Buildings need love too. In honor of Valentine’s Day, this past Saturday I joined a group of preservation enthusiasts, professionals, and students to heart bomb a couple of buildings that were in need of a hug.
The idea behind these “heart bombs” is to raise awareness of the potential for vacant buildings while making advocacy visible and accessible. And sometimes they’re a loving send off for buildings that have lost their battle. Continue reading “I Heart Preservation” »
Card by Rifle Paper Co.
I love Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t have a significant other it’s the perfect time to spoil someone or treat yourself. I prefer both. Continue reading “You’re the Bee’s Knees – Valentine’s Day Gift Guide” »
I’m back in Bloomington (freezing) and all I can think about is Southern food! During our long holiday down South my hubs and I spent a few days hanging out in Athens, Georgia eating and drinking our way around town. On this visit, we finally had a chance to check out Pulaski Heights BBQ.
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2014 was a total whirlwind… after an awesome road trip back down South, I’m back home in snowy Indiana thinking about the year gone by. Here are a few of my favorite memories from 2014. Continue reading “2014 Memories” »
This is the gift guide for the explorers and free spirits… Continue reading “Wanderlust Gift Guide” »
I’m not a bourbon drinker; however, when you visit a friend in Bourbon country… when in Rome. A couple of weeks ago, I visited the oldest working bourbon distillery in the United States, Woodford Reserve, a National Historic Landmark. Continue reading “Woodford Reserve” »
Undress Me: A Peek at 19th and 20th Century Undergarments takes a look at undergarments from the 1890s-1920s and demonstrates the incredible change in desired body shape from the hourglass to the straight lines popular in during the Roaring Twenties.
Continue reading “Unmentionable History” »
I like a good mix… my style is an eclectic hodgepodge; I often enjoy a stiff and perfectly mixed cocktail; and when it comes to home decor I like a mix of both vintage and new pieces. Antiquing is one of my favorite weekend activities. A Saturday spent at an antique show is ideal… strolling through decades of history and rows of treasures. Thanks to esteemed editor and Southern C Summit connection Amy Flurry, I recently discovered a unique website that brings the antique mall to your laptop. Continue reading “Cocktail Hour” »
I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Windy City lately for work and play… I try and pick a neighborhood to explore each trip and this past visit took me to Logan Square. While planning my short trip, I remembered an old friend of mine from college in Birmingham, Alabama now lived in Chicago and owned a boutique – two birds one stone. Continue reading “Tusk Chicago” »
My new social media gig is pretty sweet…. I now work with the Upland Brewing Company here in Bloomington, Indiana. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer delving into the craft beer biz, attending lots of events to capture moments for social media. The first weekend of August, a few brewers and myself ventured north on an epic Wisconsin adventure including The Great Taste of the Midwest and a visit to the New Glarus Brewery.
Continue reading “Suds and Cheese” »