Spotlight: Laurie Baker | Senior Account Manager



  1. Village Discount Outlet is almost a daily stop for me. I own a side biz called @lbfinds on instagram selling vintage decor, and although it’s a a struggle to look through…it’s often worth it! 

  2. Leghorn Chicken, oh sweet Jesus Leghorn Chicken. Cannot get enough of that hot popcorn chicken. It’s dangerously close to our office! 

  3. Montrose Harbor is my calming space in the city. There’s nothing I love more than going there by myself on a weekday to tune out and stare at sailboats.

  4. Half Acre Balmoral is one of my favorite new spots this year. So close to my condo, and the Half Acre staff is always so great! 



  1. Visit my home away from home Vancouver. I lived there for a short time, and have the BEST group of friends there. 

  2. Spend Sunday’s at Kane County Flea Market. I find the best items for @lbfinds there and it helps that my bestie and her family live a few miles away now. 

  3. Visit my favorite place in the world Camp Wandawega in Elkhorn, WI. That place is magical in every way!

  4. In a perfect life I would drink an Iced Turbo Coffee from Jo’s Coffee in Austin, Texas everyday. SO GOOD (and that ice!) 

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  1. The addiction for boxy tops and high waist jeans is strong.

  2. Always great inspiration! Check out my home tour a few years back. 

  3. I would love to move into their store in Portland. 

  4. I can’t help it. Celebrity gossip is just too good. 



  1. Always @antiquetaco. My good friends are the owners, and not one out of towner has been disappointed! 

  2. Deep Dish @pequods. It kills me when tourist think Giordano’s or Lou Malnati’s is the only pizza in Chicago.  

  3. Sailboat ride on Lake Michigan. There’s some decent booking deals in the summer that my college friends and I love to take advantage of. 

  4. Cubs Games. There really isn’t a better Chicago experience in the summer than a Saturday afternoon at Wrigley.

Spotlight: Cliff Ewert | Director of Production

Spotlight: Cliff Ewert | Director of Production

Cliff, in his own words:

“Where do you think you're going? Nobody's leaving. Nobody's walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas. No, no! We're all in this together. This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here! We're gonna press on, and we're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye! And when Santa squeezes his fat white butt down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of a**h***s this side of the nuthouse!”

- Not said by Cliff

Spotlight: Fritz Heffinger | Co-Founder, OutCold

Spotlight: Fritz Heffinger | Co-Founder, OutCold

Our first spotlight feature is on none other than one half of our fearless leader duo- Fritz Heffinger! Read on to see some of his fave things to do, see and eat in Chicago and beyond!

The Grand Tour

The Grand Tour

We have a Taproom! Last fall, we set out to construct a space that allowed us to present and communicate OutCold's physical brand. We do this all the time for our clients, so we sought after the opportunity to utilize our design and build team to create a space that represented the OutCold brand. And thus the birth of (Bull Mountain Taproom, a.k.a. BMT).

Take The Tour: The Nordstrom Festival Tour 2016

We're midway through our Nordstrom Festival Tour. Two festivals down, two to go! We had a blast at SXSW (duh!) and Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival did not disappoint. If you saw us at either spot, thanks for having fun with us. If you missed out, wait no more. You can live vicariously through this blog.