Over Labor Day weekend, I spent a few days in Austin with my parents to celebrate my Mom’s birthday. For the first few nights, we stayed at a really cool AirBNB on the east side of town. This place was great–well designed and perfect for a weekend get away. Take a look at the gorgeous lamp shade they made out of a tumble weed (pictured below). The last night we stayed at The Westin in downtown. They have one heck of […]
Y’all–it’s my birthday! and birthdays are the best days and the best days call for the best sneakers, so I’m wearing my wedding sneakers (just like I did last year). When I was a kid, I used to dread getting older. If only I could go back in time and clue little Jenny in on a few things: Being grown up is awesome. You get to eat as much candy as you want, buy all the sneakers your little heart desires, and […]
I was so happy to spend last weekend at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. It’s one of my favorite beaches in the continental US (and it’s only partially because I’m a sucker for a boardwalk with cheesy arcades–woohoo for hoops!). The entire town reeks of an adorable charm that’s sure to tickle your architectural fancy. We went fishing and frequented the Dogfish Head Brewpub. There are also a number of unique little restaurants packed with history (like Gus & Gus or […]
Chicago’s Air and Water Show was this past weekend–and it was fantastic as always. This year’s headliners were the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds the F-35 Heritage Flight. The show has been around for 57 years. Back then, the budget was only $88. I’d love to know what the total cost is now that Shell is footing the bill. There is nothing like watching some amazing stunts while gazing at the city that you love.
Every year Pantone picks a color that encapsulates what’s going on in our culture at the moment. Don’t you love the idea of of condensing modern time and mood into a hue? For 2016, Pantone identified 2 colors that represented the our current state: Rose Quartz and Serenity. “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation […]
Are y’all ready for my Pittsburgh Guide No.2? (here’s number one in case you missed it a zillion years ago) If you have a day to spend in the city, here are a few things to tickle your fancy (not to be confused with Fancy Ketchup–it’s Heinz only here folks!): Get a load of the Carnegie Museum of Art .(Don’t miss the Ai Weiwei exhibit. It’s only around until August 29th!) Grab a beer or a snack at the Grandview Saloon. It’s on […]
Pilsen is quite possibly my favorite Chicago neighborhood. There is a large hispanic presence in the area–creating a colorful vibe from street to street. There are murals and art instillations everywhere you look. If you’re going to spend the afternoon in the area, here are a few hot spots: La Vaca Margarita Bar: grab a drink and chill on the patio walk along Halsted and go into the art studios along the way grab a meat pie or scotch egg at Pleasant […]
Here it is! My last day in San Francisco. We took the ferry to Sausalito then made our way to the Golden Gate Bridge. This wonder of the modern world is so much bigger than I remembered (spanning 4,200 feet). It opened in 1937 and has had a pretty good run since that time (especially considering how the Bay Bridge faired). Watching the weather roll in from that vantage point is really quite remarkable. Cars whiz by, the wind is out of control, and clouds […]