Few times in my life have I read a book and been moved. I can count them all on one hand: My Sister’s Keeper, The Power of Now, The Art of Fielding, and, now, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.
There’s something extra fun about going out for a date with your significant other in the summer. The gorgeous sunshine, not needing to carry around a bulky coat, being able to sit outside on a patio—what’s not to love? But going out all the time can start to break the bank if you’re not careful.
Luckily, there are so many great ways in Chicago to go out and have a romantic date without having to spend a fortune. Continue reading “Cheap Summer Date Ideas”
The other week I was in Vegas for a work conference. First off, let me tell you that traveling for a work conference is one of the most exhausting things I have ever done. From the hours of networking to the long days in high heels, I’ll probably be recovering for a week. And it didn’t help that I was there during a heat wave. I left the hotel no more than 3 times – twice to get in Ubers to dinner, and once at night to see the fountain at the Bellagio. Mind you it was 101 degrees out at 11:30pm.
But after my conference ended I wanted to stay in Vegas an extra day to treat myself to a show. After looking at some reviews and seeing what had tickets available, I opted for the Michael Jackson ONE show by Cirque du Soliel. Not only was I able to find a ticket, but I got myself a front row seat.
The movies in the park (and concerts, workouts, etc.) are some of my favorite things about summer in Chicago. They’re a perfect excuse to pack a picnic, grab some friends and head outside to enjoy a free night of entertainment. I admit that I have slacked a lot this summer at making it to these events, so when I saw that the West Loop was having their final movie of the summer I knew I had to check it out.
In the days leading up to it I began to worry. A series of showers had been plaguing the city, and the last thing I wanted was for the movie to get rained out. Luckily, on Tuesday evening, the skies clear, the humidity dropped and the evening turned into one of those nights that you cannot waste indoors. And I had the perfect excuse not to.
As someone who loves a good meal, I had to begin exploring my new neighborhood by trying out as much food as possible. Over the weekend I was looking for a quick and easy spot where I could go enjoy a nice lunch by myself before doing my grocery shopping.
While walking down Randolph I noticed a little sign around the corner with the most inviting name: Nonna’s. I immediately had to see what it was.