Life, Personal / 01.08.2016

After Game of Thrones ended a couple of weeks ago, Dan and I were completely (almost irrationally) disappointed we didn’t have a Sunday night saga to indulge in anymore and immediately set out in search of a new series. There are several on our list right now (I’m looking at you, Shameless and Bloodline) but the thought of sitting down to binge over 30 episodes before being caught up is a bit daunting. Plus, as much as I love binge-watching shows, there is definitely something fun about waiting a week to FINALLY be able to watch your predictions come to...

Entertaining, Life / 27.07.2016

Even though I’ve never thought of myself as a social person, since Dan and I moved downtown we’ve found ourselves entertaining regularly. Whether it’s casual DIY pizzas and beer while watching HBO’s latest episode or our Annual Summer Lobster Boil, we’ve become quite experienced hosts. Because summer is far from over (I won’t admit it’s gone until the leaves turn), I’ve pulled together a list of ways you can take outdoor parties to the next level: Send an invitation. This seems like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how many times we’ve seen a text message serve as the...

Food and Drink, Travel / 20.07.2016

Since living downtown, Dan and I have probably been to hundreds of restaurants and we’ve come to truly appreciate a fantastic dining experience, one that goes above and beyond serving good food. But because Dan and I are currently in a “savings mindset,” we limit ourselves to dining out just once or twice a month, so when we do go out, we try and make it count. I had been reading and hearing fantastic things about Maple & Ash, Chicago’s new Gold Coast steakhouse and consequently made a reservation 4 weeks in advance, which was necessary to avoid eating at...