“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso.
I have an affinity for symmetrical lines. I remember back in high school when in chemistry class my mind would wander from atoms and protons to drawing lines and objects in pleasing proportions to one another. Fast forward a decade later, my peculiar interest in vertical lines transcend beyond scribbles in my note pad as it manifests into my choice of attires. Case in point – an obsession with this navy and yellow Zara find.
I love exploring different corner cafes in and around Chicago. A freshly made cuppa joe with a peach muffin on a lazy Sunday sounds like an idyllic way to unwind and rejuvenate. One local spot that I’ve found recently is Hansa Coffee, a roaster and retailer of fine cocoa beans and pour over coffee on the north side of Chicago that serves a mean hazelnut latte. And not to mention one on the house every Tuesday when you buy a pound of coffee! Lewis Black once said “I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake”. Needless to say at Hansa my taste bud was livened and invigorated to a whole new level!