Archive for November 2012

Like tea and talking to interesting people? Go to Madame ZuZu’s.

Like tea and talking to interesting people? Go to Madame ZuZu’s.
In a land where coffee and tea shops are overly commercialized and mass produced comes 1930s style Chinese tea house Madame Zuzu’s in Highland Park (that’s near Ravinia for all you city folk). The vibe is chill and somewhat quirky — intricate red and black wallpaper, ostrich feathers, a black stand-up piano, and a cabinet... Read more »

Suc(culent) It!

Suc(culent) It!
I know, terrible heading. I couldn’t help it. It was just too easy. Anyways….if a plant could be “in,” it would be succulents. Seriously, these little guys have been showing up everywhere the past year. And for good reason: they are incredibly hard to kill. They need some direct light, a little water, and good... Read more »

A Very Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  Hope you are sharing the day with loved ones and taking a moment to reflect. This year, I have so much to be thankful for….an amazing husband (we just celebrated our 1 year anniversary), the best friends and family, a job that I love, and the opportunity for some fabulous adventures. Of course,... Read more »
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Dreaming of Mashed Taters…and all things Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  There’s nothing I love more than getting together with family and friends to eat and drink, so a holiday devoted to just that – plus taking the time to truly think about all we have to be thankful for – is, to me, the ideal holiday. This... Read more »

LuxeHome’s Chill 2012

LuxeHome’s Chill 2012
Picture this: you’re at the Merchandise Mart with showroom after showroom of the highest of the high-end kitchens and bathrooms. The toilet (remote controlled, of course) is a mortgage payment; the kitchen costs as much as your house. Everywhere you look, there are lust-worthy fixtures, tiles, countertops, ranges, etc…. Now imagine that each of these... Read more »

Mea Culpa

I know, I know, I’ve been a terrible blogger. The worst. While I aim for at least two posts a week, I left you with none….for several weeks. I am so, so sorry. But let me explain. In the past few weeks I have spent only one full day at home in Chicago. Besides that,... Read more »
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