I walk all the time to explore all parts of Chicago. It’s the best way to find hidden gems for photos and new restaurants / shops. I’m not much of a driver and will usually either Uber places or take the bus or train if my destination is not walk-able.
Favorite Northside hangout?
Absolutely love Fat Cats for a great black bean burger on the weekends. Also, Four Sided is probably one of my favorite shops. I could absolutely spend hours browsing and buying amazing and unique gifts and home décor.
What's your ideal road trip?
My ideal road trip would be traveling the west coastline from Alaska all the way down to Baja California
What drives you?
My partner Trent truly inspires me to work hard and to continue exploring who I am. I would also have to say time alone away from people helps in driving me because it allows me to clear my mind and focus in on what I need or want to do in life.
I wanted to break away from where I grew up and to become more than I thought I could be by leaving a place that I already knew far too well. I think most people could agree that I can never stay too consistent throughout life. I always need a mix-up to keep my sanity.
Can’t live without…
Alone time away from people. This sounds so morbid, but I truly enjoy my time alone away from all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. I can’t live without this because during these alone times I’m able to clear my mind, focus and continue finding out who I am as a person.
Do you have a four-legged roommate? Tell us about him/her.
I could seriously write a novel about the life of Charlie the English Bullterrier. Charlie is our four-legged handsome son. He truly redefined my life at such a crucial point. I could not see my days without him always being there. He continues to inspire me and continues to brighten each and every day of my life! We love him so much.
Morning routine? ( in 3’s) Wake up, Brush teeth, eat breakfast
Wake up at 4:45 am every day even on weekends, wash face, start espresso shot, make protein shake prior to espresso, decompress 30 min, brush teeth, do hair, get dressed, take Charlie out to potty, and leave for work by 6:10 am.
I can’t say I have a favorite small item. If anything was a favorite of mine it would be all of our artwork in our flat. Every piece is thoughtfully chosen and it’s never as simple as just grabbing something and throwing it up – we definitely have a lot of thought that goes into our artwork and that makes it even more special!
What would your Tinder profile say?
Well, Tinder is actually how I met my partner Trent and I can’t remember now what it said. Probably something along the lines of someone who loves education, art, traveling, and a major food fanatic.
Define your style?
I jam out to...
Depeche Mode, Grimes, M83
What would your punk band name be?
I tried to think of a dozen and couldn’t come up with any without laughing to myself. I hate doing this but I have nothing!
If I am not at home, you can find me here.
Shopping or walking around endlessly in either Uptown or Andersonville.
I just found out my Ancestry DNA results and discovered 15% of my ancestry originated from Sub-Suharan Africa.
What’s your latest binge-watch?
The Crown and Channel Zero
What’s your stripper name? ( First pet’s name + street you grew up on)
Max P Street (Oh god)
Cook us your favorite meal.
My favoriteal would be German Rouladen with potato dumplings and sauerkraut.
I could seriously write a novel about the life of Charlie the English Bullterrier. Charlie is our four-legged handsome son.
My favorite meal would be German Rouladen with potato dumplings and sauerkraut.
I can’t say I have a favorite small item. If anything was a favorite of mine it would be all of our artwork in our flat.