urbnexplorer the ceiling tiles in @chicagoathletichotel's white city ballroom were reproduced to match historic stalactites with an edison bulb at the tip, even using the original plaster company from the 1890s. according to the restoration architect, " it's essentially the most expensive lay-in ceiling ever built." #chicago #theloop 2w

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urbnexplorer desserts of 2016 take note, it's going to be hard to top this beaut by @cherrycirclecaa. #chicago #theloop 2w

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urbnexplorer blizzard aside, #washingtondc is heating up this winter. my district picks are on the blog. #DC [link in profile] 2w

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urbnexplorer unforgettable performance by @trts last night with @thaliahallchicago's intimate "in the round" staging. oh and then yo la tengo's georgia hubley joined tortoise for "yonder blue!" #pilsen #chicago 2w

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urbnexplorer "bb king dedicated his life to the blues until he couldn't go no more. muddy, wolf, all of them did it, because they loved it as much as i do. and now i'm gonna do it myself." - @therealbuddyguy #chicago 2w

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urbnexplorer eating grilled trout with our bare hands was just one memorable bite at #winterintherustbelt. thanks @getcruxed @saucedmarket @locallective @three_floyds! #chicago #pilsen 3w
  •   lisawhite1213 So bummed I'm in St Louis and missed this! Looks like a wonderful time :) 3w

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urbnexplorer if a geodesic dome can sustain its own weight with no practical limits, so can you. #montreal 4w

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urbnexplorer i've been volunteering at @826chi's writing & tutoring center since 2009 and am excited to continue furthering their mission as the associate board's director of communications. it's an honor volunteering alongside wonderful people to help #chicago's students find their voice! #wickerpark
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urbnexplorer turn and face the strange. 4w

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urbnexplorer getting stuck in a #DC blizzard was one of my most fun days last year. i'm thrilled to head back this month for @districtarchcenter's #iSeeDC exhibit, the newly open renwick @americanartmuseum, & a return to @rosesluxury! #washingtondc 1mon

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urbnexplorer i'm excited to see how 2016 develops. #chicago 1mon

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urbnexplorer my ode to travel in 2015. thanks for all your tips, hosting, & reading my stories! where are you headed in the new year? 1mon

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