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Blogs to Follow: La Pêche Fraîche

In love with pastries? Need to scroll through delicious photos of cake and cookies? Having trouble finding a recipe for a birthday cake? Look no further than our very own UChicago’s Rachel Sally. She is the author, photographer, and baker of La Pêche Fraîche, her food blog filled with mouth-watering photos of her delectable creations. Read…

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Where & Wear: Expat

 Whether grabbing lunch with a friend on the weekend, drinks with colleagues after work, or looking to spend a romantic evening with your S.O., Expat is the spot to hit.  Uphold your epicurean image by bringing your dining partners to this “pop-up” restaurant, which specializes in al fresco dining. Located in the West Loop, Expat is…

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Why Do We Cuff Our Pants?

The following post is written by Rohit Satishchandra, a stylist for MODA and currently an intern at a consulting company that specializes in legal technology. It’s a trend that’s been around for a while—or has it? Who actually knows when cuffing pants became a thing? For at least the last few years, cuffing appears to be…

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Melt-Proof Makeup for Summer

As the summer days continue, our face full of makeup has to deal with both relentless heat and frustrating humidity. Luckily, there is a wide range of beauty products that can help us combat a slippery, sliding makeup mess. Primer:   To make your foundation stay on extra long, try a silicone-based primer like Smashbox’s…

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MODA Visits the Chicago Fashion Incubator

On May 20, 2015, a group of UChicago students had the opportunity to visit the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy’s on State Street. The CFI provides six emerging Chicago-based Designers in Residence with resources and mentoring to help launch their careers. Organized by Assistant Director Nika  Levando and Assistant Vice President of Neighborhood Initiatives William…

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Song of the Week: Heaven Only Knows Ft. Chance the Rapper

Early finals blues? Need a good song to listen to while enjoying some Vitamin D? “Heaven Only Knows” featuring Chance The Rapper, Lido, and Eryn Allen Kane should be on your playlist. An upbeat track with catchy puns is bound to be one of your go-to songs in the last few weeks of the quarter. Chance proclaims it…

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Salted Bourbon Vanilla Granola and Caramelized Fig Parfait

Caramelized figs x bourbon x vanilla x granola Is this brunch or dessert? Does it matter? (No.) Recipe via how sweet it is Serves: 2 // Total time: 45 ingredients: salted bourbon vanilla granola 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup ground flaxseed 1/4 cup brown sugar 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3…

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Pierced by J. Colby Smith

A new piercing (whether it be ear, nose, bellybutton, etc.) is an almost obligatory mark of college “rebellion.” Traditionally considered punk, multiple piercings have become more common, not only on college campuses, but also in the workplace and “real world.”  Professional piercer and jewelry designer J. Colby Smith is transforming the craft and calls his clients…

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June Events in Chicago

Downtown Sound// Mondays & Thursdays, beginning June 1 Bring a picnic and drinks and enjoy free music in Millennium Park Caffeine Crawl// June 4-5 27 coffee, tea, and chocolate shops around the city come together to showcase their best brews, treats, and beans Movies in the Park// Beginning June 4 Watch a film in parks…