Recipes

Paleo Chicken and Lime Soup

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this …

I went back to paleo (with one cheat meal a week), and this time, Conor’s mom joined me. And my friend Katie is doing Whole30, so it’s been fun having people to share recipes and snack ideas with. We found a delicious soup recipe and modified it a bit, and last weekend, I …

Life Lately

2017 no. One

We’re a week into the new year so it’s time for for post no. one …

We’re a week into the new year so it’s time for for post no. one of 2017. I went into this year with the intention of doing more, seeing more, and making more time to connect with friends. And every month, I plan on looking back at my goals for the year to …

Travel

3 Days in Copenhagen, Denmark

Last month, I flew from New York to Copenhagen for 3 days, back …

Last month, I flew from New York to Copenhagen for 3 days, back to NYC, and finally, home to Chicago. The trip was a bit of a whirlwind but was so worth it. I haven’t been to that many places but there’s something special about Copenhagen. A magical city with the …

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2016 No. 34

Today’s our last day of work before Christmas break! 2016 content is getting wrapped up, …

Today’s our last day of work before Christmas break! 2016 content is getting wrapped up, we’re gearing up for some exciting new projects for 2017, and we won’t be in the office until January 3! That’s almost two weeks at home with a very light workload. And in other news… Chicago was colder than MARS …

Recipes

15 Paleo Desserts to Make this Christmas

If you’re looking to eat a little cleaner this holiday season or simply want …

If you’re looking to eat a little cleaner this holiday season or simply want to feel a little less guilty when making something sweet, this post is for you. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite paleo and gluten free holiday treats (like these gluten free cookies) to enjoy this holiday season.

Travel

My Favorite Things to See and Do in Los Angeles

The move, holiday craziness, and travel really slowed me down over here, so …

The move, holiday craziness, and travel really slowed me down over here, so I’m a little behind on travel posts. Wrapping up our California road trip which ended in my hometown of Los Angeles. I couldn’t wait to show Conor where I’m from and to finally introduce him to my (tiny) …

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2016 no. 33

It’s been almost a month since I’ve shared one of my not-quite-weekly updates. After …

It’s been almost a month since I’ve shared one of my not-quite-weekly updates. After getting ahead on blog posts before traveling (something I never do) I was feeling really optimistic that I’d have time to write the weekend I got back. But this simple post took days to get together, so I’m hoping …

Travel

Road Trip: Big Sur and Santa Barbara

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s …

I’m a bit behind on travel posts but leave for NYC today so it’s time to wrap up our time inCalifornia. We spent a weekend in wine country and a day in San Francisco before driving through Big Sur where we stayed in a yurt before heading down to Santa Barbara …

Organization

6 Ways to Simplify Your Life

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new …

With a recent move downtown to a smaller space, cohabitation with a boy, new puppy, travel, and working on holiday content, things have felt pretty up in the air. In order to simplify things, I’ve pared down everything else from kitchen tools and beauty products to clothes and cars. And knowing …

Holiday

Recipes

15 Thanksgiving Recipes To Make This Year

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a …

In just one week I’ll be breaking all my rules and boarding a flight on the busiest travel day of the year to spend Thanksgiving in New York with Conor’s family before he and I head to Copenhagen. Along with feeling lucky to spend the holidays with his family (they really …

Travel

22 Hours in San Francisco

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with …

During our California road trip, we made a quick stop in SF, and with less than 24 hours in the city, tried to squeeze in some sight seeing in between lunch, coffee, dinner, and post-dinner plans. Tried to squeeze in as many friends as possible! So we dropped our bags at Hotel G before heading …

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2016 no. 32

We’re off to Indiana for Conor’s cousin’s wedding today which means two things. First, …

We’re off to Indiana for Conor’s cousin’s wedding today which means two things. First, that I have to deal with the anxiety of leaving two dogs for the first time. And second, that I get to take most of the day off today! Spending a little more time working on The …

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2016 No. 31

The past few weeks have been full of change. Conor and I got …

The past few weeks have been full of change. Conor and I got a new rescue dog, moved in to a new home together, and spent 11 days road tripping through California two days after moving into our new home. It’s been a little overwhelming but really exciting, too. I was …

Travel

A Weekend in Wine Country

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma for Alaina’s wedding and …

Our California road trip started two weeks ago in Sonoma for Alaina’s wedding and ended in Malibu for the wedding of one of my oldest friends from high school. We dropped our bags off at Macarthur Place and went straight to the welcome party. Friday’s wine tasting at Kendall-Jackson was so …

Entertaining

A Rooftop Soirée and Blackberry Thyme Spritzer Recipe

 Last month, I partnered with Paramount Events partnered to put together a rooftop …

 Last month, I partnered with Paramount Events partnered to put together a rooftop soirée for friends to celebrate the change of the seasons. Paramount crafted a signature cocktail for the event–a blackberry and thyme spritzer. which they’re sharing below. Guests enjoyed charcuterie and cheese boards with house-made croissants and three types of hummus.

Recipes

15 Paleo Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall and Winter

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. So …

Temps are finally going down which means one thing. It’s slow-cooker season. So I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorite mostly paleo slow cooker recipes (like this Whole30 friendly pot roast) that I rely on for cozy fall and winter nights. My no. 1: Against All Grain’s Thai beef stew Sweet potato …

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2016 no. 30

It's been an eventful week. Two photo shoots for The Everygirl, two family portrait …

It's been an eventful week. Two photo shoots for The Everygirl, two family portrait sessions, new puppy, and next week, I'm moving to a new place in Chicago and then traveling to California to for two weddings. At least it's Friday, right? …

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Things I Like No: 3

It's the last day of September and it's finally starting to look and feel …

It's the last day of September and it's finally starting to look and feel like fall. And after what felt like a very rough week, I'm feeling like myself again.

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2016 No 29: Friday

The first few days of fall have felt a lot like summer and …

The first few days of fall have felt a lot like summer and like everyone else, I’m looking forward to breaking out my sweaters and favorite booties. Leaves are slowly starting to fall on the ground and these warm days are a reminder that summer is fleeting. I’m ready for sweater weather but plan on enjoying …

Recipes

12 Healthy, Grain Free Pumpkin Recipes to Get you Through Fall

I may be halfway through my favorite fall candle, but today marks the …

I may be halfway through my favorite fall candle, but today marks the first official day of fall. It is officially seasonally appropriate to start talking about what just might be everyone’s favorite time of year. I’ve seen a few leaves on the ground but am still waiting for that …

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The End of Summer

The last summer weekend was one of my favorite summer weekends. We celebrated …

The last summer weekend was one of my favorite summer weekends. We celebrated my birthday with margaritas, dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, and a rooftop end of summer/birthday party. Can't believe there are just three more days until summer '16 comes to an end.

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2016 No 27: Life Lately

It’s been 10 days since my last life update minus some big news I …

It’s been 10 days since my last life update minus some big news I shared earlier this week. Here’s what I’ve been up to. It’s my birthday weekend and Conor’s birthday next weekend, so we’re throwing a rooftop party on Sunday. I’ll share more details later, but I’ve been working on a few …

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