Last night, my dear friend Sarah and I went to the Art Institute of Chicago’s After Dark event, featuring “Andy Warhol”. Beforehand, we had a delicious dinner at Acanto, a small, welcoming Italian restaurant on Michigan Avenue near the museum. We enjoyed some scallops as an appetizer and I ordered lobster spaghetti for my entrée. Our …

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One of the reasons I love the holiday season is because I love shopping and giving gifts to my friends and family. Compiling a gift guide is also one of my favorite kinds of blog posts to create. This year, I decided to make my holiday gift guide one with an altruistic focus. I’ve picked …

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This weekend, Saturday in particular was quite eventful and so much fun. I started the day at the gym as I knew I’d be eating very well and without holding back for two celebrations. The first was at Radio Flyer’s 102nd Anniversary Barbecue that I attended with my brother Bill who works in their warehouse …

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Hello all! How is everything going with you? I feel that many of my friends are going through a surge in busyness in the business realm and I am no exception. Sometimes it’s hard to find the energy to write after a long day, but much like working out, it makes me feel better when …

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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 …

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I’ve always thought that eating disordered behavior functions much like an addiction given that your brain activity and patterns can directly correlate to the type of disordered eating behaviors you exhibit and how you recover. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, “Researchers have identified specific neurobiological differences in the brains of people with anorexia, …

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It’s been a while, friends. Sorry for the lax posting. December was incredibly busy for me and I enjoyed it thoroughly and was actually far less drained than I would have expected. That said, I’m relieved that the celebrations are dwindling and at the moment, I have no plans for New Year’s Eve. I’m totally …

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Hi all. Forgive the lack of posting in the first week of December. I’ve been a little busy and in the earlier part of the week, was under the weather (of course the same week as my work parties). Still, they were an absolute blast! We hosted a fun, successful cocktail party in the office …

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