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Netflix + Eat.

Tommy Engstrom

Whether I've been out for a night of drinking or am staying home for a lazy night of Netflix, I always have the tendency to end up with food in my bed. Perhaps this is a factor of living in a studio apartment, but there is very little that I like more than crawling up in bed with a pint of ice cream, or a hamburger and french fries, and catching up with my favorite guilty pleasures on Netflix. 

Just think about it for a minute - you are sitting in bed watching the newest season of Chef's Table. The cinematography is exquisite. You can almost taste the food through the screen. All of the sudden, your stomach erupts with a momentous grumble. What do you do? Ignore it and keep watching? False! You go get a bunch of food and start eating. 

While waking up the next morning with a stale french fry stuck to your back may not be the sexiest, it is all worth it. Just me. Next time you are thinking about Netflixing and Chilling, try this instead:

Netflix + Eat


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Crew Neck
Nomad Sweatshort (similar)
Happy Socks

Donut Time.

Erik Engstrom

I hate when I think I'm buying organic vegetables and when I get
home I discover they're just regular donuts.

Okay, never mind. That may be the greatest feeling in the world.

The Chicago Donut Scene. Goodness gracious I think I just gained 15 pounds just thinking about all of the incredible options at my disposal in my city. Dunkin Donuts (gross), The Donut Vault, Glazed & Infused, Do-Rite Donuts, Firecakes. 

If I ever get my own TV show on the Food Network it is going to be called, How to Eat as Many Donuts as Possible While Running Around Chicago Looking Like a BAMF. Really though, donuts and fashion. Is there any better combination? I think I would be hard pressed trying to come up with a better alternative. 

So in the sake of time, and the fact that I am content with the duos I am currently faced with, I am going to stick to donuts and fashion. A lemon pistachio old fashioned donut. A traditional glazed donut. A large bold coffee. Praise the Lord in Heaven above. 

Urban Outfitters has been one of my go-to shops for clothes in recent years. Sure, sometimes their hipster styles can be a little over the top. But more often than not I am able to find classic staples that stand the test of time - a simple graphic tee from Calvin Klein, a bold jacket from Starter, and a pair of slim fitting chinos from Hawkings McGill.

Lately I've been leaning to more monochromatic outfits with pops of color. I love the look of these neutral pants against the stark look of the black at white. What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below.

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Brow Bar Rounds
Starter X UO Athletic Bomber Jacket
Calvin Klein Jeans Tangan Tee
Hawkings McGill Stretch Skinny Chino Pant
Delfine Boots

Can't Get Enough | 10 Instagrammers

Tommy Engstrom

Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Periscope. Instagram. In the last decade (am I aging myself by saying this?) that social media has been around, its presence and impact has been undeniable. Companies and brands use the platforms to target consumers, celebrities use it to connect with their fans, and people to gain inspiration.

I am a blogger for food, lifestyle, travel and fashion. Writing two blogs, as well as carrying a full-time job, is not always the easiest to accomplish. Life happens and I cannot always find time to browse the Internet or magazines looking for inspiration. It's just not always feasible. My quick go-to source has become Instagram. It is a place where I can choose what I want to see. It is something that I can look through in bed before my day officially starts. 

When it comes to men's style I have my favorites that I follow. Guys that I look up to and admire. Pictures that I love and hope to emulate. The 10 Instagrammers below have made the cut in becoming the 10 Instagrammers that I can't get enough of.

Thank you to all of these guys for being awesome - please, come to Chicago!
We'll grab a drink, eat some pizza and take lots and lots of pictures!

👬💖✨ when you're so happy it's Friday, but then realize it's only Thursday. So #tbt 😜😜

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Stay true to yourself 🏴 📷 @joshvillatoro23

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Keeping things light with @lechateau #lechateau Check out the look on - Link in bio.

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Laughing in the desert. New post up on Link in profile. #timsoutfit

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Keep calm, color in the lines

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