Anatomy of The Best Day!

MARGE + LAKE MICHIGAN + BEAUTY + WINE = A GREAT THE BEST DAY It's a simple formula and I'd like to take you through it! MARGE I met my favorite person for breakfast this morning. She looked adorable and was very cheerful. We caught up and gossiped over some black coffee and nearly identical omelettes… Continue reading Anatomy of The Best Day!

Weekend Recap!

Pardon the delay, friends! I've just been living my best life and spending time celebrating and being with my favorite people on the planet. I'm absolutely POOPED, but wish I could relive this weekend because it was so jam packed with so many fun events and activities. Before we get back to typical programming, I… Continue reading Weekend Recap!

Marge II

Oh my goodness! Rejoice, peoples of the universe! This is the date of birth of Margaret, my mom! This lady rocks so much. My goal in life is to make billions or marry a billionaire so that I can buy her the immortality juice from Death Becomes Her so she can live forever (or at least… Continue reading Marge II

Swimsuit Season!

In years past, I would shudder at the thought of swimsuit season approaching. I was "too pale", "not in shape", blah blah blah. I'm over that mentality! OVER IT. I'm not being paid to model swimsuits, so why should I be expected to look Photoshopped if I go to the beach or pool? Am I… Continue reading Swimsuit Season!

Relax Feet

Hello friends! I have another Lincoln Park spot for you to check out! It's called Relax Feet and it's located at 2352 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614 (at the intersection of Clybourn, Fullerton, and Ashland). It's a spa that offers massage services, using Chinese Reflexology. First of all, let's define reflexology: Reflexology, also known… Continue reading Relax Feet

Marge

Instead of effusing about my mom, who I affectionately call "Marge" of "Ma", I thought I'd create a tangible list of the value she has brought to my life and the lessons she has taught me. Brace yourselves; it's a long list. Be polite. Respect yourself and others. Read. Put butter on the outside of the bread when… Continue reading Marge

Smörgåsbord II

Here are your buffet styled topics for today! Film I recently saw Amy Schumer's new movie, I Feel Pretty. I'd seen a trailer and thought it looked kind of fun, but frankly after her last standup special, The Leather Special, I was very turned off by her. I'm all for a bawdy sense of humor à… Continue reading Smörgåsbord II

The Pursuit of Balance

I can be extremely productive, engaged, and motivated. Whether it's closing a deal at work, having a lightening bolt of creative inspiration for this very blog, or even doing laundry, it feels good to experience the positive payoffs for exerting time and energy on something. Achieving goals literally releases a rush of dopamine and you… Continue reading The Pursuit of Balance

Lessons from The Trials and Tribulations of Chronic Pain and Aging

Growing up, the main tenant of my moral code was to always do the best and try to win. This meant throwing myself into my endeavors and chipping away at whatever obstacles stood in my way, relentlessly. As I was obsessed by athletics as a child and teenager, this quite literally meant I would throw… Continue reading Lessons from The Trials and Tribulations of Chronic Pain and Aging