The Local Tourist: A Chicago Staycation

Sometimes you just can’t get away. Maybe you don’t have enough time or money to plan some elaborate, last-minute vacation, or maybe you don’t have the vacation days. But surely you can find time to relax for at least a day or two. Good thing we live in Chicago—the city that’s full of good eats and…

Overcoming FOMO With Octer

I get a serious case of FOMO when it comes to shopping. Does that ever happen to you? I totally obsess about checking every item, and each price at all of my favorite stores to make sure I’m getting the highest quality at the lowest price. So I was thrilled when I was invited to check…

Mystic Blue Blogger Cruise

What happens when you give bloggers booze and send them on a cruise? The best and most photographed end of summer party ever! We checked in with the Windy City Blogger Collective, and quickly found ourselves on the VIP roof deck aboard Mystic Blue Cruises.As if a sunset cocktail cruise on the lake with Chicago as the backdrop…

DC Road Trip Recap & Pet Travel Checklist

Let’s be honest. Even when you love your city, you still need a break from it. So I’m doing just that! Road trips are one of the easiest ways to escape, and one of Chicago’s best qualities is that it borders six states which make great getaways. So far I’ve done Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Kansas City, Dubuque…

NY Cityscape

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Fashion Walk Of Fame

      There was no way I could go to New York with out walking down the fashion walk of fame so I left Midtown and headed towards the garment district. I’m a big kid so I was ecstatic to bump into Mario along the way!     Crop Top & Skirt:Eshakti|Purse:Forever 21|Sandals:Amazon {I…

The Big Apple

My Dress:Eshakti|Michaela’s Dress:Target Wow…I outdid myself with this hotel! The Room Mate Grace has quickly become my new favorite place to stay. The decor is impeccable, the bedding plush, and the cherry on top is being served breakfast in a dinning room fit for a queen. With full bellies and back-up batteries in tow, we hopped…

Bye Chicago…Hello NYC

  In my family birthdays are a big deal and as you get older the celebrations extend from one day to a full month. I’m not quite old enough or wealthy enough to celebrate for a month. So I’m headed to New York City for an adventurous birthday week with my better half. Stay tuned…

Taste of Chicago

The Food Erykah Badu Trombone Shorty My Style Each year as July approaches my usual route to work is transformed into a festival filled with food, music, and laughter. For more than a week millions of tourists file into the city and traffic is bumper to bumper but thankfully I know the back streets. But…

Blogging Social In Saint Louis

Wow…What a weekend! Have you ever received something you didn’t know you needed but as soon as you got it you wondered how you ever lived with out it?  That’s exactly how I feel about the go blog social conference I attended this past weekend at the Berg Event Space. A couple of weeks ago…