6 Desserts You'll Fall in Love with

6 Desserts You'll Fall in Love with
Chicago is a food city in every way. It’s important to know where to go to get the best pizza, steak and burger in the city, but sometimes the end of the meal can be the most important part, so it’s good to know where to satisfy that sweet craving. The following six restaurants offer some... Read more »

Recipe: Baked Chicken Parmesan

Recipe: Baked Chicken Parmesan
Toward the end of the summer, I bought a membership to The Barre Code. I decided I wanted to get into a routine of working out on a regular basis and Barre Code offers multiple types of classes, from cardio to barre, so it was the perfect fit. Most weekdays I go to the 7:00am (!!!!)... Read more »

Recipe: Enchilada Turkey Stuffed Poblanos

Recipe: Enchilada Turkey Stuffed Poblanos
One of my favorite evenings to eat at home is Sunday. It’s a great night to reflect on the weekend, prepare for the week ahead (no Sunday scaries!) and make a healthy meal. Skinnytaste is one of my favorite go-to sites for healthy recipes that taste good. After eyeing this recipe for weeks, I finally prepared these... Read more »
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5 Places to Dine in October

5 Places to Dine in October
Below is a ‘must-try’ list for this month. October’s list encompasses some of the hottest new restaurants that are not to be missed this season. Happy fall! Heritage Restaurant & Caviar Bar: This newly opened caviar bar, which replaced Bar Marta, is serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serving Eastern European cuisine, Heritage brings a new concept to Humbolt... Read more »

Recipe: Spaetzle

Recipe: Spaetzle
It’s that time of the year again where everyone is itching to do all things fall. One of my favorite fall traditions is making weiner schnitzel and spaetzle. IMO spaetzle is the perfect side dish for schnitzel and it is SO easy to make! If you like dumplings, you will love spaetzle. On Saturday night,... Read more »

The Hot List: July's Top 5

The Hot List: July's Top 5
Below is a ‘must-try’ list for this month, including some of the hottest places to dine in Chicago. July’s list encompasses some new hot spots and some that have been around for many years, all are worth a visit, each unique in their own way. Hooray for summer!  BomboBar: Located just on the side of Bar Siena is where... Read more »
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Recipe: Summer Pasta

Recipe: Summer Pasta
It has been the best week! Celebrated my birthday on Wednesday and finally visited the rooftop at London House, which I highly recommend. It has an incredible view of the city! And now it’s almost the weekend and the Fourth of July, which is my favorite holiday. I look forward to this weekend all year... Read more »

5 Dog-Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Chicago

5 Dog-Friendly Bars & Restaurants in Chicago
If you’re a dog lover, bringing your furry friend along to Chicago bars and restaurants is one of the best ways to spend your time. Listed below are a couple places you can bring your pup the next time you want to dine or drink out: Ranalli’s: Your dog can dine with you, literally, at Ranalli’s... Read more »

Ella Elli is a Beautiful Addition to Lakeview

Ella Elli is a Beautiful Addition to Lakeview
Ella Elli has sex appeal. 4 Star Restaurant Group (Dunlay’s, Smoke Daddy, Crosby’s Kitchen, Tuco & Blondie, Frasca, The Windsor, Remington’s, D.O.C. Wine Bar) clearly was in the mood for something different, as Ella Elli stands out from the crowd.  The atmosphere is quite handsome. Immediately to your right is a classy sitting area with a plush,... Read more »
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7 Places to Visit in LA

7 Places to Visit in LA
A month or so ago I spent a week in LA. The purpose of my visit was for a conference and I decided to extend the trip and stay for the weekend! I was so excited for two reasons: Spring in Chicago has been terrible and I was looking forward to sunshine, and 2. I... Read more »