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My latest discovery: El Pipila

My latest discovery: El Pipila

Have you ever noticed that you can walk all around your neighborhood, down the same street dozens of time, and can still find something you hadn’t noticed before? That’s kinda why I love Wicker Park so much. I walk up and down Division on a regular basis. I was doing just that this Sunday while…

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Street style: Cluck clutch

Street style: Cluck clutch

Krystal just killed me with this ultra fun hen bag. Love the way she sneaked warm colors into her look, after all it’s winter and we need a bit of sunshine. Her frames give her a catwoman/Enid-from-Ghost-World flair, which makes total sense since she’s a cartoonist. Check out her blog here. See more Chicago Street…

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Non-committal New Year's Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

Non-committal New Year’s Eve in Wicker Park/Bucktown

It’s now officially that time of year to start stressing. And no, I don’t mean about Christmas presents, or your holiday weight gain, or what you’re going to cook for 22 people for Christmas dinner, no. I mean, what the hell are you going to do for New Year’s Eve? Oh New Year’s. Where people…

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Winner of my fave holiday display: Alliance Bakery

Winner of my fave holiday display: Alliance Bakery

I always stop and admire the Christmas window displays in Wicker Park, but I think I finally found one of the best this past weekend. I had stopped to get some coffee when I passed Alliance Bakery and saw what is now easily my favorite display in the ‘hood: A huge window display dedicated entirely…

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Brace yourself for the glory that is the holiday train

Brace yourself for the glory that is the holiday train

It’s that special time of year where the CTA gives us harrowed commuters a little something special–the holiday train. And what’s so amazing about the holiday train, you ask? It’s an awesome light-covered train that smells like peppermint and cinnamon, with CTA employees dressed as elves handing out candy canes. Oh yeah, and Santa and his…

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Couples’ coma in Chicago

The cold has set in. Holidays are here. I’m paying large heating bills. It’s winter. And with winter comes hibernation. While we are all in hibernation mode, eating carbs and too many Christmas cookies, the serious offenders of hibernation winter in Chicago are the couples. You know, your friends who five or two years ago…

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