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NICOLE
COWORKING SPACE OWNER
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HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?

Cream, but no sugar

BIKE, WALK, TRAIN, OR DRIVE?

I’m a total urbanista: no car! So I walk, bike, and public transit everywhere]

FAVORITE NORTHSIDE HANGOUT?

Learning to boulder at First Ascent Uptown

IDEAL ROAD TRIP?

Anywhere warm, along the coast, with stops for beaches and water sports along the way.

WHAT DRIVES YOU?

Adventure. Learning new things. Love for my work, and the ability to help other people achieve their goals.

WHY CHICAGO?

Diversity! I can go to any country in the world, come back to Chicago, and find a restaurant serving food from that country.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

My headphones. I’m always on the move, so I need to be able to listen to podcasts, news, and my music when I just want to take a break and jam out.

MORNING ROUTINE? ( IN 3’S) WAKE UP, BRUSH TEETH, EAT BREAKFAST

I make my coffee, and before I check my phone or emails, I sit and reflect in the morning quiet. I acknowledge what I am grateful for (life, health, freedom, family, friends, my business, my abilities).

DEFINE YOUR STYLE?

City-chic. Skinny leg jeans + off the shoulder top + cool kicks, and I’m good to go!

HASHTAG YOURSELF

#TheOnlyWayToKnowIsToGo

I JAM OUT TO...

Daya “I Don’t Wanna Sit Still and Look Pretty”

WHAT WOULD YOUR BAND NAME BE?

Nic at Night

IF I AM NOT AT HOME, YOU CAN FIND ME...

Practicing ballet

WHAT’S YOUR LATEST BINGE-WATCH?

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

COOK US YOUR FAVORITE MEAL.

Ethopian food

Lives in
The Lawrence House
Born in
Chicago
Social
@NicoleRVasquez
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I’M ALWAYS ON THE MOVE, SO I NEED TO BE ABLE TO LISTEN TO PODCASTS, NEWS, AND MY MUSIC WHEN I JUST WANT TO TAKE A BREAK AND JAM OUT.

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MY MORNING ROUTINE IS TO MAKE MY COFFEE, AND BEFORE I CHECK MY PHONE OR EMAILS, I SIT AND REFLECT IN THE MORNING QUIET.

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IF I AM NOT AT HOME YOU CAN FIND ME PRACTICING BALLET.

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MY IDEAL ROAD TRIP WOULD BE ANYWHERE WARM, ALONG THE COAST, WITH STOPS FOR BEACHES AND WATER SPORTS ALONG THE WAY.

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II CAN GO TO ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, COME BACK TO CHICAGO, AND FIND A RESTAURANT SERVING FOOD FROM THAT COUNTRY.