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Take Me to Church.

Erik Engstrom

It has been crazy recently. I MC'ed a retreat this past weekend, I've been trying to catch up with school work, I've been in and out of meetings, and running all around. You know what I need? Some good ol' peace and quite. A little solitude. I need to find a place where I can unwind and empty my mind. Take me to church! There is something spiritual about rest. I love the constant hustle and bustle of life, but sometimes a nap, or a few quiet moments, is all I need. So maybe I'll find an out-of-body experience in my bed... Dreaming... Sleeping.... Yeah, that will be my salvation for the day. 

As much as I enjoy having things to do, it is easy to get caught up with business and quickly throw on a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt as I am running to class. As much as I can, I try to make sure that I am a little more put together before leaving the house - you never know who you are going to run into.

I take a lot of inspiration from Brothers & Craft. From one duo of brothers to a complete team! The Swedes respect and look up to B&C for their amazing work! Keep inspiring us with your stories!

I'll grab an oversized Mr. Roger's cardigan, a navy button-down, a pair of joggers, and slip a pair of Sperrys on and I'll be on my way. 

erik.

Shop the Look
Ralph Lauren Cardigan
J.Crew Polka Dot Shirt
Levi's Joggers
Sperry Winterized Bahama Chukka (similar)

Proud Chicago Boy

Erik Engstrom

"Our fans are behind us all the way, and we feel it. We feed off them. The energy in the United Center on game nights is unbelievable."
Patrick Kane

There is one thing I have learned by living in Minnesota: us Chicago-born boys need to be bold and proud of where we come from!

This is hockey nation. Minnesota is hockey crazed. The Wild. The North Stars. Let's not forget how big high school hockey has gotten... It is a little aggressive, almost too aggressive

Don't get me wrong, I will cheer on the Wild - sometimes I feel obligated because of a family member who used to play on the team. But when the Hawks are on the ice, you better believe I'm hooting and hollering for them over any other team. I'm proud of my city and my team. The Blackhawks have 6 Stanley Cups under their belt. Sorry Minnesota, the city of Chicago reigns victorious. 

For those of us who cheer the Hawks and live in Minnesota, things can get scary. I have been yelled at for supporting my Hawks jersey. Again, look at the record Minnesota. The records don't lie.

So I'll gather all the Hawks gear I can and be proud of the city I represent! 

erik.

Shop the Look:

Blackhawks Two-Tone Jacket (similar
State Bicycle Co. Black 'Quad Logo' Crew Neck
Levi's 511
Nike Roshe

Lake Lodge.

Erik Engstrom

"Screw you Mother Nature! I'm not going to let this weather get the best of me!"

I'm done! It is freaking FREEZING outside! There, I said it! I just can't take it anymore. These Minnesota temperatures are getting the worst of me and there is nothing I want more than to stay in my bed with my Pendleton blanket keeping me warm. I'm comfy and cozy there, right where I belong! But alas, that isn't quite reality

So instead of dreaming of the unlikely, I will run (yes, outside...), take a hot shower (for at least a half hour), run to my closet and quickly, and I mean quickly, throw on jeans and a sweater to keep me warm. That may be one good things about winter. Layers and sweaters. When Tommy and I discovered the lambswool sweaters from Gap, we knew they were instant winter classics - for days when staying in the lake lodge sounds better than actually skating - I'll take some cabin fever any day. And for the days I boldly take on the cold to ski or snowshoe, I'll gladly come by the fire après ski

Okay, so maybe I'll take the winter for AT LEAST a few more weeks. Just so I can show off my sweet sweater game

But if the snow chooses to stay until May again...I may just move ;) 

Maybe...

We'll see.  

erik.

Shop the Look:

Après Ski Sweater 
Levi's 511s
Nike Roshe
Ray Ban Wayfarer