Category Archives: Chicago

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

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2017

April 24, 2017

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
Happy Monday! Man, I had such a blast last week! First of all, last Monday (April 17) was my birthday (and my mom surprised me with the BEST present ever: a Disney Cruise) and then I spent the weekend (April 21-23) at one of my favorite events here in Chicago: the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2!). For those of you who aren’t familiar with C2E2 (or didn’t check out my C2E2 2016 recap), C2E2 is a Chicago fan convention dedicated to comics, pop culture, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. So essentially, it’s similar to other “comic cons” but it’s more pop culture and entertainment based (which I love)! If you’ve check out my past C2E2 or New York Comic Con recaps then you already knew how much I love events like this and how I look forward to these events all year long. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (honestly, I just didn’t feel like lugging it around) on Friday and Sunday so I don’t have that many photos (whoops) but regardless, here are a few of my favorite photos from C2E2 2017: Continue reading

The New Potbelly App + Trying The New Turkey Fresco Sandwich

April 5, 2017

*Special thanks to Potbelly for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*The New Potbelly App
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we’re halfway through another week? I swear April is just flying by, which is a-okay in my book since that means there’s only 12 days left until my birthday (hooray!). I can’t wait for my birthday to finally get here since I’ve been craving birthday cake for the past two weeks now. Speaking of cravings, have you ever just woke up one day and randomly starting craving a certain kind of food? I swear it happens to me at least once a week! One minute it’s crepes (I can’t believe that this time last year I was heading to Paris for the first time ever) and then it’s violet lemonade (gosh, I miss the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival so much!). Well, last weekend I woke up with a sudden craving for my favorite one stop sandwich shop: Potbelly Continue reading

Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns | Chicago Botanic Garden

October 21, 2016

Night of 1,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns
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

Lollapalooza 2016 (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ellie Goulding, J. Cole + MORE)

August 3, 2016

Lollapalooza 2016
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