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I’m in a New York state of mind.

I met Jill at the Newark Airport and we took the train in to the city. We hopped in a cab and headed to the Waldorf Astoria thanks to Jill who had two free nights there. Such a gorgeous hotel! You really cannot beat staying on Park Avenue. Dylan’s Candy …

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In the kitchen: S’mores Cupcakes

On Wednesday night I finally decided on a recipe for Thursday’s recipe exchange party. I would make s’mores cupcakes. I figured that anything combining s’mores & cupcakes had to be good, and the recipe required a kitchen torch. Done. You should know that I have always wanted a kitchen torch, …

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1.5 Houseguests.

In case you missed it, Jess & Jude came to visit last week! Yes, she traveled 2000 miles by plane with a 2 month old baby. It all started on Saturday afternoon when I hopped on a train to O’Hare to meet them at the airport. Unfortunately for us, there …

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An authentic midwest pumpkin patch.

Many dreams came with moving to Chicago. A new life, new friends, being on my own in a big city, orange leaves, & no more dreaming of a white Christmas, to name a few. So when my friend Michelle suggested that we find a pumpkin patch in the burbs, I …

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Happy 2 months, Chicago!

Last Friday marked 2 months in Chicago. After working late on Thurs. night I decided to treat myself by taking most of the day off on Friday. I met my friend Christine & her friend on the terrace at the Trump tower for drinks & a gorgeous view. …and I …

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I Love Chicago: The Randolph Street Market.

On Saturday morning, I headed to The Randolph Street Market. It was really hot so I took very few photos. I could tell that the pup was really hot so I ended up carrying him a good portion of our time there. Anne bought these. I should have bought a …

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4 weeks.

I moved to Chicago exactly four weeks ago. Sometimes it feels like I just got here but most of the time it feels like I’ve always been here. I am not the same girl I was back in LA, so I guess the girl I am today has always been …

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I love Chicago: Green City Market.

On Saturday morning, the pup and I headed to the green city market with Anne, & Jack. In typical Chicago fashion, this farmer’s market was one of the best I have ever been seen. That may have something to do with the fact that everything is better in Chicago. This …

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Journey to Chicago.

I have the past 8 months documented on my blog, but the story of how I made it to Chicago is a good one. One that I never want to forget. One for the books. Or in this case, the blog. It was 8 months ago today that I got …

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The best thing I ever did.

Just 17 days after moving to Chicago {and exactly 1 month before my 28th birthday} I can say without any hesitation that this move is the best thing that I have ever done. I am still finding myself & have so much to figure out, but for the first time …

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Time to start my life.

My mom left Chicago yesterday, so I am officially on my own, 2000 miles away from where my life used to be. It is scary, wonderful, and liberating. My new city My dresser arrived a few hours before my mom left. I fell in love with the dresser when I …

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Am I REALLY doing this?!

I guess I really am all about change these days. I have been talking about this for a while, and somehow got the courage to book a hair appointment for next week. If all goes well, I will look a little something like this. I know I won’t be as …

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