On Aging & Motherhood

"The One Thing Jennifer Aniston Won't Eat". "How Hailey and Justin Keep Their Marriage Spicy". These are the types of headlines I've noticed from Vogue as of late. In spite of this disappointing clickbait fodder, now and then they publish interesting and substantial articles. One that caught my attention recently is "This Is 40—And Pregnant",… Continue reading On Aging & Motherhood

Spring Trend: Lavender

Trends are fickle by nature, but one Spring 2019 trend I can truly get behind is the focus on lavender! The color evokes visual freshness, energy, and levity. As a scent, it calms, soothes, and comforts, forsaking the heavy musk often in winter fragrances. I am very eager to shed the dark color palette that… Continue reading Spring Trend: Lavender

What I’m Reading

Yesterday I started Devil In The White City by Erik Larson, and so far, I'm enthralled by it. The book is about end of the 19th century Chicago, the 1893 World's Fair, and serial killer H.H. Holmes. History and crime! What's not to like? Plus, I like Larson's writing. He is descriptive, factual and maintains… Continue reading What I’m Reading

My Savannah Story

It's been a while! You may or may not have noticed, but I recently enjoyed a much needed vacation out of town. Over St. Patrick's Day weekend, I traveled with friends to Savannah, Georgia and experienced one of the country's largest St. Patrick's Day parades. Upon our exit from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, I… Continue reading My Savannah Story

Dear Evan Hansen: A Review

WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Yesterday I had the privilege of going to see a popular musical, newer to Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre (formerly The Oriental). I always feel lucky whenever I get the chance to experience theatre of any kind. Based on the book by Steven Levenson, with music and… Continue reading Dear Evan Hansen: A Review

Stress Management & Self Compassion

Good morning all. What a week it has been. I took a mental health day earlier in the week due to my stress levels hitting fever pitch. All of the stress I was feeling was essentially self-imposed, but it was not any less real or painful to me. It's a pattern I'm familiar with. When… Continue reading Stress Management & Self Compassion

Brunch & Bad Boys

On Sunday afternoon, I attended a very fun kind of brunch where your stomach hurts from laughter, large quantities of rich food and mimosas. We celebrated my dear friend Sarah at a newer restaurant on North Avenue, quite close to Wells Street. Two Lights Seafood & Oyster has been around only seven months and apparently,… Continue reading Brunch & Bad Boys

On February, Your Twenties, and Joan Didion

Hello, it's been a week or so since my last post. Haven't been particularly inspired by anything; sometimes you just need to live to be inspired. Friday night became quite the extravaganza I didn't expect and normally wouldn't like as I was more or less a sleeping-and-eating machine the next day and my plans to… Continue reading On February, Your Twenties, and Joan Didion

A Book A Week

Instead of coming home after work, scrolling uselessly through social media or watching endless amount of Netflix, I've decided to be more intentional with my spare time. I'm always trying to find ways to continue staying mentally engaged. With that said, my new goal is to read at least one book a week. So far,… Continue reading A Book A Week