TLS VLOG #3: Chicago (part 1)

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Today I’m taking you with me to Chicago!

First, we’ll get some work done from home and then we’ll walk to the train station together as I share my love for all things Ann Arbor.

Next, we’ll get a behind the scenes look at MegMade as Meg Piercy shows us her wondrous warehouse. Does that name ring a bell? You may remember her talk about marriage, motherhood and self-worth from the podcast a couple weeks ago!

I’m staying with my friend Danielle Moss (who co-founded The Everygirl) on this trip so I’ll give you a quick tour of her gorgeous apartment.

We’ll then take a peak at some beautiful coffee shops and brunch spots throughout the windy city.



Show Notes


Meg Made
Meg’s Lively Show Episode
Danielle Moss
Danielle’s Lively Show Episode
Sawada Coffee


This Post Has 32 Comments

    1. : ) It’s great to hear you enjoyed it! I hope you check out the Portland and Ann Arbor vlogs if you haven’t yet!

  1. D_double_you!

    Hey Jess!! What did you end up doing with Ellie? #keepvlogging

  2. Celia Yarwood

    I love your vlogs! Have you posted anywhere about your skincare or makeup? Your skin is glowing!

    1. Aw, thank you, Celia! I think that’s thanks mostly to eating gluten + dairy free more than any products I put on my face. : )

      1. Celia Yarwood

        I never thought that not eating gluten and dairy would affect my skin. I went dairy and gluten free due to intolerance in December! Thanks!

  3. Yohana Williams

    Hi Jess, loved this and LOVE your sunglasses 😉 keep vlogging!

  4. Lindsey

    Loving the vlogs! I would love to see a house tour too 🙂

  5. I loved the ending 🙂 And how you described Anne Arbor reminds me a lot of my hometown, Buffalo. Cool architecture, young entrepreneurs and a little ***cough***snow. Thanks for this vlog 🙂

    1. : ) Love it, Marie! It sounds like Buffalo and Ann Arbor might have a lot in common – winter included.

  6. Jess, thank you so much for sharing! I was wondering do you video this yourself or do you have someone walking around with you 🙂

  7. Erica Gebstadt Hawker

    Love the shout out to Michigan. I have lived here all of my life and am proud to live here too. I love Ann Arbor too! My husband and I both went to undergrad at U of M and go back to Ann Arbor as often as we can since we live only 30 mins away. Loved your 1st vlog and now I have to go check out those great places in A2. Thanks!

  8. Thao

    I really enjoy your vlogs! It’s cool to get a glimpse of new cities – or in this case, a city I used to live in! Keep them coming – they’re awesome! (And thank you for taking the time to film them!)

    1. Aw, it’s my pleasure, Thao! Thank you for taking the time to share your light with me. : )

  9. Michelle Zapalski

    is that a caitlin wilson kismet rug in your kitchen? I’ve been eyeing this same rug on their website. Do you like it?

  10. Ann Bierbower

    Hi Jess (+ Team),

    I loved the Vlog and was wondering if you have a Spotify account where I can follow your music choices? I’d love that!

    Much love,

    1. That’s wonderful to hear! Unfortunately I don’t use Spotify (I use Pandora), so I can’t share any accounts with you. : )

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