24 Hours in Chicago

If you only have a day to spare on your visit to Chicago, it can be stressful to figure out what to do and where to go. I have had friends consult me about this. I’ve also taken several people on a personal guided tour of my city. Of course, each itinerary usually differs as…

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Brunch Queen

Summer weather in Chicagoland made an appearance last weekend and it was fabulous. The cool 80 degree weather brought many locals and tourists out of their abodes and onto flip flop wearing mode. I didn’t indulge myself in a full summer outfit yet but I was tempted to. I love this time of year when…

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Just Like the Movies

I’ve been lucky enough  to have experienced numerous ‘movie moments’ in my life – mostly during my travels but nonetheless, I’ve had some pretty inexplicable moments that felt like they came out straight from a movie. But since I moved to Chicago, every single day I spent walking around downtown has been just like that….

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Mural, Mural on the Wall

Art is everywhere in Chicago. It goes beyond the walls of museums and galleries, and can also be found in random places such us under the bridge, in a small alley, and even at a bus stop far away from the touristy areas downtown.  Street art  brings the city to life. Some of these impressive graffitis…

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One Year Later

A year has passed since I moved to this shiny city called Chicago. Looking back, I finally managed to transition from being an outsider to being a local. The cosmopolitan life was welcoming. Although my international travels took a back seat last year, I was able to spend quality time getting to know my new…

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Chicago Summer

My first Chicago summer as a resident has ended. It came and went as fast as a speeding train and there I was left standing at the platform. I guess things do change when you actually live in the city and not just visiting as a “tourist”. But between jobs and responsibilities, I managed to sneak in…

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