My Chicago Restaurant Hit List

From one foodie to another, we’re big on sharing our “lists.” You know you’ve found a fellow food aficionado when they can pull out their Google Doc or Excel, Notes app, restaurant journal, or other tracker for the list of places they’ve eaten or want to eat, and it’s an absolute gold mine. Personally, I…

A First Timer’s Guide to Eating in Chicago

I get asked a lot about where to eat (mabye because I'm always eating!), so I wanted to round up some of my top Chicago suggestions for you here. To note, whenever someone is visiting, I always ask if they have been to Chicago before (or New York, or whatever city we’re talking about!) because…

How to Eat Out On Your Own (and Not Look Crazy)

Eating on your own – and enjoying it – is an art, and it’s not something that many people try to do until forced (a business trip, for example). I’ll admit, the second half of the title is misleading. You may look crazy, but maybe that’s what you’re going for! Either way, this post is…

A Little Bit of Downtown Woodstock

During our Woodstock trip, we had a bit of time to spend downtown. I would have loved to spend more time, but the adorable shops with interesting finds of all kinds were so welcoming. Even the tongue-in-cheek signs (below) made me want to stay longer 🙂 Largely the town shpos are artisan stores with offerings…

Our Woodstock Weekend: A Woodsy Airbnb

I am the biggest fan of Airbnb. I absolutely love that you can stay in an actual house / apartment in a real residential neighborhood rather than staying in a cookie-cutter hotel. I can appreciate that there are certainly times when you might like the consistency or reassurance of a hotel, but most of the…