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Halloween Weekend Planned! (win tickets!)

The gang of freaks over at The Numbered Days are back with the sweets, beats, and treats for a Halloween Loft Party on Saturday, October 26 at Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N. Kedzie Blvd.).  Remember trick-or-treating? This party would be like the house that gave out king size Snickers in a bowl on the front porch … Continue reading

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Who should go on your Spotify list

It’s the time again, the temperatures are cooling off, the PSL’s are being ordered and you’re wondering what new artist you’ll listen to this fall. The thing is, most of the time I stumble upon great finds by accident. Then there’s the time when I tweet @MarisaVictoria for music recommendations. She … Continue reading

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Win Tickets to RISE Party by The Numbered Days

You’re in for a treat when you’re going to an event thrown by the same folks that were crowned one of Chicago’s Best Parties of 2012 by HuffPost.  I can’t tell you how great it feels to find an organization that accomplishes few of the things I love: Chicago music, giving … Continue reading

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Check this Music Out: The xx

What do I wish for when I hear The xx? That they’d play at Lollapalooza this year. After all, I’ve missed them when they were here in Chicago last year because I was on my way to Tokyo. Funny thing, they just left Tokyo before coming to the US. Some … Continue reading

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Personal Luxury Meets Savvy Technology at Conrad Hotels & Resorts

You’ve checked in at the Conrad New York and now rummaging through your bag for that toothbrush that you know you forgot but refuse to admit that you did. If you’re like me, you’ve been less than enthusiastic about calling the front desk about forgotten amenities or last minute requests … Continue reading

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Tokyo Travel Talk: Transportation

I’m not one to often brag but one thing I’ll happily brag about is my knowledge of Tokyo. Through the past 3 years I’ve developed an extensive bank of memories of Japan and specifically Tokyo. These days when someone wants advice on traveling there, they find me, if not by … Continue reading

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Discover the Fabulous World of Brigitte Bardot at Sofitel Chicago

The Sofitel Chicago is a name synonymous with Chic. As if the two couldn’t been more perfect for each other, Brigitte Bardot joins them and for a truly marvelous threesome. Until May 26, 2012, Sofitel Chicago highlights its French roots and esteem for international cinema by displaying a traveling exhibit … Continue reading

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Chicago Restaurant Week – Where to Eat!

For ten days, over 200 restaurants in Chicago (and its suburbs) will offer special prix fixe menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33/$44 for dinner. Take this opportunity to discover new dining hot spots and re-visit a few of your favorites. Participating restaurants may offer Restaurant Week menus for … Continue reading

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Join Us at Champagne Chic at the Sofitel Chicago

Online event registration for #SofitelTweetUp powered by Eventbrite Thanksgiving will be over, Christmas will be right around the corner and before we know it, we’ll find ourselves at the end of another great year in Chicago. Join other fantastic Chicagoans on Twitter to celebrate the end of year. Come meet … Continue reading

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Six Movie Trailers that Will Make You Want to See the Feature

Melancholia. Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth. Lucky. A wannabe serial killer wins the lottery and pursues his lifelong crush. The Art of Getting By. George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way … Continue reading

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My 15 FANTASTIC minutes with #theKindnessCab & Leon Logothetis

Sunday night was spent watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s since “people don’t belong to people” kept popping in my thoughts. As I’m watching it and checking my twitter feed (because we can’t do one thing only, anymore) something came up. I saw a tweet that said “this is so cool #thekindnesscab … Continue reading

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Korean pop music review in social sami by guest blogger Justin

Check this Music Out: KOREAN POP STYLE Yanghwajin Band

And another great one from @FrequentLee. I’m still waiting for him to review a cute girl group full of enough cuteness to cause diabetes! Until then, I’m happy with what he’s giving us. Enjoy!   This song feels like I’ve always heard it, yet refreshing and new at the same … Continue reading

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Want to Change Your Twitter Handle? You’re Out of Luck!

Actually, you’re absolutely not! Few years ago many knew me at @Tokyofan (seems like it belongs to “pete” now). After hours of self-deliberation I decided that I should change my handle to something that represents me more. I’m still Tokyofan and will always be one but it was just a … Continue reading

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Use Your Social Media Skills to Win Scavenger Hunt: Downtown Dash

Social Media is awesome and if you know me you’ll know how much I’m a fan of it. More than anything I’ve met so many wonderful people through Twitter and I’ll always be grateful for that. I’ve also seen some cool things done with social media and the Downtown Dash … Continue reading

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Check this Music Out: KOREAN POP STYLE, Navi

Here’s another KPOP installment from @Frequentlee (he noted I misspelled his last name last time).  Did you know that Justin’s email signature is: Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. By James Bovard. I honestly loved this post because … Continue reading

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Check this Music Out: KOREAN POP STYLE, Kim Bo Kyung

Justin is a great friend of mine. He’s one of the few who encouraged me to start a blog few years ago. He’s also a great writer and have proofread my posts before.  He’s much funnier than I am and the idea of him guest posting here was tossed between … Continue reading

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12 Great Takeaways from #20SBSummit Keynote Speakers

#20sbsummit saw great panels and fantastic creative energy. By the end of it I felt like I’ve grown years in wisdom. I genuinely believe that it’s one of the best conferences this year in Chicago, along with #bbsummit11. Although, in terms of speakers and panelists I think 20SBSummit had the … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’, Havin’ a Blast…

  We interrupt Sami’s regular blogging schedule to bring you a 20SB Blog Swap. So… hi! I’m Lacey from Perks of Being a JAP and I’ll be your host today. The topic for this round of blog swapping is “summer”. When I asked Sami what he’d be writing about, he … Continue reading

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