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ONE LAST TOUR.

Out of every single concert/festival/musical performance I have ever attended, I have never been more pumped for Swedish House Mafia’s ‘One Last Tour.’ I have wanted to see the Swedish supergroup for the past two years and this past Wednesday, February 20th, I was able to see all three of them together in front of my very own eyes. 

I know this may sound a little bit overdramatic, but I am very serious. My friends and I eagerly awaited for the day where they would announce their tour schedule, camped out on our computers for days, and landed tickets to this sold out last performance. Words cannot necessarily describe how Swedish House Mafia’s performance was phenomenally fabulous and my favorite concert I have ever attended. From the opening moments of ‘Greyhound,’ to the closure of ‘Save the World,’ and ‘Don’t You Worry Child,’ this experience captured my love for the supergroup and my obsession with dance/electronic/house music. 

To be honest, I was nervous to see them live. I had listened to sets and had dreamed of their performance. I hate being disappointed, but Swedish House Mafia’s concert not only met my expectations, it far exceeded them. The pyrotechnics, lights, sounds, people, and atmosphere was pure perfection and I cannot get the sound or the unforgettable memories from their two hours on stage out of my head. 

My love for music, of all kinds, over the last five years has really come to define who I am and shape me as an individual. I have seen some of the best bands, djs and musical artists perform around the world and I question as to whether or not any single person or concert can ever top the euphoria experienced during Swedish House Mafia.

I have a little over two months left in Bloomington, and I can honestly say that this February 20th date may have been my best collegiate experience in America (let’s not forget my European extravaganza of just pure awesomeness). But regardless of what is yet to come, or which artist is next to blow my mind, this day will always be remembered as the day I saw the ‘one last tour’ that brought such enthusiasm, joy, and music to me and my friends. 

Swedish House Mafia, I love you. 

XOXO//J

one last tour: still on my mind. #swedishhousemafia #shm #onelasttour #wecameweravedweloved #edm #chicago #perfect @nsandler @maddi_ma @swedishhousemafia

one last tour: still on my mind. #swedishhousemafia #shm #onelasttour #wecameweravedweloved #edm #chicago #perfect @nsandler @maddi_ma @swedishhousemafia

#artmiami #baselweekend #miami #midtown #designdistrict #art #funky  (at CONTEXT Art Miami)

#artmiami #baselweekend #miami #midtown #designdistrict #art #funky (at CONTEXT Art Miami)

mango + cashew + walnut crusted salmon #cooking #food #kitchen #yum #lunch

mango + cashew + walnut crusted salmon #cooking #food #kitchen #yum #lunch

chicken fajitas @hehrlich #yum #dinner #food #fab

chicken fajitas @hehrlich #yum #dinner #food #fab

9. LATELY

Lately, as you can see, I have been casually instagramming photos of food, mainly because I have recently decided to become a culinary chef. Kidding, mainly. My gluten and dairy intolerances have propelled me into cooking. It’s fun, it’s a stress reliever and provides extra entertainment on weekdays when I am looking for some creative motivation. 85% of the time I do not use recipes and simply take some of my favorite ingredients and make something fabulous. At least in my opinion. 

It’s weird, because cooking for a crowd is intimidating. You want people to like your food. And then you wonder, do they pretend to like it? Or are they actually obsessed with it?

It’s quite comical actually because lately that’s how I view everything and everyone.  

When I design or work on a project, you always get criticism. Constructive, non-constructive, intimidating, and harsh criticism. But that’s what keeps me motivated. But it also makes me insecure. It’s crazy, but I love it.

Lately I have had a different outlook. What do people really think of things? What do you really think of people? Something simple like cooking can spark so many questions. It’s hard because when you know you’re good at something it’s hard to share it with the world? At least I think it is. It’s called being confidently insecure. And lately, things just seem that way. 

XOXO//J

Asian salad #phenomenal #dinner #yum #nofilter @rachiesklar @hehrlich. Julia Child would be proud of us.

Asian salad #phenomenal #dinner #yum #nofilter @rachiesklar @hehrlich. Julia Child would be proud of us.

#tbt #chicago #lollapalooza #view #city #sweet

#tbt #chicago #lollapalooza #view #city #sweet

shrimp with tomatoes + basil + asparagus + zucchini  #sogood #dinner #yum #cooking

shrimp with tomatoes + basil + asparagus + zucchini #sogood #dinner #yum #cooking

arugula salad with sundried tomato based chicken and cooked sweet potatoes #yum #lunch #homemade #salad  (Taken with Instagram)

arugula salad with sundried tomato based chicken and cooked sweet potatoes #yum #lunch #homemade #salad (Taken with Instagram)

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