A Girl’s Guide: 10 Places to Cozy Up By the Fire This Winter

Whoa! It’s been a minute since I have written a Girl’s Guide and I thought sharing some of my favorite places to cozy up in Chicago would be perfect for right about now. Currently, it’s snowing in Chicago and it has been for 24 hours now. The holidays were really busy for me, and we just got back from a trip to Nashville. (Yes, I will be writing a Girl’s Guide to Nashville soon!) So now that I”m back and we are into the New Year, I’m excited to finally get back into my routine. I’m also still working on my…

GNO: Holiday Traditions at The Peninsula Hotel Chicago

Each year I love to kick off the holidays with my girlfriends and enjoy a night of drinks, dining, and the amazing chocolate bar at The Peninsula Hotel. This year was my 4th year and it’s a tradition that I enjoy hosting very much. The Peninsula Hotel is one of my most favorite hotels in Chicago and it’s especially beautiful during the holidays. I really love the holidays and I really love chocolate so it’s a great way to celebrate with my girls. The holiday decorations are so beautiful here and I think one of the best places to snap a…

A Girl’s Guide for Chicago Girls Who have a Sweet Tooth

I don’t know about you but I LOVE a good dessert. It’s the one thing that I just can’t resist. I really have to to have something sweet every day even if it’s just a piece of chocolate. So, if you are like me, you will probably love this guide to the best desserts in Chicago. There are so many crazy dessert photos popping up all over Instagram which are really great to look at and most are also delicious. However, there are so many good desserts in the city that I just think people have maybe haven’t tired, so…

A Girl’s Guide: 11 Places to go for a Posh and Boozy Brunch in Chicago

Brunch is absolutely a THING to do in Chicago. I love weekend brunch and there are so many delicious options in Chicago. I created this girl’s guide for when you are looking for a brunch spot that’s a little more posh or special for you and your girlfriends. With the upcoming holidays, save my checklist below which includes all these brunch spots so you have some ideas for the perfect place to celebrate with your loved ones. It’s fun to go somewhere that is a little more trendy, has pretty decor or a fun boozy option, as well as great…

A Girl’s Guide to the Best Hot Chocolate in Chicago

Two things I really look forward to when the cold weather arrives are cozy knits and a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Sometimes the simplest things are really the best things. I definitely have my favorite spots all over the city to go for hot chocolate. You can use this girl’s guide to give you ideas on where to go for the best hot chocolate. You can plan a cozy afternoon meet up with a girlfriend, an afternoon date, an afternoon or after dinner treat, or even if you are visiting the city, use this guide to find a cozy…

A Girl’s Guide: Plan Your Own Chicago Donut Tour

I don’t think the donut or doughnut craze is going away anytime soon. Stan’s Donuts is set to open another location right on Michigan Avenue in the spring of 2018, so you know if Stan’s keeps expanding us Chicagoans are gonna still keep eating those amazing donuts. My friends and I did our own donut tour last fall and it was a lot of fun, so I thought I would create a girl’s guide so that you can easily plan our own Chicago donut tour. A donut tour is a fun activity to plan to do this fall (#SundayFunday!) and…

Girl’s Night Out: Maison Marcel

My girlfriend and I were invited into Maison Marcel to try their new dinner menu. If you haven’t heard to Maison Marcel it’s shabby chic french bakery on Broadway in Lakeview. Maison Marcel recently opened a few weeks ago with a soft launch that included a few brunch items and plenty of delicious pastries. I’ve been numerous time since their they opening and I really enjoy their pastries so I was really looking forward to trying their dinner menu. As we walked in, I noticed right away that the ambiance had changed from a cozy bakery to a soft romantic…

A Girl’s Guide to Five Places in Chicago That Will Make you Feel Like you are in Paris

If you are craving to be that inner French girl and dream of walking through the streets of Paris, stopping for a glass of wine at a little outside cafe, then this girl’s guide is perfect for you. I’m also a huge fan of French food. I love to try different French restaurants all over Chicago and nothing is better than a cozy French bakery or a cute little patio. There are lots of great French restaurants in the city but I chose these five because of their decor and patio and their food. They really make you feel like…

A Girl’s Guide to the Most Charming and Coziest Coffee Shops in Chicago

I don’t know about you but I love going to a cozy coffee shop for coffee. My husband and I are huge coffee lovers so trying new coffee shops is something we really enjoy doing. I’m that annoying person with coffee photos on my Instagram. In Chicago, getting coffee is a big thing. It doesn’t matter if you are visiting, living, or new to the city you can use this girl’s guide to grab a great cup of coffee in a charming or cozy little spot. These coffee shops are perfect to go to with your girlfriends after a day shopping or…

A Girl’s Guide to Afternoon Tea in Chicago

Whether you are Looking for High Tea or Afternoon Tea in Chicago… If you are wanting to plan a special occasion for your girlfriends, your mom, family in town, or you just want to find a cozy place for tea, Chicago has many really beautiful places to enjoy afternoon tea. Some of the best hotels in the city host amazing afternoon teas or high teas that will give you the full traditional English tea experience. During the holiday, these same hotels will have a special holiday tea as well. Many of these afternoon tea services have the option to also add champagne, which is…