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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International Update: 10.18.18-10.25.18

Every one of these stories shows how an event in one nation, big or small, can have a ripple effect.

There’s No Place Like Home: Utica, NY

There's no place like "home," but "home" isn't always one place.

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.

Why I’ll Always Choose Ireland

Unknown locations are my inspiration, but whenever I’m asked the question, “If you only had a week to live, where is the one place you would go?” it will always be Ireland.

Cafe Provencal: Kirkwood

I wasn't expecting Café Provancel to be in a strip mall.