Hi everyone! I’m Angelina and if you
saw the last episode, you saw me enjoying the amazing architecture
and buildings here in Chicago. But today, I’m going to check out a really cool,
hip area called Wicker Park. Behind me is something called the L-Train,
which I’m super-excited to try out. Let’s go! We’re on the platform.
Now, I’m just going to wait for the train. Time to get on! We’ve got to wait
for the people to get off first. That’s very important. Here we go.
Yay! We are on the train. Let’s go! They have a really good map of all
the stations and all the lines, so if you don’t know where to go,
you can just look at the map and it will tell you. This is my first time riding the train,
so I definitely need to look at the maps. Oh, look! You can see the street right here.
That’s a cool view. I like that. It’s not too high above the ground either,
so it doesn’t feel scary, but it’s still pretty cool because you’re riding
above everything and there are cars underneath. I actually feel a little bit
like I’m on a roller coaster. I like this! This is fun.
On the train, riding the train …. I think we’re here. It’s time to get off! I just got off the Blue Line at the
Damen station and this is Wicker Park! Let’s go and explore! There are about 26,000 people
living here in Wicker Park. Back in the day, there were a lot of
Polish immigrants that moved here, so the area has kind of been
called the Polish downtown. But nowadays, it’s super diverse and there
are lots of different people living here. It’s super popular among hipsters because they have a lot of cool bars, restaurants
and, I’ve heard, a ton of good vintage stores. This looks like a cool store. Redrum.
That’s from “The Shining”. I don’t know if you’ve seen that movie,
but it’s really good. It’s scary, though! This is a store that I’m going to have to go into. They actually have some
really cool costumes here with lots of bling and glitter,
which is always fun. Let’s go through here. I love vintage jackets.
They’re a little bit baseball-inspired. They have a ton here. Lots and lots of fun stuff.
Oooh. How about that? It’s big, but it’s cute. I clearly have a thing for plaid shirts.
How cool is that? I mean, come on! Vintage stuff can be so much fun.
I love the idea of going vintage shopping. It’s so good for the environment, too. It’s also good because you can sell
your clothes and make some money. Oooh. I love these. Yes! This is actually a really cool store. They have a lot of vintage stuff,
but they also do new pieces. You’ve got the tutus.
You’ve got some fringe going on right here, and a little American theme going on.
Let’s see. Can I pull it off? I think so. Okay, this is seriously cool. It’s a leotard.
This part has sequence and this is fabric. Pretty awesome, I think.
I’m having so much fun in here. I got the jeans! I’m so excited.
They fit perfectly. I love shopping. All this shopping has made
me crave something sweet, so I think I’m going to head
inside here and get a cookie. I got a triple chocolate chunk cookie.
It’s warm, too. Mmmmm. This is so good. Wow. Delicious! What’s cool about this area is that
you get a lot of different stores. There are smaller stores, vintage stores, and then you have the big retailers
like Steve Madden, Dr. Martins, Levi’s, so you have a huge variety of stores,
which I really like. Here, we’ve got some really cool restaurants.
There’s some ramen right here. Over there is Umami Burger, which is a great
burger place that I can highly recommend. And I think that’s a taco truck. Yep! It’s a Mexican food truck.
Who doesn’t love tacos? So, here, you get a big
diversity of foods as well. There’s something for everyone. Look at all these flowers!
I think it’s actually a store. It’s called Asrai Garden.
I have to check it out. Wow. This is so nice.
They have so many cool little things. What are these? This smells super nice.
I love everything that’s scented. This is some kind of spray.
I don’t know what it’s for. Oh, it says spray over body or face.
I’m going to try some on my hand. That’s so refreshing. It smells like coconut.
It actually smells a little bit like the ocean. Yeah, this reminds me of a beach day. Earthy. I love flowers. They smell so nice. My favorite color is purple, so naturally,
this would be one of my favorite flowers. Look at that color! It’s so nice. I’m so happy I walked into this store. It’s so relaxing in here and
I feel really Zen ̶ very relaxed. I’ve had an amazing time here in Chicago
and I love the area Wicker Park, plus I got those really amazing
jeans that fit me perfectly. Since I love jeans, my question for you is,
what is your favorite item of clothing? Please comment below for a chance to
win this super nice scented travel candle. And don’t forget to watch the next episode
because we are going to reveal who the winner is of the
On the Go with EF competition. Please don’t miss that.
I’ll see you then. Bye bye!