Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria | Walt Disney World

July 21, 2017

Via Napoli
If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been uploading a lot of Disney Resturant Reviews lately (this is the third one I’ve posted this summer alone) and it’s mainly because I’ve been having serious Disney withdrawals lately. All of the amazing news that came from D23 last weekend has got me even more excited to visit the Disney Parks (even though most of the new attractions wouldn’t be done until 2021). Since I’ll be visiting Disney World again in about two and a half weeks, I thought today would be perfect timing to share another Disney related post (since you know, I’m obsessed with Disney). I’ve shared this before but whenever I visit the Disney Parks, I always make it my mission to try and eat at at least one new restaurant. Whether it be somewhere in the parks that I’ve never tried before or at somewhere in Downtown Disney (if I’m visiting Disneyland) or Disney Springs (if I’m visiting Disney World). During my last WDW trip (in June) I finally decided to give Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria a try!  Continue reading

Summer Vibes Tag

July 19, 2017


Happy Wednesday! As some of you may recall, I’ve been trying to post one Q&A/Tag post per month/every few months (so you guys can get to know a little more about me and I can in turn learn more about you guys). Since I already did a Fall Tag, Winter Tag and Spring Tag (and a few other Tags), I thought it would be fun to do a Summer Tag as well! Like I say in all my Tag posts, I always have so much fun reading these kinds of posts and watching Youtube tag videos because I feel like you really get to learn more about the person behind the blog (or channel in the case of YT)! Feel free to answer any of these questions for yourself down in the comments below! Continue reading

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit

July 17, 2017

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg
Happy Monday everyone! Is it just me or does it feel like summer is going by super fast (which is a-ok with me since it’s my least favorite season!)? Last weekend was jammed pack with so much exciting news! First, there’s going to be so many awesome chances coming to the Disney Parks (I just LOVE D23 weekend!) I can’t wait for all the new attractions and all of the upcoming Disney and Pixar films. Also, have you heard the news that the 13th Doctor is going to a woman (finally!). I’m super excited about it and I can’t wait to see Jodie Whittaker in action! Speaking about TV shows, can we talk about last night’s Game of Thrones!?! Definitely worth the wait. Okay, enough chit chat, now on to the regularly scheduled blog post. I talked about this in my Why I Love Living in Chicago post but one of my favorite things about Chicago is the fact that not only do a plethora of world-class museums call Chicago home but a lot of them offer FREE admission/discount days. Since the Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission (to Illinois residents) every Tuesday, I like to spend my Tuesday afternoons there exploring all the new exhibits and artwork. Ever since the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit opened at MCA last month I’ve been meaning to go by and see it, so I thought “hey, there’s no time like the present!”  Continue reading

Blind Box & Bag Roundup 43. (Kingdom of Cute Vinylmations)

July 12, 2017

Vinylmation x WonderGround Gallery Kingdom of Cute
Happy Wednesday and welcome to another edition of Blind Box & Bag Roundup! Ever since the Vinylmation x WonderGround Gallery Kingdom of Cute blind boxes were released last month, I’ve been itching to get my hands on them (they’re so cute!). This new series features classic Disney ‘icons’ such as Space Mountain, Dole Whips, the Sword in the Stone, Sleeping Beauty Castle and many more, turned into adorable Vinylmation figures! Sadly, they sold out at the Disney Parks (and online) almost immediately after being released (I guess I wasn’t the only one who thought they were adorable!). Seriously, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a Vinylmation series generate this much buzz. No really, I saw people selling unopened boxes on eBay for $50+ (that’s insane!). Luckily, while I was at Disney World a few weeks ago, WonderGround Gallery restocked the Kingdom of Cute Vinylmations. So of course I had to pick some up. Although I really love Vinylmation’s (you can check out more Vinlymation openings HERE), I haven’t really bought any lately because there’s just so expensive ($12 per figure definitely adds up FAST!) Even though this has got to be my FAVORITE Vinylmation set to be released thus far, I decided to only pick up two Kingdom of Cute Vinylmations (since they were $18.99!).  Continue reading

Simple Summer Cocktail Recipe: Alizé Apple Hawaiian Fizz

July 10, 2017

*This post was sponsored on behalf of Alizé via One2One Network. As always, all opinions are my own*Alize Apple Vodka
Summer is in full swing here in Chicago (90+ degree weather and all!). Music festival season is upon us, the beaches are packed and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. Since the weather has been pretty good lately (especially considering we’re in the middle of summer right now), I decided to finally set up my new patio set (my previous one sadly broke recently) and prep the background for all the fun outdoor summer activities I have planned. Spending more time outside in my backyard is definitely one of my favorite things about this time of year. I love having lunch (or dinner) outside on the patio set or curling up with a good book while relaxing in the shade. I also LOVE hosting little get-togethers and outdoor parties during this time of year (nothing says summer like a fun backyard cookout!). Since there’s a heat wave heading to the midwest next week, I’ve been trying to take advantage of the nice weather while I still can. I decided what better way to celebrate the last few days of good weather then by hosting a last minute backyard get-together! Of course it’s not a backyard bash without a few yummy cocktails! Continue reading