Category Archives: Chicago

Exploring Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago

September 20, 2017

Spirited Away Plush Toys
As you all know, I’m a HUGE fan of all things kawaii! In fact, one of my first stops whenever I visit Epcot in Walt Disney World is the Japan Pavillon. Even though I’m heading to Disney World next month (for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival), I found myself having a little bit of Japan Pavillon withdrawals last weekend. Luckily the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Chicago had just want I needed to get my kawaii fix! Here are a few photos from my visit to the Mitskwa Marketplace: Continue reading

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit

July 17, 2017

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg
Happy Monday everyone! Is it just me or does it feel like summer is going by super fast (which is a-ok with me since it’s my least favorite season!)? Last weekend was jammed pack with so much exciting news! First, there’s going to be so many awesome chances coming to the Disney Parks (I just LOVE D23 weekend!) I can’t wait for all the new attractions and all of the upcoming Disney and Pixar films. Also, have you heard the news that the 13th Doctor is going to a woman (finally!). I’m super excited about it and I can’t wait to see Jodie Whittaker in action! Speaking about TV shows, can we talk about last night’s Game of Thrones!?! Definitely worth the wait. Okay, enough chit chat, now on to the regularly scheduled blog post. I talked about this in my Why I Love Living in Chicago post but one of my favorite things about Chicago is the fact that not only do a plethora of world-class museums call Chicago home but a lot of them offer FREE admission/discount days. Since the Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission (to Illinois residents) every Tuesday, I like to spend my Tuesday afternoons there exploring all the new exhibits and artwork. Ever since the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit opened at MCA last month I’ve been meaning to go by and see it, so I thought “hey, there’s no time like the present!”  Continue reading

10 Reasons Why I Love Living in Chicago

July 5, 2017



10 Reasons Why Chicago is An Amazing Place to Live
Oh Chicago, my home sweet home. Although I love traveling and I travel quite a bit (especially these past three years), there’s no place I’d rather call my home then the good ole Windy City. Quick fun fact, we’re known as the “Windy City” because of our politicians NOT because of the weather. I’ve lived in Chicago for 22 years now (since I was three) so maybe that makes be a bit bias but there’s no city quite like Chicago, in my opinion. One of the greatest things about living in Chicago is the fact that it combines that big city/urban feel with the Midwestern charm! It’s like living in a small town but a big city all at the same time (if that makes sense!). It took leaving Chicago for a period of time (during the four years I was in college) to truly realize just how lucky us Chicagoans have it! Here are ten reasons why I love living in Chicago (although I could probably name 100):  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

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