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A Day at the Botanic Gardens

What are you up to this weekend? Last night Dan and I went to the newly opened Soho House for drinks after work, and then I got home and my throat started hurting. Hopefully with some rest today (along with some Emergen-C) it'll go away. Since I'm just hanging out watching The Mindy Project, I thought I'd share these photos ...

Chicago Jazz Fest

We are a week into September already, and so much has happened since my last post! Let's see: we spent a week in Michigan and I celebrated my 30th, my friend had her baby (a sweet boy named William), I got a promotion, we went to a concert at Ravinia to see The Temptations and Beach Boys, had a belated birthday dinner at ...

Hot Town, Summer in the City

[caption id="attachment_805" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Geraniums in our flower boxes[/caption] The past few weeks have been so good. With Memorial Day last week, it's finally (un)officially summer, and the weather is cooperating. We have spent so much time outside, just soaking in the sun and enjoying this beautiful ...

Happy Mother’s Day

[caption id="attachment_767" align="aligncenter" width="600"] coming home from the hospital - always so fashionable![/caption] Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's in the world! I hope every day, but especially today, you feel loved and appreciated. I am so grateful to my mom for teaching me compassion, loyalty and ...

Happy Weekend!

The last few weeks have been pretty busy - in the good sense of the word - so I have been terrible about posting here. Oops! But, I do have some fun posts planned for the next few weeks. Plus, it is finally feeling like spring here, so we are headed to a friend's house for a Cinco de Mayo dinner party! In the spirit of ...

Easter, Nostalgia & Other Musings

[caption id="attachment_733" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Spring is here![/caption] My brother and I drove to Indy over the weekend for some family time for Easter. The weather was amazing - sunny and in the 70s - and it was so great to see my parents, aunts & uncles and grandparents (who are in their 90s!). On ...

Friday Faves

TGIF! Today is the first full day of spring - and to winter I say, "good riddance!" March is really flying by - hopefully I will be in an outfit like this one soon: [caption id="attachment_644" align="aligncenter" width="350"] image via nordstrom[/caption] What are you up to this weekend? We are going to see The Grand ...