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A Summer in Chicago

A Summer in Chicago

This summer, I’m staying in Hyde Park and commuting to S. Michigan Ave. every morning to work at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Forty hours a week means I seriously need some downtime. Apart from going to almost every festival in Chicago, I plan on keeping myself entertained and getting pampered by:...
I Spied

I Spied

Even though I should be looking for the perfect office skirt and the kind of heels you can stand in all day without wishing for death at any point, I can’t help but fix all of my attention on this Little Edie bag. It looks just like the ladylike Edie, but its teensy and somehow,...
Life Made Simple: Apartment Edition

Life Made Simple: Apartment Edition

Real Simple is like Martha Stewart for people who have less time, experience, and money, but still want their stuff to look awesome. Here is a list of quick and easy tips from Real Simple that will spruce up your college apartment without breaking the bank or sucking up all of your time. From 15 Quick...
Write for Jezebel

Write for Jezebel

Jezebel, the Gawker-owned woman’s interest blog, is finally looking for interns. The internship begins immediately and may last up to six months. Work can be done remotely, but preference will be given to applicants who can physically enter the Gawker Media offices at least once. Details on payment are vague, but it seems like some (though not...
Up to 50% on Select Net-A-Porter Items

Up to 50% on Select Net-A-Porter Items

Today, Net-A-Porter is tempting me to blow my hard-earned savings big-time with its up to 50% off sale. The shoe section in particular is full of deals. Think $100 Tory Burch Flats, $22 DVF flip-flops, and $195 Red Valentino Pumps. Plus, over two dozen of the designer dresses are under $150. It looks like summer is...
Wedding Season!

Wedding Season!

Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve entered the month of June, which means wedding season is upon us. I can’t be the only person obsessed with looking at wedding dresses or saving DIY tips for assembling baroque mirrors out of colored paper straws for a rainy day. Weddings mean pretty, really expensive parties, where everyone has to...
My Summer Reading List

My Summer Reading List

Working the Logan Comics festival and taking too many themed English courses have simultaneously rekindled my love of reading and starved me for diversity. This summer, I’ve got a full-time job, an LSAT to study for, and driving lessons to tackle, which means above all else, I need some downtime. And just like all UChicago...
Guy Crush: Christopher Abbott

Guy Crush: Christopher Abbott

Christopher Abbott plays Charlie on the HBO series Girls, and he has officially become my biggest obsession. I am emotionally invested in his character’s well-being. I have literally spent hours brooding over scenes in which Marnie has mistreated, abandoned, or disregarded him. And you know what, she’s an idiot for leaving him because he’s the...
MODA Garden Party: Tea-Time Inspiration

MODA Garden Party: Tea-Time Inspiration

On Thursday, May 4, MODA is throwing a Secret Garden party from 5:00-7:00 in the Ida Noyes Courtyard.  We are celebrating the launch of the summer issue with complimentary manicures and free food.  The Secret Garden theme screams tea-time, especially because the party requires garden attire, so in order to get prepped for this fantastic...
My Apartment Must-Haves

My Apartment Must-Haves

Like most UChicago students staying in Chicago for the summer, my new lease starts in June, and I am extremely excited to decorate my very own apartment space. My new apartment is unusually large but also oddly laid out, which means I need a lot of extra items and some pieces that perform double duties....
Indie Burger

Indie Burger

Tucked into a corner of W. Belmont, Indie Burger is an unassuming but uber-hip burger joint in one of the coolest neighborhoods in the city. Just half a block away from the Vic Theater, its the perfect place to go before a show. The organic, grass-fed beef makes for luscious 1/3 burger patties, and the...
Support the Brown Elephant!

Support the Brown Elephant!

The Brown Elephant is the resale shop of the Howard Brown Heath Center, an organization that provides health care to under-insured and uninsured members of the LBGTQ community. The resale shops are remarkably popular, selling hundreds of thousands of items every year, namely because they boast an enormous selection at three different trendy shops in...