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Galentine’s Day at Fred’s

Few holidays created in the 21st century have had the cultural latching and adoration of Galentine’s Day! Brought into being by one of my all-time favorite TV series, Parks and Recreation, this fictional-turned-real holiday can only be described in Leslie Knope’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…

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Fig & Olive

When it comes to restaurants with ambiance, it’s hard to beat the Mediterranean flare of Fig & Olive. Tucked above one of my favorite shops, Carolina Herrara (still dreaming about this dress), their swanky space serves up the perfect combination of…

Life

2014 || A Breakfast Review

I’ve talked about Hubby and I’s breakfast ritual before and in 2014 I turned it into a fun, impromptu photo series on Instagram. The shots from this series are some of my most popular and most requested so I thought…

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Blogger Brunch || Le Pain Quotidien

Once I returned from Alaska, the girls and I were desperate for a reconciliation. Gigi, Starr, Katherine and I met at the new Lincoln Park location of Le Pain Quotidien (LPQ) for a much-needed blogger reunion over good food and strong…