Chicago

Tales from the Bard

Every few weeks, my mother, sister and I meet up in either Indianapolis or Chicago for a girl’s day. It’s become something of a tradition ever since my sister moved away from Chicago and so we are always looking for…

Style

A Grimm Halloween

“Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children. The boy’s name was Hansel and the girl’s name was Gretel. He had but little to eat, and once, when a great famine…

Recipes

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

After having lunch with the girls at Summer House a few weeks ago, I couldn’t stop thinking about their amazing food, but most especially their ENORMOUS cookies! Rice Crispy Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Apple Cinnamon… I haven’t met a cookie of theirs that…

Beauty

What’s In My Bag || Autumn 2014 Edition

This year on Instagram I’ve created a series of “what’s in my bag” vignettes for every season. I like to change and rotate out my routine throughout the year so I wanted to share this autumn edition here on the blog…

Chicago

Dove’s Luncheonette

I love a good diner — the comfortable atmosphere, the friendly staff and delicious low-brow fare. Diners are cozy and filled with food, my two favorite things. So when Shaheen told me the owners of Big Star (my favorite taco joint…