Portillo’s Restaurant

Known for their popular Cake Shake, Portillo’s is a classic Chicago-area favorite. You can find a few Portillo’s restaurants outside of Chicago, including two in California and Arizona, and one location in Wisconsin and Indiana. However there are forty Portillo’s restaurants in Illinois and it has become a neighborhood classic for those living in the … More Portillo’s Restaurant

North Avenue Beach

  Living in Southern California has definitely spoiled me in terms of the amount of beaches available on the coast and the amount of great weather available all year long. In Chicago, warm weather and beach space is limited, so when a sunny Saturday comes around the beaches along Lake Michigan become pretty crowded. I … More North Avenue Beach

Soldier Field

  Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois is most known for being the football stadium that is home to the Chicago Bears, however it is also used as a major concert venue in the Chicagoland area. Soldier Field is located in downtown Chicago, right next door to the Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Field … More Soldier Field

Chicago Botanic Garden

With sunny days being limited throughout Chicago, it is important to take advantage of outdoor activities in the Chicagoland area such as the Chicago Botanic Garden. Things to Know About the Chicago Botanic Garden: The Botanic Garden is located in Glencoe, Illinois, which is about twenty minutes from O’Hare International Airport and forty minutes from … More Chicago Botanic Garden


What is more Chicago than The Bears football team? Well probably a Chicago steakhouse dedicated to the adored Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka. Ditka’s is an interesting combination of upscale steakhouse and sports bar. Although I know the restaurant is owned and named after a football player and coach, I was not expecting Ditka’s to … More Ditka’s

Gotta Dance

So this past weekend I was able to go see the show Gotta Dance while I was downtown Chicago. Now, I did not really know anything about the musical before, except for the brief synopsis I read online, and I was just expecting to be entertained for the night. However, I ended up loving the … More Gotta Dance