The Street Art Lovers Guide To Detroit

As I drove into Detroit for the first time I immediately noticed that the creative spirit is alive and well in the Motor City. In this auto-centric area, you don’t have to park your car to see breathtaking street art. It’s available free of charge on buildings, down alleyways, in parking garages and from 55…

10 Most Instagrammable Places To Eat In Chicago

There’s no doubt Chicago is one of the most photogenic cities in the U.S.—from the breathtaking view of Skydeck Chicago at the Willis Tower to the sandy beach lake front. But did you know many of our favorite foodies spots are also Insta-Worthy? That’s why we’ve rounded up mouthwatering pics from 10 of the cities…

The Ultimate Geek Guide To Chicago

Are you in search of a total geek fest?  You don’t have to search for long—Chicago is a nerds paradise. Love to drink beer and waste quarters at arcade bars? The city boasts plenty of them. Prefer to gain literary knowledge? Just pick an institution and check out an exhibition or spend the weekend at…

The Local Tourist: A Chicago Staycation

Sometimes you just can’t get away. Maybe you don’t have enough time or money to plan some elaborate, last-minute vacation, or maybe you don’t have the vacation days. But surely you can find time to relax for at least a day or two. Good thing we live in Chicago—the city that’s full of good eats and…

Mystic Blue Blogger Cruise

What happens when you give bloggers booze and send them on a cruise? The best and most photographed end of summer party ever! We checked in with the Windy City Blogger Collective, and quickly found ourselves on the VIP roof deck aboard Mystic Blue Cruises.As if a sunset cocktail cruise on the lake with Chicago as the backdrop…

DC Road Trip Recap & Pet Travel Checklist

Let’s be honest. Even when you love your city, you still need a break from it. So I’m doing just that! Road trips are one of the easiest ways to escape, and one of Chicago’s best qualities is that it borders six states which make great getaways. So far I’ve done Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dubuque…

NY Cityscape

  As always thank you for reading, commenting, and liking! WITH LOVE, Dāsha Via… Instagram Twitter Facebook

Fashion Walk Of Fame

      There was no way I could go to New York with out walking down the fashion walk of fame so I left Midtown and headed towards the garment district. I’m a big kid so I was ecstatic to bump into Mario along the way!     Crop Top & Skirt:Eshakti|Purse:Forever 21|Sandals:Amazon {I…

The Big Apple

My Dress:Eshakti|Michaela’s Dress:Target Wow…I outdid myself with this hotel! The Room Mate Grace has quickly become my new favorite place to stay. The decor is impeccable, the bedding plush, and the cherry on top is being served breakfast in a dinning room fit for a queen. With full bellies and back-up batteries in tow, we hopped…

Bye Chicago…Hello NYC

  In my family birthdays are a big deal and as you get older the celebrations extend from one day to a full month. I’m not quite old enough or wealthy enough to celebrate for a month. So I’m headed to New York City for an adventurous birthday week with my better half. Stay tuned…

Taste of Chicago

The Food Erykah Badu Trombone Shorty My Style Each year as July approaches my usual route to work is transformed into a festival filled with food, music, and laughter. For more than a week millions of tourists file into the city and traffic is bumper to bumper but thankfully I know the back streets. But…

Urban Safari

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.” -William Feather  One of my favorite things to do when I have free time is wander around the city and let the art captivate me. There’s a story in every alley, every park, and a different vibe in…