Fred’s at Barneys

It was my darling Gigi who first introduced me to the magical world of Barney’s this past summer. So when it came to choosing a delicious brunch spot for her, Starr and I to reunite at after the long holidays,…


Venus & Galileo by Kalla

Back in December I had the grand fortune to win a gorgeous bouquet from Kalla, an artisan floral delivery service currently exclusive to South Florida and Chicago (but expanding to more cities!). With all the flowers I feature on this…


Spring in January?

“Being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which psychoanalysis is powerless to bestow.” ― Sebastian Horsley


Niçoise Endive Bites

When I first visited France in high school, I stayed with a wonderful family in Grenoble who introduced me to the magical world of Niçoise… that aloof, tangy and oh-so-French salad that quickly became one of my favorites. In fact, I’d say…


Chicago’s German ChristkindlMarket

At Christmastime, Chicago becomes over-run with European Christmas traditions, thanks to Chicago’s one-and-only Christkindlmarket. This German Christmas Market, run by the German American Services, encompasses the entirety of Daley Plaza and is absolutely brimming with German goodies: everything from cheese…