Posts tagged "Locally Sourced"

A Travel Themed Nursery

A Travel Themed Nursery
I had so much fun planning and creating Mila’s nursery (although not so much fun cleaning out all the crap stuff that previously inhabited the room). Picking a theme was easy: travel. Both my husband and I love to travel, and it’s a passion we hope Mila will one day share. For color, I wanted... Read more »

Culinary tourism? In Chicago, it’s not just for tourists.

Culinary tourism? In Chicago, it’s not just for tourists.
Today’s post is a special treat from Marlena Slowik, the Content Manager over at Zerve. She is a self-confessed foodie, ex-Chicagoan, and evangelist for offbeat exploration. Enjoy! There are two things that I know to be true about the Chicago Food Scene: it’s excellent and it’s diverse. Within a short ‘L’ ride from downtown everything from Ethiopian... Read more »

Design Inspiration from Bocas del Toro, Panama

Design Inspiration from Bocas del Toro, Panama
One of my favorite parts about traveling is soaking in the art and design of the different places I am visiting. Perhaps it’s being away from the rushed routine of normal life, or perhaps it’s simply seeing things for the first time, but whatever it is, my mind always seems particularly open – and keen... Read more »
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The Bristol: A Win All Around

The Bristol: A Win All Around
From the very beginning I had a good feeling about the Bristol. My cousin and I were going to celebrate her upcoming birthday and, as is often the case with us, we waited until the very last minute to decide where we would go. I called the Bristol on a Thursday afternoon for a reservation,... Read more »

Why Your Hostess Must Be The Mostess

Why Your Hostess Must Be The Mostess
And now, a short rant…. Restaurants of Chicago: train your hostesses!  They’re often your first point of contact, and therefore your first line of defense, between your restaurant and your customer.  If your hostess sucks, the (now one time) customer’s entire dining experience can be tainted. All that effort you put into developing your menu?... Read more »