Being Single Costs an Extra $2K a Year and Other Reasons You’re Poor

You took fake it till you make it too far. We’re entering the summer months – which in Chicago is a very big deal. It’s that time where buying rounds of drinks (at every rooftop in the city) is important. We’re getting fake tans and taking yoga classes and getting the matching yoga pants that are trending on Instagram. But before you start doing it … Continue reading Being Single Costs an Extra $2K a Year and Other Reasons You’re Poor

Dating: How to Stand out in a saturated market

In a Saturated Market, The Only Way to Stand Out is a Resume

In what is being called an “unreal effort” on social media, one man’s attempt to date has gone viral. Joseph A. Adams put together a dating resume to respond to someone’s Facebook post asking for suitors. Of course, Joseph is from Michigan, and he even created charts to showcase his interests. In case you’re wondering, Netflix and making bomb playlists are part of that chart … Continue reading In a Saturated Market, The Only Way to Stand Out is a Resume

Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Parties in Chicago

It’s that time of year when Gabrielle Union and Chicago Bulls, Dwyane Wade and everyone else wants to experience NOLA. But, Chicago is so nice right now. Like global warming brought summertime Chi to February nice. So, it might be time to indulge in Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras festivities in Chicago. We’ve got you covered for the Mardi Gras bar crawls and specials. Now all that’s … Continue reading Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras Parties in Chicago

What Do City Girls Do During The Weekend?

January and Chicago winters in general is a time that you either get sick, get asked to cuddle, or Netflix and Chill by yourself. One of my favorite newsletters, The Hustle, asked their readers to submit a selfie with what they did over the weekend. The results were pretty mixed and inspiring from a weekend of calling relatives and Netflix and Chill to a day … Continue reading What Do City Girls Do During The Weekend?

5 Tips for Traveling Alone

Adventure. You want it, but should you go on a trip alone? Let’s start with the fact that you can do anything alone. But when you are traveling alone, here are 5 tips to consider during your solo travel. Choosing Your Destination I’ve traveled solo both internationally to Paris and domestically to Seattle. I think that if you are traveling to any major metropolitan area, you … Continue reading 5 Tips for Traveling Alone

Why Traveling Alone Was The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done

Traveling alone as a woman sounds scary. I recently took my second solo trip. This time, instead of internationally traveling alone, I took a domestic trip to the Pacific Northwest to Seattle. I ate by myself. I went to the club by myself. I walked 29 miles uphill and down by myself. And you know what, traveling alone was the best experience I’ve ever had. … Continue reading Why Traveling Alone Was The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done

What do you do when you’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw?

“Are you a player?” he asked me as we walked down the street. “No, I just crush a lot,” I smiled. I went home alone that night and I called my friend. “I only date players,” I said. “You’re the biggest player I know,” she told me with no hesitation. No. No, no, no, no. I can’t be a player. The word “player” has such … Continue reading What do you do when you’ve turned into Carrie Bradshaw?

Friendsgiving with Chicago Bloggers

Ahhh Thanksgiving. It is by far my favorite holiday because I love Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole – and then of course apple pie. Beyond the food, I love that there’s a new rush in the air to think about what we’re thankful for and then also what we want to give to others for Christmas and then goals we want to … Continue reading Friendsgiving with Chicago Bloggers