A New Type of Birthday – Palooza

Growing up in the middle of siblings made celebrating personal milestones hard because of the lack of recognition. So when I was finally old enough to drive, I gas’d up my car and decided to make a celebration of my own, Birthday-palooza. Instead of celebrating my birthday for one night, why not celebrate it for…

The Real Housewife of Chicago (and her guilty pleasures)

To anyone who knows me, they know that I love watching the Real Housewives series on Bravo. Okay, I lied. I’m totally ADDICTED to them. And to answer your question, I watch every city-even though a handful are definitely better than others. 90% of the time involves old(er) rich ladies who fight like they’re back…

Warm Bellies in the West Loop

Quietly opened in February, Warm Belly Bakery is an quaint independent storefront offering a rotating menu of diverse cookies. Run by head baker, Joe Dela Pena and trader Francis Wisniewski, Warm Belly Baker bangs out 30 different styles of cookies each week (usually 10 flavors daily).