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Frida Kahlo: Timeless in Exhibit DuPage County IL

Frida Kahlo: Timeless is an immersive exhibition coming to The McAninch Arts at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL on June 5 to Sept 6, 2021. TImeless is being hosted by the Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) and the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) as the College of Dupage (COD). The show will present 26 original artworks and a multmediate timeline borrowed from the...

Chicago Dogs Baseball Season Opener

The Chicago Dogs Baseball season opener is this Friday, May 28, 2021 (rescheduled to Saturday, May 29, due to weather). Did you know that Chicago has three baseball teams? The White Sox, The Chicago Cubs, and The Chicago Dogs. The Chicago Dogs is named after, you guessed it, the popular Chicago hot dog. 🌭 Their uniforms logo is blue, white and red just like the...

The Friends Experience in Chicago

Before DVR’s In the nineties, I would rush home from work to catch the latest episode of Friends. I owned a VCR, but I never recorded TV shows. I had to watch it live. I was rooting for Ross and Rachel. I had a crush on Joey and Imagined I connected the most with Phoebe. The fictional friends were living in New York City, someplace I dreamed of living one day...

Visit 24 Indiana State Parks

I am setting a new goal for myself in 2021 to visit all Indiana 24 parks and eight reservoir properties. Most have an entrance fee of $7, but you can buy a $50 (for Indiana Residents $70 for out-of-state) annual Indiana state park pass. I’m going to make a list for Illinois (309 state parks) but aim for just state parks in the Chicagoland area.  I have...

Art on theMart Presents Astrographics

This year’s Art on theMart Presents Astrographics. Formerly known as The Merchandise Mart theMart, is located on the Chicago Riverfront. The building is the largest privately owned commercial building in the United States and sits on two city blocks. What better place to project the largest permanent digital art projection globally called the Art on theMart. I...

Upcoming Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago

Just like many of us, I have been in quarantine for almost a year. I will be taking my first outing to see the U.S. premiere of the art installation Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Chicago that opens on February 11, 2021. I was invited to attend the exhibit by Carol Fox and Associates Public Relations. The exhibit is being held at the newly renovated Germania Club...

11+ Black-Owned Restaurants in the Chicago Area

Chicago is known as the “Windy City,” “Second City,” and former residence of the former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. It is also known for its signature dishes such as deep-dish pizza, Chicago style hot dogs, and Italian Beef. It also has a large population of African Americans, and there over 150 black-owned restaurants...

Couples Therapy with My first true love . . . . Travel

This blog post is inspired by the podcast “All The Shit I’ve Learned Abroad: Travel Therapy episode 50. In this episode, the hosts, Steph and Andrea, had couples therapy with their first true love . . . . travel. I revealed yesterday that travel is my therapy, and I’ve been finding other ways to cope while my true love and I go through a rough patch...

Check List

My Quarantine Bucket List

My Quarantine Bucket List. Just like everyone else, I started in 2020 with a list of goals I wanted to accomplish in 2020. Some of them will be put on hold. I realized that there are several things I can still work on. Here are the things on my vision board that I can still work on. Sell my house It might not be the right market for me to see, but I can still work on...

Curry Ramen Noodles Recipe

Quarantine has forced many of us to cook more meals at home. It should be no surprise that when I asked you on Instagram what I should write about, the majority said food. Since we can’t travel, I wanted to make a dish that reminds of remind me of Asia. I decided to make a Japanese inspired dish of Curry Ramen Noodles.  I enjoy cooking and trying different...

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