New Buddy Editions Prints by Danielle Kroll




We just added three new pieces by Brooklyn artist Danielle Kroll to the Buddy Editions boutique and I wanted you to be the first to know. Her other Buddy prints (especially Manhattan Matches and City Living!) have been selling like hot cakes so I was thrilled when she agreed to create more. I’m thinking I need the new cheetah print for my Chicago apartment and can’t help but wish I had a nursery to decorate (hopefully my boyfriend isn’t reading…) because those elephants are all kinds of darling. Wouldn’t the colorful coral sea life be perfect for anyone that lives by or loves the beach? Prints begin at only $50, are exclusive to Buddy, and are limited-edition! Shop the new arrivals here.

P.S. Did you know Buddy Editions is on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter? Shameless plug… xo

Insta-Crush: @Vintagetribune


Do you follow @VintageTribune on instagram? Whether you live in Chicago, are from Chicago, or simply just love the Windy City, this instagram account is full of historical treasures. Managed by the Chicago Tribune, the account shares photos that celebrate Chitown’s fascinating past—the fashion, architecture, weather, and politics. The caption for the photo above was “University of Chicago senior Frank Calvin, the winner of the mustache race, is congratulated by co-eds Orva Prange (left) and Kay Wiedenhoefl in May 1931.” Below are some more treasures from the account. Like what you see? Follow @VintageTribune here.


“A July 1970 aerial shot of Lake Point Tower, Navy Pier, and the water filtration plant. Photo by Ron Bailey.”


“Newspaper carrier Sean Aksamit in Homewood in 1974.”


“A workman checks for cracks in the Wrigley Building’s terra cotta facade and its iconic clock in April 1977. Photo by Carl Hugare.”


“Children greet new residents for the Brookfield Zoo in August 1954. The animals arrived by boxcar. Photo by Luigi Mendicino.”


“Mary Gorman helps prepare an exhibit for the annual chrysanthemum show at Washington Park in 1929.”


“Always vigilant at their posts, the Art Institute lions at Michigan Avenue September 11, 1956.”


“Thousands attended the opening of the Outer Drive Bridge on October 5, 1937. President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the bridge (also known as the Link Bridge) in a civic bash the likes of which Chicago had seldom seen.”

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The Coach Turnlock Tie Tote


Coach recently unveiled their new “Turnlock Tie” collection and offered to send me a tote for my neighborhood jaunts. As if they had to ask! I have long admired the iconic American brand’s craftsmanship and couldn’t wait to see the new design. The ‘Turnlock’ hardware was introduced by Bonnie Cashin, Coach’s acclaimed designer in the 60’s and 70’s, who was inspired by the closure of her soft top convertible. I love how the chic black leather tote I selected easily transitions from day to night. Since moving to Chicago I have spent most of my weekends exploring–the Gold Coast architecture, the green of Lincoln Park, and the skyline view from the North Beach waterfront. This past weekend I took my handsome new Coach bag out for a spin–enjoy some of my favorite neighborhood spots!







The Turnlock Tie Collection from Coach is now available to shop online.

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Sir John Soane’s Private Apartment


If you love London’s Sir John Soane’s Museum as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to learn they’ve recently expanded. The second floor private apartment of the famous English architect is now on public view for the first time in 160 years. I can’t wait to see his blue and white china collection in person. Also on view is the special exhibition, “Inspired by Soane: I Found This And Thought of You,” which features postcards illustrated by prominent creatives such as Manolo Blahnik, Zaha Hadid, and Christopher Bailey of Burberry. That’s Bailey’s take on the museum above…charming, indeed. Book your tour of the Sir John Soane’s private residence here.

VISIT: Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, England






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