Thursday, July 7, 2016

Windy City Smokeout

Did somebody say BBQ?! Windy City Smokeout—the foremost BBQ and country music festival in the Midwest—is returning to Chicago Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 for its fourth year. Hosted by Chicago’s BBQ destination, Bub City, and ACM award-winning Joe’s Bar, Windy City Smokeout promises to bring some of the best BBQ talent and craft breweries from around the nation as well as an impressive lineup of country music stars and up-and-coming talent. 

The award-wining music lineup will include: Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Chase Rice, Billy Currington, Corey Smith, Big & Rich with special guest Cowboy Troy, Phil Vassar, Jessie James Decker, Whiskey Myers, Walker County and Whiskey Jam. The culinary lineup features a fantastic group of pitmasters including, world champion pit master and television star Myron Mixon, the St. Louis staple Pappy’s Smokehouse, Tennessee’s renowned Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint, and of course a few local Chicago favorites including Lillie’s Q, Bub City, Chicago Q and Smoque. In addition to the delicious BBQ lineup, Windy City Smokeout will also cater to tastes across the board with offerings from Big Gay Ice Cream, Three Dots and a Dash, Sir Kensington’s, Drago's Seafood, and The Salsa Truck. 

Still need to snag your tickets? No problem. Get your 3-day passes here and use promo code: ADOPTEDSTYLE for $35 off! 

Photos c/o: Windy City Smokeout

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


If there's one thing I wish I could ask for on this grey, gross, and mind numbing Tuesday morning - which unfortunately feels like a Monday - it would be to rewind back to Mamby. For those of who you weren't able to make it, I hope you won't make the same mistake next year. With surprise appearances by Chicago's very own, Chance the Rapper, and hit tuns from Australian beauty, Betty Who, this was hands down one of the best music weekends of the entire Summer (sigh)...

Photos by: Mitchell Munsell & Kate Scott


No, really...DATE ME. For those of you who haven't heard - that I'm single AF (just kidding) - the most hysterical stand up comedy show, #DATEME: An OKcupid Experiment, just extended it's performance schedule here in Chicago and performances will continue at Second City until the end of July. If that isn't enough, the creator of of the show, Robyn Lynne Norris, has also continued the journey with Date Me Diaries where she shares her dating stories...or nightmares. With the revolutionary online dating apps that have found some people true love, and others of us just horror, this is relatable to everyone in one way or another and will have you belly laughing until the very end.

I have no doubt in my mind that Robyn has created something genius and I hope to see her again, on stage performing, right here in Chicago, soon.

Photos c/o: Robyn Lynne Norris & DateMe: An Okcupid Experiment Production