March #MonthlyMusings

February 26, 2016

The end of the month is always a turbulent time--projects are being wrapped up and everyone's scrambling. However, it's also a time of great promise, and Chrome City wants to give you something to look forward to. We curated a list of #MonthlyMusings for March, so that you can avoid that end-of-month slump. 

Food & Drink: With temperatures rising and spirits lifting, we are so down to get our brunch on. We love unwinding with Sunday Fun-day, but sometimes we go overboard (extra side of bacon, please?). That’s why our favorite brunch spot for March is Beatrix. This River North restaurant turns all of the best brunch indulgences into healthy meals. Our recommendation? The Quinoa Cakes with Poached Egg (Beatrix's take on Eggs Benedict) and a fresh green juice. They also have a delicious cocktail menu; many of their options are made with their house juices. If you haven't stopped by Beatrix yet, be sure to add it to your to-do list for the month of March.

 

Lifestyle: Beginning March 5th, the Art Institute of Chicago will be exhibiting a collection of 140 stunning portraits for the first time in its history. The new exhibition “Van Dyck, Rembrandt, and the Portrait Print” includes several works by Van Dyck, a world-renowned iconographer, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, and Chuck Close. With multiple artists that span five centuries, this exhibition will be an in depth look at the artform of portraiture and how it has evolved. From pencil etchings to hyper-realism, this exhibition is at the top of our must-see list.

 

Culture: This election year has produced more controversial and eye-popping presidential campaigns than any in recent history. We’re interested in how the candidates choose to connect and persuade their audiences--whether it be through racy tweets via Donald Trump or a women-only forum à la Hillary Clinton. That’s why Bernie Sanders’ new visually stunning campaign video caught our eye. To spread his message of togetherness, the video features a strong voice over (in that charming New York accent) where Bernie uses emotional language paired with provocative images of diverse people. We applaud director, David Olinger, for this creative take on the hackneyed campaign video. Let’s just say, this video gave us the chills.

 

Fashion & Beauty: As the seasons begin to change and with NYFW just ending, new trends are being seen on models, celebrities and fashion bloggers around the world. One of our favorite accessory trends is the throwback to choker necklaces. Now we all remember those stretchy chokers we use to wear in the 90s... well that trend has come back but in an even better way. We are obsessed with this Fallon choker seen on WeWoreWhat because it gives a little edge to any outfit. We've seen a lot of celebrities like  Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell rock the hell out of these chokers.

 

Events: Louis the Child is playing March 4th at Lincoln Hall at 10:00PM. Robby Cauldron and Freddy Kennet of Louis the Child, originally from Chicago, have a sound we would call “modern day house music.” Louis the Child came into fame after releasing their song “It’s Strange” and now they are playing at music festivals like Coachella. Luckily for us Chicagoans, Louis the Child also likes to perform close to home. For anyone who loves to dance, this is the concert for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex Ott, Ceo and Founder of Chrome City will celebrate her 30th birthday on March 7th. She will be toasting to three decdaes with all of the amazing people that have made an impact on her life since she moved to Chicago in March of 2011 at Morgan's On Fulton.  


 

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