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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CHICAGO GOURMET 2016

As I sip my vanilla latte on this gloomy, rainy Sunday afternoon, I think back to a hot and sunny day, filled with delicious wine and food. Am I dreaming? No. I’m just reminiscing about this year’s CHICAGO GOURMET. It’s easily my favorite event of the year for several reasons: it’s held in the gorgeous […]

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CLASE AZUL TEQUILA DINNER

TEQUILA. If you’d asked me about it a few years ago, I would’ve scrunched up my face. I, like many others, have had my days with tequila in the form of Patron Silver shots. We’ll call those the dark days, which left me with a bitter taste for the spirit. Fast forward to the last year or so, […]

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DANA HOTEL & SPA | STAYCATION

This summer seems to be flying by! It’s been so busy and fun, but sometimes you need a little break. If you can’t fit a full getaway in, do what I do and enjoy a quick STAYCATION right where you live! Staycations are great for many reasons, but mostly because: I can check out hotels around the […]

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