Sunday, July 31, 2016

Slide the City

Happy early birthday to me :)

I still can't believe this happened in real life!


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Movies of the Roof (MotR)

My new friends from Nerd Nite, Laura & Tom, generously extended the invitation to their weekly Movies on the Roof summer series aaaaand I officially learned the meaning of the phrase Squad Goals

Unbelievable people. 
Surreal view and set-up. 
Home brewed beer themed to the movie. 

More, please, THANK YOU!


Monday, July 25, 2016

Welcome to the world, Bennett Simon!

James Bennett Simon made the world all the brighter the minute he was born on June 1st, 2016! I had the true joy, privilege, and pleasure to get to meet him yesterday at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. 

30 years ago, I met Tyler before we started Kindergarten having grown up blocks away from one another in Glenview. 
Half a life ago, I met Paul during our freshman year at Michigan. 
Four short years ago, these two met at a party at my apartment :)
June 2012

Love, marriage, and a beautiful baby boy later, 
my heart physically melted while holding this little miracle in my arms for the first time yesterday. 

So many tears of joy have come about these past 7 weeks Bennett has been in the hospital. He is a fighter, a warrior, and clearly already winning at life to have these two as parents :)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Coldplay at Soldier Field

We weathered the storm and literally got to enjoy the rainbow after. Coldplay was one for the record books!


Thank you for the invite, Meg :) 
More summer concerts here we come!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Congratulations, Jenny!

So proud of my friend and fellow Wolverine, Jenny Farney, for creating and producing her very own SOLD OUT musical performance on Friday. 

Can't wait to see your name on the big screen someday lady!

CONGRATULATIONS on your continued success :) 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Adults Night Out & Nerd Nite

Feeling like we won the symbiotic situation lottery bringing Adults Night Out and Nerd Nite together as one. 

Over 3,000 guests enjoyed a kid free evening at the zoo with a drink in hand and umpteen amazing special chats to take in. 

Huge special thanks to our friends from Nerd Nite Chicago for making this the best event I've ever worked on. Still on such a high from the success of the evening and the fantastic feedback from guests. We certainly could all have done without the monsoon at the end but whattya gonna do?!

Can't wait to do it again in September :)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Happy 25th + 10, Laura!

Hands down the best part about milestone birthdays is getting the band back together :)

Happy 35th, Laur!

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Still laughing from our first Stand Up Paddle session :)
Christina, thank you for bringing your board. 
Katie, thank you for making me giggle my ass off!
Love you ladies. 

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Nick Howard & Eric Hutchinson at Space

I could listen to these guys all day every day. 

If you haven't had a chance to get into Eric Hutchinson and/or Nick Howard's music, do your life a favor and download their awesomeness. 


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nature in Focus

Congratulations to all of the Nature in Focus photo competition winners at Lincoln Park Zoo! Please visit our exhibit through September. 

Had a blast working on this project. Huge shout out to the Facilities team for creating the space and physically putting this together. I brought my gnome for moral support. Obvs.