Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Heritage Bicycles General Store

Heritage Bicycles General Store has it all. Locally handcrafted bicycles, gear, apparel, coffee and more. Trust me, you want to go to there. Furthermore, not that I'm biased but the Director of Arts and Crafts is named Melissa Salvatore, and from my experience people named Melissa are pretty awesome.

Open Daily from 7-8
2959 N. Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL  60657
Call or Text 773.245.3005

Sunday, April 22, 2012

RE Store Trash Fashion

Designer: Trashy Designs aka Kristi Boyd
Title: Netty

RE Store Trash Fashion Show Seattle 2011 

Friday, April 20, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dapper Dogs in Logan Square

If you live in the Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood you've most likely noticed the seasonally stylish canines in the area. Thanks to the supporters of The Logan Square Dog Park handcrafted locally designed Collar Covers and Bandanas are now available. For information and events please visit

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Living Peeps: Dyeing baby chicks in Doha, Qatar

At first glance the vibrant colored chicks available in Doha, Qatar look like living marshmallow peeps, and then you wonder how and why would anyone dip an animal in dye. Although, many claim the dye is only harmful if ingested and toxic further information was scarce. This practice only brings up questions such as, are we to believe that everyone participating in this practice uses non-toxic dye and carefully monitors the behavior of the animals? Furthermore, what are the long term effects to the children and adults that view these vibrant novelty animals as normal? Will people become further disconnected from our natural areas, and will preserving biodiversity become even less of a priority? Considering the lack of outrage among locals and tourists alike there is a possibility that future generations will hold no regard for animals in their natural state, and therefore have no need for natural areas. Thus wondering if future generations will ultimately prefer to live in a fabricated virtual world.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Spring Mix

My first day in Chicago I was introduced to Stanley's Fruit & Vegetables in the Noble Square neighborhood and it immediately reminded me of my Seattle favorite MacPherson's Fruit & Produce.  Both places offer a great selection of fruit and vegetables at an amazing price with many organic offerings. Also parking can be challenging for both places but don't let that keep you from either establishment. I absolutely loved MacPherson's and look forward to loving Stanley's.

Stanley's Fruit and Vegetable                      

1558 N Elston Ave
(between Le Moyne St & North Ave)
Chicago, IL 60622

MacPherson's Fruit and Produce

4500 15th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Neighborhood: Beacon Hil

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Twig Cosmetics loving the lip stain

Twig Cosmetics created by Seattle based Cara Hellings offers eco chic foundations, powders, and lip stains. I'm absolutely in love with the lip stain Zinnia.  A little Zinnia lip stain goes a long way in creating the dramatic look perfect for a day or night. For more info visit