Tour de Cocktails (San Francisco Trip)

A view from the end of the Golden Gate Bridge looking toward Sausalito.

“I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved.” – Mark Twain Last month, I had the pleasure of joining two friends, Kevin and Jamie, on a journey to San Francisco. Departing from Chicago, we would’ve taken any weather over 40 degrees, but were fortunate to have landed on the first more »

Useless Knowledge of Florence: a Travel Guide

it’s been months since i studied abroad in florence; i’ve had a lovely time reminiscing for this post! it thrills me to be able to share this abundance of knowledge i have of florence. after many facebook message guides to friends abroad, i thought “if only there was a convenient way to collect all my more »

Travel | Taste of Randolph

okay, i’m a little behind… but still had to share. how could i not with all of these amazing restaurants? below are our top pics from the taste of randolph this past weekend: thyme & oregano kettle corn from the tasting room, chips & and a hefty helping of quac from de cero, spinach arancini more »

Travel Tip Thursday | LA

finally, a travel tip stateside! this tip is for those of you heading to la. we had read lovely reviews about church & state, a french bistro in central la, on yelp and had to try it for ourselves. below, you’ll see the bar area, pear & brie flatbread, le cachat, tarte aux champignons & more »

The Stairs of Italy

as i was reminiscing through photos from italy, i noticed an obvious theme: i (apparently) enjoy photographing stairs. it seems logical, they’re ideal subjects; almost perfect, they rarely move. i rounded up my favorites below (yes, these are the elite stair pictures, there are others). the descriptions are below the collection. i was going to more »

Valentine’s Day | My True Love

happy valentine’s day! today is the perfect day to reveal my true love: restaurant week. this year, we tested out senza. amazing! senza is located in lakeview neighborhood of chicago. they offer a pre-fixed menu that varies by season; $100 for nine courses, $50 for four. senza is a perfect restaurant for those of you more »