-printed posters, and calls “a love letter to the City of Chicago” – it was pretty much a no-brainer. Good design with a Chicago focus? I’m in.

Little did I know Meng was going to send me all four posters from his Chicago Flag series, so I could see them all up close. And I can tell you one thing: they’re impressive.

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Millennium Park Ghost Town Mornings

Ever since Daylight Saving Time ended, I’ve been getting up slightly earlier than normal. Apparently 1-year-olds don’t get the memo about the time change, and continue to get up an hour earlier than the rest of the world. Who knew.

The extra time however affords me some space in the morning to not be as rushed as I would be normally. So I’ve started a ritual that I’ve really been enjoying.

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