Meeting My Long Lost Sister: Sara Barron

Meeting My Long Lost Sister: Sara Barron
“Never was a cornflake girl. Thought that was a good solution”. Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to a book reading for my favorite author: Sara Barron. Sara’s first book, People Are Unappealing, had my roommate and I in stitches during every single chapter. So when I found out that Sara was... Read more »

Veruca Chocolates Easter Collection Tasting & Charity Egg Auction

Veruca Chocolates Easter Collection Tasting & Charity Egg Auction
I’ve already written about Veruca Chocolates here but I thought I’d give you a chance to join me this time at one of their upcoming events! On April 16th, Veruca is hosting a tasting event and a charity auction to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The LLS is a wonderful organization working to fund blood cancer research... Read more »

Review of Le Week-End and Movie Pass Giveaway

Review of Le Week-End and Movie Pass Giveaway
I have been dying to see Le Week-end since I first glimpsed its preview on IMDB a couple of months ago. I tend to hang out on IMDB a lot just to learn about upcoming films, check out previews, and get lost in the wormhole that is Hollywood on the internet. But I’m particularly drawn to... Read more »
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Come be Selfless at this Event March 20th

Come be Selfless at this Event March 20th
I just heard about this fantastic new company from one of my fantastic new friends. It’s called Selfless. I hesitate calling it a company because it’s really an amazing way to support charities while also benefiting yourself! Basically, you can become a member for less than $10 a month and 80% of your monthly membership... Read more »

Movie review and giveaway: It's Not You, It's Me

  Have you ever watched a romantic comedy where the characters are perfect for each other but for some reason they break up, have to find themselves, and then get back together in a typical Hollywood happy ending? Well this movie is kind of like that. But it doesn’t fast forward through anything. It’s Not... Read more »

From Russia With Love

Sandwiches
Last Saturday, Duran European Sandwiches Cafe hosted an event at their location in West Town on Milwaukee Ave. There was no real reason to celebrate, unless of course you count Valentine’s Day, their 1 year anniversary, and of course vodka. So I guess that’s 3 great reasons to celebrate! And why not warm up with... Read more »
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Chocolate For Valentine's Day? Only if it's From Veruca Chocolates!

Handpainted chocolates
Last Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the newly established Veruca Chocolates at the corner of Fullerton and Western for a little Valetine’s Day Open House. The owner, Heather Johnston, was on hand to show us her array of handmade turtles, sea salt caramels, and dark chocolate gelt (for grownups!). If I had to choose... Read more »

Get Your Holiday Hair Done Here!

Last week, I had the chance to visit a new addition to the Lakeview beauty scene: Trixie Girl Blow Dry Bar. The place is super cute with a stark white interior that really helps to show off the beautiful colors of the event sponsor: Cascade Ice Water. Trixie Girl made its debut just a few... Read more »

Country in Chicago: Tom McBride at Uncommon Ground December 9th

Country in Chicago: Tom McBride at Uncommon Ground December 9th
It’s no big secret that I love country music. I’ll listen to the poppy styles of Florida Georgia Line to old school classics like George Straight and Patsy Cline. When I was told recently about Tom McBride, and started checking out his latest album, Morning in Glen Burnie, I was immediately drawn to his scratchy voice... Read more »
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Need Some Gift Ideas? Only 40 Days Left!

So I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect gifts for friends and family this year. I usually wait until the last minute, so the fact that I found some of my gifts in October is a small miracle! I thought I’d share some of my fun finds with you while you still have... Read more »