Relocated fall of 2016 from Chicago to Seattle for my MBA and just trying to figure out my life like everyone else. On this blog you’ll find Seattle and Chicago-centric restaurant, music, and book ramblings, along with tangents, activities, and hopefully something thought provoking.


Who is Arty the Alien? : Arty, became my Instagram alter ego after an incident with a man calling me ‘Arty’ when I worked at Urban Outfitters for a time, and it became a nickname. I love alliterations and sci-fi, thus Arty the Alien was born. My real name is Ari, unless you’re talking to my mother in which case it’s Ariella.