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…

The San Francisco Adventure Continues – Sorrel & Radhaus

Following a food-filled first day in San Francisco, we had dinner our second evening at Sorrel in Presidio Heights (in our Rothy's, after seeing the infamous Lomard Street, of course). The vibe of the place was fantastic and I would argue that we had the best table in the place -- at the end of the…

A San Francisco Adventure – Petit Crenn, Jane on Fillmore & Rothy’s

Oh my goodness, have I been off the grid for a bit! It's been a whirlwind month (and it's only the 15th, I know) and I have hardly been home at all. I started off the month in San Francisco visiting one of my oldest friends who just recently moved out there. In true foodie…