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Not Just a Phase: Jack Garratt Concert Review

A ginger crooner with a smooth falsetto who plays all his own instruments. Ed Sheeran? Nope. Try Jack Garratt, the latest UK export to make his way stateside. Having supported Mumford & Sons on tour as well as winning the Critics’ Choice category at the 2016 Brit Awards, Garratt has just released his debut studio…

Get in Formation With Queen Beyoncé

Black Lives Matter. Powerful words. Inspiring visuals. Three of an array of positive phrases that comes to mind on the topic of Miss Third Ward, Sasha Fierce, Yoncé – the Queen Beyoncé Knowles. Now I have been an AVID part of the BeyHive (just hearing the first 3 seconds of Drunk in Love sends me into…

Best Places to Eat Before the MODA Fashion Show

In case you live under a rock (no seriously), you know that the MODA Winter Fashion Show is fast approaching in the hip Morgan Manufacturing space. Why not make a night out of it and check out some more of our favorite places to eat in the Fulton Market/West Loop area before the show? High…

MODA’s Pre-Party Primping Playlist

The MODA Winter Fashion Show is just around the corner! We’ve helped you pick the perfect outfit, trawled YouTube for some glam beauty looks, and even shared some of our favorite places to eat beforehand. As one last touch, we’ve put together a playlist of our go-to pump-up get ready songs to jam out to as you and…

What To Do After the MODA Show

The clock is ticking as we start counting down the days to the annual MODA show. Use it as an excuse to treat yourself before the inevitable stress sets in at the end of the quarter. Take the time to pamper yourself, check out one of our favorite spots in the West Loop for dinner, and enjoy…

How Much Sugar is in Your Favorite Bar?

The allure of a dollar milkshakes is particularly strong when ten minutes spent with sprinkles, crushed oreos, and whipped cream seems infinitely sweeter than ten more minutes of an assignment, late on a Wednesday evening. In the moment, a vanilla shake may just be the best release of stress. But it goes unsaid – excess sugar…

Setting the Bar High: What to Look for in a Nutrition Bar

Nutrition bars can supplement your diet with essential nutrients that are difficult to incorporate into daily meals, but while these products are all great in theory, few actually make good on the promises adorning the front of their wrappers. If you want to know what’s really in that “healthy snack” you’re considering eating, take an…

MODA’s Guide to Galentine’s Day

“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, Leslie Knope and her lady friends leave their husbands and their boyfriends at home and just kick it breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus, frittatas!”-Leslie Knope In Season 2 of Parks and Rec, Leslie Knope blessed…

4 Places to Eat Before the MODA Show

As you know, this year’s MODA Show will take place at Morgan Manufacturing, situated in West Loop/Fulton Market. As one of Chicago’s fastest growing neighborhoods, the West Loop is filled with new, sleek restaurant openings. Not sure where to eat before the MODA Show? West Loop has a ton of diverse and delicious options. (1)…