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tommy's favorite things.

Tommy Engstrom

preppy | coffee shop | metropolis 

by: tommy

I’ve had the amazing opportunity to live in some amazing cities throughout my life – Chicago, New York City, Granada, Spain. Having this exposure to different cultures and lifestyles has given me a deep appreciation for food, fashion, art, and literature. Even within my own backyard of the city of Chicago, I am in awe of the many things to do, see and enjoy.

After moving back to Chicago in December 2011, I started a food blog called SMAK (taste or flavor in Swedish). Being able to express my love for food through written word and photographs is something that I am so blessed to be able to do. Cooking recipes, tasting food at local restaurants, sharing cooking tips and techniques, it’s exactly what I’d hope to be doing with my free time.

My fashion has always more or less been described in one word: preppy. Oxford button-downs, khaki pants, cable knit sweaters – I love them all. I’ve lately tried to modernize this classic look and put my own twist on it with updated patterns or accessories. 


Levi's Chino Pants | Bonobos Rhodes Collar Oxford | Warby Parker Watts 
Edible Selby | Mast Brothers Chocolate