AUTUMN IN NYC

NYC twice in a year? Yes, please! On a whim, the sister and I decided to do another weekend in NYC before the holidays and winter months arrived. Not only is NYC a favorite destination, but we got to enjoy absolutely perfect autumn weather for all 3 days. Every time I’m there, though, I think […]

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EVEREST x DOPFF & IRION

Love French food? French wine? French life? So do I. However, what I thought of as French was actually mostly Parisian. That is, until this month where I learned of a festival called “À la carte Chicago” that celebrates the many flavors of France. After doing some research, I came into contact with the DOPFF […]

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GRAND COCHON 2017

COCHON555 is one of my favorite events, and this year was extra special because Chicago was home to the GRAND COCHON competition. That means the 14 chefs/restaurants that won in their  city all traveled here to showcase their best dishes at Morgan Manufacturing, utilizing as many parts of a heritage pig. That means all the […]

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CHICAGO GOURMET 2017

My favorite food event, Chicago Gourmet, was held in Millennium Park last weekend and it was the 10yr Anniversary! HUGE congrats to the IMR and Bon Appetit magazine teams for putting on an amazing event in this gorgeous city. This year, I went on both Saturday and Sunday – it was aggressive, and I’m not […]

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ANNIVERSARY STAYCATION

There’s no better way to explore your own city than to enjoy a staycation here and there. There are always new hotels and restaurants popping up; and even if there aren’t, you can always make stops at your favorite places. We spent our anniversary this year with a staycation at the beautiful Gwen hotel, had […]

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