Sweet November: A Walk in Lincoln Park

Hello! I started my Saturday morning around 8am preparing for a walk, as opposed to my usual Bodypump class. I did this for two reasons. One, I've had another mini neck strain that requires lower key exercise, and two, time is running out before the leaves all fall. Luckily, it is such a beautiful day… Continue reading Sweet November: A Walk in Lincoln Park

Branching Out

Recently, I've been doing some new activities for me, relating to physical health. On Sunday of last week, I did a hot yoga class with my friend Kylie, which prompted me to sign up for more via ClassPass given my two week free trial. The next day, I did a competitive cycling class (which I… Continue reading Branching Out

I Vant to Be Alone! Or Do I?

Hello friends. I got a lot done that has essentially been looming over me for awhile. It really started with an impromptu organization of all my papers at home. I feel like a mafioso or grandmother (or both) when I say "my papers" and I quite enjoy that. Retirement statements, insurance policies, lease agreements, oh… Continue reading I Vant to Be Alone! Or Do I?

Birthday Planz

Last weekend was spent celebrating my honorary "niece", Emma's, fourth birthday! It was gorgeous weather in the suburbs; sunny, blue skies with a nice breeze. It was a fun mixture of family, friends, adults, and kids, as well as numerous unicorn related paraphernalia, including a cake, stuffed animals, various gifts, and balloons. From my estimation,… Continue reading Birthday Planz

Rededication & Updates

Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! Part III of The Closet Diaries will be coming soon (click the links for Part I and II. I want to start by saying thank you to my friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers that have offered me encouragement to write this blog. I'm sure you've noticed I've taken my foot… Continue reading Rededication & Updates

Fun Dining With Friends

This weekend has been pretty magical! It was full of friends, omelettes, and interesting experiences around the city. My dear friend Britt was in town for a girl's night; a kind and thoughtful suggestion made to her by her husband Tom. She's been working hard caring for her infant son 24/7, so it was a… Continue reading Fun Dining With Friends

Fall is Hygge

Fall is the greatest season in the year. While there are elements to enjoy about all the seasons, nothing gives me hygge (a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment) the way that fall does. So, in honor of it swiftly approaching, I thought… Continue reading Fall is Hygge

Young Heart, Old Body

Saturday was spent in celebration of my "niece", Lily's, 7th birthday! She is the sweetest little lady and is clearly adored by her family and friends all who know her, myself included. It's been super cool watching her grow up in the last four years. She's very talented (ballet, gymnastics, handwriting), a great big sister… Continue reading Young Heart, Old Body

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!