An Ode to Oysters & Cheesecake

Being in the Midwest, Chicago isn’t really known for its seafood. Actually you might go so far as to say we don’t really “get” seafood (philosophically, at least…). Yes, we have the Great Lakes and their many aquatic inhabitants. And…


Urban Exploration

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.” — Ansel Adams


What’s In My Bag || Winter 2016 Edition

Despite the fact that — even during Leap Year — February is the shortest the month of the year, in many ways it always feels like the longest. Especially here in the Midwest. The days are short and dark. There’s…


Pantone Color of the Year 2016

“A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year. As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern…