“Allana loved her birthday so much she would start planning the next years party the day after her birthday.” Oh, it’s the truth. This is what we tell people when they ask what our birthday parties were like as kids. My brother Matt loved the presents, I loved the parties. Matt would rather get one … More Birthday Bytes.
My affinity for brunching began when I was living in New York. If I had the rare treat of a Sunday morning off from work, there was no question what the plans of the day included because they always, without question, included brunch. I’m not talking about some fancy meal between breakfast and lunch – … More Public House Brunch
Last night, a friend and I were fortunate enough to attend the inaugural kickoff for Between Bites, a Chicago-based event centered around food & storytelling. The first of many took place at Two, a delicious beyond delicious restaurant in the West Loop and the speakers themselves were nothing short of extraordinary. We heard 6 “foodie … More My foodie first
I’ve been back in Chicago for about a month and there has been a lot of eating. And it’s been awe-some. “Get me a pizza,” she cries, tears streaming down her face, “Deep dish – WITH TOPPINGS!”
I have always loved Valentines Day. Growing up, every morning on February 14th, I would saunter downstairs to the kitchen and there would be a small gift waiting for me at the table. Always wrapped in red, white, pink and purple paper, the gifts could range from a box of chocolates to Old Navy heart … More V-day, one year later
Last week, I decided I was “over” winter.
For you & your pleasure, I aptly timed the song to the slideshow (hooray!)
“And we are far, far from home, but we’re so happy” (click play : such a good song!) Popular opinion states that time flies by when you’re having fun. Finally (and thankfully) I feel like I can agree with that statement. How it’s already August is beyond me, how I’ve been living here for five + … More Bucket List
1. Mast Brothers Serrano flavored dark chocolate
The good news is, I got rid of the air mattress. I figured it was time to say goodbye to my inflatable friend the night I accidentally de-flated it and could not, no surprise there, fix my makeshift bed. I spent a half-hour sprawled on the floor in tears, depressed, wondering what I was doing … More Byte-ing the big apple