Hanging up Restaurant Menus

I collect restaurant menus from some of the most memorable meals I’ve had during the past ten years. Some of my favorites include Alinea, The French Laundry for their 20th anniversary (and our first anniversary), and my first time dining at Alinea. We framed everything at Michael’s in Chelsea – I started with The French […]

2015 Year in Review

Since we’re in the new year and I neglected the blog all of December, I thought it would be nice to do a year in review for 2015. I was going through all of my photos in 2015 and realized that there were so many experiences I didn’t blog about, so here’s the catch up […]

Firecakes Donuts – Chicago

For our second wedding anniversary, Ken and I flew to Chicago to stay in the city and visit family. We went to dinner at Bavette’s (we ate at the downstairs speakeasy, which was too dark for photographs) but decided against getting dessert there because we wanted to walk a bit before enjoying dessert. We walked […]


Growing up in central Illinois, I was introduced to deep dish pizza at Papa Del’s. My mom used to have pizza parties for her students and her students would always request Papa Del’s (Champaign surprisingly has a lot of good pizza spots, including Monical’s, Jupiter’s and Papa Del’s). The pizza from Papa Del’s has the […]

Zodiac at Neiman Marcus – Northfield

During the holidays, one of our favorite places to go is Neiman Marcus in Northfield. They have a really good restaurant and Ken’s parents love it there so they go a lot throughout the year and know everyone that works there. They brought my mom the last time we were in Chicago and my mom […]

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