Happy #FitFriday folks! Been feeling sluggish lately? Yeah, me too, probably signs that winter is coming. But! To beat the end of summer doldrums, last week (and throughout the year) I do a juice cleanse to give my digestive system a bit of a break and kickstart my metabolism back into gear. I love to support local, and my neighborhood just happens to have one of the tastiest, and freshest juiceries I’ve ever been to, LF Juice. The juice is cold pressed, made from locally sourced organic fruits and vegetables. Because I love y’all, and want you to get healthy…

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If you live in the Chicagoland area and love Netflix’s Stranger Things, the dope AF sci-fi thriller about the suddenly other-worldly happenings in 1980’s Hawkins, Indiana, and wouldn’t mind some responsible after-work libations (because who wouldnt?), then Logan Square’s pop-up bar “The Upside Down” is for you. The name is a nod to the show’s evil nether-verse haunting the Byers’ family and crew, and you won’t be disappointed. I haven’t been yet, but apparently stepping into the bar takes you back in time to an 80’s themed dance party, put on by the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club (you have…

Welcome to The Upside Down.

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If you follow me on Instagram at all, you’ll know I switched to a *predominately* plant-based diet. No, I wouldn’t label myself as vegan or vegetarian, I just have found through trial and error, and the unfortunate pains of getting older, that my body likes consuming mostly vegetables. But I digress, from the title of this post at least. Since I’ve moved to Chicago (or, the ‘burbs of Chicago), I decided to invest some time in checking out all this foodie paradise has to offer. Around the time I made this decision, Chicago just haaaappened to be named the “Best…

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Happy Monday folks! I’m once again cutting down the travel link noise to bring you the best in wanderlust news for the week. Check these links out for your travel fix. Xx. Fabulous Hotels for Under $162 a Night 7 Ideal Jobs for People Who Love to Travel A Bounty of Europe Travel Deals Best New Hotels in the US Best New Hotels in the World Where Airlines are Cutting or Adding Service Virgin America Fans Should Give Alaska Airlines a Chance

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“Shock. Disgust. Horror. “Damn, that could me!” Who didn’t have these thoughts and feels running through their mind when they saw cell phone footage of United Airlines passenger David Dao being forcibly removed—excuse me, I mean “re-accommodated” (the airline CEO’s washed euphemism for dragged) down the aisle of his flight? According to the United Airlines, the Chicago-to-Louisville flight was overbooked, something United Airlines is ubiquitously guilty of. Last year, United involuntarily denied boarding to 3,765 passengers from their seats. So when passengers didn’t volunteer to give up their seats on the flight, to the tune of 1000 bucks, four folks were…

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