I'm Laura, the New Girl in 312. I'm a West Coast native and have lived in Chicago since August 2011. Since then, I've graduated from college, bought a small condo, made some awesome friends and explored a lot of the city. What I've seen here is just the tip of the iceberg, but I'm already in love with my new Midwestern home. I tend to encounter something foreign and exciting every week. On my blog, you can experience the city from the perspective of a new Chicagoan. Despite my unrelenting dependence on my GPS, I'm finally starting to get the hang of the city. I'm also obsessed with sea foam green and like-minded colors. Thanks for reading.