Chicago Restaurant Week Dinner: Nando Milano Trattoria

I think Italian was on my mind for restaurant week this year.  I checked out another restaurant in Wicker Park off of Division Street called Nando Milano Trattoria for dinner.  As soon as I walked in I knew I was in for a treat.  The owner, who opened up the restaurant a few years ago is from…

Chicago Restaurant Week Brunch: Bar Siena

Chicago Restaurant Week is from January 22-February 4 this year.  I’ve been a fan of restaurant week since I’ve lived in D.C.  It’s always an excuse to check out new hot spots I’ve been wanting to get to as well as test out my palate to new cultural experiences. A place that has been on my…

The Duck Inn, Bridgeport, Chicago

One of the most talked about new restaurants in 2015 was The Duck Inn situated in Bridgeport. A hop, skip, and a jump from the Chicago White Sox field, The Duck Inn was one of the three Chicago restaurants named to Esquire’s Best New Restaurants List and we had the opportunity to hit the quaint, cozy…

Restaurants in Charleston, South Carolina

This summer I also had the opportunity to head back to one of my favorite warm East Coast beach spots, Charleston, South Carolina for another Bachelorette party! Charleston is a great vacation spot for couples, families, and friends. I love that you can quickly jump from a morning of shopping to a day on the…

Time for a Change

For those of you who have been followers of my blog, you’ll notice that after quite an extensive writing hiatus, I’ve changed both the name and layout of my blog. I’ve been writing on and off for about four years now, and I realized that as I grow, I need a blog that will grow…

What’s after 30?

I just hit my 30th birthday in November and so far, so good.  Everything they write about really is true – 30 isn’t that bad.  When you are in your late twenties, the looming big 30 seems scary, and then once it hits, you really don’t have anything scary to look towards for another decade….

A little taste of Napa Valley, California

To finish off a great week in California, my friends and I headed to Napa for a quick day trip.  We left bright and early so we could stop in Yountville, which is home to Bouchon Bakery, one of only five locations across the U.S.  We waited a half an hour to order from the…