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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 ...


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 ...

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 ...
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Chicago Fashion Week!

Chicago Fashion Week on Late Notice 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 ...

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 ...

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Dessert first, I say! So a chocolatey toast to a new blog. I’ve been looking for some sort of creative outlet to share my work with people. I’m a cook, a photographer, and I like to think I know how to dress myself at least semi-decently. This gives me a place to put all of that. I’m so excited for what this blog could bring! But first, let’s get down to dessert with this avocado chocolate combination that’s ...