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
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
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
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
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
On Thursday night, at the tail end of the Polar Vortex in Chiberia, I attended the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the second time with my friend Sarah! We saw La bohème, an opera by Giacomo Puccini, directed by Richard Jones, and conducted by Stegano Sarzani. Though I absolutely loved seeing Il trovatore a few… Continue reading Back At The Opera
I always look forward to Pantone's announcement for Color of the Year. For 2019, they chose Living Coral! What great timing, too, as springtime will be upon us in the next three or four months. In fact, there have been days in December and January that have felt unusually springy. Not only is this color… Continue reading Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!
As some of you know, I had been dealing with an estrangement from my father that began in October 2017. Through the latter part of 2018, I sought out help in order to deal with this, because I wasn't dealing at all. I was struggling with it to the point where I couldn't deny how… Continue reading A Reunion
One of the more interesting (at least to me) hobbies I've developed of late is puzzling. I've noticed some of my friends doing jigsaw puzzles, so a few days before Christmas, I went to Old Orchard Mall to run a few errands and make some returns. I decided to pop into Barnes & Noble and… Continue reading Puzzling!
This past weekend, you may have noticed that I was lucky enough to attend my first opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago with my dear friend, Sarah, who works in their development division. She also happens to be a trained vocal artist herself! She treated me to a viewing of Giuseppe Verdi's Il trovatore.… Continue reading Baby’s First Opera