Food & Drink

Ketel One Botanicals is your new go to vodka

Ketel One Botanicals is your new go to vodka

Picture this. It’s Friday night and you’re ready to get rowdy. Bring out the vodka! But — plain old vodka? If you’re like me and you have been looking for something to spice things up with flavor and not ramp up the calories too — […]

Your End of Summer Check List in Chicago

Your End of Summer Check List in Chicago

Welcome to Chicago! As a born and bred Chicagoan I feel that it is my civic duty to tell you what are some of the best things to do in the best city in the world! Chicagoan’s deal with a brutal winter (sometimes -10 to […]

Drink of the week: Fourth of July cocktails

Drink of the week: Fourth of July cocktails

Happy Independence Day ‘Merica! For the 4th of July I hope you all are cooking up some of the best BBQ, burgers from the grill, funny appetizers and with some help from me you’ll have some of the best cocktails for the holiday! So while […]

Drink of the Week: Pink Lemonade Margarita

Drink of the Week: Pink Lemonade Margarita

Who doesn’t love a delicious margarita on a hot summer day? (Or a warm Spring day, or a cold Winter day even — LOL.) Over ice or blended, salted rim or not, house marg or skinny marg, or throw another flavor in there to really […]

Drink of the week: Festive irish drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

Drink of the week: Festive irish drinks for St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s just say, St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite time of the year. It’s like Christmas, Fourth of July, the World Series and the best dessert you’ve ever had all in one. As a south side Irish Chicagoan, this day is something I look forward […]

16 things I’m loving from Amazon

16 things I’m loving from Amazon

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m an Amazon addict. How could you not be? Everything you could possibly need is just a click of your fingers away. I’m always finding cute gifts or everyday supplies I need, so I’ll share with you my […]

Splurge to Steal: Rosè Roundup

Splurge to Steal: Rosè Roundup

Trying to decide between white and red? Meet in the middle — sip on some rosè! There is something about a chilled glass of rosè on a warm day. Well, or any day for that matter. It’s light, it’s sweet, it’s fruity and gives you […]

12 first date ideas that are perfect for anyone

12 first date ideas that are perfect for anyone

Guys let’s be honest here, a first date can be nerve racking! Picking an idea is almost like picking a nail color at the salon or trying to get through Times Square during the holiday season. A good first date idea sets the scene to […]

Six flirty Valentine’s Day cocktails (you can make)

Six flirty Valentine’s Day cocktails (you can make)

Whether Valentine’s Day is your favorite holiday or the one that you hate with a burning passion, I have the perfect recipe (or two) to help you get through the date — I mean day. Now I know traditionally Valentine’s Day calls for poppin’ the […]

Drink of the week: Two Super Bowl Sippers

Drink of the week: Two Super Bowl Sippers

Attention all boys and babes — are you ready for some football? Well, I definitely am! Other than watching some of the most talented players fight for a coveted championship ring, I’m here for the booze. For those of you hosting your first ever Super […]