The Original Mother's Celebrates 46 Years and Chicago Celebrates Michelin Restaurants!

I’m a little waylaid at home after recently having knee surgery. But before that, I wanted to go out with a bang. So on Wednesday night, I went to two events and I’m here to report on them! So first, the Original Mother’s celebrated their 46th birthday with a large event to showcase new drinks,... Read more »

Lively Water Whiskey Festival November 15th at the Field Museum

Lively Water Whiskey Festival November 15th at the Field Museum
What are you doing on Saturday, November 15? You should be joining me at The Field Museum, which will be home to the inaugural Lively Water Whiskey Festival. The premiere event will feature a wide variety of whiskeys and cocktails to sample as well as guided discussions from distillers and industry leaders for guests to expand... Read more »

Smith & Forge Hard Cider at USA vs All Blacks (11/1/14 Soldier Field)

Smith & Forge Hard Cider at USA vs All Blacks (11/1/14 Soldier Field)
If you’re not a rugby fan, I totally get it. I wasn’t either, until I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago to study abroad. My first night there, our group was taken to a bar to watch the NZ All Blacks play their rivals, the Australian Wallabies. The vibe was electric, there were men... Read more »
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Taste Talks, A New Chicago Tradition

On Saturday, I was fortunate to check out Chicago’s newest addition to the food festival circuit: Taste Talks. With an incredible lineup of panels and guests speaking about the state of the hospitality industry in Chicago, I knew this would be special. The panels covered topics such as: The Greener Path: Food and Drink for... Read more »

Win a Free Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit!

Win a Free Essio Aromatherapy Shower Kit!
This weekend, with the sudden chill that came over Chicago, I was very happy to have entered Essio‘s blogger giveaway to test out their aromatherapy shower kit. Not only did the scent I chose (Unwind: a relaxing blend of orange sweet, bergamot, petitgrain, patchouli, vetiver, and lavender) help me to de-stress after a long week,... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet: A Feast of Champagne

Excellent jasmine tea cocktail from Absolut
Where do I begin to describe the gluttonous weekend that is Chicago Gourmet? I was expecting a lot of food, clearly, but I didn’t realize the extent of the wine and spirits that would be offered up to all of Chicago’s foodie fĂȘters! On probably our last perfect weekend of the year, I ventured over... Read more »
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David Bowie Is...The Most Innovative Museum Exhibit I've Ever Seen

  In July, when I found out that a David Bowie Is exhibit was coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art, I knew exactly the person I wanted to invite to see the exhibit with me: my Bowie-obsessed friend Hilary. It’s now two months later, and we’ve just returned from seeing one of the most... Read more »

Salvatore Ferragamo Event Benefitting the 606 Chicago Bloomingdale Trail

Lit up for a fancy night
Last night, I was transported to a rich Italian villa, complete with champagne, delicious hors d’oevres, and surrounded in leather. Oh wait, I was just on Michigan Avenue. Caroline & Keating Crown, Bethany McLean, and Sean Berkowitz hosted an event to benefit the Bloomingdale Trail. The 606 organization is currently completing a major overhaul of... Read more »

Attention Fellow Bloggers: Enter to Test This Shower Kit Free!

Attention Fellow Bloggers: Enter to Test This Shower Kit Free!
To my fellow bloggers, Essio is offering to the first 100 people who sign up the opportunity to test and review their shower aromatherapy kit. If you’re interested sign up here! I hope I get to try it out! Sounds delightful, especially as we turn from summer into fall!
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Giveaway! 2 Tickets to Trombone Shorty at Lincoln Hall September 8th

Giveaway! 2 Tickets to Trombone Shorty at Lincoln Hall September 8th
I love live music, and I especially love getting to see live music at Lincoln Hall. It’s small but not too small, and the bar there is great! Lo and behold, there is a great concert coming up on September 8th that benefits Chicago schools by providing them with money to buy instruments. As a... Read more »