On our last trip to Chicago, I searched in advance for the best coffee shops in the area. Of course the list is SUPER long, but fortunately Kyle & I have already visited so many. The one that stuck out (it being December and all…) was Big Shoulders Coffee in West Loop. Specifically, its Marshmallow
One of my work perks (if you’re not asking Kyle…) is getting to travel! I have been able to go to so many (random) cities that I know I’d likely never visit on a vacation. Another added benefit of work travel is that you are usually traveling with someone who knows the area pretty well, ensuring
As many of you who frequent the blog often know, I am on a quest to find the best coffee shops in America. Since the Daily Meal’s 2013 list of Best Coffee Shops in America was released, I’ve made an attempt to visit as many of the 33 as I can (unfortunately, some have closed!!!).
One of our favorite vineyards in the Napa Valley area is up in Spring Mountain. Sherwin Family Vineyards is a small winery, by appointment only, that offers an intimate experience in a beautiful setting. I love how the caretaker for the property knows how to provide enough story & details to get you interested, but
Kyle & I became members of Conner Prairie shortly after attending their annual “Festival of Machines” – a massive “Touch a Truck” type event for honestly people of all ages. I had attended Conner Prairie as a kid from a school field trip and always remember how unique it was & fun for kids. Known
Since this was our second trip to Napa, I had an idea of where I wanted to explore more & places I wanted to try out. On our first trip, we spent so much time at wineries (of course…) that we didn’t get to enjoy the food scene as much. I made a list of
If you ever visit wine country in California, you have to visit Ehlers Estate. Located up in St. Helena, just north of Napa, Ehlers Estate is 100% organic and offers a diverse variety of wines. We signed up for the “Start Your Day Tasting Experience” after receiving recommendations to check it out. Beginning at 9:30am,
Our first stop in Napa was at Domaine Chandon. I went back & forth with how I wanted to spend my time there. I heard from friends that it is a great place to grab a glass of champagne and sit outside versus sitting through a formal tasting. However, after looking through their website, I