Chicago isn’t short on restaurants. In fact, one could eat out three times daily, and still never cover the vast variety available. New places pop up every day, and keeping tabs on this city’s culinary pulse is challenging to say the least. But there are those familiar places that beckon with cozy neighborhood comfort. […]
It’s here. The big, cheesy, heart-shaped, sugar-coated, red-wearing Hallmark holiday that celebrates all things couples. The men folk are running around in a frenzy, price of roses doubles and storefronts appear the color of Pepto. Gag me, am I right? Maybe. But let’s be honest, just like any other woman, I love feeling special. […]
I turned 39.
I haven’t really been affected by my age much. After all it’s just a number. But 39?.. What does one do with 39? Am I supposed to be an adult now, entering my 40th year? Because honestly, up to this point I was just winging it. I have been pretending to be […]
I love to travel. No matter the destination, I enjoy the journey and try to make the most of it. But when I go to the tiny state of Rhode Island, my soul sings. It could be because of its breathtaking oceanfront vistas. Possibly, it is because people I love and call family live […]
It’s a sunny and blistery January day in New York City. I am standing at the tip of Manhattan about to board a ferry. Water travel seems absurd in these temperatures. No matter, a few of us die-hards are about to embark on our next ethnic New York adventure, and we have to take […]
Now, that the holidays are over, we are all facing our New Year resolutions. Many people around the globe have made decisions to lead healthier lifestyles. I don’t know about you, but during these dreary months I need all the help I can get to stick to my resolutions. Fortunately, the plant kingdom offers […]
Rambling around the Loop, that downtown part of Chicago that is most assuredly not the place I would normally go for good food, I stumbled upon Crepe Bistro. Claiming itself as a “French restaurant”, this place almost instantly transported me not to France, but to Russia. It is owned by the Russians, I have […]
Christmas morning comes with family traditions. There are probably as many of them as there are families. Whether it’s kids rushing down the stairs to tackle the presents under the tree, grown-ups wearing matching Christmas pajamas, or a big family breakfast spread, every household has their own routine. These family-only traditions are very special […]
The holiday season is upon us. Everything is decked out for the occasion, twinkling and sparkly. It doesn’t matter what you celebrate, this is the time of year filled with wonder and joy. Only a couple weeks into December, and I have been busy with holiday merriment. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hungry for truffles? Who isn’t, right? I, for one, always crave their earthy aroma and slightly nutty flavor. It is truffle season, and this gal could not be happier. I must have been a truffle hunting dog in my past life, because I just can’t get enough. So, where do I go to satisfy […]