You aren’t tired of hearing about my PNW vacation yet, right? Awesome. Here are my favorite snaps from my days in Seattle. I got to spend time with my sweet friend from college and her baby girl, eat a piroshki, blow through the fish market, visit the gum wall, eat some incredible pasta, and look out on the gorgeous water views. I’ll have a Seattle food post up later this week but for now, a few photos from my visit!




Portland Art Museum


I traveled through the Pacific Northwest with my friend, Katie. She visited me years ago when I was living in Chicago and we spent a day at the museum replicating the art. It was hilarious and I still giggle when I look at the pictures. We decided it might be fun to create a tradition of mocking the museum so when we were in Portland, we visited their museum for round two.

Eating Chicago: Milk & Honey

How many times have I sung the praises of this Wicker Park restaurant?  Obviously not enough because I’m going to talk about it again.  This restaurant is so, so delicious.  I finally had the opportunity to go for brunch and was not disappointed.  My sweet friend Alex, her sister Lauren, and her cousin Henry accompanied me and graciously allowed me to take pictures of their food when it came.


  • Lox
  • Waffles topped with nectarine and strawberries
  • Huevos rancheros
  • BBQ chicken burrito with sweet potato chips

I’m going to try to recreate my huevos rancheros as soon as possible.  I love that they were prepared in a casserole dish and the way the black beans were nestled under the eggs and salsa.  Everyone else enjoyed their meal as well and our only complaint was with the slightly rude wait staff.  Almost everyone we dealt with was curt with us and seemed irritated to be answering questions/taking orders/etc.  This is the first time I’ve really experienced the rude service so I’ll chalk it up to a bad day and leave it be.

I’ll be in Chicago for the rest of the week and I’m hoping to experience some new restaurants so I can share with all of you.  I love trying new things! I hope that you all had a lovely Labor Day weekend (those of you in the states, anyway). How did you celebrate?! I’ll be sharing more from my trip throughout the week.