Thanksgiving Menu Genie

It's the first Friday of November, and in less than 2 months, we will experience three of the biggest holidays of the year. No pressure! (Cue the cocktails.) To limit the associated holiday stress, I commit to the bare minimum, and then surround myself with overachievers who are much more prepared and overzealous about the holiday... Continue Reading →

Chicago: Brunch, Three Ways

We kicked off the weekend at a brunch spot, having no idea the standard we would set and fight to meet throughout the weekend. In fact, upon starting to eat our breakfast selections at Dove's Luncheonette, I think the comment was "how are we ever going to do better than this, this weekend?!" But, that's... Continue Reading →

And we wait…

This moment, as I type this, an eerie feeling flows through my hometown. For days we have been preparing for a flood that could potential destroy our city, again. And while we've prepared for days and watched a city unite in their neighborly efforts to support each other, we now just hold our breath and... Continue Reading →

Chicago: So.Much.Food.

After heading back to Chicago for the weekend it has confirmed one thing to me, I can't get enough of that damn city. While we attempted to sprinkle in a few more activities, it was mostly a four day binge on restaurants, bars, and great music. My next few posts will be dedicated to the... Continue Reading →

Treat Yo’self on Hump Day

I assume you are thinking the same thing I am right now while I sit at my desk "how am I going to celebrate Hump Day this week?" So, let's discuss a few ways you can treat yo'self today. First, increase the inventory of food clothing in your life. Start here, where the world of junk... Continue Reading →

Make it a matcha

Call it boredom, but by the end of last week I was exhausted. I attempted to reinvigorate with two days of yoga, but the multiple two-hour yoga sessions left me inspired and stretched, though NOT energized. Could more chakra balancing help? Maybe. Would diving full force into a new beverage make me feel better? Usually, definitely. And... Continue Reading →

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