48 Hours in London

Royals, double-decker buses, fish and chips, The Beatles, hard cider, Big Ben, the Globe Theatre and Prince George; must I say more?

Holiday Outings (Chicago Edition)

Enjoy, Celebrate, Reminisce… Let’s face it, 2015, is coming to an end. You spent the entire year working hard, focusing on goals, or just cruising by. A fancy night out should be penciled into your planner. Toast with friends for the things you have accomplished, the failures that made you stronger, and the plans for…

What to do in Chicago this Holiday Season

Enjoy Chicago During the Holidays Before Chicago turns into Chi-Beria, and sub-zero temperatures take a hold of our lives, Chicagoans have the holiday season. Although, staying home under the blankets drinking tea and watching Netflix sounds like the obvious choice. Fall and Winter activities are not to be overlooked. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln…

Why you Must Visit Barcelona

This Barcelona post is long overdue. Now that fall is upon us, I feel nostalgic for my time in Barcelona, an enchanting city and the perfect summer destination. Here are a few of my favorite sights and attractions from my four day stay. After a three hour train ride from Madrid, I arrived in the…

Anni, Amori e Bicchieri di Vino

Rome, Monday morning, my last few hours in the European continent – I had my ticket for the Leonardo Da Vinci express, which would take me to the airport to board my plane back to Chicago. I stepped out on to the platform, and I inhaled the Italian air one last time. It took a…

Tapas and Sangria in Madrid

I expected a busy european city, full of things to do, sightseeing, many tourists, and long lines. Madrid, is not your typical city capital, the sun comes out early and doesn’t set until 10 pm, the days are never ending and all the nights are young. I’m not going to lie, I spent most of…

Cobblestones

It was the only time in my life I was good. Back home in Seattle, after running away with the money I made from selling my grandfather’s vintage Fender Telecaster and my grandmother’s wedding ring, I spent three months attending weekly AA meetings at St. Elizabeth’s Church. I would get behind the wheel of my…

What’s in my Bag?

What to pack? Packing for a trip overseas or anywhere is overwhelming. You worry about bringing too much or too little. Consider your destination, season, and activities. I searched through many packing lists before coming up with my own. I am faced with not wanting to overpack but realizing I like to change multiple times…

Chicago Summer Series (Wishbone)

Sunday Brunch at Wishbone http://www.wishbonenorth.com 3300 N Lincoln Ave Finally! I had a well deserved Sunday off. My friend Josh recommended Wishbone a few weeks ago. I met Josh in graduate school. Currently, he is a Digital Media Doctoral Candidate that plays with apps, poetry, and holograms. I called up my friend Dana whom I haven’t…

Travel Bucket List (Wanderlust)

Wanderlust Day Dreams Suffering from Wanderlust is not easy and there’s no cure. Most days all I think about is making this happen, which is why I always work so hard. And once I finish planning a trip, I get on to planning the next one, and so on. While planning my trip to Europe…

Chicago Summer Series (Roscoe Village)

Friday Brunch Today’s adventure took me to the Roscoe Village for brunch. I often work weekends and don’t always have time for brunch. Going on a Friday was calm and I avoided the weekend crowds.  I got up early and walked my dogs. I wore my high-waisted jeans, crop MTV top, and white Converse. The…