BEATNIK

Art, Fashion, Food, Photography

CAN I CHANGE YOUR MIND?

Social Media can be whatever you want it to be but it’s meant to connect individuals from all different walks of life from all around the world. Many place negative connotations on it because of what it’s turned into. I, on the other hand, remain in an optimistic mindset of the positive greatness it ensues. A couple years back I was connected through Snapchat with someone who reminded me of myself. Little did I know she’d been following me on Instagram before I connected with her on Snapchat. Her name is Fena (such a beautiful name). We exchanged so many different ideas and connected on so many different levels. She was the Boston creative version of myself.

THE FRIENDS

Who knew that after the connecting via the worldwide web of social media we’d one day get to meet in person? I was so excited to finally hug the flesh that embodied such a magical spirit. The plus was that another friend was coming with. I’d met her through Fena….she was her best friend Mimi. When we finally met up it was as if we’d been friends for years. These girls are my sisters!!! I love them both dearly

THE FOOD

We decided to link at probably one of the most eye pleasing places in my hometown, Chicago. The decor aesthetic is absolutely breathtaking. Beatnik and the drinks don’t disappoint. We met for Sunday brunch + drinks which was nothing less than amazing. I ordered the Pork Cheek Fried Rice (seasonal vegetables, cilantro, fried duck egg, aleppo pepper which I opted against because I simply cannot with spicy ANYTHING). Collectively we decided to indulge in their Chai Cinnamon Rolls (I ADORE chai ANYTHING) I ate all of my food and some which, as much of a foodie as I am, I never finish my food.

THE DRINKS

We all indulged in a few cocktails…one our favs was the Bright Eyed and Fuzzy Headed! So good, it was like dessert in a cocktail glass and I’m no sweets fan but this was perfect!

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AFTER GRUB SHENANS

After stuffing our faces we had to get in a few shots…no, not more liquor…photos! I didn’t mention that one of the things that linked Fena and I together was our love for photography and graphic design. She’s a photographer and I, an aspiring one. We HAD to do it! Look at these backdrops, we simply couldn’t resist!!!

THE OWNER

We’d questioned our waiter and got a wealth of knowledge regarding the owner, all the interior decor accolades belong to the him, who went all out with purchasing one of a kind pieces from all over the world. He also informed us that the owner graces the place with his presence often. It would’ve been a nice treat to meet him and pick his brain.

THE LOOK

This look had to be comfortable and free flowing easy to deal with as womanly tings were taking place that week so I was heavily bloated and it was raining cats and dogs that day. I wanted to be bright and airy to bring about some color to the day. My dress, a bright neon green maxi for only $9.99 with a $5 tan 3/4 length sleeve shirt with black stitching both from Urban Outfitters.  I added a pair of FENTY Puma Creepers, a $5 beret with grommet holes throughout and a bold pink lip from MAC for more color. My necklace is hella old, like at least 10yrs, I couldn’t tell you where I got it from or how many times I almost got rid of it but was glad I didn’t that day.

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