I like cooler weather, but September has been really all over the place in Chicago between the thunderstorms, humidity and overcast clouds. Not exactly what I was hoping for post Labor Day. It does lead me to believe that I could be a meteorologist for one of Chicago's news stations because apparently, you don't need… Continue reading Smörgåsbord IV
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
Hello dear friends! Apologies for the delay, but she's been celebrating for the gods this week, so much so that by the end of it all, I was shakier than Liza Minnelli on a boat. That's okay though. It was worth it and I'll be continuing to recoup today. Brace yourself for a long one,… Continue reading So You Think You Can Weekend?
Time for another Smörgåsbord and we're on round III! Enjoy the charcuterie board of topics this week. Shopping The past few weeks were pretty major in terms of sales. I already covered the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The other "major" one barely deserves mention. Amazon's Prime Day. What a massive dumpster fire! In addition to the… Continue reading Smörgåsbord III
My post today is simply devoted to one of my favorite colors: bubblegum pink! There's something about it that's so vibrant, happy, girly, youthful, fun, and a little wild. Bubblegum pink has a firm root within popular culture, beauty, and fashion. Let me show you! Who could forget this epic opening scene, starring the color… Continue reading Bubblegum Pink!
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
S-Town. A podcast from Serial and This American Life. Hosted by Brian Reed. Seven chapters that I finished listening to yesterday with each episode lasting an hour, give or take. Midway through, I was already raving to anyone that would listen that this was the next investigative journalism triumph and I couldn't wait for the… Continue reading S-Town
The interwebs are nicknamed as such for a good reason. You may follow one path originally and end up somewhere else entirely, hence why most people are inclined to hide or delete their search history. I can't tell you how many times I've gone on Wikipedia and started with one topic and ended up 500… Continue reading #oddlysatisfying
Hello friends! I have a DIY body scrub I've been using for ages and I wanted to share it with you so that the BBC doesn't mistake you for a reptile while filming for Planet Earth III. You all know I don't skimp on beauty or skincare products, but I do have a hard time… Continue reading DIY Super Easy Body Scrub
If you've been to your local Sephora recently, you may have noticed the explosion of eyeshadow palettes from many of your favorites brands! Spring trend alert! The interesting thing that I noticed is that the vast majority of the gorgeous palettes that caught my eye are anything but springy. Think sumptuous jewel tones, dusky pinks… Continue reading Beauty Trend: Eyeshadow Palettes!