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The Art Institute of Chicago

Today I went on a little solo adventure. I am currently in Chicago, having tagged along with Mom, who is here on business, with “college visits” as my convenient excuse. 1,664 more words

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A Visit to The Art Institute of Chicago: Fashion Inspiration

A and I have just returned from an amazing and exhausting weekend in Chicago.  We walked about 35k steps over two days!

For those who know me, it might be surprising to learn that those steps weren’t earned while trekking up Michigan Ave or through my favorite thrift spots in Lincoln Park. 293 more words

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Jane Labowitch is Princess Etch a Sketch!

Bill and Wendy are joined by 24 year old Jane Labowitch, perhaps better known as Princess Etch a Sketch. They talk about her history with the Etch a Sketch, some famous renderings she has done, and more. 39 more words

Bill Leff And Wendy Snyder

3 Bedrooms

I recently saw the Art Institute’s of Chicago’s excellent “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” exhibit.   The piece de resistance is all 3 of his very similar “Bedroom” paintings side by side, with a unique video display comparing them in detail. 277 more words

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Art Institute of Chicago

Para quem visitar a cidade este é um dos locais incontornáveis, mesmo para quem não é muito de museus. Foi eleito em 2014, pelos utilizadores do TripAdvisor (Traveller’s Choice Award)  nº1 do Top 10 dos melhores museus do Mundo, por isso não sou só eu que digo ;) 264 more words


I can see why people want to live here, Chicago

Lots of glass, making sonic canyons for the honking of taxis. Perfect weather, enough snow flurries to keep it interesting but nothing sticking to seep in slushy slop through my silly shoes (I’m Californian, I don’t have the wardrobe for precipitation). 415 more words