Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

It’s the time of year when Hubby and I only crave soup. When the wind is blustering outside and the damp snow is falling, nothing warms the soul like a steaming bowl of soup. It’s practically liquid summer. Especially when…


Chicago’s Cloud Gate

Chicago is a city full of surprises.Often people visit without knowing what to expect and yet slowly and surely find themselves falling for the charms of the Windy City. As a native Chicagoan, I’m not surprised — our city is…


Spring in January?

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


5 Winter Skincare Favorites

Chicago is notorious for its brutal winters. In fact, while on our cruise through Alaska this September, H and I were told by many locals in Juneau, Ketchikan and even in Anchorage that Chicago sounded like it had WORSE winters…