Goodbye for now!
The day I arrived in Chicago in January of 2011, I remember having a panic attack in the cab to my new never-been-seen-before apartment. A dear friend and Illinois native took that panic call and kindly calmed me down. A year and a half later, has felt like a lifetime of change and growth.
When I think of Chicago, I think of fondly being flooded by indie culture of books, art, music and film. Each neighborhood has its own personality. There are so many creative entrepreneurs here too. Fashion is its own growing empire. The jog across Lakeshore Drive with a flawless view of the water against stunning architecture was breathtaking. It was nice to live a more laid back less intense lifestyle with more time to enjoy the city and meet new people.
My intention was to stay here forever actually but… it looks like life has other plans and I must be off to the next journey! So although I will be traveling between Chicago and other places before I venture permanently back to New York, I will be absorbing all the great last minute treasures of this city and saying goodbye for now for all the wonderful people I have met along the way who have inspired me with their kindness and amazing talents. Although the Blog will continue to run, the focus will be on New York, with highlights from Chicago.
One of my biggest desires in NY was to have my own place to call home. The dream apartment manifested itself in Chicago and the Universe granted me a large apartment with a separate balcony to enjoy good times, peace and creative projects. I actually prefer the slightly vintage apartment which has so much character. Take a peek of behind the scenes of the blog where most of the products were photographed and edited, interviews were conducted and goodies were baked. Since I am in transition, please be nice regarding the minimalist walls and furniture.
I spent most of my time in the living room with my favorite window where I would look out and gaze at the trees while writing. The faux fireplace is where a lot of products where shot and edited:)
My infamous ‘fashion couch’ where I worked on many crafting and fashion re-make-over projects. Not to mention, couch surfed.
Here’s the bedroom where I often lit incense, read books,wrote, meditated and had a frenzy trying to find something to wear.
Meals and music sum of my impression of a large and peaceful dining room.
A view of the bedroom from the dining room windows.
The kitchen, where I sweated and toiled. I probably made and photographed a million desserts.
There’s a separate entrance to the balcony!
The spacious balcony was unfortunately underutilized with exception to photographing a purse. But, perfect for a table, chairs, a good book & cup of coffee.
A slightly larger bathroom would have been ideal but this was definitely functional.
The closets were to die for! Everything fit – even the shoes! Although I am in love with this apartment and very sad to leave it, I am leaving it in good hands. I had to help a gal out from the midwest looking to start her fashion career in Chicago.
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