17-24/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

I went to Louisiana for a weekend to visit my family (and spend time with my awesome husband), and I ate ALL THE SOUTHERN FOODS! A lot of eating went on, and I have so much to show you!

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Ep. 7 :: Trish Harnetiaux is M...

Apr 20, 2014 by

In this episode, I interview Brooklyn-based writer/producer Trish Harnetiaux. We talk about the early internet, self-producing work, her hilarious short comedy films, and leaving playwrighting to become firefighters, among other aspirations. Tune in!

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Ep. 6 :: Levi Petree is Making...

Apr 7, 2014 by

We’re back! In this episode, I chat with my good pal Levi Petree about his band The Radio Publica, who have just released their debut EP. We discuss our families in Louisiana, our time in Chicago, and his recent transition from actor to songwriter/musician. We also lament that life is long and real, and discus our growing appreciation for savings accounts. Listen in!

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Ep. 5 :: Evan Linder is Making...

Feb 20, 2014 by

On this episode of Making Conversation, I chat with Chicago playwright/actor/director Evan Linder. We talk about the vibrant way his theatre company develops new work, his current project (part of Steppenwolf’s Garage Rep), what teaching playwrighting to students has taught US about writing, and a whole lot more.

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Ep. 4 :: Sheena LaShay is Maki...

Feb 13, 2014 by

In this episode, I chat with Sheena LaShay–photographer, videographer, dancer, stage manager, businesswoman, etc, extraordinaire. We talk about knowing and standing up for the value of your art, the artist as advocate and activist, the beauty of abundance, and much much more. And we get a little gooey at the end.

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Ep.3 :: Margot Bordelon is Mak...

Feb 6, 2014 by

In this episode, I talk with director Margot Bordelon, who currently lives and works in New York City. We chat about why she calls herself a “new play director,” what we love about Chicago, how quickly we’d sell out (within reason), making theatre that is aggressive yet accessible, and how what we do is becoming as important to us as how we do it. Plus, of course, much more.

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Rocking/Coveting: Feb1.14

Feb 1, 2014 by

The new devised theatre piece Mountains: Great and Small that I’ve been devising/directing/scripting since October with students from Virginia Intermont College opened (and closed, thus is college theatre) this week. So what have I been rocking during this week of theatrical triumph? And what do I wish I had in my arsenal to take the glam a step further?

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Ep.1 :: Danielle O’Farre...

Jan 18, 2014 by

In this first episode of “Making Conversation,” I speak with my good friend, actress Danielle O’Farrell. We discuss making storefront theatre in Chicago in our 20s, the pros and cons of joining a union, the importance of beauty and aesthetics in personal presentation, why she moved to New York from California, and much, much more.

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Rocking/Coveting: Jan9.14

Jan 9, 2014 by

That’s cold, I don’t care who you are. As a result, I’ve been hiding indoors since I got back from Louisville, which leads me to the beauty product I am rocking this week. And also, the sad tale of the perfect LBD that slipped through my fingers.

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Making Conversation: The Creat...

Jan 1, 2014 by

I remember yesterday, loves, and it was glorious. Long nights, low budgets, grand ideas, and big loves. I wouldn’t trade those years for anything, because they made me who I am and they gave me everything I have. But how are we making art TODAY? What has changed, what have we lost, and how far have we come? These are the questions I am asking myself, and for the next year, these are the questions I will be asking my 30-something artist friends.

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Our First Home : Bedroom Makeo...

Jul 23, 2013 by

re has been a subtle hue and a small cry for photos of the interior of our new home. But just as with the first pictures of North West and the announcement of the name of HRH Baby Cambridge, I wanted to wait for the exact right time to present them. Which basically means, I wanted to get a few rooms looking reasonably redecorated, and clean, before I photographed them and put them all over the internet. And here are the first! Allow me to introduce you to our master bedroom.

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March Madness

Mar 31, 2013 by

Yes, I have spent 10 of the previous 30 days travelling out of state, which is both exciting and exhausting. For added kicks, Miles and I decided to start the process of purchasing our very first home this month as well. Yowza. It’s been real, March ’13.

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The Dresser of Dreams

Mar 17, 2013 by

Here is the final result! The dresser of my dreams!Created for a little over $200 (including the sander I had to buy, and the not-so-cheap Anthro drawer pulls), which is infinitely cheaper than buying a new dresser, even if I could have found one exactly like this. And I don’t think there’s one exactly like this beauty anywhere out there.

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Paint with All the Colors of t...

Feb 22, 2013 by

I am about as far down the DIY-able scale as you can go without completely falling off it. Whereas the author of one of those design books I so love might look at my furniture and say “these pieces have great bones; all they need is an update,” my response has always been “shame nobody can do anything about that ugly thing.”

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10 Things You Must Eat in Chic...

Oct 24, 2012 by

So, in a gustatory landscape so vast and varied, how is a person to ferret out the best, the most transcendent of the dishes on offer? My suggestion is to start with this list, compiled by me, a professional fan of food AND lists, and make your way from there.

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