Category: TRAVEL

Take me here…

Posted on April 26th, by Melanie

 To the Viceroy in Anguilla. Architecturally it’s beautiful and how can you argue with the view from your hotel room windows? Unbelieveable…

Take me away…to Chicago!!!

Posted on February 25th, by Melanie
Kami, Jayme, Emily and myself in Miami

Me and Jill in Miami

Friends, I am off for the weekend! Heading back to Chicago for a little girls trip. All my closest friends now live in all corners of the U.S. and we try to see each other at least once a year. Last year it was Miami for Jill’s wedding and this year it will be Chicago where my friends Jayme and Kami still live. We have a big weekend planned!

I get to see these 2 munchkins who I have not met yet!!! Both Beckett and Tyler are over a year already…

Tyler 1

Beckett 1 1/2

ahhhhh, my favorite store. Oh how I have missed you!!! Hoping to find some great affordable fashion.

Remember that Tory Burch credit I have, I still haven’t spent it. I am dragging Emily with me to narrow down my options.
We will grab lunch in the Gold Coast…
maybe the Pierrot Gourmet in the Peninsula Hotel
or…
sad we can’t sit outside they have an amazing patio, but we will hopefully have lunch at Lux Bar (amazing bar food!)
and then Saturday night…
drinks at Violethour
and dinner at Sunda, Billy Dec’s “new asian” restaurant
and after that, we will see where the night takes us!… Continue Reading

Take me away…to Chicago!!!

Posted on February 25th, by Melanie
Kami, Jayme, Emily and myself in Miami

Me and Jill in Miami

Friends, I am off for the weekend! Heading back to Chicago for a little girls trip. All my closest friends now live in all corners of the U.S. and we try to see each other at least once a year. Last year it was Miami for Jill’s wedding and this year it will be Chicago where my friends Jayme and Kami still live. We have a big weekend planned!

I get to see these 2 munchkins who I have not met yet!!! Both Beckett and Tyler are over a year already…

Tyler 1

Beckett 1 1/2

ahhhhh, my favorite store. Oh how I have missed you!!! Hoping to find some great affordable fashion.

Remember that Tory Burch credit I have, I still haven’t spent it. I am dragging Emily with me to narrow down my options.
We will grab lunch in the Gold Coast…
maybe the Pierrot Gourmet in the Peninsula Hotel
or…
sad we can’t sit outside they have an amazing patio, but we will hopefully have lunch at Lux Bar (amazing bar food!)
and then Saturday night…
drinks at Violethour
and dinner at Sunda, Billy Dec’s “new asian” restaurant
and after that, we will see where the night takes us!… Continue Reading

A match made in heaven

Posted on October 4th, by Melanie

My husband and I are big “foodies”.  I wouldn’t say we are food snobs, we just really love good food…whether it is a hole in the wall diner, or a 5 star restaurant. And really, you can’t talk about food without mentioning wine. They really go hand in hand.

We pretty much hit sensory overload on our Napa trip when it comes to all of the tastes that we encountered. I won’t discuss every meal, just highlight a few of our faves and one BIG disappointment.

picture via Bistro Jeanty

High on our list was Bistro Jeanty . A classic french restaurant with a cozy bistro feel and an incredible menu that leaves you pondering what to order because there are just so many great things to choose from. It was our last dinner on the trip and at that point we had really indulged ourselves. I made the mistake of ordering a tomato soup that comes served in a puff pastry and Jonathan started with the steak tartare which was enough for 6.… Continue Reading

A match made in heaven

Posted on October 4th, by Melanie

My husband and I are big “foodies”.  I wouldn’t say we are food snobs, we just really love good food…whether it is a hole in the wall diner, or a 5 star restaurant. And really, you can’t talk about food without mentioning wine. They really go hand in hand.

We pretty much hit sensory overload on our Napa trip when it comes to all of the tastes that we encountered. I won’t discuss every meal, just highlight a few of our faves and one BIG disappointment.

picture via Bistro Jeanty

High on our list was Bistro Jeanty . A classic french restaurant with a cozy bistro feel and an incredible menu that leaves you pondering what to order because there are just so many great things to choose from. It was our last dinner on the trip and at that point we had really indulged ourselves. I made the mistake of ordering a tomato soup that comes served in a puff pastry and Jonathan started with the steak tartare which was enough for 6.… Continue Reading