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EsianBox | Monthly Asian Mystery Snack Box

May 23, 2017

EsianBox | Monthly Asian Mystery Snack Box
Back in April, EsianMall contacted me and asked if I would like to review an EsianBox and of course I said yes (you all know how I love snail mail and all things kawaii!). EsianBox is a curated collection of awesome snack or beauty items, that also includes merch from the best pop culture franchises delivered to your door every month. There are three different EsianBox subscriptions to choose from: the mystery tee box, which includes one exclusively licensed T-shirt and two super cool goodies, the snack box, which comes in three sizes and includes a total of 5-14 snacks and 1-2 geek gear items and the beauty box, which includes 5-8 makeup and skincare products and 1-2 Geek-chic fashion items. As you can probably tell from the photo above, I opted for the snack box (I just LOVE Asian snacks so much!).  Continue reading

Dining at Three Broomsticks | Wizarding World of Harry Potter

May 19, 2017

The Three Broomsticks Wizarding World of Harry PotterHappy Friday everyone! If you checked out my latest post (or if you follow me on Instagram) then you may already know that I’m heading to Disney World next month (aren’t impromptu trips the best?). Even though I’m already heading to Disney World in August, earlier this week I found an unbeatable price on a flight to Orlando for next month so of course I booked it! Since I’m heading to Disney, that also means I’m heading to Universal Orlando. If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you might recall that I wasn’t always a fan of Universal (it’s not that I hated it, I just wasn’t to fond of it) but ever since I became a Universal Orlando annual passholder, and really got the chance to fully  explore the parks, I’ve grown to really appreciate Universal. Although, I will admit I’m not a huge fan of the dinning options in Universal (Universal CityWalk is a different story though!). Ever since I started posting Disney Parks Restaurant Reviews, I’ve been wanting to share Universal Restaurant Reviews as well. The only problem is, I rarely dine at any of the restaurants at Universal Orlando. That’s not to say there aren’t any good restaurants within Universal Orlando. One of my go-to dining spots at Universal Orlando is Three Broomsticks, which is located within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Continue reading

The Perfect Movie Marathon Snack: MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy

May 17, 2017

mi*Special thanks to MILKA OREO for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
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You guys, last night I did something a little crazy. Okay, let me backtrack a little. As many of you know (it’s pretty obvious if you spend more than .0001 seconds on my blog or Instagram), I LOVE Disney. No seriously, I know a lot of people love Disney but I LOVE Disney. In fact, for the past two years (since May 2015) I’ve been a Disney Premier Passport Holder (meaning I have annual passes for BOTH Disneyland and Disney World) and in 2016 I became a Disneyland Paris annual passholder (I’ve visited Disneyland Paris twice so far!). So basically I visit the Disney Parks every two or three months (which is crazy since I live in Chicago/no where near any of the Disney Parks!). Now back to the crazy part. Last night I was searching through flights (something I often do) and I found an unbelievable price on a flight to Orlando in June. So, even though I’m already heading to Disney World in August, I booked another trip for June (two trips within a month of each other? Talk about a Disney filled summer!). I am SO excited because that means I get to explore Pandora – The World of Avatar (the newest addition to Animal Kingdom) two months earlier than expected. To celebrate my last-minute Disney trip, I decided to have a little Disney movie marathon and of course no movie marathon is complete with MILKA OREO Chocolate Candy! Continue reading

The Best Record Stores in Chicago

May 15, 2017

Best Record Stores in Chicago
As many of you know, I’m an avid record collector. There’s just something about hearing a vinyl that makes me so happy. Call me crazy, but sometimes I feel like a song (or album) sounds better when it’s coming from my record player (maybe it’s because of the bass or something, I don’t know!). I’ve been collecting records since I got my baby blue Crosley record player (her name is Little Darling) for my 21st birthday (which was four years ago). Since then, vinyl hunts have become part of my regular weekend routine (I’ve also updated my record player to an adorable floral Crosley Radio Keepsake Portable Turntable). I love searching for new records. I can’t explain it but it just makes me so happy! Over the past four years of I’ve explored dozens of awesome record stores so I thought today, I’d share a couple of my favorite ones with you all. Here are some of my favorite record stores in Chicago: Continue reading

Must Have: May 2017

May 10, 2017

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Happy Wednesday. It’s May, which means new month, new Must Have list! Fun Fact: today (May 10th) is my blogiversary! That’s right, Simply Sinova turns FOUR today (basically if my blog where a college student it would be graduating!) Speaking of college, today ALSO marks three years since I graduated college (my graduation was May 10, 2014!). So as you can probably tell, May 10th will forever hold a special place in my heart. How crazy is it that I started my blog and graduated college the same day (but different years)?! There’s no way I could have planned that (I’m convinced it was the universes way of saying I’m on the right track and to always follow my dreams no matter how hard/unconventional they are!). When I started this blog back on May 10, 2013, I had no idea how far it would come and how many amazing opportunities and life experience it would bring my way! I’m so proud of this blog and myself for NEVER giving up on my dreams! To quote Walt Disney, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Now onto this month’s “Must Haves!”. Like with all of my Monthly Must Have lists, these are not necessarily items that I “need,” it’s just a list of things I currently have my eye on. Here are my Must Haves for May: Continue reading