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Jewelry for your inner nomad

Jewelry for your inner nomad

Well, Flamenco attracts the coolest students! If you’ve shopped at City Soles lately, you might have noticed some jewelry that resembles twigs, fossils and other artifacts from a faraway excavation site.  Turns out the one who created that jewelry is Laura Prieto-Velasco, one of my Flamenco sisters and a Pilsen-based artist. The jewelry is all…

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A velvety Sunday morning

Just a lazy metal day Ever opposed to the typical, I’ve more or less avoided posting about Simone’s simply because it’s so popular. But today instigated a pleasurable exception. Sunday routines were in full effect this morning — horchata latte at Kristoffer’s, Community Market thereafter. Per usual, I found and spent more than expected but…

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Who we are: FREE event tonight!

Who we are: FREE event tonight!

Tonight join me, La Princesa de Pilsen for a the dopest party in the barrio!   “WHO WE ARE”, a night of music, fashion and art presented by Electriqsoul Hideout Sept 2nd at the Living Room Lounge. Event will be filled with lovers of expression and lovers of life. ****** Free admission, drinks and hors…

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Community Market in the ‘Hood

I did not buy these…True buyer’s remorse! Every weekend brings that certain feeling in my bowels, and it (usually) has very little to do with a hangover. No, this guttural yearning is for Pilsen’s Community Market. Just an mp3 track’s walk from my front door, the veritably local bazaar offers all the best farming fare.…

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Jewelry Made of Paint!

Jewelry Made of Paint!

    Yeah that’s what I said! I recently attended an opening at Bridge Gallery in Pilsenand fell in love with the well-crafted and whimsical pieces by We’re Made of Paint. These pieces are literally made of paint and as an artist, I just love the concept.  Bridge  Gallery is located at  2202 S Halsted on the corner…

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