Winnetka resident and Adler Planetarium Director of Marketing Erin Wilson is making sure everyone knows to #LookUp on August 21, 2017. You won’t want to miss the spectacular sight when the moon blocks Chicago’s view of the sun covering up to 90% of it and creating a near-total solar eclipse—something truly out of this world. Join the Adler in celebration of this rare celestial occurrence at a giant block party that day on Museum Campus in Chicago. Here is how this North Shore star stays on trend.
IN HER EARBUDS
“I’m an ‘enigma’ when it comes to music, or so says my husband. If you were to find one of my old mix CDs from college, it would have CCR next to Pachelbel next to *NSync. Not much has changed 14 years later; I like to mix it up. WBEZ keeps me informed, JT can do no wrong, and Regina Spektor touches my soul. But in all honesty, Pandora recently reminded me that ‘It’s almost the weekend, time to crank up Wheels on the Bus radio.’” (Sigh.)
ON HER MOBILE
“Instagram and Facebook are constants. I have friends and family scattered around the world and these two outlets are my way of seeing who’s doing what with whom in all their curated glory. I also appreciate the musings of Adrienne Hedger and her Hedger Humor blog. It’s my life played back to me via cartoons. It’s a good antidote to the news alerts I get from the BBC and New York Times.”
ON HER NIGHTSTAND
“Rarely do I get to finish a book, but a few that I’ve been working through (since my first child was born three years ago) are Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson, Strong is the New Pretty by Kate T. Parker, and most recently, Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. I’m a total Anglophile after having lived in London and am inspired by what Mr. Branson has accomplished and how. My daughter and I enjoy the second book together; it’s a collection of more than 175 photographs that capture girls being girls with accompanying text explaining (in their own words) why they are confident, resilient, kind, etc. The third book is my escape.”