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4xForth: Shannon Colon by Natalie Pavela


Each Friday we’re highlighting one of the lovely women in our community by learning about her favorite Chicago places and restaurants, hearing what websites she’s all jazzed about, and gaining some inspiration from destinations she’s dreaming of traveling to next.

It’s 4 x Forth Friday and today we’re talking to Shannon Colon!

Places I frequent in Chicago:

1. Jeni's Ice Cream - Stop everything you're doing now and go. 2. Boiler Room - The purist pizza has my heart. 3. Tula Yoga Studio - Because I do more than just eat. 4. New Wave - My office.

Places I’ll go someday:

1. Machu Picchu 2. The Blue Lagoon in Iceland 3. Everywhere in New Zealand 4. Rome

Best bites in Chicago:

1. Southport Grocery - Everything. 2. Longman & Eagle - I mean... 3. Scofflaw - Incredible cocktails and free cookies at midnight. Does that count? 4. Cumin - Yes.

Sites I lurve:

1. Peculiar Bliss - Illustration magic. 2. Designspiration - A little bit of everything. 3. Pitchfork - You can never have enough music in your life. 4. The Great Discontent - Incredible stories on creativity and risk.

Thanks for sharing your pics, Shannon! I'm a fellow Jeni's devotee and I also love the Scofflaw crew for whipping up a free batch of cookies each night. And I have a friend who swears by David's 10:30am Sunday vinyasa class at Tula.

Shannon's an independent graphic designer, focusing on branding and all things digital. Check out her website and find her on Twitter and Instagram!