January 2018

ginos east

A Slice of History Opened in 1966, Gino’s East is the second oldest big-name Chicago-style pizza joint. The ooey gooey delicious pie know as deep dish took to the city’s streets in 1943. Ike Sewell cooked up this innovative pizza after being stationed in Italy during the Second World War.

afternoon tea in Chicago

The enchanting afternoon tea at The Langham Chicago will take your breath away. The blown glass hanging balls on the ceiling add to the poshness of the experience while still maintaining a modern feel. It’s a fantastic place to spend some quality time with a girlfriend on a blustery winter’s day.

Barry’s Bootcamp was born in 1998, when celebrity trainer Barry Jay changed the fitness game. Though its origins are in West Hollywood, Barry’s Bootcamp quickly spread across the country–and even the world! Chicago got its first studio in 2016. For me, the thrill lies in the dozens of people around

Chocolate at the Pen

Buffets and “All You Can Eat” are enticing ideas to foodies. They’re child’s play, however, when talking about a chocolate buffet! When I first discovered Chocolate at the Pen, I was perusing the Internet getting lost between cat videos and pinning recipes. That was 3 years ago, and each time

As a French person living in the US, I have made it my mission to discover the wonderful restaurants that call Chicago home.  Today, I will give you my top 3 French restaurants in Chicago.  Trust me, I know the good ones, I’m French, bien sûr. For a date or

Bienvenue! Cochon Volant Brasserie presents a deliciously decadent breakfast, lunch, or dinner with a French twist. Peruse the menu and your eyes will feast on ingredients like gruyere, pastrami, brioche, and pork belly. When dining at Cochon Volant, expect both a great meal and quick service–making it an ideal spot

D’Amato’s Bakery is real deal Italian cuisine. Sporting vibrant green, red and white paint, the instant you spot this gem on the corner of Grand Avenue and May Street, you’ll know that you’re at the right spot. The smell of fresh bread, pizza and cookies wafts through the air as