The Perfect Itinerary for a Mother-Daughter Day Trip to Chicago
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and it wasn’t too long ago I showed my Mom around Chicago for the first time. I moved to Chicago in 2020. Ever since then she comes to visit from out of town and we explore the city together. I show her all the main attractions and everything you…
Discover Chicago’s Top Festivals in May: Your Ultimate Guide for Music, Food, and Fun
April showers bring Chicago’s May tulips. Along with the tulips, it is almost festival season in Chicago. May brings an exciting lineup of festivals celebrating the city’s culture, music, food, and art. One thing I love about Chicago is the city’s vibrant energy. If you are visiting from out of town or a Chicago resident,…
Where to see Chicago River Dyeing for St. Patricks Day
St. Patrick’s Day is an overlooked holiday. For many years, I forgot about the holiday altogether. But in Chicago, forgetting St. Patrick’s Day is impossible. A week before the Irish holiday, the city dyes bright green in the Chicago River in celebration, and I get to witness it this year.
17 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas to do in Chicago & Northwest Suburbs
Whether you are planning a relaxed evening indoors or an evening out, be prepared to fall in love all over again in the heart of the Midwest. Here are a few ideas to get you in the mood to start planning your romantic Valentine’s Day in Chicago.
Christkindl Market in Chicago
The winter markets in Europe are a unique experience. The music, the lights, and mulled wine bring in guests from all over the world, myself included. Four years ago, I strolled through the streets of Berlin in the German Christmas market near the city center. It was magical. I had never experienced anything similar to…
Where to Get Freebies on your Birthday in Chicago & Northwest Suburbs
Last year, my birthday was a little different. I moved from North Carolina to Illinois in late December. With a birthday in January, I had no idea how to celebrate since I was new to the area and the places were still closed due to the pandemic. I came up with the idea. My mission…
September Munchie of the Month- Deep Dish Pizza at Labriola
Chicago’s Famous Deep-Dish Pizza at Labriola I am confident that an umbrella is the most sold item at the museum today. The Art Institute closes at 5 pm, and it’s 5:06. My friend Anna and I came into the city to see the museum and The Bean and eat some Chicago deep-dish pizza. Unfortunately, the…
It’s been 8 months since moving~ My Summer in Chicago
The fourth of July comes quicker than I anticipate. July bleeds into August, an suddenly its September. Where did the summer go? It’s hard to believe it’s been eight months since my big move to Ilinois. Now I can say I have experienced snow and sunburns in Chicago, Illinois. Something happens to Chigoians in the…
Ravioli at Trattoria Gianni~ August Munchie of the Month
As an avid fan of all things pasta, discovering excellent Italian food in Chicago is the next best thing aside from flying to Rome.
Stand-Up Burgers in Chicago, IL – July Munchie of the Month
My stomach growls and the clouds sprinkle. It’s going to downpour. The night before I read the predicted weather report, but ultimately I decide to head into the city anyway. As the morning drudges on, I begin to get hungry and want to escape the inevitable monsoon. I head towards the riverwalk to find a…