Category Archives: Music

Monday’s Music 27 // Ultimate Halloween Playlist

October 10, 2016

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! I know it’s been a while since the last Monday’s Music (almost three months, yikes!) and I know I ALWAYS say I’m going to do more Monday’s Music Playlists but I promise I DO plan on turning this back into a biweekly feature again (because I really do LOVE coming up with themed playlists!). Since Halloween is exactly three weeks away, I thought it would be fun to share my “Ultimate Halloween Playlist!” This “Ultimate Halloween Playlist” consists of the nine songs that never fail to remind me of Halloween.Ultimate Halloween Playlist 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

Monday’s Music 26 // Ultimate Coldplay Playlist

July 18, 2016

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! I’m so EXCITED because this weekend (Sunday) I’m seeing my FAVORITE band, Coldplay, in concert! Words can’t describe how happy I am. Coldplay has been my favorite band since I was seven years old (so we’re talking about a seventeen year commitment here!). Since I’m (FINALLY) seeing Coldplay this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share my “Ultimate Coldplay Playlist!” This “Ultimate Coldplay Playlist” consists of 27 of my pesonal favorite Coldplay songs but if I’m being honest, EVERY song from ParachutesA Rush of Blood to the HeadX&YViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and Mylo Xyloto is AMAZING (no offense Ghost Stories or A Head Full of Dreams but you were kind of slacking!).Coldplay Playlist Continue reading

Music Festival / Lollapalooza Must Have Items

July 8, 2016

Must Haves for LollapaloozaHappy 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

The Roots and Donnie Trumpet Taste of Chicago Performance

July 7, 2016

The Roots and Donnie Trumpet Taste of Chicago Performance
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