Dock your boat at (or walk/drive to) Pizzeria Portofino in downtown Chicago along the Chicago River and step inside the Italian Riviera. With an extensive menu of delightful Italian dishes, refreshing Mediterranean cocktails and mocktails, seafood brought in fresh daily, and an interior that will make you feel like you’re on vacation, Pizzeria Portofino is another fantastic addition to Chicago’s phenomenal pizza scene.
2020 was certainly a year. The pandemic shut down most of the world back in late February – early March, and nothing has been the same since. In early 2020 I had to indefinitely postpone more than 45 trips, some of which had been in the works for more than a year, I missed out…
My Winter Wardrobe Wishlist includes everything from cozy and warm to elegant party-ready wear, chic accessories, and fitness gear to get in shape and stay in shape over the winter. Read on to explore what I’m wishing for this winter, all of which can be worn for years and years to come, and some pieces even transcend seasons making excellent transitional pieces.
The Best Things to See and Do in Venice, Italy will give you dozens of ideas of how to spend your days amongst the gondolas, canals, and, and colorful buildings in this beautiful, sinking city in Northern Italy.
Inspired by world famous photographer Slim Aaron, and summers aboard a yacht in the Mediterranean, Chuc’s Café in Kensington is a gorgeous vignette of summer memories, adventure, and bold colors. This gorgeous café was a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of London’s South Kensington District, where we stayed at the Kensington Hotel, and took us right back to our adventures in Italy, not so long ago. The blue and white color scheme, the beautiful miniature orange trees, and the freshly imported Italian ingredients were a delight we won’t soon forget.
San Morello authentic Italian restaurant inside of Detroit’s trendiest hotel, Shinola Hotel, is one of the best places to snag a bite to eat in the Motor City. If you enjoy fire baked, hand tossed pizzas, large uncomplicated menus, and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, San Morello Restaurant is just what you’ve been looking for. The brain child of Chef Andrew Carmellini, San Morello is located on the hotel’s ground floor, accessible to the left of the hotel’s reception desk, or via the street entrance. Metro-Detroit’s most enticing brunch and dinner spot, this authentic Italian eatery caters to diners with a refined palate, and delights guests by carrying on the same traditions chefs of Southern Italian have been using for centuries.
I absolutely love my Tieks, which are handcrafted in Italy over the course of 3 days and 150 steps, because of how comfortable they are when walking around a city all day, how convenient they are for traveling (they fold in half), and because of how versatile and classic these flats are. I will be wearing Tieks for years to come.
Traveling through 8 countries in Europe over the course of more than a month changed my life in more ways than I could have ever dreamed of, and I’m so excited to share my travels with all of you! Venice is one of the most wonderful places I’ve ever been, and I already really, truly…