GGC: How to Create Your Own Vision Board Checklist for 2018

Happy almost 2018 everyone! It’s Friday here in Chicago. Although, the week between Christmas and New Year’s is tough because with most people on vacation and family visiting is really hard to figure out what day it is and what you should be doing. A quote that I have seen on numerous Instagram’s throughout this week. I’m completely off my schedule, that’s for sure. Some of our family headed out yesterday and I spent the afternoon taking down the Christmas decorations and cleaning our entire condo. I love that feeling of everything looking nice and clean and organized. Today I…

The 10 Best Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Chicago

I can’t believe that Christmas is just a few days away! My shopping is all done, my presents are all wrapped, and I’m ready to just sit back and enjoy the holidays. I’m usually done with my Christmas shopping with a week or so to spare but having all my gifts wrapped is a first for me! I’m sure many of you can’t even think about New Year’s Eve just yet so you might want to save this post for after Christmas. Figuring out what to do for New Year’s Eve can be such a pain. Well, I think it…

Chicago Winter Bucket List 2017/2018 (Not For Tourist Edition)

Winter in Chicago is officially almost here! Once the holidays are over you might be missing all the holiday fun. I know I will be! If you have been following my blog you may have seen my summer bucket list and a fall bucket list, and of course, I had to create a Chicago winter bucket list for you to download and save. It can be really hard to find fun things to do during the winters in Chicago. Most of the time you just want to snuggle up and home and do nothing. However, if you feel like you…

GGC: Favorite Spots on Michigan Avenue + Gold Coast When it’s Cold Outside

This weekend it was snowy and cold in Chicago, which I actually don’t mind during this time of the year. My hubby and I decided to head downtown to walk around and figure out a place for lunch. We often just enjoy walking around with a coffee and just seeing where the day takes us. Michigan Avenue and the Gold Coast are favorite areas of ours to walk around and we definitely have a few of our favorite spots. A few weeks ago, I was reading one of my coffee table books about the history of Chicago and inside were some…

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: Where to Watch Your Favorite Holiday Movies in Chicago

I have shared my love for going to the movies before on GGC and I especially love watching holiday movies! I think everyone has their favorites that you just have to watch every holiday season. On Monday, I have two free tickets to go see one of my favorite holiday movies, Love Actually. I will tell you how you can get free tickets to do the same in this post and I’m also going to share with you where you can watch your favorite holiday movies in Chicago. So, grab your girls or your loved-ones and head to the movies to see your favorite holiday movies!

An Instagrammer’s Guide to Christmas in Chicago

Now that Thanksgiving is over and I’m back from my NYC Thanksgiving trip. I have so many things I’m excited to do and see during Christmas in Chicago. I’ve talked about having my holiday list of things I love to do every year in the city and I’ve also added a few more activities I would like to try to do this year. I feel like Chicago is full of so much more to do and see this holiday season. The other day I started working on something that I thought would be fun to share with all of you,…

Girl’s Night Out: Chicago Ghost Walking Tour

Back in September, I signed up to do the Gold Coast Walking Tour by Free Tours by Foot. I really enjoyed the tour and actually learned a lot that I didn’t know about the Gold Coast neighborhood. After the tour, I looked again at their website to see what other tours they offered. I noticed that in October they had a Chicago Ghost Tour and I thought oh, this will be great, so I signed myself and a few of my friends up for the tour. Free Chicago Walking Tour – Ghost Tour If you love ghost tours and learning…

A Girl’s Guide: 8 Ways to Celebrate Chicago Fashion Week 2017

Fashion Week in Chicago is obviously nothing like New York, Paris, or London but I still think it’s important and fun to support local designers that are right here in Chicago. For almost ten years, Chicago used to have a week-long Fashion Week to celebrate and support local designers with great shows and fun parties. If you have lived in the Chicago for a few years you might have heard of it? It was called Fashion Focus and it was supported by the city. However, in 2016, it was cut because of funding. I really wish the city could have got…