Restaurant Review on the Pasta Dishes at Trattoria Gianni in Lincoln Park

Homemade Pasta in Chicago at Trattoria Gianni

There’s nothing more upsetting to a chef than when you don’t eat the food when it’s hot. I was admiring the presentation of arguably the best gnocchi in town and mussels at Trattoria Gianni, an “authentic Italian restaurant” according to DNA Chicago in Lincoln Park (a little further north than NewCity ) when the owner, Gianni Delisi came up to me and insisted that I … Continue reading Homemade Pasta in Chicago at Trattoria Gianni

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

Should You Get Drinks With Your Coworkers?

In school, we’re told to make friends,  but at work, the question becomes can I be your friend?  A new survey finds 74% of employees consider coworkers friend and one in five believe their colleagues have an inappropriate relationship. Fierce, Inc. surveyed over a thousand individuals to get to the heart of the impact friendship and romance has in the workplace. Below is their findings … Continue reading Should You Get Drinks With Your Coworkers?

Yes, Adults Need Bedtime Beauty Routines 

I think one step to becoming an adult is one of the most basic parts of being a kid. And that is getting ready for bed. Somewhere in between cramming for exams in college and binge drinking on Fridays, I feel like we forget that having a nightly routine is actually necessary to our sanity, if not our health (yes Mr. Dentist, I am working … Continue reading Yes, Adults Need Bedtime Beauty Routines 

The Dessert at Grand Lux That’s Better Than Cake

I’m traditional and as much as I love cake for celebrations – I noticed that restaurants are now serving something a little off-kilter – a little more sophisticated – and that’s Warm Sticky Bun Bread Pudding. National Sticky Bun Day is Sunday, February 21st. If you’ve never heard of sticky buns, it’s a German dessert or breakfast similar to monkey bread or cinnamon rolls. To … Continue reading The Dessert at Grand Lux That’s Better Than Cake

Italian BYOB Valentine’s Day Dinner in Chicago: Trattoria Ultimo 

Romance is Italian food at an intimate restaurant with New York City flare and Parisian vibes. Add some flowers and some Beivuma wine because it’s BYOB. That place is Trattoria Ultimo in West Town.  I recently went to Trattoria Ultimo for a Galentine’s Day preview organized by one of my favorite Chicago bloggers, Once Upon a Dollhouse.  Antipasta: There’s a number of antipastas at Trattoria … Continue reading Italian BYOB Valentine’s Day Dinner in Chicago: Trattoria Ultimo 

Four Easy Tips to a Visual Resume

Working on your resume is like writing everything down that you ate today. It’s cumbersome, it’s annoying and it feels like a lot of work (then it really is). You know you develop skills and are growing in your career every day, but I see you staring at a screen with the words “Skills: Microsoft Word Proficient” wondering if the wine you are sipping is … Continue reading Four Easy Tips to a Visual Resume

The One Reason Why You Can’t Reach Your Goals

I love writing things down. I write down quotes. I write down favorite spots. But, most importantly, I write down my goals and my dreams. And so when I say this, I mean it – I hate when people tell me the reason why I am not reaching my goals is because I don’t write them down. I recently moved and therefore purged a lot … Continue reading The One Reason Why You Can’t Reach Your Goals