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Uniqlo Hits Chicago, 2015

Uniqlo Hits Chicago, 2015

While it’s more than a year away, we can’t help being excited at the thought of Uniqlo pioneering the Midwest with it’s first location in Chicago! The Japanese brand announced its impending opening via twitter and plans to open its doors in fall of 2015. With 24 locations on the East and...
B A N A N A (s) Bread

B A N A N A (s) Bread

Banana bread is a bit of a tradition here at MODA (point and fact). The latest? Roasted banana bread. This bread is completely whole wheat and naturally sweetened (your inner health nut is ecstatic). Ingredients 3 medium bananas, very ripe 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking...
Brewing Kombucha (At Home!)

Brewing Kombucha (At Home!)

  Kombucha—a fermented tea whose brightly colored bottles have become somewhat of a status symbol in the world of the health-obsessed. And with good reason! It’s a great dairy-free source of probiotics, which are extremely important for digestive health and are more recently being linked with mental health as well....
Best Patio Eats

Best Patio Eats

Chicagoans love to embrace the warm weather when it finally arrives. What better way to enjoy the outdoors than a gorgeous restaurant patio for a relaxed meal and drinks? MODA has already expressed its love for the Big Star patio, and there is no doubt we will be there having margaritas and tacos all...
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Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (YUM)

Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (YUM)

Chocolate chip cookies are great, but few things can compare to an ice cream cookie sandwich on a hot summer day. Except maybe coming home from work late and having your roommate greet you with a freshly-made dark chocolate chunk cookie ice cream sandwich the minute you walk through the door (love you, Hannah). After...
Eco-friendly Apartment

Eco-friendly Apartment

So. You have an apartment. It’s about time you started filling it with stuff. Before you start scouring Pinterest for ideas, take a look at some of these friendly finds. These home, kitchen, and decor products will earn you some respect from your friends and family. Or, a nice pat on the back from karma. Kitchen/Dining...
I Spied: MAC Cosmetics x The Simpsons

I Spied: MAC Cosmetics x The Simpsons

The world’s most famous animated family is making their makeup debut thanks to MAC Cosmetics.  The ten piece collection boasts nail stickers, blush, an eyeshadow palette, falsies, and lip gloss with monikers that appropriately nod to the show such as “Beehive Blue” and “Itchy & Scratchy & Sexy.”  Despite already making quite a buzz across...
(Book) Bags on Bags on Bags

(Book) Bags on Bags on Bags

Maybe you need a new bag. Maybe you want a new bag. We won’t judge. Here are a few places to start your search for a new backpack. They work as beach bags, work bags, summer carryalls, and school bags. Go crazy. Grab attention, maintain attention. Here’s a fantastic pop of color to get you...
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What to Wear to Pitchfork 2014

What to Wear to Pitchfork 2014

Pitchfork music festival is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for the awesome lineup this year which includes Neutral Milk Hotel, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, John Hopkins, and Summer Breeze alum Pusha T. Now that you have your ticket, you’re probably wondering what you should wear. We rounded up some of our...
Madewell Gets Us Through the Week

Madewell Gets Us Through the Week

This Wednesday  Madewell is hosting an in-store event with Chloe of @chloelist to kick off Pitchfork! Chloe, a designer and self-proclaimed “frequent diner” in Chicago, will be offering style tips while Madewell provides sips, sweets, and tunes. Get a complimentary Bien Fait Tote with any purchase and 20% off when you spend $125 or more. Excited?...
Video of the Week: "Your Love" by Moko

Video of the Week: “Your Love” by Moko

We want her insanely long braids. We want her dance moves. We even want her Madonna-esque bra. Experience “Your Love” by Moko and watch everything a music video should be. []
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Independence Day Inspiration

Independence Day Inspiration

                                         
Road Trip Snacks

Road Trip Snacks

Look at your screen, now around you. Where are you? You’re in a car, perhaps surrounded by your loud, unruly family and/or friends.What are you holding? Now back at me. I have it; it’s those bloating roadside snacks that make you feel not-so-good about your six-hour drive. Look again, the snacks are now healthy, pre-packed...