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 »

What a Beautiful Day

well, here in the midwest with the rainy & gloomy springtime i can’t necessarily say it’s a beautiful day in the traditional sense, but each day brings something beautiful. it may take some digging to find. breathe, and enjoy the life you have. a while back, i took this picture of a businessman playing chess more »

Summer Strawberry Bruschetta

summer has arrived and we are so happy to see it! nothing spurs creativity like a good craving. with strawberries in season, i couldn’t resist picking a basket up from the farmer’s market! these simple, yet elegant crostinis will be the perfect addition to this weekend’s gatherings. these are so simple to make, it’s almost embarrassing. slice more »

Thou Shall Not Want | Curly/Straight Hair Fight

we’ve all been there. if you have pin straight hair like tara and i, you want curly hair. if you have pin-let curls and can pull off a perfect updo, you want straight hair. i’ve always had a problem finding the right shampoo: until now. recently, i found a new salon in chicago, penny lane. adorable studio, more »

Travel Tip Thursday | Chicago Restaurant Week

for those of you in the windy city this weekend, chicago restaurant week starts saturday! restaurant week is (besides the greatest idea ever) an ideal time to try out the city’s hottest restaurants through pre-set brunches, lunches and dinners at reasonable prices. here’s the list of participating restaurants. also this weekend is randolph street market, discussed last more »

Next Door Cafe | Free & Fun Classes

(photo via a must share – fascinating concept! next door cafe, opened by state farm as a way to get closer to the community, offers financial coaching and fun instructional classes from brainstorming to yoga (and they’re all free!). the café has coffee, delicious treats, rooms for meetings and a simple, modern design (what more »

New Home & Afternoon Tune

I’m finally moved in to my lovely apartment in chicago! it’s been a long week, so we thought we’d share this lazy afternoon tune by The Lumineers: After a lengthy (but fun!) process of departing Europe, holiday celebrations and moving into a new place, it’s time to enjoy the city again! We’re checking out the more »