This Season, It’s Local, Independent…and Heartfelt.

The holiday gift-giving season kicked off with shopping the Bucktown Bazaar and lining up the knitting projects this weekend! I usually go the homemade route, but this year, I’m especially intent on shopping more of my favorite neighborhood shops, craft fairs, and Etsy artisans for holiday cheer. Hand-knit hat available in Magical Grammar’s Etsy shop. … Continue reading


Jeni’s Ice Cream Delivery

e-i-e-i-Ohhhhh. Despite my seven years in Chicago, I still often think of my former home sweet home, Columbus, Ohio.┬áLucky for me, Columbus delivers! Well, at least Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams does. I’ve been a fan ever since Jeni’s set-up in the North Market. Yes, there’s the popular go-to, Salty Caramel, but for me, nothing beats … Continue reading