Don't Feed The Publicists

A potpourri of personalities at k101, don't judge...and don't feed the publicists.
So close. Who’s ready for the weekend?

So close. Who’s ready for the weekend?

Behind the scenes with @reveriechicago Master Chef Rodelio Aglibot on #WGN #Lunchbreak 🍣😍 (at WGN-TV Studios)

Behind the scenes with @reveriechicago Master Chef Rodelio Aglibot on #WGN #Lunchbreak 🍣😍 (at WGN-TV Studios)

Roy in Yellow Interior, 1991. ⚫️#RoyLichtenstein at work in his studio as captured by #LaurieLambrecht

Roy in Yellow Interior, 1991. ⚫️#RoyLichtenstein at work in his studio as captured by #LaurieLambrecht

It’s #NationalDogWeek and two frenchies just made a pup-stop at our office! Meet Cherub! 👼 #frenchbulldog  (at K101 Agency)

It’s #NationalDogWeek and two frenchies just made a pup-stop at our office! Meet Cherub! 👼 #frenchbulldog (at K101 Agency)

Is it lunch time yet? Our client/master chef/rockstar #RodelioAglibot rockin’ out at #Reverie on air for #WGN TV #LivingHealthyChicago #HealthyBites with #JaneMonzures

Is it lunch time yet? Our client/master chef/rockstar #RodelioAglibot rockin’ out at #Reverie on air for #WGN TV #LivingHealthyChicago #HealthyBites with #JaneMonzures

AN ODE TO IKEA

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I can’t believe that it’s already the middle of September. I genuinely mean it when I say that I am shocked at how fast the summer has flown by. The fact that I leave for school in a mere week and a half started to loom over me like a death wish, and mostly because I wasn’t sure I was prepared. At all.

 

I go to school in Missouri, and am moving into my very first apartment come August 22nd. Which is just as exciting as it is nerve wracking. Talk about stressful. Our apartment comes completely unfurnished, and as I am slowly but surely figuring out, there are a lot of things I have to buy to try and survive this school year.

 

In true Nicole fashion, I started worrying about this about five weeks later than I should have. There were big decisions I had to make, like what size bed would fit in my room, how we were going to get all of my furniture from Chicago to Missouri without forking over a fortune, and of course, what kind of bedding to get.

 

Which is why Ikea has come to me as a savior. Oh Ikea, with your cheap home goods and magically delicious Swedish meatballs. What would I do without you? Where would I be?

 

I would probably be on the floor, crying, to be quite honest. I tend to have issues handling big amounts of stress, so apartment shopping had already started to get to me come last weekend, when my dad and I decided to make the trip out to Ikea- just to “check things out” and see “what we could find.”

 

Oh, did we find things. And check things out.

 

Ikea has EVERYTHING a college student could ask for. Affordable options that are great for temporary living situations. Four dollar side tables? They have them. Kitchen utensils in all bright shades possible? You bet. Twenty dollar duvet covers, closet systems, rubber ice cube trays in the shape of hearts and even chocolate bars. As you probably assumed, my dad and I got sucked into the Ikea vortex pretty easily.

 

We spent hours going in circles (literally, because Ikea’s floors are designed in big circles) and tossed item after item into the cart (after deciding that yes, I needed this and yes, that was cheap enough). I’ll admit, some time was spent trying, and failing miserably, to pronounce the most ridiculous names of products (See here). I’ll also admit that we shamelessly ended our shopping trip devouring a big plate of Swedish meatballs. I walked out of there full and satisfied.

 

So thank you, Ikea, for giving me a great shopping experience and allowing me to decorate my apartment bedroom without sending us into bankruptcy. It truly is a blessing. I will forever look to you as an inspiration, especially if you decide to open a location somewhere in the state of Missouri.

 

~Nicole

We’re at #FlatTopGrill & #StirCrazy headquarters today. Chalk it up to another great meeting!

We’re at #FlatTopGrill & #StirCrazy headquarters today. Chalk it up to another great meeting!

Well said. RIP #JoanRivers

Well said. RIP #JoanRivers

We love you #NewYork, but it’s good to be back in sweet home #Chicago. Now bring on the work week! #southwest

We love you #NewYork, but it’s good to be back in sweet home #Chicago. Now bring on the work week! #southwest

🗽 #lebain #thestandard  (at Le Bain at The Standard, High Line)

🗽 #lebain #thestandard (at Le Bain at The Standard, High Line)