Chicago: Christkindlmarket

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.

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My CHI Views

This city is dirty, eclectic, and a bit eccentric. It's also breathtaking and thought-provoking.

Chicago Hauntings Bus Tour

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.

Open House Chicago

With only one day of my weekend free and over 250 places to choose from, I had to pick wisely.

Edgewater Arts Festival

I've always been a wallflower, almost to a fault...but today I found it to be a bit of a gift.

Chicago: A Free Day on the Gold Coast

I felt weirdly under-dressed and like I couldn't actually go inside the stores.

Why I Moved to Chicago

Suprise! I moved.

Missouri Wine Country: Hermann, MO

If you like wine and want a laidback wine country experience, come visit Napa Valley's Midwestern cousin.

5 Places You Have to Visit on Main Street: Saint Charles, MO

These are my must-stop shops when I go downtown for the day.

VB Chocolate Bar: Cottleville, MO

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.