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Hey, I’m Lisa!

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Member since January 2013
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Hello everyone and greetings from Chicago!

My name is Lisa, I'm the editor-in-chief of Chicagoist, which is part of the Ist network, a series of international news and culture websites. I spend my days writing about the amazing city I live in, editing the work of some awesome writers and running social media for our large fan base. My boyfriend Justin is a music and arts writer who also works in promotions for the local independent radio station, CHIRP. We've been a couple for 6 years. We love living in a large city like Chicago because of the wonderful variety of art, culture, food, and there is always something to do. We live in the Bucktown/Logan/Wicker Park area of the city.

We love to go to concerts and music festivals. We both usually cover most of the summer festivals (Pitchfork, Lolla, North Coast, Riot Fest) here in Chicago. We love to travel when we can (darn writer budget). I've traveled all over the US and been to Spain and France, would love to go back to Europe again someday! And together we've had some great adventures in NYC, Austin, Memphis and traveling around the Midwest.

For our current AirBNB needs, we're excited to travel to New Orleans where we'll be celebrating my 30th birthday while visiting! My friend, Selena, is coming down to celebrate my birthday with us. She's a freelance writer and editor and loves to travel as well.

We'll spend most of the time exploring the city and we're experts at packing light. Mainly coming down for the rich history and culture, the amazing food and cocktails and to relax and unwind with a low key birthday trip! Not heavy party people and we're use to city living so we keep to ourselves yet sociable and use to living in spaces where you have to be respectful of your neighbor. You'll likely won't see us much, we'll want to spend most of the time exploring the city, so excited to visit New Orleans!

1.That's me at the Chicago Botanic Garden orchid show.
2. That's me with with Steve the sloth (!!!) at a friend's birthday party. As you can tell, thanks to my flexible job, I usually have brightly colored hair that's typically purple or pink.
3. This photo is Justin and I at the annual Snowbrawl, a big snowball fight here because Chicago has LONG winters and have to make some fun somehow, haha.
4. Here's a photo booth pic of Justin and I a few years at North Coast music festival.
5. And here I am with a penguin at the Shedd aquarium! This was a birthday gift from Justin and totally awesome :)