Over the delightfully, yet disconcertingly warm Presidents’ Day weekend, I took a homemade and not entirely extensive cultural tour of the windy city. It started off in Chinatown, wound around Pilsen (a colorful Hispanic neighborhood nearby), downed a few German brewed pints, and ended up smack dab in the middle of what most consider highly American–a monster truck rally. If you’re looking to add some spice while in Chicago, here are a few ideas for ya, starting in the south […]
Colonge is the 4th largest city in Germany and it was built atop Roman ruins. It’s located on either side of the Rhine River and is rather famous as the birthplace of Kolsch style beer. Cologne also boasts the most pubs per capita in the country. Lucky for us, it happened to be the first stop on our German adventure. With few a Berliners in hand, we wandered the streets, making our way to Hohe Domkirche Sankt Petrus (the giant cathedral in the […]
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 […]
My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco last weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What better gift could a girl ask for?! Over the course of the weekend we ate, drank, and walked (51 miles) to our hearts’ content. We stayed at the Hotel Adagio. This little boutique feeling hotel is owned by Marriott. They were so sweet–giving us a room with a view and a bottle of wine on the house. (Note the giant tiger […]
Oakland is a happening place. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s the trade center of the San Francisco Bay Area. This port city is bustling and rich with history. The Huchiun Indians were the first known inhabitants. Then in the 1700s, the Spanish sailed there a good bit to trade. Around a hundred years or so after that, development began–from the wharf to cable cars. Since then, Oakland has been a leader in technology and is now recognized for the community’s […]
I wish I could eat the most important meal of the day in the heavens every morning. The Skydeck at Willis Tower lets you have your breakfast in the sky. Crazy, huh? There you are, alone and hanging off a glass edge, 103 floors up as you enjoy a buttered biscuit. It might have been in the middle of a snowstorm, but it was beautiful nonetheless. You can see straight down to the tiny speck people, barreling through the snow. Gotta love Chicago!
Pittsburgh is surprisingly a fun city to see as a tourist. It’s hilly and bridge-y and filled with good art. The natives, also known as Yinzers, are down to earth, sports fanatics, and like french fries in their sandwiches. where to drink: Fathead’s Fatheads is the place to grab a great beer (or a few of them). They have 42 continually rotating taps and the food is tasty too. where to sightsee: Gateway Clipper Cruise The Allegheny and the Monongahela […]
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Visiting Pittsburgh is always an adventure. I finally made my way to Primanti Bros., where the french fries abound. In Pittsburgh, sandwiches come with the fries on the inside. Originally that was to make lunches easier for workers in the Strip District to eat on the go. It stuck around because it’s delicious. I also got to see the Rubber Duck floating in the Allegheny River. What a site to behold! Dutch artist, Florentijn Hofman, dreamed up this 40ft. attraction that travels around to different cities. Until next time, […]
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Inspired by beach-ness, these Roshe Runs are perfect. Deep royal blue like the ocean and electric yellow like the sun. Roshe Runs are so comfortable, you think you’re walking on happy rainbow clouds. For real though. Grab a pair.
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