I don't want to sound like a Grinch, but I find it a sacred practice not to celebrate Christmas early and I planned on following this rule until the day I died. Then I moved to Chicago.
This city is dirty, eclectic, and a bit eccentric. It's also breathtaking and thought-provoking.
I can't say that I truly believe in ghosts or demons, but I do believe in the people trying to find explanations for the unexplainable mysteries of life.
With only one day of my weekend free and over 250 places to choose from, I had to pick wisely.
I've always been a wallflower, almost to a fault...but today I found it to be a bit of a gift.
I felt weirdly under-dressed and like I couldn't actually go inside the stores.
Suprise! I moved.
If you like wine and want a laidback wine country experience, come visit Napa Valley's Midwestern cousin.
These are my must-stop shops when I go downtown for the day.
There are a handful of things that can easily make a woman (or maybe just me) happy. The two that instantly come to mind are girls' nights and chocolate.