How to do a Girls’ Night in Chicago

This post is sponsored by Party Bus Chicago. Enjoying a girls night out in Chicago has the potential to be epic! One of the best things about being in this area is the overall diversity…it means that nobody has to sacrifice their interests to appease the group because there’s a scene for everybody. Whether you…

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Hemingway Home

“Don’t you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you’re not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you’ve lived nearly half the time you have to live already?”  Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises For many years I have read Hemingway novels and autobiographies, watched documentaries and movies about…

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Para-para-paradise

You can take the girl out of the island, but you can’t take the island out of the girl. All 7,641 of them. As of the latest official count. Due to the unexpected and last minute nature of my trip to the Motherland, it wasn’t like I was able to make plans nor was it…

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Homecoming Queen

Just last month, I found myself on an impromptu trip to the Motherland. It wasn’t for a grand vacation since I haven’t been back for over fifteen years. However, it was for a far more important reason. Family. My grandfather, the patriarch of my mother’s side of the family, was critically ill when my Mom…

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Where Are You From?

I get this question a lot. One, because when you live in a multi-cultural city like Chicago, no one actually is from Chicago. Two, when you’re a frequent traveler, it’s a natural ice breaker when meeting people. Three, when you look multi-cultural yourself and often gets mistaken as one nationality after another. But how can…

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Matisse in Morocco

Fresh from a long weekend in the tri-state D.C. area, I made sure to  go to the Baltimore Museum of Art for the first time to see the extensive Matisse collection. The largest in the world. But that’s another story for another time. While I’ve been on the Matisse train of thought lately, I’ve done some…

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