I am a fashion blogger cliche- I loveAnine Bing. If I weren't constantly reading blogs, and blogger instagrams, I don't think I would have heard of the designer. I've always been a fan of bohemian style and Anine's take on the trend is perfection.
Anine's price-point is mostly out of my budget, so I did what I do best and found cheaper alternatives.
A couple of months back Anine had a sale on her site and I was able to buy her black cowboy boots at half the original price, however, I had already purchased the Qupid imitations. The Qupid boots look so similar to the real thing that I often can't distinguish between the two.
I have yet to share this on the blog, but I have a new found milk allergy! When I first received the news I said to my mom, "this is hard, I really like food". I've come to realize it's not savory food that's the hard part but desserts. I look forward to sharing this new part of my life on the blog going forward.
You know what is surprisingly hard to do as a dairy-free person? Go out to dinner. It's shocking just how many people don't know that butter is a milk product - I'm stunned that people in the food industry aren't required to know this.
Going out to dinner is a huge part of my family's life, so it's particularly important for us to find customer friendly restaurants that cater to dietary requests. The other evening we ate at Lincoln - it was an incredible experience. The staff was very friendly and pointed out what did and did not include dairy within their menu. They even offered a variety of sorbets as a dessert - now one of the only sweets I can eat.
I would highly recommend Lincoln for a night out. While it is expensive, the experience and food make the steep prices totally worthwhile.
The work of Jim Bachor is truly special because it's not only creative but it also serves a practical purpose. Did you know that there were around 600,000 potholes in Chicago last winter?
In response to that staggering number Jim Bachor took a common nuisance and made it art. Not only did he help solve some of the city's pothole problems, but he also made it aesthetically pleasing. Instead of crossing the street and stepping into a pothole, you walk or drive, over a beautiful mosaic.
My favorite from this series are those mosaics that mock what they are covering, with the word, "pothole" written across the surface. I particularly love that the works can be found on an ordinary street and not in the galleries of a museum.
Interactive art, that makes you think and consider what it signifies, is my absolute favorite type of art.