Style

The Winter Shore

“Doesn’t it seem to you,” asked Madame Bovary, “that the mind moves more freely in the presence of that boundless expanse, that the sight of it elevates the soul and gives rise to thoughts of the infinite and the ideal?”…

Recipes

Shamrock Shakes for Spring

When I was young, I looked forward to few things more than the return of Shamrock Shakes every March. There was, and still is, no surer sign of spring on the horizon than a minty green milkshake for St. Patrick’s…

Chicago

Brunch at Chop Shop

It’s the weekend, its February and I’m buried three-feet-deep in my feather-filled duvet with two snoring pugs sleeping belly-up next to me. Dragging myself out of bed and into single-digit weather?? Ummm, not if I don’t have to. If I’m…

Chicago

The Chicago Theatre

This year I’m sharing a few of my favorite Chicago landmarks in a series dedicated to showing off the very best Windy City spots (mostly public and FREE) to visit. Chicago is a surprising city with so much more to…