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7 Sep

Portland

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Our recent adventure led us up I-95 to the cutest little town by the sea – Portland, Maine. My “Maine” objective was to taste the famous Lobster rolls, which, by the way, were on point. It is also a vibrant and scenic city that I have been eager to cross off my domestic adventure list this summer.

Portland is only a 2 hour drive north from Boston if you stick to the interstate, although we opted for the slower but charming coastal route through Hampton Beach and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Whatever route you prefer, make sure to experience this colorful city sitting at the mouth of the Fore River as it empties into Casco bay. Portland is the essence of New England with an unexpected variety of culture, food, shops and trendy cafes.

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We started our trip off by having lunch at 3 Buoys

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Oh sweet Maine. This lobster roll and sweet potato fries were to die for ??

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After lunch we walked to the boardwalk and came across the lovelock bridge

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Walked around downtown for a little bit

Walked around downtown for a little bit

Tried so hard to get a picture of this mural but there were trucks parked in front of it! If you know where MECA is downtown, walk around there and you will find this awesome mural!

Tried so hard to get a picture of this mural but there were trucks parked in front of it! If you know where MECA is downtown, walk around there and you will find this awesome street art. 

Before heading home we stopped by Cape Elizabeth to check out the lighthouse. It was so beautiful.

Before heading home we stopped by Cape Elizabeth to check out the lighthouse. 

If you want to experience the true essence of New England, visit Portland!

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10 Aug

Chicago Art Hunt

Chicago is my favorite city in the continental United States. I’m definitely a little biased though, because I lived and rotated there for a while. It’s the home of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Michelle Obama, Oprah and Kanye West.

And whenever I fly into Chi-town it feels like I’m simply coming back home. ‘Homecoming’ by Kanye West plays in my head the whole time I’m there. It was awesome bringing Sohail to Chi town this past month because not only did I get to play tour-guide (is tour-guidess a word? because I was totally going to type that) but we were finally able to experience my favorite city together! I’ll be honest with you guys, I was in the moment so much that I kind of forgot to take pictures but I’ll share whatever I did take, as always. Here’s a little street art guide next time you’re in Chicago and need a backdrop for a photo or two.

How dope is this mural? I got a lot of questions on where it is and I have all the info for you guys.

Location: 2236 N Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square

Artists: Victor Ving & Lisa Beggs.

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If you go to the above mural and look to your right, you’ll find this one under the train tracks.

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Walk the opposite way of the Chicago mural and you’ll find this in the alley way.

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Soley loved this one. Walk through that little alley way and you’ll find this abstract piece covering the entire wall next to a department store.

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And if you’re on the hunt for some good latte art, go to Sawada cafe in the west loop. We had the military lattes which are a 10/10.

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I love coming back home.

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