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Lifestyle, Style

Open House Chicago

  Anyone who knows me knows I’m a bit of an architecture nerd. After spending time in London, I’m in a perpetual state of looking up, pointing my camera at buildings, and wanting to learn about the detail and history of those buildings. So imagine my excitement when I was available for this year’s Open House Chicago event! Spread out over a weekend, buildings not usually open to the public open up their doors and allow ...
Lifestyle, Style

Chicago Fashion Week!

I hadn’t realized Chicago Fashion Week was a thing until very recently. And by very recently, I mean on the Thursday of said fashion week! Oops. Still, Thursday was apparently early enough to still manage to attend some events and get a taste for fashion in Chicago. I attended two events: HAUS of HUMANITY Menswear Runway Event and Fashion Forward! The Fashion Market Runway and Selling event. HAUS of HUMANITY was rather tiny (the ...
Beauty

Coffee and Chocolate on My Face

When it comes to cleansing or rejuvenating or scrubbing or conditioning or what have you, I don’t like products that I can’t make in my own kitchen. I want to know exactly what’s going in my hair or on my skin. Admittedly, I’ve been pretty terrible about skin care for… well, I’ve never been good about it. I have been really lucky with my skin. A “bad breakout” for me is three zits at once on ...
Food

Food Truck Rally!

October 10th brought food trucks circles up in Daley Plaza for a food truck rally. Color me excited! I love food trucks. I’m all about many of them gathering and filling the plaza with their delicious smells. After some tweeting on part of my lady, one truck in particular, DönerMen, came forward as having some killer vegan options. Specifically their DruidWurst, a vegan version of currywurst. Sausage. Drenched in surry sauce. OKAY! ...
Food, Lifestyle, Style

A Chill is in the air

One of my favorite style blogs that I follow, Damsel in Dior, recently did a post on 40 reasons to love fall. Inspired, I decided to create my own chilly list. Scarves. Warm, thick, snuggly soft scarves to curl up in. Tea. I drink tea all summer long regardless but a hot cuppa coming in from a chilly walk is just too wonderful. Apple everything. Apple picking. Apple baking. Apple cider. All of it. Fall color photography. Snuggling into a ...
Lifestyle

Apple Picking

Fall days bring a chill in the air and an ever-present scent of cinnamon everything. My favorite pairing with cinnamon is, of course, apples. While everyone’s fawning all over pumpkin everything (which is, admittedly, good) I’m itching to dive head first into vats of apple cider. So, of course, once that familiar chill of fall arrives, I need to venture to the nearest apple orchard and pick a peck with which to make my entire ...
Style

Fall Favorites

My top favorites this season! 1) Big Buddha Plaid Lace Infinity Scarf This scarf is so warm and cozy. With the blanket scarf trend happening right now, I needed in. I love any excuse to wear plaid- I blame my time spent in Scotland surrounded by Tartans. With a touch of lace, this scarf has a gloriously girly touch to jazz up any outfit. The style I found appears to be sold out though similar can be found here. 2) essie Aruba Blue Nail Color ...
Food

A Little Pick Me Up

It is an ill-kept secret that I love junk food in all forms. Healthy stuff is good and all but nothing can top a basket of french fries for me. Sometimes, I just need grease more than anything else to keep me going. So it’s no surprise that Pick Me Up Cafe in Wrigleyville is one of my favorite places to drop in to dine. With a wide selection of vegan-friendly diner food, PMU is a go-to when I’m craving some greasy-spoon style ...
Lifestyle

Date Night In

I mentioned I just moved? The lady and I have created a new nest for ourselves in this wonderful little space. This place felt homey when we first visited it free of any sort of furniture. Now that we’ve settled in a bit more, it doesn’t just feel like home- it is home. But we’re both incredibly busy so a date night in is just what we need to properly settle. Having the day off, I was able to spend plenty of time preparing. ...
Food

Peanut Butter Sesame Breakfast Cookies

Happy Hearted Kitchen is one of my favorite food blogs of all time. I always get excited when I see one of her posts come into my email in the morning. The food always looks wonderful and, where I have made recipes, they taste amazing. Once again, she did not disappoint with these cookies. I have a problem with breakfast wherein I get sick of whatever I’ve been eating if I have it for too many mornings in a row. I need to keep things ...