WHO: Britney Lindgren
EMPLOYED AT: Rockford Art Deli
LIVES IN: Rockford
Monday, April 15, 2019 11:00 AM by Guest Blogger
WHO: Britney Lindgren
I am certainly not a connoisseur of coffee by any means, but I do have an unwavering fondness of it, and not necessarily because of its flavor. For many, coffee rituals embody characteristics of familiarity, comfort, and warmth--like having your favorite food prepared by your mom. (Yes, I went there.) Given the warm fuzzy feeling it emits, I decided to venture out into our great city to experience coffee rituals at a few local shops. There is a lot of good options, so I chose a few based on their location and menu.
When you think back to your childhood, certain things probably come to mind. Toys you played with, TV shows you watched, or maybe books you’ve read. Some of these things come and go between generations, but there are a few things that stick around for a while. One of those things is a family favorite – Thomas the Tank Engine.
I’m listening to classic holiday songs and gearing up for Christmas, yet I can’t help but think back
We’re just over a week away from Stroll on State, so I hope you’re getting excited! Since I’ve been involved with Stroll since the first year 6 years ago, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks about the event. Whether you’re planning on attending Stroll on State for the first time this year, or you haven’t missed a year yet, take a look at these 5 tips & tricks to make sure you’re prepared for the event!
I’m naturally a cold person. Any temperature under 75 degrees and I’ll most likely need a sweater. There is a space heater near my desk that runs year-round…yes, even in the middle of July. If you’re like me and you get cold easily, you might be worried about the chillier weather at Stroll on State. And I’m here to tell you that there’s no need to worry!
Stroll on State, presented by Illinois Bank & Trust, is here again! Before we know it, downtown will be decked out in decorations, the smell of hot cocoa and s'mores will fill the air, and people will start flocking downtown for this annual kick-off to the holiday season.