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Exploring Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Ontario | Canada

July 20, 2018

Graffiti Alley in Toronto, Ontario
It’s official, I LOVE Canada! Even though I only spent a week there, I feel like I got to see SO much of Toronto. I’m telling you, if I ever decided to move to another country, Canada is at the top of my list. 

(I mean, Canada’s healthcare system alone is reason enough to move there/become a citizen!).

I did a lot of research on “Things to do in Toronto” before my trip and one of the places I knew I had to visit was Graffiti Alley. Graffiti Alley is essentially exactly what it sounds like. It’s a collection of long alleyways where you can view graffiti from various artists. 

And you all know how much I LOVE street art.

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The Science Behind Pixar at The Museum of Science and Industry‎

July 18, 2018

The Science Behind Pixar at The Museum of Science and Industry‎
Ah summer, how I loathe you. No really, summer is definitely my least season. I seriously don’t understand why people love summer so much. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t understand why adults love summer so much.

When you’re a kid/in school, sure summer is great because you get a three month break, but it’s not like adults get a “summer break.” You still have to go to work (unless you’re a teacher or a job that’s not year round). Maybe it’s because I prefer cooler weather but I just don’t get the appeal of summer. 

Regardless, one thing I DO enjoy about summer is all of the fun events that come to Chicago. The Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, countless Broadway shows, fun new exhibits. All of the activities going on throughout the city definitely help distract me from the fact that I dislike summer.

(And boy is there a lot to do in the city!).

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The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image | NYC

May 11, 2018

The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image
You all know how I feel about museums; they’re the best! Whenever I visit a new (or old) city, I always make sure to check out the museums, especially if there’s a cool new exhibit going on. And although I’ve been to NYC more times than I can count, I’ve never been to the Museum of the Moving Image (until recently!).

Since I’m such a huge Jim Henson fan, I knew I had to check out The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image during my trip to New York last month. I decided not to bring my DSLR camera on this trip (in an attempt to “live more in the moment”, something I’ve been doing a lot more of lately) but I did take a few pictures on my iPhone. So I thought it would be fun to share them with you all today.

Here are a few photos from the Museum of the Moving Image:

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And the Oscar Goes To…[2018 Oscar Predictions]

March 2, 2018

2018 Oscar Predictions
It’s that time of year again: The Oscars! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you already know that I look forward to the The Oscars each year. Every year I make it my personal goal to see ALL of the Oscar nominated films BEFORE the Oscars (and before they even get nominated!). I love seeing dozens of movies throughout the year and guessing which films the Academy will recognize. (I’m usually 90% right!).

Unfortunately, this is the first time in TEN years that I haven’completed my goal of seeing every ‘Best Picture’ Oscar nominated film. But I have seen most of them (that counts for something, right?). For the past four years I’ve been able to correctly predict (almost) EVERY major Oscar win (I only got one prediction wrong back in 2015 and one wrong in 2017) so here’s hoping for another year of successful predictions.

Here are my predictions for the 90th Academy Awards:

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An Afternoon at The Milwaukee Art Museum

November 27, 2017

Milwaukee Art Museum
Happy Monday everyone. I JUST got back home from my mini Midwest Road Trip, in partnership with Subaru! During my road trip I got to test out the new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Stay tuned for a full review SOON! I really love traveling and I had such a great time exploring the Midwest. Speaking of traveling, I’m heading to DC this weekend and then I’m off to NYC next week!

While on my Midwest road trip I got to visit so any fun new cities. The second stop on my road trip (since I’m counting Chicago as the first stop) was Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although I visited Wisconsin a lot when I was a kid (mostly Wisconsin Dells), this was my first time in Milwaukee.

It’s a tradition of mine to always visit an art museum, or any museum, whenever I visit a new place. So obviously my first stop in Milwaukee was the Milwaukee Art Museum! I was super excited to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum because it’s one of the largest museums in the United States! 

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Milwaukee Art Museum:

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