Happy Fat Tuesday - Mardi Gras, ya'll!! Chicagoans celebrate Fat Tuesday by indulging in the paczki - a Polish pastry with a sweet filling. But this former New Orleans resident misses the king cakes, especially the cream cheese filled king cakes. But in either case, both are good to indulge in on Fat Tuesday. When … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Happy Mardi Gras, Ya’ll
We were in New Orleans the week after Christmas and I couldn't resist taking a few pictures of this cute "press for champagne" sign in front of the Century Girl boutique on Magazine Street. I wanted to share these pictures on the blog and figured they needed to be in a celebratory-type post. So why … Continue reading Press For Champagne! Cheers to the New Decade and New Goals
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!! We spent Christmas morning opening gifts and watching Luke and the twins play with their new toys. Then went for Christmas walk. It's a family tradition now! It's been a busy holiday season for this Chicago family. But I wanted to share what we've been up the the … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Merry Christmas 2019
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#KeepSummering with Stitch Fix A few years ago, I wanted to to have a "Summer of Leyla", which was essentially my plans to make the best of summer of 2017 with a new attitude. Well, it was just an excuse to make that summer all about ME! To take care of my mental health. To … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate! Summer 2019 in Chicago