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Gratitude.

A new friend recently told me that instead of worrying I should focus on gratitude. Why is it that it is always easier to focus on what’s missing rather than what you have? Let me preface this post by telling you that I absolutely love Chicago & the friends that …

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In case you missed it, I’ve got some BIG news!

On March 1, I said goodbye to The Design Girl and launched Danielle Moss // Graphic Design & Photography! I was so over the old name & since I am diving in to photography, the change made sense. Can’t get sick of this one since it’s my name. Moss was …

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question of the day // pets

In case you’re new to the blog, let me introduce you to my pup. His name is Buddy. Yes. Like the Christmas elf. I may or may not have been thinking about getting a friend for the pup for the past few months. I love to pine over big decisions, …

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I love Chicago: Restaurants.

I love Chicago. I also love breakfast {& brunch}.  The namesake of my blog. Couldn’t leave this one out. Toast 746 West Webster Avenue 773.935.5600 2046 North Damen Ave 773.772.5600 Hub is amazing. The breakfast nachos & cinnamon crepe pancakes are phenomenal. I was talked in to ordering the pancakes.

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It happened. To me.

I didn’t think it would happen. Not to me. But Netflix makes it so easy to watch new shows. It’s how I got started on Dexter, Weeds, Californication, Gossip Girl & Big Love back in 2009. Then came Mad Men in 2010 and the entire series of Arrested Development in …

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My first blizzard.

We survived our first blizzard. The snow fall was epic. The photos do not do it any justice. The pup was not a fan of the blizzard. Can you tell? The face says it all. I’m thinking this isn’t a “you had to be there” kind of photo. Thanks for …

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1 year, 6 months & a blizzard.

1 year ago today, I boarded a plane to sublease an apartment in Chicago. I had spent a total of 3 days in this city but knew there was something special about Chicago. 6 months ago today, I boarded a plane to move to Chicago. I signed a lease, packed …

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I wanted snow & Chicago gave me SNOW.

Snowflakes began to fall as I went to sleep on Monday night & on Tuesday morning, I woke up to a very snowy Chicago. I grabbed my camera when I took the pup out to capture him in his layers & snow boots. He needs to lose 2 lbs but …

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2010. A year in review.

2010 was a big year for me. I took a leap of faith and left LA for Chicago in search of a better life. I have met some wonderful people & have fallen for this new city that I now call home. While I do see new year’s as just …

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Two years ago.

On 12.16.08 I walked in to a pet store during an animal adoption drive and saw a 6 month old chihuahua/min pin mix named “Monkey”. I love animals, but dogs are a lot of work & I didn’t want one. We all know what happened next. I have this thing …

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Deck the halls.

I love Christmas time! As you know, I got my tree on Tuesday and finally finished hanging some more frames in my apartment. It felt so cheery in here that I decided to throw my first holiday party next week! I sent out an Evite last Tuesday and will have …

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I love Chicago. Rooftops.

I thought I should review some of my favorite Chicago spots. There is so much to do in this city.  I arrived on August 1, just in time to enjoy some gorgeous weather. For me, the end of summer was all about the rooftop bars. So let’s start there. The …

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Central Park & last day in NYC.

Are you sick of my New York photos yet? Last one…for now. The beautiful trees had me falling more & more in love with NYC. See my new camera lens from B&H Photo?I got a refurbished one in perfect condition and saved $100! Woody Allen lives in the building behind …

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