Tag: Chicagoland

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor

Supper In The Suburbs: Roka Akor
Roka Akor is a trendy Japanese restaurant with an impressive menu of sushi, steaks and Asian-fusion dishes. While it’s been open in (I still call it) Old Orchard for a while, I finally made the trip over last weekend. I’m sorry I waited so long! It was the perfect Saturday night date night restaurant, and... Read more »

5 Social Media Metrics That Matter

5 Social Media Metrics That Matter
  You’ve had your social media profiles set up for a while. You run campaigns, are participating in chats, maybe you have even begun delving into paid social. But how do you what’s working and what isn’t? Are you looking at analytics? Tracking metrics? It’s easy to fall into rabbit holes of looking at numbers... Read more »

Easy Décor for the 4th

Easy Décor for the 4th
As someone that loves anything and everything black, I get really excited by all the red, white and blue for the 4th of July! This has always been a holiday I looked forward to. When I was growing up, I would go to the Evanston 4th of July Parade with my mom and dad, and... Read more »
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5 Ways To Find Motivation

5 Ways To Find Motivation
  We all make the best plans, set goals, sometimes even sleep in our gym clothes to ensure we get out the door when that 6 a.m. alarm goes off…then what happens? We fall back asleep, forget where we wrote down our yearly goals…. Motivation – there are times we have it in spades and... Read more »

It's The Simple Things

It's The Simple Things
It’s been an intense last few months, hasn’t it? It seems that everyday, there’s something new in the news to be outraged about, whether it’s something “HE” is doing, or another senseless shooting or more that we’re losing: insurance, rights…the list seemingly never ends these days. It’s easy to fall into a rabbit hole of... Read more »

My Chicago Summer Bucket List

My Chicago Summer Bucket List
Even though I’ve lived in Chicago for almost my entire life (save for 10 years in LA), I can still so often feel like a tourist. And I LOVE that! I love that there are so many great things to do in the spring and summer. I really don’t think there’s a better city in... Read more »
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6 Goals For June

6 Goals For June
I’m a huge fan of goals. I’m way more a fan of goals than resolutions. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t think we can help but think of things we want to do in the new year every New Year’s Eve, but monthly and even daily goals are so much more achievable, right? And,... Read more »

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!

Rain, Rain...You Can Stay!
To be honest right off the bat, I’m not sure if I’m writing this more for YOU, or for myself. It rains a LOT in Chicago. A lot more than I remember it did, and while I only spent 10 years away, the weather seems to have gotten a bit worse while I was gone.... Read more »

Simple Self-Care Sunday

Simple Self-Care Sunday
I’m not one for routine. I’m not very good at doing things that “have” to be done every day. I’m even worse at things that have to be done every day at the same time. BUT! I have gotten into the habit? routine? of taking time each Sunday for a little self-care. A bit of... Read more »
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Easy DIY Summer Bracelet

Now that it’s getting warmer (we haven’t had TOO many of those days here in Chicago, but I’m hopeful they’re coming!) and we don’t have to wear long sleeves every day, I love getting my summer jewelry ready. Always a bit boho, I am always excited to make most of my bracelets for stacking. I’m... Read more »