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Beauty

DIY Beauty: Vegan Scrubs

Per a request from a fellow blogger, Wild Hearts + Green Tea, I present my vegan DIY scrubs that you can make out of stuff you find in your kitchen! I’m a huge fan of scrubs and things but they cost more money than I think they should for a product that goes on your legs and down the drain shortly thereafter. At least lotion absorbs into your skin. Many DIY beauty products include essential oils in the ingredients. By and large, these ...
Lifestyle, Style

Christmas Date #2- Joffrey Nutcracker at the Auditorium

I’m a fan of holiday traditions. My personal one is seeing the Nutcracker every year. It started during my semester in London with a Matthew Bourne adaptation (so good, highly recommend!) and has continued here in Chicago with the Joffrey Ballet’s presentation. This is now the second year my lady has come with. I love having an excuse to get all dressed up, go to dinner, and see a show. Bringing her with just makes the tradition ...
Lifestyle

Christmas Date – Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo

Christmas has been in the air since before Thanksgiving here in Chicago. I don’t like to cross my holidays, though, so I always insist on waiting until after Thanksgiving to partake in anything Christmas related. one of my favorite holiday traditions is going to a light display at one of the two zoos in the Chicago area.  This year, we ventured to Lincoln Park Zoo for a holiday date night that will be difficult to beat. The evening ...
Food, Lifestyle

Brunch at the Chicago Diner

That love affair with brunch is back. This time it’s at the Chicago Diner in Boystown! Prior to a show we were seeing nearby (The Winter’s Tale by Promethean Theatre Ensemble at the Athenaeum, now closed) we decided it was necessary to stop for some fuel. Due to crazy schedules combined with a fear of the crazy lines Chicago Diner is known for, we have never actually been there for brunch, only dinners on weeknights so as to ...
Style

Plaid for Days- Blanket Scarf Edition

  I somehow managed to really luck out making my way to Target shortly after Thanksgiving. Wandered towards scarves just to check. This scarf has been so impossible to fine. I knew it would be fruitless but I wanted to look anyway. Lo and behold, lucky day! It is every bit as soft and snuggly as I wanted it to be.   Turtleneck sweaters mean I can style this a little differently as my neck is already being kept warm. I love wearing ...
Style

Winter is Coming- And it's Not Stopping Me!

  Temperatures in Chicago are shamelessly and ruthlessly dropping every single day. Gone are the days of heat waves, replaced by cold snaps that never really snap back. But that isn’t going to stop my lady and I from wandering to the beach. We’ll just bundle up a little more. And then promptly un-bundle to snap some photos. Suddenly coats are infinitely better when they’re a tick sandy and you’re just on the ...
Lifestyle, Style

Holmes and Watson @ City Lit

Once in a while, I am not working on a show and do not have rehearsal or anything on a weekend. And on those weekends, I get to actually go see shows. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, I’m always excited to go and see what other theatre companies are offering. City Lit is currently presenting Holmes and Watson, a dramatisation of “A Scandal in Bohemia” and “The Final Problem.” Suffice to say, ...
Food

Sushi Date Night

With seriously conflicting work schedules, it has been incredibly difficult for my lady and I to find time to have together. Combine that with both of us having a particularly intense craving for sushi and the first free night we both had off (and weren’t phenomenally exhausted), we ventured out into the cold to a chic little sushi spot for some well-deserved rolls. Dib Sushi sits in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood right off the ...
Food

Nookie’s

Chicago has an obsession with brunch. Being raised in Chicago, I, too, have an obsession with brunch. Finding brunch places with good vegan options is often rather difficult. We happened to wander past Nookie’s Edgewater (also known as Nookies 4) while my cousin was visiting. Intrigued, my lady took to the internet and investigated their food offerings. We were more than happy to discover that they had a vegan option on their menu. A ...
Beauty

The Best Bubble Bath Ever

On the list of ways I can actually relax, baths take a spot near the very top. There’s something wonderful about submerging into hit water and just completely unwinding. Or reading a book. Or having a glass of wine. As long as there is hot water, I don’t really care what else is involved. Finding a bubble bath I like has been a challenge, however. It needs to be the perfect scent, make great bubbles, and leave me feeling actually ...