Happy Friday everyone! I’m so excited because I’m heading to Disneyland TOMORROW! I absolutely love the Disney Parks during the holidays (especially during Halloween time!). Halloween time at Disneyland means plenty of gorgeous Halloween decorations, yummy seasonal treats and the return of Haunted Mansion Holiday and Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy! What’s not to love about that? Speaking of Halloween time, a new night-time Halloween event called Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns debuted at the Chicago Botanic Garden last night so of course I had to go check it out! During Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns, more than 1,000 hand-carved pumpkins—some as large as 150 pounds—light up the night at the Chicago Botanic Garden! Continue reading
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe it’s August already (seriously, where is the time going?!). I’m super excited because in less than two weeks I’ll be back at my second home, Disney World! BUT, that’s not all! I’ll also be visiting Universal Studios while I’m in Florida (I’ve decided to become an annual passholder there since I’m a Disney annual passholder and visit the area so often) which means I get to FINALLY explore Springfield, U.S.A and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter again! Enough about this month though, let’s talk about July! Last weekend was Lollapalooza and although it was AMAZING, my feet are killing me right now (but trust me, it was worth the pain!). Even though Lolla was four days this year (in celebration of their 25th anniversary), it seems like it went by super fast (you know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun!). Similar to last year’s Lollapalooza recap, I’ve decided to combine all four days into one post (so be prepared for a little bit of a photo overload). Continue reading
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I can’t believe Lollapalooza is only TWO days away! Although I’ve been going to Lolla after shows for almost four years now, this year will be my second time attending the entire festival. Even though I’m always excited when Lollapalooza comes to town, this year my excitement level is through the roof! Since this year is Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary, the festival is going to be held for FOUR days instead of three (an extra day of Lolla?! YES PLEASE!). There are a TON of amazing artists performing this year but I’m most excited to see Lana Del Rey (this will be my third time seeing her live), the 1975, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Melanie Martinez (I love her SO much), M83, Alessia Cara, Miike Snow, HAIM, Jack Garratt, Halsey and Two Door Cinema Club (to name a few!). Over the years, I’ve definitely picked up a few tricks and tips that have helped my overall Lolla experience. Here are my ten tips for surviving Lollapalooza weekend: Continue reading
Happy Friday (hooray for the weekend). I can’t believe that Lollapalooza is only three weeks away! I know I’ve said this a few times on the blog before but when it comes to summertime in Chicago, Lollapalooza is definitely one of my FAVORITE events! There are a TON of amazing artists performing this year but I’m most excited to see Lana Del Rey (this will be my third time seeing her live), the 1975, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Melanie Martinez, M83, Alessia Cara, Miike Snow, HAIM, Jack Garratt, Halsey and Two Door Cinema Club (to name a few!). Although I’ve been going to Lolla after shows for almost four years now, last year was my first time attending the entire festival (I’m so excited because since this year is Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary, the festival is going to be held for FOUR days instead of three!). If I learned anything from my 2015 Lolla experience, it was what to bring and what NOT to bring to the festival (i.e no selfie sticks or outside food, UNLESS it’s a sealed water bottle!). Here are a few of my “Must Haves” for Lollapalooza: Continue reading
Ah, the first concert (review) of the summer. If you ask me, summer was made for concerts! This year the Illinois Lottery invited me to cover The Roots Taste of Chicago Performance (this was actually my third year working with them since I partnered with them last summer for Erykah Badu’s Taste of Chicago performance and in 2014 for the Anything’s Possible® Music Series + Janelle Monáe Concert) and of course I jumped at the opportunity. It’s funny because I never used to be a “concert person” (when it comes to live music I’ve always been more of a Broadway person. Speaking of Broadway, I STILL can’t believe I’m seeing Hamilton in October! Words can’t describe how excited I am) but for the past three years or so, I’ve learned to really LOVE concerts! Even if it’s an artist I don’t really like (or am that familiar with), there’s just something about the energy and vibe of concerts that I really love! Continue reading