Meg Takes Chicago

Today’s Helping Hand

May 3, 2010
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Another adventure at the Art Institute of Chicago.. Too bad I won’t be settled in Chicago in time, sounds amazing!

Borrowed from one of my favorite blogs– Style Admirer. Check it out: http://styleadmirer.com

The SAIC NightWalk 2010

“The Art Institute is one of my favorite places in Chicago, especially since the opening of the Modern Wing. When I heard a new fashion benefit, NightWalk 2010, will be held this Friday in the museum’s magnificent new addition, I knew it was an event not to be missed. This late-night (9pm-12am) fashion party culminates the day-long SThe Art Institute is one of my favorite places in Chicago, especially since the opening of the Modern Wing. When I heard a new fashion benefit, NightWalk 2010, will be held this Friday in the museum’s magnificent new addition, I knew it was an event not to be missed. This late-night (9pm-12am) fashion party culminates the day-long School of the Art Institute of Chicago fashion celebration that starts that same day, with a 2pm fashion show (which quickly sold out) and a 7pm annual gala scholarship benefit, The Walk 2010.”

“NightWalk 2010 presents the top designs from the SAIC runway show as well as 10 new runway designs by Gary Graham, a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, 1992 SAIC graduate, and the evening’s Legend of Fashion honoree. The event begins with hors d’oeuvres and an open bar before guests make their way to a standing-room-only “Best of Show” runway presentation of cutting-edge designs by SAIC sophomores, juniors and seniors. Desserts and coffee cap off the evening. Tickets are $100 and support SAIC student scholarships. Come out and support local fashion and design education at a dynamic event featuring breathtaking designs and impressive designers.” — By Meghan Turner

*Thanks Style Admirer!


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The Municipal Flag of Chicago

April 20, 2010
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Just for fun.. And because I always wondered!

The three white stripes

– Top: represents the North side of the city

– Center: represents the West side

– Bottom: represents the South side

The two blue stripes

– Top: represents Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the Chicago Rive

– Bottom: represents the South Branch of the Chicago River and the Great Canal

The four red stars and each point on each star

– First:Fort Dearborn and transportation, labor, commerce, finance, populousnes, salubrity

– Second: The Chicago Fire and religion, education, esthetics, justice, beneficence, civic pride

– Third: The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and France 1693, Great Britain 1763, Virginia 1778, Northwest Territory 1798, Indian Territory 1802, Illinois Statehood 1818

– Fourth: The Century of Progress Exposition of 1933 and World’s Third Largest City, City’s Latin Motto, I WIll Motto, Great Central Market, Wonder City, Convention City

Phew!

*image via Google


10. The Magnificent Mile

April 19, 2010
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I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the love of my life: THE CLASSIC BURBERRY TRENCH

This weekend I spend an hour in Newbury Street’s Burberry with the fantastic John, who understood even more than I how much I truly need this trench. Its classic lines and ridiculously comfortable yet form fitting fabric make my heart melt, literally. Even more, I look beyond chic and actually imagined myself trotting off to work in Chicago next fall or walking with Johnson (my famed wiener dog) along Lake Michigan as the leaves fall around us.

Among the countless other designers I lust for along The Magnificent Mile, Burberry seems to be at the top my list (as of now, that is)…

*images via Burberry


9. The Art Institute of Chicago

April 19, 2010
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Take a break and enjoy the view…

*images via Google

Up first: Matisse

I briefly studied Matisse in my Humanities class sophomore year of college.. I absolutely adore the colors, and in fact, created my room’s decor around them.  The deep purples and reds fascinate me most and I cannot wait to use them to paint my new Chicago apartment.


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The Next Set

April 5, 2010
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6. Lou Malnati’s

7. Shedd Aquarium

8. Soldier Field

9. The Art Institute of Chicago

10. The Magnificent Mile

Stay tuned friends!


    Megan Nehls

    Enthusiastic PR student graduating from BU in May, then taking on Chicago one must see at a time!

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