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Sharing The Best Girl’s Weekend in Chicago with you today!
The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

Weekend in Chicago?  Yes please!

Had the best time in Chicago a few weeks ago with two of my besties.  Can’t wait to share a little bit of our trip with you! The food, the shopping, scoring Hamilton tickets….what a fantastic few days I’ll never forget.

The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

Spent my time in Chicago with Shelly and Amanda.  Love these girls to pieces.  Shelly had to work part of the time, but we made the best of our time for sure!  It was freezing and so fun!  Chicago is such a great city to visit.  I enjoy it pretty darn close to as much as I enjoy NYC.  So many great things to do.  The detail of the old buildings downtown are so beautiful.

The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

Took a late flight out of Phoenix and made my way to Chicago!  Was going from 80 degrees F. in Phoenix to about 25 degrees F. in Chicago, crazy!! When I landed in Chicago, Amanda and Shelly told me they found us tickets to see Hamilton.  We were dying!!

The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

Still can’t believe we got to see the show.  Had to take a picture out front!

The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

Right before they opened the doors to get to our seats!   What a night!

The Best Girl's Weekend to Chicago

The show could not have been more fun and entertaining.  Loved it so much.  We listen to the soundtrack on repeat most days.  My boys are fans now too 🙂 Already trying to figure out when I can see it again!  Saw that the show is going on tour in 2017, so excited!

The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

….and we got matching show shirts, lol!

The Best Girl's Weekend in Chicago

We found the best food in the city.  Be sure to see my post HERE for my Favorite Places To Eat in Chicago.

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The Best Girl's Weekend In Chicago


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Sharing my Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago with you today from my last couple trips to Chicago!!  Love this city so much.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Public House literally knocked our socks off.  These cake milkshakes were about the cutest things ever. Had to try one of each.  All amazing.  Don’t miss this place!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Nonnina’s has a little to go coffee/bakery connected to the restaurant and that’s where you can find these gorgeous cookies!   Ask them to warm them up and this happens.  Magic!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

The Doughnut Vault has some of the best doughnuts around!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

The Bongo Room for breakfast….a must!  How gorgeous is this French Toast?!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream is literally that.  Amazing!!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Run don’t walk to Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co.  Literally the best thing ever…Pizza Pot Pie. You’ve just got to try this.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Kanela Breakfast Club was a fun place we recently tried for breakfast.  Had these Loukoumades, a greek doughnut with lemon honey syrup and toasted walnut.  Delicious.  Next time I’ll get a side of warm honey on the side for dipping 🙂

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Also at Kanela Breakfast Club is this Monkey Bread Skillet.  That drizzled caramel!!!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Here’s the Crunchy French Toast from Kanela Breakfast Club, challah bread rolled in crunchy corn flakes, topped with fresh berries, crème anglaise.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

The Nutella S’mores Waffle, layered nutella, crushed graham crackers, caramelized marshmallows and chocolate sauce.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

We then made our way to Molly’s Cupcakes.  Not kidding, we LOVED every single one of their cupcakes.  Definitely worth visiting!  Order one of everything, lol!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

How adorable is this Apple Pie Cupcake?

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

The Chocolate Peanut Butter was to die for!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

This Cookie Dough was not messing around.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Hello cookie dough center!!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

The S’mores cupcake…fantastic!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

The center of the Birthday Cake Cupcake. Mmmm!  Thank you Molly’s Cupcakes for the best cupcakes I’ve had in ages.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Later that night we made our way to Giordano’s for that gorgeous deep dish Chicago Style Pizza.  We had an appetizer platter since it takes 45 minutes for the pizza to bake.  Look at that cheese!!!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

I mean, come on.  That cheese is out of control fantastic!!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

We also tried Chicago Waffles.  This was the Cinnamon Roll Waffle.  Unbelievable!  Our favorite thing ordered.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Small Cakes was too fun!  Check out these cupcake sundaes, LOVE!

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Whisk for breakfast had these gorgeous Raspberry Oreo Pancakes.  They were amazing!!

 

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

We also tried the Fries with dipping sauces at Public House.  These were also so so good.  Next time I can’t wait to try the other food items on the menu.

Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago

Found this gorgeous rainbow layered cake at Goddess and the Baker.  Not even kidding, one of the best cakes I’ve had.

Chicago is one of the best cities to visit if you ask me.  Amazing food and fun to be had.  Can’t wait to plan my next visit!

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Favorite Places To Eat In Chicago


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Dec 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.  Hope that your day is filled with love, laughter, ALL THE FOOD, and everything that makes your Christmas special.  Phew, what a year 2016 has been.  This one will hardly be forgotten!
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Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Holiday Gift Guide For Her

Dec 10, 2016 | Tags: ,

Sharing a Holiday Gift Guide For Her today!

MZ Wallace has been one of my favorite purse and bag brands for years now.  I use them all of the time for travel and everyday use.

Getting to shop in their Soho, NY location with my girlfriends a couple years ago was an absolute blast. Not only are the bags beautiful, they have the best pockets, zip pouches and compartments! Let me show you some of my current favorites available on MZ Wallace.
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Where To Buy The Best Christmas Cards Plus Giveaway

Where To Buy The Best Christmas Cards Plus Giveaway

Dec 2, 2016 | Tags: ,

Sharing Where To Buy The Best Christmas Cards today!

I’ve LOVED working with Minted.com over the last few years for my Christmas Cards.  They honestly have the cutest designs and it’s such a simple process.  I can’t recommend them enough!  Above is one of the Christmas Cards I ordered this year.  We didn’t do “official” family photographs this year, so I … Continue Reading »

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Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip

Sep 26, 2016 | Tags: , , , , ,

Thrilled to share my Walt Disney World Food Blogger Trip with you today!

It’s no secret that Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort are two of my very favorite places to vacation to.  I was over the moon excited to have a Food Blogger #DeliciousDisney adventure at the Walt Disney World Resort this month.  Disney is just one of those magical places, no matter how old you are, you can have the time of your life.  I felt so fortunate to spend the weekend with 7 of my food blogging sisters.  We stayed at the lovely Boardwalk Inn, just walking distance away from Epcot.  We had a whirlwind of a weekend that I can’t wait to share with you.  Huge thanks to American Tourister for our new luggage.  Love my Tangerine iLite Max!
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Las Vegas Girl's Weekend

Las Vegas Girl’s Weekend

Sep 5, 2016 | Tags: , ,

Thrilled to share the fun I had on my Las Vegas Girl’s Weekend!

Amanda, Shelly and I got to stay at the lovely Delano Hotel above Mandalay Bay.  There’s no casino or smoky lobby.  It’s amazing for those who aren’t big gamblers and have a hard time dealing with smoky hotels.  So nice!  The rooms … Continue Reading »

My Experience at The Magnolia House

My Stay at The Magnolia House

May 29, 2016 | Tags: , ,

So excited to share my stay at The Magnolia House in Texas from a couple months ago. What a dream!

Left Top Row: Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod, Sarah of Pretty Providence, Me, Kristen of Six Sister’s Stuff, Kristyn of Lil Luna, Jennifer of … Continue Reading »

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