Since I decided to switch to more periodic life updates over weekly ones, I figured the beginning of the month was a good time to recap what’s been happening around these parts. The weather is finally warming up and I’ve retired my jacket for the season (fingers crossed). Here’s a recap of the past few weeks. There wasn’t much travel this month and the only thing we have coming up in June is a family wedding, so the weekends should be pretty relaxed. The only place I went was Salt Lake City for the Everything Food Conference which was what… View Post

You guys. I waited to get this post up until today because I wanted to make sure that I had enough time to sit and write up everything that went down this weekend. As you know, I spent last Thursday through Sunday at the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. I had never been, but let me tell you the weather was perfect and so were the mountains. I shared a room with these lovely ladies: Chrissa, Kelsey, and Ashley (who you may remember from GIRLS WEEKEND a few weeks ago). Before getting into the conference (this is… View Post

Happy Tuesday! I have my weekend recap coming at you a little later this week because Sunday I didn’t get home to Chicago until midnight — way past this girl’s bedtime. In case you missed it, I flew out to NYC Friday night for Neil’s cousin’s bridal shower. It wasn’t until Sunday, but I wanted to hang out and spend some time with his cousins. I didn’t get back to the house until 1 am on Friday which is a whole other story — just make sure to account for construction if you fly into Laguardia any time soon. Saturday… View Post

You guys. This weekend was the BEST. I’ve talked about it before, but the blogging and social media communities are amazing. You’re able to find people with similar interests and almost pre-screen them before even meeting. After commenting and getting to know people online, it feels like you’ve known each other forever when you actually meet in person. My friends Ashley and Jess came to visit me for a long 4-day weekend. I had met and spent time with both of them before, but this was a legit girls weekend. We weren’t together for an event or a conference, just… View Post

This weekend was GLORIOUS you guys. It finally didn’t rain and the weather was on point. Friday evening I took Neil for sushi at Kai Zan, which is a place we have had on our list for some time. It’s a Bib Gourmand rated restaurant and definitely worth the splurge. We went for a belated birthday dinner since I didn’t even think about getting reservations ahead of time. Suggestion — get reservations ahead of time. We got the Omakase which is definitely the way to go if you’ve never been. There were ten small courses and I think I loved every… View Post